Tagged on: Ecosystem management

Reports and Books
The United Nations Environment Programme and the 2030 Agenda: Global Action for People and the Planet
United Nations Environment Programme

Unemployment, resource scarcity, climate change, food insecurity and inequity all signal the need for radical change in our societies. To bring this change, the entire UN system must meet the challenge of delivering sustainable development with shared prosperity for all, within the ecological limits of our planet. The UN’s role in this transformation is to assist countries to implement the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a balanced and integrated manner.


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2015
Reports and Books
Blue economy: sharing success stories to inspire change
United Nations Environment Programme

Oceans are vital, not only to a wide array of biodiversity and ecosystems, but also to the food chains, livelihoods and climate regulation for a human population heading towards nine billion people. That is why this report shares stories that illustrate how economic indicators and development strategies can better reflect the true value of such wide spread benefits and potentially even build on them.


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2015
Programme Performance Reports
UNEP Programme Performance Report 2014
United Nations Environment Programme

2014 marked the evolution of UNEP’s governing body from a 58-member Council to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) with universal membership (193 countries), demonstrating that the environment is a global concern. This new political platform provided a broader overarching context for the work of UNEP in 2014, with a challenge to provide added value to a growing community of stakeholders with high expectations.


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2015
GEO
The European environment — State and Outlook: Synthesis Report
European Environment Agency

This report synthesises the information resulting from four decades of implementation of a well-defined and ambitious EU policy agenda. It represents the tip of the knowledge available to EEA and its network, Eionet. The overall findings point to successes in reducing environmental pressures. These achievements are especially remarkable when seen in the context of vastly changed European and global settings over the past decades.


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2015
Reports and Books
Forest Ecosystem Valuation Study - Indonesia
United Nations Office for REDD Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID), United Nations Environment Programme

Over the last few years, Indonesia has demonstrated considerable leadership in recognising the value of its natural capital. With the third largest area of tropical forest in the world, Indonesia’s forests play a significant role in climate change mitigation at the national and global level. They are also critical for economic growth and the welfare of people. Therefore, recognising, capturing and demonstrating the benefits provided by forest ecosystems in Indonesia can significantly assist the country in transitioning towards a green economy. This can result in equitable growth, stable economic development and the preservation of Indonesia’s natural assets for its future generations.


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2015
YouthXchange guidebook series: Biodiversity and lifestyles
United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization)

To date, there are no youth-friendly publications that explore the relationship between biodiversity and our lifestyles. This guidebook explores the dimensions of global biological and cultural diversity, as well as helps youth to develop essential skills while engaging with biodiversity. It provides well- researched insights into the interactions between biodiversity and the lifestyle choices facing young people by explaining the interrelatedness of food, consumption, culture and biodiversity conservation.


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2015
Reports and Books
St. Christopher (St. Kitts) & Nevis national biodiversity strategy & action plan 2014-2020
St. Kiits and Nevis, Ministry of Sustainable Development

The Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis (GSKN) is proud of its biodiversity heritage and approaches that have been undertaken to manage this critical resource. However, macroeconomic and livelihood challenges, influenced largely by external factors require that the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis play closer attention to biodiversity conservation and design mechanisms and structures to ensure resilience, continued productivity and sustainability.


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2015
Policy and Strategy Documents
UNEP Medium Term Strategy 2014-2017
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP medium-term strategy for the period 2014–2017 plots the direction that UNEP will take in pursuit of that goal. It lays out the vision, strategic objectives and the results which UNEP aims to achieve by 2017. Key to successful attainment of these results will be work by UNEP with stakeholders with very different needs and priorities across multiple sectors of government and society, to enable them better to manage the environment and thereby safeguard the services that it provides for their countries’ development and economy, which are crucial to the eradication of poverty and the well-being of their populations.


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2015
Manuals and Guides
Gender equality and the environment: Policy and strategy
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Gender Policy and Strategy charts our strategic direction on gender and the environment over the 2014-2017 planning period. Like the MTS that it parallels, the P&S describes the overarching programme and operational mechanisms that we will put in place, or strengthen, and the broad areas of result that we plan to achieve, while the Gender Implementation Plan (GIP) articulates the precise steps that we will take, in tandem with the UNEP biennial Strategic Framework and corresponding Programme of Work (2014-2015 and 2016-2017).


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2015
Programme Performance Reports
UNEP Programme Performance Report 2014-2015
United Nations Environment Programme

The biennium 2014-2015 marks the end of the first half of the UNEP Medium-Term Strategy for the period 2014-2017 and the implementation of the Programme of Work for 2014-2015. UNEP’s performance review shows that as of December 2015, 70 per cent of expected accomplishments (i.e. planned outcomes) in the Programme of Work for the biennium 2014-2015 had been achieved, and 79 per cent of the targeted indicators had been achieved (see Figures 1 and 2). This result was based on a total expenditure of $795.8 million, 128.6 per cent of the biennium’s projected budget. Income exceeded the projected budget.


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2015