Tagged on: India

Reports and Books
Meera Lathmarajah: Pollution and the marine environment in the Indian Ocean - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 13
United Nations Environment Programme

This report attempts to provide a general idea of the sources, levels and effects of marine pol1utante in the Indian Ocean as well as the existence and extent of marine pollution monitoring systems at present available in the area. It is intended to serve as a source document for eventual programmes relating to pollution monitoring and its combatting in the Indian Ocean Area.


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Reports and Books
Problems And Prospects Desertification of Desertification Control in the ESCAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Desertification has always been one of the major environmental problems of the developing countries in Asia as well as Australia. To focus world attention on this serious problem, the United Nations Conference on Desertification was convened in 1977 and adopted a Plan of Action to Combat Desertification for promoting and catalysing concerted efforts to counter this disaster. Echoing the recommendations of the Con- ference, the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 32/172, requested the regional commissions to support national efforts and co-operate with governments in their plans to combat deser-tification. In response, ESCAP organized a Technical Workshop in October 1981 to consider the steps taken by the Governments of the region to implement the Plan of Action.
After reviewing the problems, progress and prospects in combating desertification, the Workshop felt that the order of priorities of the Plan of Action should be rearranged so as to ensure more efficient use of resources while recommending a series of activities in research, monitoring, training and information for concerted action at the regional level.


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Reports and Books
India: State of the Environment 2001
United Nations Environment Programme, Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP)

This SoE assessment for India provides a sound basis for the development of action plans, the next stage of the planning process, as we enter the new millenium. The report aims to provide concrete guidance for action planning, policy setting and resource allocation for the coming decades to improve the state of the environment of India and the welfare of her people.


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Annual Reports
International Environmental Technology Centre - Annual Report 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

As outlined in this, first ever annual report, IETC delivered substantial results aligned with the waste management goals in the United Nations Environment Programme’s programme of work, and in particular with resolution 7 of the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly. These have included regional waste management outlooks and global thematic reports as well as substantial work assisting countries and municipalities to improve waste management on the ground.


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Manuals and Guides
Greening Universities Toolkit V2.0: Transforming Universities into Green and Sustainable Campuses: A Toolkit for Implementers - Advance Copy
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this Toolkit is to inspire, encourage and support universities to develop and implement their own transformative strategies for establishing green, resource-efficient and low carbon campuses. It will provide an opportunity to build stakeholder capacity to deliver systemic, institution-wide integration of sustainability principles into all aspects of university business. This initiative is intended to improve the sustainability performance of universities globally and to provide support to other stakeholders embarking on their own sustainability journeys. Further, it will enhance the practical relevance of universities to sustainable development and by extension, the new paradigm of the “green economy”. In short, the aim is to encourage and promote the contribution of universities to the overall sustainability of the planet. We cannot have a sustainable world where universities promote unsustainable – conversely, the sustainable university can help catalyse a more sustainable world.


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Reports and Books
Public and Leadership Attitudes to the Environment in for Continents : A Report of a Survey in 14 Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the results of a large multinational survey of public and leadership attitudes to environmental issues; conducted in 14 countries by Louis Harris and Associates for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


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Factsheets
Biodiversity - Factsheet
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s vision of a sustainable and equitable future for people and planet depends on the goods and services contributed by the world’s ecosystems and the biodiversity within them. UN Environment is working with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to arrest the decline in biodiversity and conserve ecosystem services for the benefit of current and future generations. We have worked together on over 350 projects, helping more than 150 countries improve and expand their action on biodiversity.


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Reports and Books
Apell Worldwide
United Nations Environment Programme

Following various technological accidents in both highly industrialised and industrialising countries which resulted in adverse impacts on the environment, the United Nations Environment Programme Industry and Environment office (UNEP IE) launched the Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL) programme. This report contains twelve national overviews of APELL or APELLlike activities undertaken to prevent and prepare for technological accidents.


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Reports and Books
Sustainability Reporting in the Financial Sector: A Governmental Approach
United Nations Environment Programme, Group of Friends of Paragraph 47

This report takes a detailed look at reporting by the financial sector. It explores the variety of laws, regulations, codes and voluntary initiatives that have driven reporting, illustrated through case studies.


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Reports and Books
Financing the Transition: How Financial System Reform Can Serve Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is focused on understanding how the growing number of policy and regulatory measures taken in the financial system can support a real economy in transition, seeking to answer the question: ‘what measures are most needed to deliver efficiency, effectiveness and resilience in ways that the financial system can contribute to specific sustainability priorities in the real economy?’ To answer this question, we have examined a subset of actions in 10 countries that are focused on the three interlocking challenges
of energy, climate change and land-use.


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