Environment and Climate Change

UNSCEAR RPT 2016 IONIZING RADIATIO

Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2016 Report

Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annexes

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
25 Apr 2017
The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) assesses the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. UNSCEAR’s scientific findings underpin radiation risk evaluation and international protection standards. This report comprises a report to the Ge...
ACHIV SUST DEV GOALS EAST ASIA

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in East and North-East Asia

25 Apr 2017
This publication highlights challenges and priorities of the East and North-East Asia subregion (ENEA) in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Subregion comprises China, Japan, Mongolia, the two Koreas and Russia. It highlights the priority areas for ENEA as poverty reduc...
PILOT PROJECT SEMAFOR

Pilot Project on the System for the Evaluation of the Management of Forests (SEMAFOR)

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
18 Apr 2017
The study presents the results of the SEMAFOR (System for the Evaluation of the MAnagement of FORests) pilot study, which tested the method through voluntary assessment of the sustainability of forest management in European countries, on the basis of the Pan-European set of criteria and indicator...
TRADE & ENVIRO REVIEW 2016

Trade and Environment Review 2016

Fish Trade

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Environment Review
24 Mar 2017
The Trade and Environment Review 2016 addresses the matter of harmful incentives, primarily in terms of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and fisheries subsidies, as an important part of the toolkit to restore fish populations, foster sustainable fisheries and deliver substantial ...
PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Product Sustainability Information

State of Play and Way Forward

16 Mar 2017
This report analyses information and communication about PSI. It provides an overview of the current state in the area of PSI, analyses the key trends, drivers and challenges in this field, and draws policy recommendations on how to facilitate better decision-making on the sustainability aspects ...
INTL TRADE IN RESOURCES

International Trade in Resources

A Biophysical Assessment

16 Mar 2017
Tasked with building and sharing knowledge on how to improve management of the world’s resources, UNEP’s International Resource Panel (IRP) turns its attention to the world trading system and its implications for global resource efficiency. In this report entitled ‘‘International Trade in Resourc...
ECON VALUATION  OF WASTEWATER

Economic Valuation of Wastewater

The Cost of Action and the Cost of No Action

16 Mar 2017
This book presents the results of an analytical study on the economic valuation for wastewater, comparing the cost of no action versus the cost of effective wastewater management.
THE FINANCI SYST WE NEED ALIGNING

The Financial System We Need

Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development

16 Mar 2017
The Financial System We Need argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and...
RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POTENTIAL

Resource Efficiency

Potential and Economic Implications Summary for Policy-Makers

16 Mar 2017
This report documents many examples of best practices for increasing the resource efficiency of different sectors from countries around the world. Key findings show that policies and initiatives to improve resource efficiency and tackle climate change can reduce global resource extraction by up t...