Tagged on: Asia and the Pacific

Twenty-second Intergovernmental Meeting of Northwest Pacific Action Plan: Report of the Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme
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2017
Securing Ecosystem Health of YSLME: UNDP/GEF Approaches to Support Marine Litter Management
Interim YSLME Commission Secretariat
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2017
The Twenty-second Intergovernmental Meeting of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan: Resolutions of 22nd NOWPAP Intergovernmental Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme
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2017
Reports and Books
The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017. Wastewater: The Untapped Resource
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations Development Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Water Assessment Programme

The 2017 World Water Development Report shows that improved wastewater management is as much about reducing pollution at the source, as removing contaminants from wastewater flows, reusing reclaimed water and recovering useful by-products. Together, these four actions generate social, environmental and economic benefits for all society, contributing to overall well-being and health, water and food security, and sustainable development.


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2017
Foresight Briefs
The Changing Aral Sea - Foresight Brief No. 003 - October 2017
United Nations Environment Programme

The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth largest inland lake. Its hydrological balance is strongly determined by inflows from the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers which are fed by glacial melt waters from the southwestern Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan and the Tien Shan Mountains that border Kyrgyzstan and China. Research indicated the Aral Sea would eventually split into two by 2030. However, re-engineering along the Syr Darya River delta in the Small Aral Sea has shown the possibilities of deliberate intervention.


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2017
Reports and Books
Asia Waste Management Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

The Asia Waste Management Outlook (AWMO), which is regional in nature, is developed to complement the Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO). This regional outlook provides an overview of the current status, the current thinking on “state of the art” topics, case studies, and the future of waste management in Asia over the medium term; challenges and opportunities, described through case studies; and recommendations based on technical, strategic, economic, and communication perspectives.


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2017
2017 International Maritime Disasters Conference
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2017
Meeting Report of the 13th NOWPAP DINRAC Focal Points Meeting
Data and Information Network Regional Activity Centre (DINRAC), United Nations Environment Programme
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2017
Global Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Determined to Support Kigali Amendment
United Nations Environment Programme

The Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Executive Director of UN Environment, Mr. Erik Solheim called on the refrigeration and air conditioning industry to join the fight against climate change through the full implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. In his video message to the Ozone2Climate Industry Roundtable on 13 April 2017 in Shanghai, China, he said, “The Kigali Amendment shows industry the direction.


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2017
The Meeting Report of the 15th NOWPAP DINRAC Focal Points Meeting
Data and Information Network Regional Activity Centre (DINRAC), United Nations Environment Programme
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2017