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Annual Reports
Putting the Environment at the Heart of People's Lives - Annual Report 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Over the last year, UN Environment supported Member States as they stepped up their efforts to build a better, cleaner and more equitable world. While it was a challenging year, we saw hope in growing action and global commitment to new ways of doing business that tackle the environmental challenges we face. Our role in highlighting best practices, advocating action and bringing together governments, civil society and businesses once again proved critical.


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2019
Global environment outlook (GEO), Other
GEO-6 - Links to Individual Chapters
United Nations Environment Programme

The document lists links to the individual chapters of the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook


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2019
Global environment outlook (GEO), Reports and Books
Global Linkages: A Graphic Look at the Changing Arctic
United Nations Environment Programme

The new report “Global Linkages – A graphic look at the changing Arctic”, produced by UN Environment and its collaborating center GRID-Arendal, is a set of maps and graphics, accompanied by short narratives to synthesize and illustrate the most critical, connected environmental challenges with Arctic and global relevance and focusing on issues which call for common solutions. The graphics builds on Arctic and global environmental assessments and reflect the dynamic connection between the Arctic and the rest of the planet. It presents both trends and outlooks and provides actionable recommendations focused on policy development and options for solutions. The issues covered by this product reflect the themes of the current Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council – climate change, biodiversity conservation and pollution prevention.


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2019
Factsheets, Policy and Strategy Documents
Taking Urgent Action to Combat Climate Change and its Impact - SDG13 Issue Brief
United Nations Environment Programme

Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG 13) – to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact is one of gravest existential threats facing our collective, sustainable future survival on this planet.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
Unlocking Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies to Tackle Air Pollution
United Nations Environment Programme, African Center for Technology Studies, Technical University of Denmark

Environmentally Sound Technologies are defined as technologies that protect the environment, are less polluting, use all resources in a
more sustainable manner, recycle more of their wastes and products and handle residual wastes in a more acceptable way than the
technologies for which they are substitutes. They can also be referred to as “clean” technologies.
Increasing the uptake of environmentally sound technologies can result in several benefits for the environment, including reduced air
pollution. Access to cost-effective technologies through trade can help to both stimulate the green economy and to achieve global sustainable development objectives.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
Shades of Green: An Introduction to the Green Economy for Parliamentarians - Issues Brief February 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

In line with the partnership between UN Environment and the IPU, this issue brief aims to provide parliamentarians with a basic understanding of the green economy and of the policies required to transition toward it.


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2019
Infographics
Greening the Blue Report 2019: The UN System's Environment Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations System has been working to improve its environmental sustainability over several years. Responding to the latest scientific evidence, UN entities are now accelerating this work with the introduction of a new UN Sustainability Strategy 2020-2030. This demands ambitious reductions of environmental impacts and the full integration of the Sustainable Development Goals in the management of facilities and operations.


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2019
Chapters and Articles
Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Mitigation Ambition and Action at G20 Level and Globally. Pre-release version of a chapter in the forthcoming UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2019
Höhne, N., Fransen, T., Hans, F., Bhardwaj, A., Blanco, G., den Elzen, M., Hagemann, M., Henderson, C., Keesler, D., Kejun J., Kuriyama, A., Sha, F., Song, R., Tamura, K., Wills, W.
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2019
Reports and Books
Safe Climate: A Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment - A/74/161
United Nations Environment Programme
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2019
Other
Drawing a “Red Line” for Ecological Protection to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change
People's Republic of China

The initiative will call for active implementation of national spatial planning measures, based on scientific research and data, put forward a set of methodologies and guidelines for land use
planning including the "ecological red lines", and promote the use. The initiative will provide capacity-building and technical support for countries and regions planning to launch similar
initiatives or to conduct pilot demonstrations, including the exchange of knowledge and information, field visits and seminars. Using practical experience, the initiative will continuously improve the methodology and expand its application in different countries and regions to promote the
formation of coordinated action in a global sense.


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2019