Tagged on: Environmental Governance

Reports and Books
Assessing Environmental Impacts: A Global Review of Legislation
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides an overview of the current status of national legislation and institutional arrangements of relevance to EIAs and SEAs across the globe, as well as emerging issues and trends. It does this primarily through providing examples from a wide selection of countries of their EIA/SEA arrangements and in relation to the different steps of the EIA/SEA processes. These steps include: (1) Screening; (2) Scoping and Impact Analysis; (3) Review of the EIA/SEA report; (4) Decision-making; (5) Follow-up and Adaptive Management and (6) Public Participation as a cross-cutting issue.


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2018
Community-based Monitoring to End Oil Contamination in the Peruvian Amazon - Perspectives Issue No. 26
Capasso, Camilla

The Wampis nation of Peru is intrinsically linked to their environment. They have built their culture and knowledge from interacting with nature. Therefore when frequent and irreparable oil spills were occurring, the local community of Wampis took action where the relevant authorities and oil companies failed to. International bodies have noted the importance of traditional knowledge and perspectives. Merging of traditional knowledge with cutting-edge technologies to eradicate oil contamination of the Amazon forest is the most sustainable way to control pollution. This combination provides communities with monitoring results that hold the authorities accountable and a means to seek remediation. Community-based programmes have made a positive impact by influencing the signing of the Acta de Dorissa agreement by the Peruvian government and Argentina-based oil company PlusPetrol.


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2017
Summaries
Roadmap for a Sustainable Financial System - Summary for Consultation
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment and the World Bank Group view the over-arching objective of a sound financial system as being to provide finance that meets the long-term needs of an inclusive, environmentally sustainable economy. While there is no single blueprint or unique pathway for creating such a “sustainable financial system”, it is possible to describe its many characteristics and progress towards it. The Roadmap initiative intends to design an action plan that moves towards a sustainable financial system, including its elements, sequencing and principal actors, and a basis for measuring progress. The Roadmap will build on the extensive experience of both partners and many other active in the field.


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2017
Reports and Books
Strategic Report: Environment, Peace and Security: A Convergence of Threats
United Nations Environment Programme, International Criminal Police Organization

This report summarizes some of the key areas in which INTERPOL and UN Environment are developing their strategies and activities to counter environmental crime – a collective term describing any illegal activity carried out by a criminal entity to generate profits, which results in harm to our ecosystem, by damaging environmental quality, hastening biodiversity loss, and depleting natural resources.


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2016
Case Studies, Manuals and Guides
UNEP Guide for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Laws
United Nations Environment Programme

The Guide describes the key legal issues associated with efficiency and renewable energy resource development, and presents legislative options from both developed and developing countries for dealing with them, including sample excerpts from legislation.


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2016
Reports and Books, Summaries
The State of Biodiversity in Africa: A Mid-term Review of Progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

The report identifies opportunities and challenges in implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 in Africa and looks ahead to actions which need to be taken by national governments and other decision makers to enhance and accelerate progress towards its attainment.


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2016
Manuals and Guides
UNEP Access-to-Information Policy (Revised)
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP Access-to-Information Policy


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2016
Infographics and Flyers
#WildforLife: Wildlife crime just got personal
United Nations Environment Programme

Infographic highlighting the magntitude and the environmental cost of illegal trade in wildlife


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2016
Reports and Books
UN Environment COP22 Events
United Nations Environment Programme

This brochure highlights key UN Environment events during COP22.


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2016
Reports and Books
OECD-FAO Agricultural outlook 2016-2025
OECD/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The twelfth joint edition of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook provides market projections to 2025 for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish. The 2016 report contains a special feature on the prospects for, and challenges facing, Sub-Saharan Africa. Over the ten year Outlook period slowing demand growth will be matched by efficiency gains in production, implying relatively flat real agricultural prices. However, market and policy uncertainties imply a risk of resurgent volatility. The outlook for agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is for rising food availability, which will support a declining incidence of undernourishment. The sector’s prospects could be much improved by more stable policies across the region, by strategic public and private investments, notably in infrastructure, and by suitably adapted research and extension.


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2016