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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
Reports and Books
Loss and Damage: The Role of Ecosystem Services
United Nations Environment Programme

This report tries to advance understanding of climatic stressor effects on ecosystems and possible correlations and implications for societal losses and damages. Five case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America are used to illustrate effects through realworld examples, covering a range of climatic stressors, such as drought, floods, heat waves, and cyclones.


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2016
Reports and Books
Actions on Air Quality: Policies & Programmes for Improving Air quality around the World
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides a snapshot of the progress being made to adopt and implement key actions that can significantly improve air quality.


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2016
Reports and Books
Green finance for developing countries: Needs, concerns and innovations
United Nations Environment Programme

This briefing outlines key concerns and needs of developing countries in relation to green finance, particularly focusing on developing countries that are not members of the G20. It also highlights emerging innovations, drawing in particular from engagement with practitioners and regulators from Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Honduras, Jordan, Kenya, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Nigeria, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, and the findings from the UNEP Inquiry’s country studies.1 Green Finance is a strategy for financial sector and broader sustainable development that is relevant around the world. But the context differs considerably for different countries. Developing countries, notably those with underdeveloped financial systems, face particular challenges in financing national development priorities. Financial Development shapes the context for green finance. Different sources of capital and financial institutions are particularly relevant in different countries. Financial systems in developing countries tend to be characterized by a dominant banking sector, and have large areas of the economy that remain unserved by the formal financial sector. Public finance and foreign direct investment can be particularly important as sources of long-term investment. Broadly, concern and action to align financing to sustainable development is concentrated in three areas: Preventing The Financing Of Illicit Practices Or Profiting From Weak Enforcement. Weak enforcement of environmental, economic and social policies and regulations can lead to social conflicts and market impacts resulting in losses to lenders and investors, and even macroeconomic stability risks. Unlocking Opportunities For Green Investment. In many countries, opportunities for green finance such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, agricultural development and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) productivity, as well as insurance markets, are potentially commercially viable, but inadequate owing to barriers in demand or supply. Exploring Solutions To Dilemmas And Trade-Offs. Many developing countries face a tension between the need to expand the electricity supply and reduce fossil fuel intensity. Similarly, SME finance is an area where regulators must be careful that lending requirements do not result in reduced overall lending or higher rates of non-performing loans and financial instability.


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2016
GEO
ملخص عمليات التقييم الإ قليمية في الطبعة السادسة من توقعات البيئة العالمية لبنامج البيئة
United Nations Environment Programme

GEO-6 تلخّص هذه المذكرة النتائج الرئيسية والرسائل المتعلقة بالسياسات المستقاة من التقييمات الإقليميّة في الطبعة السادسة من توقعات البيئة العالمية في مناطق برنامج الأمم المتحدة للبيئة الست (أفريقيا، آسيا والمحيط الهادئ، أوروبا، أمريكا اللاتينية والكاريبي ، أمريكا الشمالية وغرب آسيا) بناءً عى القرار 1/ 4 لجمعيّة الأمم المتحدة الأولى للبيئة يشمل كل تقييم إقليمي مراجعة لأولويّات الاقليميّة، ووضع البيئة في المنطقة، والتوجّهات الأساسيّة التي ستؤثّر على بيئة المنطقة في المستقبل، وتقييماً للأفعال اللازمة لدفع المنطقة نحو مستقبل أكثر استدامة. وستوفّر النتائج بيانات أساسية للتقييم العالمي لتوقعات البيئة العالمية وللمنتديات والعمليات الإقليمية والوطنية ذات الصلة وقد حازت التقييمات الإ قليميّة على تأييد سلسلة الاجتماعات الإ قليميّة التي عُقدت في مارس/آذار وأبريل/نيسان 2016 وضمّت الفريق الاستشاري الحكومي الدولي من أصحاب المصلحة الرفيعي المستوى الأعضاء في


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2016
GEO
Summary of the sixth global environment outlook GEO-6 regional assessments: Key findings and policy messages: UNEP/EA.2/INF/17
United Nations Environment Programme

The present note summarizes the key findings and policy messages stemming from the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) assessments conducted for the six United Nations Environment Programme regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and West Asia1,2), pursuant to resolution 1/4 of the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly.


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2016
Reports and Books
Gender equality and the environment: A Guide to UNEP's work
United Nations Environment Programme

This document outlines the linkages between gender equality and the environment, the impacts of gender inequality, how unequal participation in policy- and decision-making stymie effective action on tackling environmental challenges, and opportunities to unlock the untapped potential of both men and women in confronting these challenges. The document will also describe how UNEP, in accordance with its Policy and Strategy, is endeavouring to redress this gender imbalance.


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2016