Tagged on: Climate change

Chapters and Articles
World Must Urgently Up Action to Cut a Further 25% from Predicted 2030 Emissions, Says UN Environment Report - Press Release
United Nations Environment Programme

The world must urgently and dramatically increase its ambition to cut roughly a further quarter off predicted 2030 global greenhouse emissions and have any chance of minimizing dangerous climate change, UN Environment said today as it released its annual Emissions Gap report.


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2016
Summaries
The Emissions Gap Report 2016: A UNEP Synthesis – Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

Executive summary


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2016
Programme Performance Reports
UNEP Programme Performance Report 2016
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment this year commemorates 45 years of its existence with a track record in leading efforts to protect our environment. Established in December 1972 as a follow up to the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, UN Environment further strengthened its strategic leadership in 2016, exercising its role as a global authority on the environment. It implemented its Medium Term Strategy and Programme of Work, strengthening its partnership with governments, local authorities, the UN system, the scientific community, business, investors, and civil society. No stakeholder was left behind in the joint effort to address the challenges of sustainability and resilience.


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2016
Emissions Gap Reports, Reports and Books
The Emissions Gap Report 2016: A UNEP Synthesis Report
United Nations Environment Programme

In line with previous reports, the objective of the 2016 Emissions Gap Report is to provide an up-to-date scientific assessment of the global progress towards the emissions reductions required to be on track to meet the long-term goal of the UNFCCC. In particular, this year the report emphasizes the implications of the Paris Agreement’s strengthened goal of holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels for immediate and longer-term mitigation action.


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2016
Infographics and Flyers
United Nations Environment Assembly: Parliament of the Environment UNEA2
United Nations Environment Programme

Infographic highlighting what is UNEA and what will be discussed during UNEA 2


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2016
Infographics and Flyers
E-waste 2.0: Recycling for sustainability
United Nations Environment Programme and Basel convention

Infographic highlighting the hazards of ewaste and how to dispose of such waste


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2016
Annual Reports
UNEP results: United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP in numbers


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2016
Annual Reports
Message from Ban Ki-Moon UN Secretary-General - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The final months of 2015 saw two inspiring advances for humankind and victories for multilateralism: in September, the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in December, the Paris Agreement on climate change.


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2016
Annual Reports
Ecosystem management: Supporting human well-being through healthy ecosystems - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

In its work on ecosystem management, which is of particular significance to the Sustainable Development Goals on conserving and sustainably managing terrestrial and ocean ecosystems, UNEP focuses on the following areas: The Enabling Environment – Assisting countries in incorporating the value and the long-term function of ecosystems in planning and accounting frameworks. The productivity of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems – Assisting countries to use an ecosystem approach to managing terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The productivity of marine ecosystems – Assisting countries to use an ecosystem approach in marine ecosystem management.


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2016
Reports and Books
Global Assessment of Sand and Dust Storms
United Nations Environment Programme

The specific objectives of the assessment are to: 1) Synthesise and highlight the environmental and socio-economic causes and impacts of SDS, as well as available technical measures for their mitigation, at the local, regional and global levels||2) Show how the mitigation of SDS can yield multiple sustainable development benefits||3) Synthesize information on current policy responses for mitigating SDS and 4) Present options for an improved strategy for mitigating SDS at the local, regional and global levels, building on existing institutions and agreements.


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2016