Tagged on: Environment Under Review

Reports and Books
UNEP Frontiers: 2016 report: Emerging issues of environmental concern
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Frontiers 2016 edition presents six emerging issues. It highlights, for example, that the global significance of the financial sector should not confine itself only to enhancing global economic growth, but also to advancing environmental sustainability. The financial sector has a crucial role to play in investing in new low-carbon, resource efficient and environmentally sound assets, and shifting capital away from traditional assets that have high impacts on the environment. The report presents a number of emerging financial initiatives led by the financial sector as innovative solutions to sustainability challenges.


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2016
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Land Degradation, Desertification “Most Critical Challenges” in West Asia, as Rolling Conflicts Damage Environment, Human Health: Global Environmental Outlook 6 - Factsheet
United Nations Environment Programme

The factsheet highlihts the findings of the GEO 6 Regional Assessment of the state of environment in West Asia


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2016
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Rapidly growing middle class presents severe challenge for the environment and human health in Asia and the Pacific: Global Environmental Outlook 6 - Factsheet
United Nations Environment Programme

The factsheet highlihts the findings of the GEO 6 Regional Assessment of the state of environment in Asia Pacific


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2016
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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
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Policies Improving Environment in North America, but New Challenges Such as Climate Change Need Attention: Global Environmental Outlook 6 - Factsheet
United Nations Environment Programme

The factsheet highlihts the findings of the GEO 6 Regional Assessment of the state of environment in North America


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2016
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Urbanization and Economic Growth in Latin America and Caribbean Damaging Air and Water Quality: Global Environmental Outlook 6 - Factsheet
United Nations Environment Programme

The factsheet highlihts the findings of the GEO 6 Regional Assessment of the state of environment in Latin America


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2016
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Land, Water, Biodiversity, and Air Quality under Pressure in Africa: Global Environmental Outlook 6 - Factsheet
United Nations Environment Programme

The factsheet highlihts the findings of the GEO 6 Regional Assessment of the state of environment in Africa


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2016
Policy and Strategy Documents
UNEP Medium Term Strategy 2018-2021
United Nations Environment Programme

The medium-term strategy (MTS) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) sets out an analysis of the significant environmental challenges that the world will face in the coming years. Within this framework, the MTS for the period 2018 - 2021 is informed by relevant resolutions and decisions of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the General Assembly and the UNEP Governing Council, and by the strategies and plans of multilateral environmental agreements and other internationally agreed environmental goals.


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

UNEP Annual Report


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2016