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Forest Ecosystems in the Transition to a Green Economy and the Role of REDD+ in the United Republic of Tanzania
Author
United Nations Environment Programme; UN-REDD Programme; Tanzania Forest Services, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
Date
2015
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The main objective of this study is to assess whether there is an economic rationale for the reduction of deforestation in the United Republic of Tanzania, by calculating the economic costs and benef .....
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Policy Coherence of the Sustainable Development Goals: A Natural Resource Perspective
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim, by 2030, to end human deprivation worldwide. They represent a coherent, collective vision of a better future for all and provide a framework by which prog .....
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Regional State of the Coast Report: Western Indian Ocean
Author
United Nations Environment Programme; Nairobi Convention Secretariat
Date
2015
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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 consequ .....
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Plastic in cosmetics. Are we polluting the environment through our personal care?
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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This paper focuses on the emerging issue of plastic particles in personal care and cosmetic product (PCCP) formulations as a possible source of micro-sized plastic litter. Known as ‘microbeads’, w .....
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Sustainable Consumption and Production: a Handbook for Policymakers
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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This Handbook is an output of UNEP’s work towards the implementation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). This global edition is based on a pilot e .....
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Climate Commitments of Subnational Actors and Business: A Quantitative Assessment of their Emission Reduction Impact
Author
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Date
2015
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Initiatives which catalyse climate action are now recognised increasingly as playing an important role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and bridging the global emissions gap. The number an .....
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Waste Crime - Waste Risks Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge: a Rapid Response Assessment
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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More than ever, our future depends upon how we manage the future of our waste. As an integrated part of sustainable development, effective waste management can reduce our global footprint. Ignoring or .....
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