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Reports and Books
Bioenergy and the Environment. Westview Special Studies in Natural Resources and Energy Management
United Nations Environment Programme

This book concentrates on the environmental impacts of the more important bioenergy systems. In order to explain those, some discussion of the various bioenergy processes was necessary. However, the book is not meant to be a comprehensive treatise of bioenergy. Several options, either presently marginal or more futuristic, have been left out.


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Reports and Books
Biogeochemical Cycles of Specific Pollutants (Activity K)
United Nations Environment Programme, Mediterranean Action Plan, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) convened an Intergovernmental Meeting on the Protection of the Mediterranean (Barcelona, 28 January - 4 February 1975), which was attended by representatives of 16 States bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The meeting discussed the various measures necessary for the prevention and control of pollution of the Mediterranean Sea, and concluded by adopting an Action Plan consisting of three substantive components: - Integrated planning of the development and management of the resources of the Mediterranean Basin (management component); - Co-ordinated programme for research, monitoring, exchange of information, assessment of the state of pollution and protection measures (assessment component); - Framework convention and related protocols with their technical annexes for the protection of the Mediterranean environment (legal component). All components of the Action Plan are inter-dependent and provide a framework for comprehensive action to promote both the protection and the continued development of the Mediterranean ecoregion. No component is an end in itself. The Action Plan is intended to assist the Mediterranean Governments in formulating their national policies related to the continuous development and protection of the Mediterranean area and to improve their ability to identify various options for alternative patterns of development and to make choices for appropriate allocations of resources.


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Programme Performance Reports
Programme Performance Report 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2018, the Programme of Work 2018–2019 began, as part of the United Nations Environment Programme four-year Medium-Term Strategy for 2018–2021. The strategy provides a stepping stone towards a vision for 2030, which is for all people to live on a healthier planet.


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Newsletters
OzoNews Volume XIX - 15 March 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

In this issue:
1. Post-Meeting Feedback Survey - OzonAction Second Global Inter-Regional and Parallel Network Meetings for National Ozone Officers, 17-20 February 2019
2. UN Environment fights to cut cooling and heating emissions
3. Multilateral treaties address some chemicals and issues of global concern, but implementation challenges remain
4. Vienna Convention Trust Fund for Research and Systematic Observations - A viable tool for the continued protection of the ozone layer
5. ASHRAE/UNEP Lower-GWP Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Innovation Award
6. Premier calls for more climate-friendly development approaches (Rwanda)
7. Cuba to Reduce Use of Gases with Impact on the Greenhouse Effect
8. Mobile Air Conditioning, Lowest Cost Alternative Refrigerant Identified
9. Market Trends for Natural Refrigerants in North America and Globally - Upcoming Webinar
10. India Cooling Action Plan Launched
11. Technicians learn proper RAC systems servicing (Brunei)
12. Japan to boost subsidy for low-GWP technology development
13. Middle East Industrial Refrigeration Systems Market to 2024: Forecast Analysis by Equipment Type, Refrigerant, Application and Country
14. Dutch authorities intercept illegal R134a refrigerant


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Reports and Books
Mapping of Waste Management Initiatives at Global and Regional Level and Major National Initiatives
United Nations Environment Programme

The information in this report was based on the information on the implementation of the 188 waste management projects of 17major international organizations. The purpose of this report is to present an inventory of completed waste management projects to compliment the supply side with the demand in waste management services around the world, to provide stakeholders opportunities for projects partnerships and to harmonize efforts and avoid duplication. The report highlights projects of international organizations and UN Bodies with a focus on, but not necessarily limited to, waste management. The GPWM secretariat will continue its commitment inupdating the report on a biennial basis.


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Reports and Books
Needs Assessment Study on Capacity Building on Waste Management - Prepared for the Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM)
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this report is to identify the capacity development needs of the different countries in the implementation of waste management. The report also aims to complement supply with the demand for waste management services around the world, to provide stakeholders opportunities for projects partnerships and to harmonize efforts and avoid duplication. The report highlights waste management projects particularly from the developing nations with an end goal of identifying capacity needs on waste management.


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Other
Alternatives to Lead-acid Batteries
United Nations Environment Programme

Lead-acid batteries are the most widely used rechargeable battery and principally serve two sectors: automotive and industrial. Designing green and sustainable battery systems is essential, so criteria such as life cycle, abundance of raw materials and electrode recycling are becoming crucial. This documents presents alternatives to lead-acid batteries in industrial applications.


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Reports and Books
Direcionando as Cidades para o Uso Eficiente de Recursos: 8 Mensagens Principais para Formuladores de Políticas
United Nations Environment Programme

Este documento visa apresentar aos decisores políticos das cidades um conjunto de oito mensagens-chave que a ONU Meio Ambiente reconhece como fundamentais para tornar as cidades mais eficientes no uso de recursos. O documento também traz exemplos concretos de políticas locais bem-sucedidas. Cada mensagem apresenta um estudo de caso de uma cidade para destacar os benefícios das medidas tomadas para aumentar a eficiência dos recursos.


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Global environment outlook (GEO), Newsletters
GEO Matters - September 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

This September 2018 issue covers the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook summary for policy makers drafting meeting as well as a personal story on beating plastic pollution. An author and GEO fellow profile are also included.


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Contribution of the United Nations Environment Assembly to the Highlevel Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Responses to the questions raised by the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
United Nations Environment Programme

The note offers the contribution of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UN Environment Assembly) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) to the 2017 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable
Development (the Forum), which takes place in New York from 10 to 19 July 2017 with the theme on “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”.


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