Tagged on: Climate change

GEO
GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for West Asia
United Nations Environment Programme

In this assessment, the UNEP Secretariat and the authorsprovide an objective evaluation and analysis designed tosupport environmental decision making. Expert judgmentis applied to existing knowledge to provide scientificallycredible answers to policy-relevant questions


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2016
GEO
Résumé des évaluations régionales dans le cadre du sixième rapport sur l'avenir l'environnement mondial GEO-6: Principales conclusions et messages politiques: UNEP/EA.2/INF/17
Programme des nations unies pour l'environnement

La présente note résume les principales conclusions et messages politiques des évaluations menées dans le cadre du programme pour l’avenir de l’environnement dans le monde (GEO-6) dans les six régions du programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement (Afrique, Amérique du Nord, Amérique latine et Caraïbes, Asie et Pacifique, Asie occidentale et Europe1,2), conformément à la résolution 1/4 de la première session de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies.


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2016
Serials
UNEP in Africa newsletter: March - April 2016
United Nations Environment Programme

The Newsletter of UNEP's Regional Office for Africa


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2016
Reports and Books
Integrated assessment of short-lived climate pollutants in Latin America and the Caribbean: Summary for decision makers
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2011, two scientific global assessments coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) identified a number of win-win measures for near-term climate change and clean air benefits. Implementation of these cost-effective and readily available measures, which target reducing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in key sectors, can bring rapid and multiple benefits for human well-being and support countries achieve their development objectives, while simultaneously increasing their ambition for climate mitigation in the near term. The reduction in SLCP emissions should, however, be done in parallel with the reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2 ) emissions.


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2016
Reports and Books
WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2015
World Meteorological Organization

As part of its mandate to provide authoritative information about weather, climate and water, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) conducts annual assessments of the state of the global climate. For over two decades, those assessments have been published in the six official languages of the United Nations in order to inform governments, international agencies and other WMO partners about global climate trends, and extreme and notable weather and climate events at the national and regional levels.


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2016
Reducing the scale and impact of climate change
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP’s Climate Change subprogramme helps countries to pursue low-emission development pathways and boost their adaptation and resilience capacities. We provide this support by addressing the different elements of the climate continuum – science policy, technology and finance. UNEP’s work supports the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and Goal 13 (Climate Action).


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2016
Policy and Strategy Documents
Programme of work and budget for the biennium 2018‒2019 Report of the Executive Director [Approved]
United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme

The present report sets out the proposed programme of work and budget for the biennium 2018–2019, reflecting the outcome of consultations with the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Environment Programme. Without prejudice to further work that might be undertaken by the Committee of Permanent Representatives on this matter, the proposed programme of work and budget are being submitted to the United Nations Environment Assembly for its consideration.


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2016
Reports and Books
Regional oceans governance: Making regional seas programmes, regional fishery bodies and large marine ecosystem mechanisms work better together
United Nations Environment Programme

This review is intended to assist states that participate in existing regional oceans governance mechanisms, as well as those that are considering participating, by clarifying the key distinctions between their mandates, highlighting the successes and challenges of existing mechanisms, and outlining cooperation and coordination efforts. Options are identified for strengthening existing mechanisms and cooperation and coordination between them, as well as for the creation of new regional oceans governance mechanisms, with particular reference to EBM.


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2016
Reports and Books
Mediterranean strategy for sustainable development 2016-2025: Investing in environmental sustainability to achieve social and economic development
United Nations Environment Programme, Mediterranean Action Plan

The aims of the Strategy are as follows: to provide a strategic policy framework to secure a sustainable future for the Mediterranean region||to adapt international commitments to regional conditions, to guide national strategies and to stimulate regional cooperation in the achievement of sustainable development objectives||to link the need to protect the environment to socio-economic development.


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2016
Reports and Books
Global gender and environment outlook: The critical issues
United Nations Environment Programme

The global gender and environment outlook provides an overview of critical evaluations and analyses of the interlinkages between gender and the environment, and their importance for gender-sensitive policymaking and actions.


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2016