Environment and Climate Change

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...
INTRODUCTION  ENVIRONMENTAL ASSES

An Introduction to Environmental Assessment

16 Mar 2017
This brochure is intended for all audiences concerned with decision and policy making in regard to the environment and sustainable development. There are many different types of environmental assessment methods available to support decision making at global, regional, national and local levels, a...
THE IMPORTANCE OF MANGROVES

The Importance of Mangroves to People

A Call to Action

13 Mar 2017
This publication provides a timely synthesis of the importance of mangroves to people. It highlights that in spite of the mounting evidence in support of the multitude of benefits derived from mangroves, they remain one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet, being lost at a rate greater...
NATURAL RESOURCES & CONFLICT

Natural Resources and Conflict

A Guide for Mediation

Series:
UNEP Policy Series
13 Mar 2017
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...
DISTRICT ENERGY IN CITIES

District Energy in Cities

Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

13 Mar 2017
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...