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Belt and Road Initiative Green Development Coalition
People's Republic of China

BRIGC is an open, inclusive and voluntary international network which aims to incorporate green development into the Belt and Road Initiative, promote international consensus and collective actions on the development of Green Belt and Road and implement the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. BRIGC will provide platforms for policy dialogue and communication, knowledge and information, green technology exchange and transfer. By May 2019, BRIGC has more than 130 partners.


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2019
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Regional Networks of National Ozone Units
United Nations Environment Programme

The OzonAction Programme operates ten Regional Networks comprising 147 developing countries


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
HS Codes for HFCs : Advice for countries in Advance of the 2022 HS Code Update - OzonAction Policy Brief
United Nations Environment Programme

Until the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, or Harmonized System (HS) is revised in 2022, all HS codes for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are contained in a single HS code which does not allow differentiation of the individual chemicals or of mixtures/blends. This document outlines a proactive interim approach, recommended by the World Customs Organization (WCO), to establish additional digits in the existing national HS codes to identify specific HFCs to facilitate monitoring of trade and enable a licencing system to function effectively.


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2019
Progress in the Implementation of Resolution 3/3 on Contributions of the United Nations Environment Assembly to the high-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development - Report of the Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme

The present report provides an update on the implementation of paragraph 6 of United Nations Environment Assembly resolution 3/3,1 on contributions of the Environment Assembly to the high-level political forum on sustainable development, which seeks to enhance the contributions of the Environment Assembly to the forum with a view to providing the overarching environmental perspective of sustainable development and promoting the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system. The forum takes place annually in July, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, and every four years in September, with participation by Heads of State and Government, under the auspices of the General Assembly. In 2019 the forum will take place in both July and September, with the theme “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The present report outlines the steps taken to provide meaningful contributions to the forum and suggests concrete steps for further enhancing these contributions.


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2018
Member State Meeting on the Draft Summary for Policymakers of the Sixth Global Environment Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

A provisional agenda for the Negotiation of the Summary for Policymakers of the sixth Global Environment Outlook


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2018
Webinar - Wastewater Reuse: A Second Life for an Essential Resource
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities
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2018
Refrigerant Management Tools for Developing Countries UN Environment Programme OzonAction/ASHRAE Side Event 30th Meeting of the Parties, Quito, Ecuador
United Nations Environment Programme

At the 30th Meeting of Parties of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, UN Environment Programme OzonAction and ASHRAE held a side event on Refrigerant Management Tools for countries operating under Article 5 of the Protocol. These tools were developed under a long-standing partnership between the OzonAction and ASHRAE.


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2018
Logistical Information Note for Meeting Participants: The Second Meeting of National Focal Points for the Montevideo Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law (Montevideo Programme IV), Nairobi, 26-28 November 2018
United Nations Environment Programme
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2018
Co-Chairs’ Summary (Un-edited version) - Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Co-chairs for the Montevideo Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law
United Nations Environment Programme

The key purpose of the meeting was to discuss and endorse the content of the secretariat’s proposal for the work of the UN Environment Programme in the area of environmental law for a specific period beginning in 2020, to be submitted for consideration by the United Nations Environment Assembly at its fourth session in March 2019.


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2018
Draft Timetable of Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Co-chairs for the Montevideo Programme IV
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment Headquarters, Conference Room 4, 26-28 November 2018, Nairobi


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2018