Environment and Climate Change

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...
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...
PLASTIC IN COSMETICS

Plactic in Cosmetics

Are We Polluting the Environment through our Personal Care? Plastic Ingredients that Contribute to Marine Microplastic Litter

5 Dec 2016
Litter is found in all the world’s seas and the ocean, even in remote areas far from human activities. The continuous growth in the amount of solid waste thrown away and the very slow degradation rate of most litter items result in the accumulation of marine litter at sea, on the sea floor and in...
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...
UNEP FRONTIERS 2016 RPT

UNEP Frontiers 2016 Report

Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern

2 Dec 2016
The UNEP Frontiers report emphasises the critical relationship between a healthy environment and healthy people, and how human activities often undermine the long-term health and ability of ecosystems to support human well-being. The report provides encouraging examples on how certain issues may ...
WORLD ECON SOC SURV 2016

World Economic and Social Survey 2016

Climate Change Resilience - An Opportunity for Reducing Inequalities

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
3 Oct 2016
This edition of the World Economic and Social Survey contributes to the debate on the implementation challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addressing the specific challenge of building resilience to climate change, the Survey focuses attention on the population groups and ...
TRANSFORMATION SUSTAINABLE DEV

Transformations for Sustainable Development

Promoting environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific

24 May 2016
This report is a combined effort by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University (UNU), and the Institute for Global and Environmental Strategies (IGES), and is being published as...
ENVIRO PERF REV GEORGIA 3RD

Environmental Performance Review of Georgia

Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
9 May 2016
This series assists countries to improve their environmental policies by making concrete recommendations for better policy design and implementation. It helps integrate environmental policies into sector-specific policies such as those in agriculture, energy, transport and health. The present pub...
ENVIRO PERF REV BELARUS 3RD

Environmental Performance Review of Belarus

Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
9 May 2016
This series assists countries to improve their environmental policies by making concrete recommendations for better policy design and implementation. It helps integrate environmental policies into sector-specific policies such as those in agriculture, energy, transport and health. The present pub...