Environment and Climate Change

TOWARDS SUS FUTURE ASIA PACI

Towards a Sustainable Future

Energy Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific Region

17 Feb 2017
This report, aimed at policy makers from Asia and the Pacific, provides a historical perspective on regional energy connectivity and its implementation challenges, as well as outlining an action plan for accelerated regional energy integration to bring shared benefits to ESCAP’s member States. Th...
OPTIONS FOR DECOUPLING ECONOMIC GR

Options for Decoupling Economic Growth from Water use and Water Pollution

A report of the Water Working Group of the International Resource Panel

17 Feb 2017
As the World population approaches nine billion, nearly half of all people could suffer water stress by 2030 as a result of accelerating urbanization, new consumption habits and climate change. This report provides option for a viable and sustainable alternative; one that swaps economic growth fu...
GLOB GENDER & ENVIRON OUT CRITICAL

Global Gender and Environment Outlook 2016: The Critical Issues

17 Feb 2017
The Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO): The Critical Issues provides an overview of critical evaluations and analyses of the interlinkages between gender and the environment, and their importance for gender-sensitive policymaking and actions. The GGEO was first proposed by the Network o...
GLOB GENDER & ENVIRON OUT 2016

Global Gender and Environment Outlook 2016

17 Feb 2017
The Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO) provides an overview of critical evaluations and analyses of the interlinkages between gender and the environment, and their importance for gender-sensitive policymaking and actions. The GGEO was first proposed by the Network of Women Ministers and...
UNLOCKING SUSTAINABLE POTENTIAL

Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources

Evaluation Systems, Strategies and Tools

17 Feb 2017
Land resources are one of nature’s most precious gifts. They feed us and help our societies and economies to thrive. Some 2.5 billion agricultural smallholders worldwide manage around 500 million small farms, providing more than 80 per cent of food consumed in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. These r...
THE FUTURE BORNEAN ORANGUTAN

The Future of the Bornean Orangutan

Impacts of Change in Land and Climate

5 Dec 2016
Over the past century, orangutan populations in Southeast Asia have seen a very steep decline, driven to the brink of extinction by a host of man-made threats. Deforestation, illegal logging, the expansion of agro-industrial plantations and hunting – these forces combined to isolate orangutans in...
THE RISE ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME

The Rise of Environmental Crime

A Growing Threat to Natural Resources, Peace, Development and Security

5 Dec 2016
The environment provides the very foundation of sustainable development, our health, food security and our economies. Ecosystems provide clean water supply, clean air and secure food and ultimately both physical and mental wellbeing. Natural resources also provide livelihoods, jobs and revenues t...
WASTE CRIME WASTE RISKS

Waste Crime - Waste Risks

Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge

5 Dec 2016
Waste covers a very wide spectrum of discarded materials ranging from municipal, electrical and electronic, industrial and agricultural, to new types including counterfeit pesticides. It also includes anything in size and scale from decommissioned ships, oil or liquid wastes, hundreds of millions...