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Arctic Report Card 2015
Author
M. O. Jeffries, J. Richter - Menge, , J. E. Overland, Eds., 2015
Date
2015
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Maximum sea ice extent on 25 February was 15 days earlier than average and lowest value on record (1979 - present). Minimum ice extent in September was 4th lowest on record. Sea Ice continues to be yo .....
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Green energy choices: The benefits, risks and trade-offs of low-carbon technologies for electricity production: Summary for policy makers
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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This report presents an assessment of the impacts of nine main electricity production technologies on human health, ecosystem health and resource use, taking a life-cycle approach. It covers coal and .....
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Options for decoupling economic growth from water use and water pollution: A report of the Water Working Group of the International Resource Panel
Author
UNEP
Date
2015
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Global trends point to a relative decoupling of water – that is, the rate of water resource use is increasing at a rate slower than that of economic growth. The Options for Decoupling Economic Growt .....
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Options for decoupling economic growth from water use and water pollution: A report of the Water Working Group of the International Resource Panel: Summary for policy makers
Author
UNEP
Date
2015
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Global trends point to a relative decoupling of water – that is, the rate of water resource use is increasing at a rate slower than that of economic growth. The Options for Decoupling Economic Growt .....
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Early warning as a human right: building resilience to climate-related hazards
Author
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Date
2015
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Early warning systems (EWS) can improve resilience of households to climate related hazards, by providing information for early action. However, to be effective, early warning systems must themselves .....
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Blue economy: sharing success stories to inspire change
Author
UNEP
Date
2015
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Oceans are vital, not only to a wide array of biodiversity and ecosystems, but also to the food chains, livelihoods and climate regulation for a human population heading towards nine billion people. T .....
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Enforcement Handbook on Controlling Illegal Shipments of Chemicals and Waste - For Asia Enforcement Officers
Author
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Date
2015
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Protecting human health and the environment from the dangers of hazardous chemicals and wastes is a growing area of responsibility for enforcement officers and Customs in particular. The Secretariat o .....
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