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Synthesis of Voluntary Submissions by Functional Commissions of the Economic and Social Council and other Intergovernmental Bodies and Forums - Note by the Secretariat
United Nations Economic and Social Council

The present document provides a synthesis of the voluntary submissions prepared by functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council and other intergovernmental bodies and forums. It synthesizes the 62 voluntary submissions received as at 23 April 2019 and does not suggest a formal reporting link to the forum or modify any entity’s mandate or governance. It reflects how the intergovernmental bodies are responding to the theme of the 2019 high-level political forum, including the lessons learned, gaps and challenges and emerging issues identified, as well as the recommendations developed, by the entities.


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2019
Regional Workshop on Development of the Report on the “State of Marine Ecosystems and shared Living Marine Resource in the Wider Caribbean (CLME+ and Gulf of Mexico)”and Regional Strategy and Action Plan for the Valuation, Protection and/or Restoration of Key Marine Habitats in the CLME+ Crowne Plaza Panama |Panama City, Panama 3 – 4 December 2018: Workshop Report
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The State of the Marine Ecosystems and shared Living Marine Resource in the CLME+ report and the Regional Strategy and Action Plan will cover the management and protection of coral reefs and associated sub-ecosystems, namely, mangroves and sea grass beds. The report and the strategy will consider impacts of climate change and adaptation, as well as socio-economic issues such as gender and poverty.


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2019
Legal Readiness for Climate Finance: Private Sector Opportunities - Report and Findings of Roundtable held at King’s College London, 25 January 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

This report summarises the agenda and findings of the Legal Readiness for Climate Finance: Private Sector Opportunities roundtable co-convened by King’s College London, UN Environment, and Legal Response International. It is part of an ongoing King’s College
London/UN Environment partnership to stimulate collaborations and mutual learning between public and private stakeholders in developing and developed countries for transformational change.
This roundtable was aimed at the public sector and focused on experiences of Kenya and Mexico as case-studies. Delegates at that workshop subsequently indicated a strong desire to engage with the private sector, especially lawyers, financiers, and investors.


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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
Gaps in International Environmental Law and Environment-related Instruments: Towards a Global Pact for the Environment - Report of the Secretary-General [Advance]
United Nations Secretary-General

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 72/277 entitled “Towards a Global Pact for the Environment”, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit, 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.
The report reviews and analyses the corpus of international environmental law and environment-related instruments as well as the governance structure and implementation of international environmental law. It reveals gaps and deficiencies at multiple levels.


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2018
Síntesis del avance en la implementación de las decisiones de la XX Reunión del Foro de Ministros de Medio Ambiente de América Latina y el Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme

Un resumen del avance en la implementación de las decisiones de la XX Reunión del Foro de Ministros de Medio Ambiente de América Latina y el Caribe realizada en Cartagena, Colombia del 28 al 31 de marzo de 2016.


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2018
Future Shape of International Law to address Pollution of Global Significance affecting the Earth's Ecosystems: Consolidated Report of Initial Consideration by Experts
United Nations Environment Programme

This report gives an overview of recommendations of the Montevideo Experts on a more holistic approach necessary in international law to address global environmental issues.


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2018
Report on the Work of the Committee of Permanent Representatives - Note by the Secretariat: Draft Minutes of the 140th Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Environment Programme, held on 31 October 2017
United Nations Environment Programme

Annex I to the present note sets out a compendium of the minutes of the meetings of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of 14 June 2016, 29 September 2016, 16 January 2017, 10 March 2017, 19 June 2017 and 31 October 2017. The minutes cover a broad range of issues that emerged during the intersessional period and include summaries of the regular reports of the Executive Director to the Committee as well as the reports of the subcommittee to the Committee. The minutes provide an evaluation of the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly which contributed to a report on lessons learned in preparing for the meetings of the
governing bodies of the United Nations Environment Programme considered at the 141st meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives.


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2018
No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Applying the Mitigation Hierarchy and Biodiversity Offsets as tools to achieve sustainable development in the WIO - Session 9: From Science to Policy Paper 1
Wildlife Conservation Society

The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) is one of the richest regions of the world for biodiversity. It comprises diverse ecosystems both in terms of biodiversity and the ecosystem services provided, as is the case of coral reefs and mangroves. These areas are important for both wildlife and human populations; offering breeding and foraging areas for flagship marine and migratory species and providing protection for communities and property against storms, sea level rise and coastal erosion. The coastal population of the region is largely dependent on the health and productivity of these and other ecosystems through fishing, coastal agriculture, and tourism.


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2018
Report on Activities undertaken within the UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership (July 2017 – August 2018): Note by the Secretariat
United Nations Environment Programme

The Chemicals and Health Branch of the UN Environment Economy Division has drafted a report on activities within the UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership, which is set out in the annex to the present note. The current version reflects input received from the partnership area report since the eighth meeting of the Partnership Advisory Group, held in September 2017.


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2018