Tagged on: Environment Under Review

Policy and Strategy Documents
Proposed biennial programme of work and budget for 2016–2017: Report of the Executive Director
United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme

The present report sets out the proposed programme of work and budget for the biennium 2016–2017, reflecting the results of the consultations with the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Without prejudice to further work by the Committee of Permanent Representatives on this matter, the proposed programme of work and budget is being submitted to the United Nations Environment Assembly for its consideration.


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2014
Reports and Books
Statistics of Forestry Production
Government of Indonesia

The future direction of forestry development which supported by the conservation of forest resources can be achieved by placing the function in poverty reduction, economic development and the prevention of environmental damage. To achieve the three objectives of the forestry development and its prerequisites, required data and information that is complete, relevant, accurate, and timely.


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2014
Reports and Books
Global Mercury Hotspots
Biodiversity Research Institute, IPEN

IPEN and Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) have collaborated to conduct a global mercury study in response to strong public and governmental interest in the negotiation and signing of a mercury treaty— the first global treaty on the environment in well over a decade by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The IPEN-BRI collaboration provides a rare opportunity to compile new and standardized mercury concentrations on a global basis.


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2014
Reports and Books
Atlas of Our Changing Environment: Arab Region
United Nations Environment Programme

Increasingly, and through satellite images, we see stark evidence of the impact human activities are having on the planet. Viewing the Earth from this remarkable range and scale allows us to better comprehend the environmental changes taking place on land, in the water, and in the air. This Arab Region Atlas of Our Changing Environment uses evocative imagery and informative descriptions to tell a story of prominent environmental change across 22 Arab countries over the last 50 years. While this atlas documents the commonalities shared by these nations, it also highlights the unique challenges each country faces in the 21st century. Using current and historical satellite images, maps and photographs, a range of sites have been examined to survey specific environmental changes. In a region already confronted by extreme climate, limited natural resources, economic conditions and conflict, the environmental challenges depicted are striking. The progress that each country is making towards achieving environmental sustainability as part of the Millennium Development Goals, is also described and visually portrayed. The Arab Region Atlas of Our Changing Environment is the latest addition in a series of UNEP atlases that have inspired leaders to action through the visual power of images.


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2013
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2013 Update: Governance and Public Service Delivery
Asian Development Bank

The annual Asian Development Outlook, generally launched in April, presents an analysis of developing Asia’s recent economic performance plus its prospects for the next 2 years. This Update shows whether these forecasts were met, explaining divergence between forecasts and the actual outturn, and firms the forecasts for the next 18 months or so.


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2013
Reports and Books
Millennium Development Goals Status Report 2013 Assessing Seychelles Progress toward the Millennium Development Goals
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Seychelles

The Republic of Seychelles is proud to present its third Millennium Development Goals Report. MDGs report indicates that Seychelles has achieved almost all the MDGs, especially those relating to education, health and social development. Notable indicators include the provision of ten years of education for free (100% in most years)||high literacy rate (94% for both sexes)||free basic health care (including universal coverage for essential medicines and anti-retroviral therapy)||universal access to safe drinking water, good sanitation and housing provision. The country also has a significantly low infant mortality and high life expectancy at birth (74.2 years for both sexes). Seychelles also has established an advanced social safety net to support the most vulnerable. This report also looks ahead to the Post 2015 agenda and how as a Small Island Developing States (SIDS) we can ensure the sustainability of development. We feel there is a need to have a convergence with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) process and propose 11 possible goals that are reflective of our concerns in the last chapter of the report.


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2013
Reports and Books
Environment Report
Bank of Italy

The 2013 Environment Report, in line with the previous editions, provides a comprehensive overview of the Bank’s environmental impact by means of quantitative indicators, presenting the progress made and identifying the areas that require greater attention in the future.


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2013
Reports and Books
Assessment of Assessments on Air, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Waste in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

This Assessment of Assessments (AoA) is a contribution to the EfE Midterm Review within efforts toward SEIS by the EEA, UNECE and their partners. It is commissioned by UNECE to assess the state of play in the environmental reporting, indicators and statistics on Biodiversity, Air, Climate Change and Wastes in selected EECCA countries, inviting CAREC and REC Moldova to implement the activity in use of the Astana European Assessment of Assessments’ Methodology and relevant web tools and facilities at the EEA EE‐AoA web‐portal.


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2013
Annual Reports
Environment Operational Directions 2013–2020
Asian Development Bank

In the context of Strategy 2020 and in the follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), ADB prepared the report Environment Operational Directions, 2013–2020. The report aims to provide a coherent overview of its environment operations and to articulate how it will step up efforts to help the region achieve a transition to environmentally sustainable growth or green growth. Building on ADB sector and thematic plans, this paper provides a brief review of recent ADB experience in environment operations, and identifies effective approaches for the development of “greener” country partnership strategies, investment projects, and associated knowledge and technical assistance activities. The paper is aligned with key elements of relevant ADB sector and thematic operational plans, particularly for sectors where environmental sustainability is a priority. These include the Sustainable Transport Initiative Operational Plan, the Urban Operational Plan, the Water Operational Plan, the Energy Policy, and the Sustainable Food Security Plan, as well as the Climate Change Strategic Priorities.


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2013
Reports and Books
An assessment of the economic and social impacts of climate change on the energy sector in the Caribbean
United Nations (UN) - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

The present report assesses the economic and social impacts of climate change on the energy sector in Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. In the study, the Artificial Neural Network methodology was employed to model the relationship between climate change and energy demand. The viability of the actions proposed were assessed using cost benefit analyses based on models from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the United States of America.


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2013