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GOOD PRACTICE RECOMM ESPOO CONVEN

Good Practice Recommendations on Public Participation in Strategic Environmental Assessment

Prepared under the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention)

20 Jan 2016
The recommendations are based on existing good practice and are intended as a practical tool to provide helpful guidance and to improve the implementation of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention in decision-making to: a) to assist Parties when designing their legal framework on public partici...
ENVIRO PERFORM REV: BELAR 3RD (R)

Environmental Performance Review: Belarus (Russian language)

Belarus - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series (Russian)
17 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: Belarus

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...
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...
LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND

Leaving No One Behind

Humanitarian Effectiveness in the Age of the Sustainable Development Goals

Series:
OCHA Policy and Studies Series
18 Dec 2015
This study explores elements critical to effective humanitarian assistance and protection. It details global trends that shape humanitarian needs, risks and response expectations. It situates the study in the context of concurrent global agendas and recent trends in the dialogue on humanitarian ...
WORLD HUMANITARIAN DATA 2015

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015

Series:
World Humanitarian Data and Trends
2 Feb 2016
This publication highlights major trends in the nature of humanitarian crises, their causes and drivers, and participation in crisis prevention, response and recovery. Beyond providing statistics, the trend analysis shows how the humanitarian landscape is evolving and how the humanitarian system ...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2015

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015

Disasters without Borders - Regional Resilience for Sustainable Development

Series:
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
14 Jan 2016
The world's most disaster-prone region has witnessed natural disasters that affected development. Building resilience to natural disasters is crucial. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) must be integrated into national development planning. This report assesses the state of resilience in the region, a...
VALUING PLASTIC THE BUSINESS

Valuing Plastic

The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry

9 Sep 2015
The objective of this report is to help companies manage the opportunities and risks associated with plastic use. It articulates the business case for companies to improve their measurement, disclosure and management of plastic use in their designs, operations and supply chains. In order to provi...
EMERG ISSUES SMALL ISLAN DEV STATE

Emerging Issues for Small Island Developing States

Results of the UNEP/UN DESA Foresight Process

Series:
Small Island Developing States Series
4 Nov 2015
The 2012 UNEP Foresight Process on Emerging Global Environmental Issues primarily identified emerging environmental issues and possible solutions on a global scale and perspective. In 2013, UNEP carried out a similar exercise to identify priority emerging environmental issues that are of concern ...
EMERGING ENVIRO ISSUES 2013

Emerging Environmental Issues 2013

A Compilation of Global Environmental Alert Service Bulletins

10 Sep 2015
This 2013 Emerging Environmental Issues publication presents 12 monthly bulletins in a single document, allowing readers to note and assess significant environmental events that took place that year. UNEP’s GEAS team carefully identified and selected these monthly issues by continuously scanning ...
BEST POLICY PRACTICES FOR PROM

Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency

A Structured Framework of Best Practices in Policies to Promote Energy Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development

Series:
ECE Energy Series
16 Sep 2015
This publication is prepared in the framework of the United Nations Development Account project “Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development”, which is implemented jointly by all five UN Regional Commissions with UNECE as the lead agency. This...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #6 (R)

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

Sixth Revised Edition

Series:
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (Russian)
13 Jan 2016
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...
SYSTEME GENERAL HARMON SGH #6

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

Sixth Revised Edition

Series:
Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH)
4 Jun 2015
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...
ENVIRO PERF REV MONTENEGRO 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Montenegro

Montenegro - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
13 Aug 2015
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 ...
TRANSPORTE MARITIMO EN 2015

Informe sobre el transporte marítimo 2015

Series:
Transporte Marítimo, El
10 Aug 2015
El Transporte Marítimo 2015 destaca que el transporte marítimo se enfrenta al doble desafío de la adaptación al cambio climático y la mitigación de sus efectos. Si bien sigue siendo urgente reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) a fin de lograr niveles manejables de calentamie...
GAOR 69TH SUPP46 UNSCEAR RPT 2014

Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation 2014

Sixty-first Session (21-25 July 2014)

Series:
United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
31 May 2015
Since the establishment of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation by General Assembly resolution 913 (X) of 3 December 1955, the mandate of the Committee has been to undertake broad assessments of the sources of ionizing radiation and its effects on human healt...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #6

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

Sixth revised edition

Series:
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
29 Jul 2015
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...
ENVIRO PERF REV SERBIA 3RD

Environmental Performance Review

Republic of Serbia - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
29 Jul 2015
This third review takes stock of the progress made by Serbia in the management of its environment since the country was reviewed in 2007 for the second time. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the second review. The third review covers policymaking, implementation ...
GLOBAL ASSESS RPT DISASTER 2015

2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction

Making Development Sustainable - The Future of Disaster Risk Reduction

Series:
Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR)
1 Dec 2015
2015 is a critical year for the future of sustainable development. The 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction highlights the connections between disaster risk and development and shows that decades of experience in managing disasters and reducing climate and disaster risk have p...
KEEP TRACK CHANG ENVIRO IN ASIA

Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment in Asia and the Pacific

31 Mar 2015
Over the last quarter of a century, Asia Pacific as a region has enjoyed rapid economic growth, which has dramatically reduced the number of poor people and improved human development. While the region is less poor, there is social and economic inequality between subregions, between countries and...
ASSESS GLOBAL LAND USE BALANC

Assessing Global Land use

Balancing Consumption with Sustainable Supply

29 Jul 2015
Global cropland is expanding with changing trends in both the production and consumption of land-based products increasing pressure on land resources across the globe. This report discusses the need and options to balance consumption with sustainable production. It focuses on land-based products ...
ENVIRO CRIME CRISIS THREATS SUST

Environmental Crime Crisis

Threats to Sustainable Development from Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife and Forest Resources - A Rapid Response Assessment

29 May 2015
This report focuses on the far-reaching consequences of the environmental crime phenomenon we face today. The situation has worsened to the extent that illegal trade in wildlife’s impacts are now acknowledged to go well beyond strictly environmental impacts – by seriously undermining economies an...
OUTLOOK MIGRATION ENVIRO CLIMATE

IOM Outlook on Migration, Environment and Climate Change

31 May 2015
IOM Outlook on Migration, Environment and Climate Change aims to bring together in one easy-to-access reference document the knowledge accrued by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and to present IOM’s role, understanding and approach to environmental migration. This reference pub...
PROVIA GUIDANCE ASSESSING VULN

PROVIA Guidance on Assessing Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change

Consultation Document

31 May 2015
The Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) aims to meet a growing demand for knowledge on climate change vulnerability, impacts and adaptation by providing clear technical guidance that combines robust science with explicit consideration of u...
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2013

The Emissions Gap Report 2013

A UNEP Synthesis Report

Series:
The Emissions Gap Report
4 Feb 2015
This report confirms and strengthens the conclusions of previous analyses that current pledges and commitments fall short of set goals. It further says that, as emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise rather than decline, it becomes less likely that emissions will be low enough by 2020 to ...
INTEGR ENVIRO URBAN PLANN & MNGMT

Integrating the Environment in Urban Planning and Management

Key Principles and Approaches for Cities in the 21st Century

25 Feb 2015
This report is intended to encourage and support urban decision-makers as it recognizes that action taken in towns and cities is essential for addressing global environmental problems, and with an increasing proportion of the world’s population living in urban areas in low- and middle-income coun...
GEO-5 FOR BUSINESS IMPACTS ENVIRO

GEO-5 for Business

Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector

25 Feb 2015
GEO-5 for Business builds on the findings of UNEP’s fifth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) report, released in June 2012. GEO-5 assessed the current state and trends of the global environment, in which population growth, economic development, urbanization, and globalization are driving degradat...
GDLNS FOR NATL WASTE MNGMT

Guidelines for National Waste Management Strategies

Moving from Challenges to Opportunities

4 Feb 2015
In June 2012 the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development adopted, as part of the main outcome document, “The Future we Want”, a call for countries to develop and enforce comprehensive national and local waste management policies, strategies, laws, and regulations. This call was a res...
GLOBAL CHEMICAL OUTLOOK TOWARDS

Global Chemicals Outlook

Towards Sound Management of Chemicals

25 Feb 2015
The Global Chemicals Outlook is a comprehensive and practical publication that assembles scientific, technical and socio-economic information on the sound management of chemicals. It is targeted to decision makers in order to build capacity and to implement policy change to protect the environmen...