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UNEP, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment. To accomplish this, UNEP works with a wide range of partners, including United Nations entities, international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society.

United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Environment Programme
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2017

The Emissions Gap Report 2017

A UN Environment Synthesis Report

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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?

Series:
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...
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...
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...
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...
OUR PLANET DECEMBER #4 2017

Our Planet, December 2017

Towards a Pollution-free Planet

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Our Planet
18 Jun 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, policymakers, experts and business leaders examine the growing threat of pollution, its enormous impacts on people and the environment, and the innovative solutions that can help us move towards a pollution-free planet. This publication contains ideas and calls to adv...
OUR PLANET SEPTEMBER #3 2017

Our Planet, September 2017

The Global Environment Facility - Delivering Solutions for a Sustainable Future

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Our Planet
9 May 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, government leaders, policymakers and experts explore the work of the Global Environment Facility and how the partnership is working to drive progress on the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
OUR PLANET JUNE #2 2017

Our Planet, June 2017

Connecting People to Nature

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Our Planet
15 May 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, government leaders, experts and campaigners explore the benefits of connecting people to nature, and underline how our dependence on natural systems forces us to use Earth's resources more wisely.
OUR PLANET MARCH #1 2017

Our Planet, March 2017

Environmental Crime - Tackling the Greatest Threats to our Planet

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Our Planet
14 Mar 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, government leaders, policymakers and experts explore the growing and complex threats from environmental crime and the political and legal frameworks needed to counteract it.
OUR PLANET OCTOBER #3 2016

Our Planet, October 2016

Urban Solutions - Making Cities Strong, Smart, Sustainable

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Our Planet
17 May 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, government leaders, environmental policymakers, and experts in settlements and urban health examine the challenges and opportunities of our rapidly urbanizing world.
OUR PLANET MAY #2 2016

Our Planet, May 2016

The Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda

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Our Planet
9 May 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, policy-makers, civil society leaders and distinguished stakeholders explore the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
OUR PLANET MARCH #1 2016

Our Planet, March 2016

Inclusive Green Economy - Building Bridges to a Sustainable Future

Series:
Our Planet
1 Jun 2017
In this issue of Our Planet, policy-makers, distinguished stakeholders and environmental experts explore the many pathways towards an inclusive green economy
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...
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...
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...
UNCOVER PATH TOWARD GREEN ECON

Uncovering Pathways Towards an Inclusive Green Economy

A Summary for Leaders

16 Mar 2017
This report speaks to the multiple benefits – economic, health, security, social and environmental – that such an economic model can bring to humanity. An inclusive green economy sees growth in income and employment from investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution. The IGE Narrative ex...
MAINSTREAM ENVIRO & CLIMATE

Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development

A Handbook to Strengthen Planning and Budgeting Processes

21 Mar 2017
This handbook is designed as guidance for policymakers and practitioners to mainstream pro-poor environment and climate concerns into planning, budgeting and monitoring. Mainstreaming is achieved by putting poverty-environment issues at the heart of government—in other words, by taking these issu...
ENVIRONMENTAL DISPATCHES

Environmental Dispatches

Reflections on Challenges, Innovation and Resilience in Asia-Pacific

16 Mar 2017
This publication is a compilation of stories and reports by ten journalists from the Asia Pacific region on pressing environmental challenges and innovative actions on a broad spectrum of environmental issues - adaptation and resilience to climate change, access to and use of natural resources, m...
CLIMAT COMM SUBNAT ACTORS & BUSSIN

Climate Commitments of Subnational Actors and Business

A Qunatitative Assessment of their Emission Reduction Impact

1 Mar 2016
This report present a quantitative assessment of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation impact in 2020 of current non-state climate action. Its focus is initiatives with the potential to be large scale. The report predicts that over the next few years, new targets for the post 2020 p...
INTEG ASSES CLIMAT POLLUTANTS

Integrated Assessment of Short-lived Climate Pollutants in Latin America and the Caribbean

Improving Air Quality While Contributing to Climate Change Mitigation - Summary for Decision Makers

26 Dec 2016
Summary for Decision Makers from the first regional assessment of short-lived climate pollutants in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. Through this assessment, policy makers and implementers will be able to better quantify and understand the relevant emissions in the region; identify w...
IMPROV EFFICIE FOREST OPERAT KENYA

Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya

A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure?

20 Oct 2016
This report seeks to assess whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization constitute viable policies and measures to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) for the Government of Kenya, with the potential to attract pu...
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. Although economic valuation of wastewater management is complex, it remains an important tool to guide policymakers a...
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...