Tagged on: Environment Under Review

Annual Reports
UNEP 2013 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2013 Annual Report lays out the highlights of UNEP's work in 2013, a year in which the organization's Governing Council met under Universal Membership for the first time and the strengthening process agreed the previous year began in earnest. The report focuses on UNEP's achievement in the key focus areas of Climate Change||Disasters and Conflicts||Ecosystem Management||Environmental Governance||Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste||Resource Efficiency||and Sustainable Consumption and Production. It also highlights the key role UNEP plays in providing environmental leadership to the UN system and the international community: for example, in 2013, nations adopted the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the first new global multilateral environmental agreement in almost a decade.


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2014
Reports and Books
New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Series: 2014 Air Domain Report
Ministry for the Environment and Statistics, New Zealand

New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Series: 2014 Air domain report presents information on New Zealand’s air quality. It shows the changes in our air quality over time, and the associated pressures and impacts. It helps us identify and understand air quality issues at the national level.


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2014
Reports and Books
Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Dar es Salaam
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the findings of a knowledge assessment on urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) for the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that was conducted in 2012. It examines the state of UPA in the city through the lens of intensifying urban pressures and increasing climate risks with the objective of identifying how these and other drivers potentially interact to affect the long-term sustainability of UPA, and what response options are needed to address existing and emerging challenges.


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2014
Reports and Books
Environment Report
Bank of Italy

This edition of the Environment Report, in line with the previous years’ reports published on the Bank’s website, gives an account of the Bank’s environmental impact, and incorporates information from its ‘Report on the Operations and Activities of the Bank of Italy’. Environmental impact is measured by means of quantitative indicators, with the aim of giving a complete picture both of the improvements achieved over time and of areas requiring greater attention in the future.


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2014
Reports and Books
Horizon 2020 Mediterranean report: Israel
European Environment Agency, United Nations Environment Programme

Israel has a technologically advanced market economy, including rapidly developing hi‑tech, agricultural, financial and service sectors. Israel was characterised by relatively high and stable economic growth in the previous decade and in 2010 joined the OECD.


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2014
Reports and Books
Greece Report on Sustainable Governance Indicators
Bertelsmann Stiftung

In the period under review Greece underwent a severe economic crisis which affected all core dimensions. The quality of democracy was negatively affected by a new sharp divide between supporters and opponents of the bailout extended to Greece by its creditors under strict austerity conditions.


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2014
Reports and Books
Selected Environmental Indicators 2013
Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Selected Indicators of the state of environment are calculated on the base methodology of the European Environment Agency EEA and UNECE methodology. Indicators Driving forces include negative human activities on the environment such as: passenger transport, freight transport, energy consumption. Pressures indicators are a direct result of activities or emissions that pollute the environment. The State indicators show the current state of environment impact, such as: global temperature, oxygen consumption in the rivers, nutrients in the water, species diversity and so on. The Impact indicators are direct result of pressure on the environment and human health. Response indicators provide measures, investments, regulations, etc.. in environment.


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2014
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Suriname Environment Statistics Report
General Bureau of Statistics (GBS), Suriname

This publication is presented again as one of the outputs from the UNSD/CARICOM Project (Now: CARICOM Program). This edition exclusively pays attention to the Environment with various stimuli and responses.


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2014
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Leadership now: UK companies and the global environmental challenge
CDP Worldwide

This report explores some of the key areas in which companies are addressing environmental issues, including those outlined in the AR5||primarily, are they managing natural resource and climate change issues appropriately||are they setting ambitious enough targets||and what are the top environmental risks and opportunities companies are identifying?


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2014
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MDG Report 2014: Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union, African Development Bank and United Nations Development Programmeme

African Member States have made remarkable progress towards achieving the MDGs despite difficult initial conditions. Indeed, previous MDG Progress Reports for Africa have shown that when effort and initial conditions are factored in, African countries are among the top achievers of the MDGs. A study of countries accelerating the most rapidly towards the MDGs found that eight of the world’s top ten best performers are in Africa. Further, progress was more rapid in least-developed countries (LDCs) than in non-LDCs despite the significant investments in infrastructure and human capital that countries at very low levels of development require to achieve the MDGs.


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2014