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Management of natural capital for sustainable development
Author
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Date
21/05/2016
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This factsheet focuses on delivering the Sustainable Development Goals while capturing the ecological and economic value of healthy ecosystems to ensure sustainable development, social equity and live .....
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Supporting human well-being through healthy and productivee ecosystems
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2016
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Humans depend on healthy and productive ecosystems to meet their basic needs, but many people’s needs are not being met sustainability – If at all. An estimated 795 million people suffer from hung .....
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Accelerating the transition to inclusive green economies and sustainable consumption and production patterns
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2016
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Unsustainable and inefficient resource use has led to widespread environmental degradation, climate change, pollution, waste generation and resource scarcities – all of which have negative impacts o .....
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Preventing and reducing the environmental impacts of disasters and conflicts while building resilience to future crises
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2016
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UNEP has worked in dozens of crisis-affected countries across the globe – from Afghanistan to Haiti, from Syria to Sierra Leone. We support governments and other stakeholders as they minimize the th .....
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Empowering governments and other stakeholders in evidence-based decision-making
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2016
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With the advent of Big Data, Earth observation technologies and citizen science, it is now possible to access contextualized, near real-time information on the state of the environment. Policymakers n .....
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Reducing the scale and impact of climate change
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2016
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UNEP’s Climate Change subprogramme helps countries to pursue low-emission development pathways and boost their adaptation and resilience capacities. We provide this support by addressing the differe .....
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Strengthening global environmental governance in an interconnected world
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2016
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In our globalized world, environmental threats – particularly those that cross political borders – will require effective responses that are also inclusive and sustainable and go hand in hand with .....
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