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Chemicals and waste: Ensuring sound management of chemicals and waste – UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

To achieve sound management of chemicals and waste, essential to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 on healthy people, UNEP focuses on three areas: The enabling environment – Supporting countries to build the institutional capacity and policies to manage chemicals and waste soundly. Chemicals – Assisting countries, including major groups and stakeholders, to implement sound chemicals management and the related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). Waste – Assisting countries, including major groups and stakeholders, to implement sound waste management and the related MEAs.


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2016
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Goodwill Ambassadors - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

Switzerland’s Bertrand Piccard, the visionary behind the only airplane capable of flying day and night, without a drop of fuel, and acclaimed musician Jack Johnson became UNEP’s newest Goodwill Ambassadors in 2015.


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2016
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Recognition of donor contributions: United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP extends its heartfelt thanks to the donors and partners for their continued generosity to UNEP. With their support, UNEP received $777 million in total income for 2014- 2015 – a new record in UNEP’s 43-year history.


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2016
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2015 highlights from Achim Steiner: UNEP Executive Director - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The year 2015 will be remembered as a turning point for the environmental agenda. The international community set pivotal tracks for sustainability by adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development – demonstrating a unity of purpose that places us more firmly on the path to a sustainable future.


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2016
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Champions of the earth – UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

Five inspirational environmental leaders from the worlds of government, business, research and grassroots activism received the UN’s highest environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth Award, at a ceremony marking the close of the Sustainable Development Goals summit in September 2015.


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2016
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Disasters and conflicts: Minimizing environmental threats - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

In its work on disasters and conflicts, which aims to minimize threats to human well-being from environmental degradation, UNEP focuses on achieving results in two areas: Risk reduction – Improving countries’ ability to use environmental management to prevent and reduce the risks of natural hazards, industrial disasters and conflict. Response and recovery – Supporting countries in the aftermath of a disaster or conflict to identify and address environmental risks that could have serious social and economic impacts.


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2016
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Environment under review: Promoting evidence-based decision making through integrated knowledge - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

To keep the environment under review, UNEP focuses on bridging the gap between the producers and users of environmental information, better linking science to policy. To do so, the organization focuses on three areas: Assessment – Facilitating global, regional and national policy-making from environmental information made available on open platforms. Early warning – Enabling better policy planning that incorporates information on emerging environmental issues. Information management – Enhancing the capacity of countries to generate, access, analyze, use and communicate environmental information and knowledge.


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2016
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Maurice Strong (1929 – 2015) - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

Late last year, the world lost one of its greats when Maurice Strong, the founding Executive Director of UNEP, passed at the age of 86 – just days before the Paris Agreement that is, in many ways, a legacy of his life of environmental leadership. Maurice Strong was a truly exceptional human being and a leader in the global family. Few individuals can claim to have shaped the course of history over the past 50 years in the way Maurice Strong did, and he continued to exert huge influence until the last days of his life.


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2016
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A victory for the Climate in Paris – UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

On 12 December 2015, at the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement, one of the most important international agreements in history.


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2016
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United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP Annual Report


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2016