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AGRICULTURE & CLIMATE CHANGE

Agriculture and Climate Change

Challenges and Opportunities at the Global and Local Level - Collaboration on Climate-Smart Agriculture

2 May 2019
This publication presents the achievements of the International Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture project, which include capacity development, training, information-sharing and several country studies. The project notably contributed to feasibility studies in Botswana, Ecuador and Ethiopia, a...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (A)

The Water Convention (Arabic language)

Responding to Global Water Challenges

17 Apr 2019
The Convention is designed to be applied in very different settings and conditions. It is implemented in water-rich as well as water-scarce countries. As the level of ambition of the implementation required is proportionate to the capacity and means of Parties, the Convention is ratified and impl...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #8

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

Eighth Revised Edition

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
18 Jun 2019
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) addresses classification and labelling of chemicals by types of hazards. It provides the basis for worldwide harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals and aims at enhancing the protection of human health a...
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2017

The Emissions Gap Report 2017

A UN Environment Synthesis Report

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The Emissions Gap Report
27 Oct 2017
The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This diffe...
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2016

The Emissions Gap Report 2016

A UNEP Synthesis Report

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The Emissions Gap Report
9 Apr 2016
The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This diffe...
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2015

The Emissions Gap Report 2015

A UNEP Synthesis Report

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The Emissions Gap Report
6 Jul 2015
The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This diffe...
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2014

The Emissions Gap Report 2014

A UNEP Synthesis Report

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The Emissions Gap Report
11 Mar 2014
The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This diffe...
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2012

The Emissions Gap Report 2012

A UNEP Synthesis Report

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The Emissions Gap Report
26 May 2012
The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This diffe...
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2011

Bridging the Emissions Gap

A UNEP Synthesis Report

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The Emissions Gap Report
19 Sep 2011
The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This diffe...
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2010

The Emissions Gap Report

Are the Copenhagen Accord Pledges Sufficient to Limit Global Warming to 2° C or 1.5° C?

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The Emissions Gap Report
30 Jan 2010
The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This diffe...
STATE OF MED BLACK SEA FISH 2018

The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2018

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The State of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries
25 Feb 2019
Bringing together data and indicators submitted by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) contracting parties and cooperating non-contracting parties on stock status, national catches, fleet and socio-economic aspects, as well as information obtained from other sources, SoM...
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2018

Emissions Gap Report 2018

Series:
The Emissions Gap Report
27 Dec 2018
This 9th edition of the UN Environment Emissions Gap Report assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris A...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (R)

The Water Convention (Russian language)

Responding to Global Water Challenges

29 Oct 2018
The Convention is designed to be applied in very different settings and conditions. It is implemented in water-rich as well as water-scarce countries. As the level of ambition of the implementation required is proportionate to the capacity and means of Parties, the Convention is ratified and impl...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (S)

El Convenio del Agua

Una respuesta a los desafíos mundiales del agua

23 May 2019
El Convenio está concebido para poder aplicarse en entornos y condiciones muy diferentes, tanto en países ricos en agua como en países donde esta escasea. Dado que el grado de ambición de la aplicación es proporcional a la capacidad y los medios de las Partes, el Convenio es ratificado y aplicado...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (F)

La Convention sur l’eau

Répondre aux défis mondiaux de l’eau

7 Nov 2018
La Convention est faite pour être appliquée dans des cadres et des conditions très différents. Elle est appliquée dans les pays disposant d’abondantes ressources en eau comme dans les pays où elle est rare. Le niveau d’exigence en ce qui concerne l’ampleur de la mise en oeuvre étant proportionnel...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPONDING TO

The Water Convention

Responding to Global Water Challenges

12 Nov 2018
The Convention is designed to be applied in very different settings and conditions. It is implemented in water-rich as well as water-scarce countries. As the level of ambition of the implementation required is proportionate to the capacity and means of Parties, the Convention is ratified and impl...
STANDARDS SUSTAIN DEVELOPMENT GOAL

Standards for the Sustainable Development Goals

18 Jan 2019
This publication provides an overview of how international standards are used by policymakers to support sustainability and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is based on case studies that illustrate the use of standards for SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 7, Standards fo...
ASSESS ENVIRON IMPACTS

Assessing Environmental Impacts

A Global Review of Legislation

17 Dec 2018
This report provides an overview of the current status of national legislation and institutional arrangements of relevance to EIAs and SEAs across the globe, as well as emerging issues and trends. It does this primarily through providing examples from a wide selection of countries of their EIA/SE...
WORDS INTO ACTION GUIDELINES IMPLE

Words Into Action Guidelines Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation

Integrating Disaster Risk Management with Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation

3 Jun 2019
The majority of disasters are water-related with the flow of freshwater mostly occurring in transboundary basins. This Words into Action Guide has been prepared by UNECE and UNISDR to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of river basin m...
FORESTS AND WATER: VALUATION

Forests and Water

Valuation and Payments for Forest Ecosystem Services

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Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
24 May 2019
The objectives of this study are to further improve our understanding about the ways in which payments for ecosystem services schemes can be applied to forests, in particular focusing on forest’s hydrological functions for the mutual benefit of both humans and the environment. In addition, the st...
WATERSHED MANAGEMENT IN ACTION

Watershed Management in Action

Lessons Learned from FAO Field Projects

7 Jun 2018
This study reviewed the achievements, and also the shortcomings, of 12 watershed management projects technically supported by FAO over the past decade, with a view to learning from experience. Unlike sectoral development approaches, watershed management involves examining the interactions among v...
TRACK ADAPT AGRICULT SECTORS

Tracking Adaptation in Agricultural Sectors

Climate Change Adaptation Indicators

15 Jun 2018
Tracking adaptation processes and outcomes is a continuous process which also encompasses monitoring and evaluation – one of the important elements of the climate change adaptation. A detailed review of existing literature on adaptation tracking tools showed a number of challenges and limitations...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2018

World Economic and Social Survey 2018

Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
8 Oct 2018
This publication reviews the advances in frontier technologies — including automation, robotics, renewable energy technologies, electric vehicles, biotechnologies and artificial intelligence — and analyzes their economic, social and environmental impact. These technologies present immense potenti...
ENVIRO PERF REV MONGOLIA

Environmental Performance Review: Mongolia

Mongolia - First Review

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ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
13 Mar 2019
The report takes stock of progress made by Mongolia in the management of its environment since 1987. It covers legal and policy frameworks, compliance assurance, greening the economy, environmental monitoring, public participation and education for sustainable development. It addresses issues spe...
DESARROLLO IGUALDAD PENSAMIENTO

Desarrollo e igualdad

El pensamiento de la CEPALen su séptimo decenio - Textos seleccionados del período 2008-2018

18 Jun 2018
En este libro se presenta una selección de textos elaborados por la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) durante su séptimo decenio de existencia (2008-2018). Los trabajos aquí reproducidos recogen las nuevas ideas que la CEPAL ha aportado al pensamiento latinoamericano y mu...
NATURAL RESOURCES & CONFLICT (F)

Ressources naturelles et conflits

Guide à l’usage des praticiens de la médiation

17 Jul 2018
Ce guide recueille et résume les bonnes pratiques en matière de médiation réussie concernant les conflits de ressources. Il s'appuie sur les expériences de terrain de médiateurs et d'experts en médiation, en particulier ceux qui ont une expertise en ressources naturelles. Il présente également le...
NATURAL RESOURCES & CONFLICT (S)

Recursos naturales y conflictos

Guía para profesionales de la mediación

17 Jul 2018
This guide collects and summarizes good practices on the successful mediation of resource conflicts. It draws on the field experiences of mediators and mediation experts, specifically those with natural resource expertise. It also features lessons learned from UNEP’s work on environmental diploma...
DEV CAP ESCWA RENEWABLE ENERGY (A)

Developing the Capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (Arabic language)

Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit Renewable Energy Module

7 Jun 2018
This module highlights the utilization of Renewable Energy (RE) to strengthen Water-Energy nexus. It addresses the utilization of RE commercialized technologies to improve water security by providing the power needed by water-related activities such as water distribution and wastewater treatment....