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GEO Matters May 2018
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

GEO Matters is a monthly newsletter that provides updates on GEO processes and activities.

The upcoming GEO-6, expecting to be launched in 2019, will build upon regional assessment processes and create a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human well-being, accompanied by an analysis of policies leading to greater attainment of global environmental objectives and goals. The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is a consultative process, participatory process that builds capacity for conducting integrated environmental assessments and reporting on the state, trends and outlooks of the environment. GEO is also a series of products that informs environmental decision-making and aims to facilitate the interaction between science and policy.


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2018
University of Eastern Finland – UN Environment Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (15th Course, 20 to 30 August 2018, Joensuu, Finland)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) are jointly organizing a high profile two-week Course on international environmental law-making and diplomacy. The course will take place from 20 to 30 August 2018 at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland. The course is organized in collaboration with the Government of Finland.


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2018
Event Advisory for the Launch of the Environmental Rights Initiative
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

Environmental rights are enshrined in over 100 constitutions yet almost four people a week are killed defending those rights, while many more are harassed, intimidated and forced from their lands. Around 40 -50 percent of the 197 environmental defenders killed in 2017 came from indigenous and local communities.


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2018
Fact-sheet on The Environmental Rights Initiative: Advancing the Relationship between Human Rights and the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment has been undertaking work on human rights and the environment for almost two decades. In a series of
resolutions, the former UN Commission on Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Council have drawn attention to the
relationship between a safe and healthy environment and the enjoyment of human rights, and invited UN Environment
and other agencies and organizations, to coordinate activities relating to human rights and the environment.


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2018
Environmental Law-Making for Sustainable Development: A Guide for Legislators
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

How are these important functions of parliaments being reshaped in the post-2015 era of sustainable development? How can legislators and parliamentarians do their part to ensure that the SDGs and other post-2015 commitments are achieved by 2030 and beyond? The overarching purpose of this Guide is to provide formative answers to these questions that are practically useful in the daily work of legislators and legislative officials around the world.


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2018
Diesel Fuel Sulphur Levels: Global Status , March 2018
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, Transport Unit, Transport

Global sulphur map, global status of the diesel fuel sulphur levels


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2018
Global Lead Phaseout March 2018
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, Transport Unit, Transport

Leaded Petrol Phase-out: Global Status, March 2018


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2018
Global Vehicle Emissions Standards
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, Transport Unit, Transport

Global Vehicle Emissions Standards


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2018
Monograph
UNEP's environmental, social and economic sustainability: Stakeholder response mechanism
United Nations Environment Programme

These operating procedures establish the process and guidelines for the operation of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) stakeholder response mechanism through an independent Office for Stakeholder-related Response (the IOSSR). The procedures inform and guide UNEP staff, UNEP implementing and executing partners, and people affected by UNEP projects in bringing and responding to safeguard-related stakeholder responses conerning compliance review and dispute resolution in the context of the UNEP’s Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability Framework (ESES).


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2018
Promoting Greater Protection for Environmental Defenders: Policy
United Nations Environment Programme

This policy paper proposes how UN Environment can promote greater protection for individuals and groups who are defending their environmental rights, and identifies solutions to mitigate the abuse of environmental rights which affects a growing number of people in many parts of the world.


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2018