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Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter: Misconceptions, concerns and impacts on marine environments
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United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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This briefing paper provides a concise summary of some of the key issues surrounding the biodegradability of plastics in the oceans. It explores whether the adoption of biodegradable plastics will red .....
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Economic Valuation of Wastewater: The Cost of Action and the Cost of No Action
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The Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA); The Global Wastewater Initiative (GWI); United Nations University; The International Water Management Institute
Date
2015
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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 va .....
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UNEP Perspective Series – Implementing Principle 10 and the Bali Guidelines in Africa
Author
Benson Owuor Ochieng
Date
2015
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This paper on the Rio Principle 10 and the Guidelines on the Development of National Legislation, Access to Information and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (hereafter referred to as the Bal .....
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Handbook for Stakeholder Engagement at UNEP
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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This Handbook aims to inform and guide Major Groups and Stakeholders by presenting in detail the currently applied rules, mechanisms and practices for MGS engagement in UNEP’s work. It is based on t .....
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Black Carbon Mitigation and the Role of the Global Environment Facility: A STAP Advisory Document
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Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP); Global Environment Facility; United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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Black carbon (BC) is formed by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and biomass. It is the most strongly light-absorbing component of fine particulate matter, and a local and regional air polluta .....
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Raising the Bar - Advancing Environmental Disclosure in Sustainability Reporting
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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This global cross-sector report assesses the environmental dimension of sustainability reporting and provides recommendations to make environmental reporting relevant to all stakeholders. It analyses .....
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The Emissions Gap Report 2015 – Executive Summary
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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The year 2015 has the potential to become a turning point in global efforts to transform the prevailing social and economic development paradigm into a more sustainable one. The global community reach .....
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