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ENVIRO PERF REV TAJIKISTAN 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Tajikistan

Tajikistan - Third Review

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ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
31 Jul 2017
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Environmental Performance Review Programme assesses progress made by individual countries in reconciling their economic and social development with environmental protection, as well as in meeting international commitments on environment and ...
FOOD SYSTEM & NATURAL RESOURCES

Food Systems and Natural Resources

3 Mar 2017
For thousands of years, nature has gracefully provided the necessary inputs to feed us, and we have in many occasions taken these precious gifts for granted. This report, “Food Systems and Natural Resources” is an effort to account for these inputs, looking at how we are using and managing them,...
BIODEGRAD PLASTIC & MAR LITTER

Biodegradable Plastics & Marine Litter

Misconceptions, Concerns and Impacts on Marine Environments

3 Mar 2017
This report concludes that "the adoption of plastic products labelled as ‘biodegradable’ will not bring about a significant decrease either in the quantity of plastic entering the ocean or the risk of physical and chemical impacts on the marine environment". Indeed, biodegradable polymers degrade...
MARINE PLASTIC DEBRIS & MICRO

Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics

Global Lessons and Research to Inspire Action and Guide Policy Change

27 Feb 2017
This report presents both short- and long-term approaches to the problem of marine plastic debris and micro plastics. It provides an overview of the latest science and experiences, identifies priority areas of action, and points out areas requiring more research. Improved waste management is urge...
GLOBAL WASTE MGMT OUTLK

Global Waste Management Outlook

27 Feb 2017
The Global Waste Management Outlook is the first comprehensive, impartial and in-depth assessment of global waste management. It reflects the collective body of recent scientific knowledge, drawing on the work of leading experts and the vast body of research undertaken within and beyond the Unite...
SUSTA CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION

Sustainable Consumption and Production

A Handbook for Policymakers (Global Edition)

8 Mar 2017
A Handbook for Policymakers, developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), provides a comprehensive introduction to developing policy for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). Part A provides an introduction to SCP and the policy cycle, and reviews various policy tools and...
REGI COAST RPT WEST INDIA OCEAN

Regional State of the Coast Report

Western Indian Ocean

8 Mar 2017
The Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) is the first comprehensive regional synthesis to provide insights into the enormous economic potential around the WIO, the consequential demand for marine ecosystem goods and services to match the increasing human population, t...
SHARING OUR VISION EURO REGION

Sharing Our Vision for the Pan-European Region

Setting Strategic Goals and Objectives for the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

30 Sep 2019
The present vision document for the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment represents a concerted effort to address recent policy changes and to consider the spectrum of potential developments and options for the Working Group as regards to its activities. To this end, it launch...
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...
GLOB GENDER & ENVIRO 2016

Global Gender and Environment Outlook 2016

17 Feb 2017
This publication 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. It describes policy options and concrete opportunities to contribute to a future of justice and e...
GLOB GENDER & ENVIRO 2016 CRI

Global Gender and Environment Outlook 2016: The Critical Issues

17 Feb 2017
This publication 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. It describes policy options and concrete opportunities to contribute to the future we want - a fu...
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...
WORLD HUMANITARIAN DATA 2016

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2016

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World Humanitarian Data and Trends
3 Mar 2017
World Humanitarian Data and Trends is an annual OCHA publication, which highlights major trends in the nature of humanitarian crises, their underlying causes and drivers, and the actors that participate in crises prevention, response and recovery. Beyond providing statistics, the report uses info...
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 review 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 economic and social gains. ...
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...
UNSCEAR RPT 2016

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

Series:
United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
25 Apr 2017
This report assesses the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Scientific findings underpin radiation risk evaluation and international protection standards. This report comprises a report with two underpinning scientific annexes. The first annex recapitulates and clarifies the ph...
ACTION ON AIR QUALITY

Actions on Air Quality

Policies & Programmes for Improving Air Quality Around the World

22 Sep 2016
This publication provides a snapshot of the progress being made to adopt and implement key actions that can significantly improve air quality.
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...
PLASTIC IN COSMETICS

Plastic 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...
POLICY COHERENCE OF THE SDG

Policy Coherence of the Sustainable Development Goals

A Natural Resource Perspective

5 Dec 2016
This report examines the resource interlinkages and potential trade-offs in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It shows how and why the SDGs need to be pursued together, as a whole, if sustainable development is to be achieved. It also identifies the kinds of resource-related factors that ...
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...
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 ...
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...