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[Invitation to the Organizational Session of the Ad hoc Open-ended Working Group Established by General Assembly resolution 72/277]
United Nations General Assembly

Letter from the Co-Chairs submitted under a cover letter from the President of the General Assembly to All Permanent Representatives and Permanent Observers to the United Nations.


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2018
Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production: Concept Note on the Theme of the Fourth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly
United Nations Environment Programme

The present concept note takes into account the interlinkages and integrated nature of the Sustainable Development Goals as set out in General Assembly resolution A/RES/70/1, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.


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2018
Timeline for Montevideo process leading up to UNEA 4
United Nations Environment Programme

Regional consultations


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2018
Provisional Agenda - United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme - Fourth session
United Nations Environment Programme
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2018
One Planet: SDG 12.1.1 Pilot Reporting & Country Needs Assessment - In preparation for the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

One Planet SDG 12.1.1 Pilot Reporting & country needs assessment - Presentation for Webinar held in preparation for the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2018


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2018
Foresight Briefs
Revisiting Ocean Acidification, Food Security and Our Earth System - Foresight Brief No. 009 - July 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Ocean acidification is a global issue, which is affecting all ocean regions. It is important as it may have severe impacts on marine organisms and ecosystems. Loss of biodiversity is a likely result, accompanied by a reduction of harvestable resources, including those associated with human food resources. If CO2 emissions continue at the same rate, ocean acidification will have a considerable influence on marine-based diets for billions of people worldwide. The only way to stop ocean acidification is to curb emissions of CO2.


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2018
Provisional Annotated Agenda for First Global Authors’ Meeting of the Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) for Youth
United Nations Environment Programme

First Authors’ Meeting of GEO-6 for Youth, will be conducted under the supervision of selected experts involved in the main global assessment process. This interaction with senior figures in the global science community is aimed to inspire the GEO-6 for Youth authors and introduce them to global science-policy processes and collaborative mechanisms in policy consensus building.


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2018
Global environment outlook (GEO), Newsletters
GEO Matters June 2018
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
The Impact of Land-based Pollution on Coral Reefs: Focus on Nutrients, Plastics and Wastewater - Webinar
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA)
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2018
72/277. Towards a Global Pact for the Environment - Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 10 May 2018 [without reference to a Main Committee (A/72/L.51 and A/72/L.51/Add.1)]
United Nations General Assembly

The General Assembly, among other decisions, requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its seventy-third session in 2018 a technical and evidence-based report that identifies and assesses possible gaps in international environmental law and environment-related instruments with a view to strengthening their implementation; and decides to establish an ad hoc open-ended working group, under the auspices of the General Assembly, to consider the report and discuss possible options to address possible gaps in international environmental law and environment-related instruments, as appropriate, and, if deemed necessary, the scope, parameters and feasibility of an international instrument, with a view to making recommendations, which may include the convening of an intergovernmental conference to adopt an international instrument, to the Assembly during the first half of 2019.


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2018