Assessment report
Strategic Report: Environment, Peace and Security: A Convergence of Threats
United Nations Environment Programme, International Criminal Police Organization

This report summarizes some of the key areas in which INTERPOL and UN Environment are developing their strategies and activities to counter environmental crime – a collective term describing any illegal activity carried out by a criminal entity to generate profits, which results in harm to our ecosystem, by damaging environmental quality, hastening biodiversity loss, and depleting natural resources.


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2016
Book/Report
Minimising Quarantine and Pre-shipment (QPS) Uses of Methyl Bromide: Tools for Controlling, Monitoring and Reporting
United Nations Environment Programme

This UNEP OzonAction publication is intended to help National Ozone Units understand why the close supervision of MB use in QPS applications is important for their countries continued compliance with the Montreal Protocol. It provides information about how to correctly identify MB QPS uses, data management, reporting, stakeholder engagements, and how to control and prevent potential illegal trade of this ODS.


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Factsheet
Promoting low-GWP Refrigerants for Air-Conditioning Sectors in High-Ambient Temperature Countries (PRAHA)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Factsheet on Promoting low-GWP Refrigerants for Air-Conditioning Sectors in High-Ambient Temperature Countries (PRAHA)


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Book/Report
Meeting Sustainability Goals : Voluntary Sustainability Standards and the Role of the Government - 2nd Flagship Report of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS)
United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards

This report seeks to further dissect the interplay between voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) and public governance processes.


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Book/Report
A Guide for the Assessment of the Costs and Benefits of Sustainability Certification
United Nations Environment Programme

This study intends to provide a diverse set of tools that can be adapted to the specific focus of the question the user is trying to answer. It will guide the user through the most relevant steps of the analysis, and provide further resources to deepen the technical knowledge to implement a cost-benefit analysis (CBA).


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Book/Report
Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project: Synthesis Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This synthesis report summarizes lessons from the UNEP Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project, which identified, assessed and harnessed trade opportunities arising from the transition to a green economy. The authors combine international research with case studies from around the world - describing sustainability standards for farming in Chile, organic agriculture in South Africa, biotrade in Peru, solar energy in Ghana and fisheries in Viet Nam. The case studies reveal how trade can drive sustainable development, promote social inclusion and reduce poverty. They also highlight a range of opportunities, from sustainable agriculture and value chains for native biodiversity, to enhanced solar energy production for export and improved international certification in aquaculture.


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Booklet/Brochure
Ebola & Great Apes
United Nations Environment Programme

There are direct links between Ebola outbreaks in humans and the contact with infected bushmeat from gorillas and chimpanzees


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Book/Report
Sustainability Standards in the Vietnamese Aquaculture Sector
United Nations Environment Programme

This study contains a survey involving 55 farms and processors in both shrimp and pangasius in Vietnam. It shows positive results for the application of sustainable certification in the shrimp sector, and to a lesser extent, for pangasius. In shrimp aquaculture, the effect of sustainability certification on the net economic benefits (gross margin) for both farms and processors are positive.


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Book/Report
Palm Oil Paradox : Sustainable Sustainable Solutions to save the great Apes
United Nations Environment Programme

This report highlights the need for the conservation community and the oil palm industry to find common ground on which to collaborate, and works towards the development of a global sustainable palm oil strategy for the benefit of humankind and biodiversity.


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Case Study
Coastal Partners: Applying Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (ECO-DRR) through a Ridge-to-reef Approach in Port Salut, Haiti
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2013-2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) implemented a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Haiti. The Eco-DRR project aimed to reduce disaster risks in the Municipality of Port Salut through a landscape or ridge-to-reef approach. The pilot demonstration project in Port Salut provided a practical example of Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in a coastal area. The project aimed to demonstrate how Eco-DRR measures could mitigate hazards, and reduce exposure and vulnerabilities to disasters, thereby contributing to disaster risk reduction in Port Salut.


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