Tagged on: Ecosystem management

Reports and Books
Opening the Door to Cleaner Vehicles in Developing and Transition Countries:The Role of Lower Sulphur Fuels - Report of the Sulphur Working Group of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV)
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides information to help policymakers in developing and transi- tion countries understand the effects of the presence of sulphur in transportation fuels and the options available to lower sulphur levels to reduce vehicular emissions. The publication provides a general, non-technical overview of the considerations, benefits, and options for the development of policies and actions to reduce the level of sulphur in transportation fuels.


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Reports and Books, Case Studies
Enhancing Synergies across Global Biodiversity Conventions: Experiences from the Global South: Workshop Proceedings and Country Reports
United Nations Environment Programme

Over the past few years, UN Environment has led a multi-stakeholder process to identify options for enhancing synergies and cooperation among the global biodiversity conventions. To that effect, UN Environment organized a workshop on NBSAPs and synergies among Biodiversity Conventions held in Nairobi, Kenya from March 15-17, 2016. The workshop brought together national focal points, government representatives and biodiversity experts from countries the African, Caribbean, Latin America, Pacific regions as well as MEA Secretariats in an important, first-of-its-kind knowledge and experience sharing exercise. The select countries who participated in the workshop are all at various stages of the revision of their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) – a key instrument for implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the national level.


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Summaries
Valuing Plastic: The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this report is to help companies manage the opportunities and risks associated with plastic use. It articulates the business case for companies to improve their measurement, disclosure and management of plastic use in their designs, operations and supply chains.


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Reports and Books, Manuals and Guides
Water Harvesting and Natural Resource Management in South Sudan: Technical Guidelines
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, South Sudan, Ministry of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources, United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office

These guidelines constitute a reference document for the mainstreaming of sustainable natural resource management strategies in water harvesting structures in South Sudan for organizations investing in and implementing water harvesting projects for livestock and human consumption.


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Reports and Books
Understanding Synergies and Mainstreaming among the Biodiversity Related Conventions : A Special Contributory Volume by Key Biodiversity Convention Secretariats and Scientific Bodies
United Nations Environment Programme

This multi-author volume is an attempt by the United Nations Environment to engage with the Heads of various biodiversity related conventions and Chairs of Scienti c Bodies of the conventions to understand the opportunities and challenges related to promoting synergies and mainstreaming issues. It is envisaged that this publication will provide further guidance to promoting issues of synergies and mainstreaming from the perspective of individual conventions that have contributed to this volume at various levels and guide our actions into the future.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Oboolo (002-003)
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared as part of the Environmental Assessmentof Ogoniland by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It provides the observations and results from one of the individual sites studied in detail, plus the specific risk reduction measures for follow-up action. This fact sheet should be read in conjunction with the main assessment report.


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Reports and Books
Harnessing Opportunity: Wastewater as a Managed Resource
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication showcases some of the innovative approaches being used and provides guidance on how communities can put their wastewater to purposeful reuse — asreclaimed water — for the benefit of all.


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