Tagged on: Environmental Governance

Reports and Books
Perspectives agricoles de L'OCDE et de la FAO 2016-2025
OECD/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Cette douzième édition conjointe des Perspectives Agricoles de l’OCDE et de la FAO présente des projections à l’horizon 2025 pour les principaux produits agricoles, les biocarburants et le poisson. Le rapport 2016 comprend un chapitre spécial sur les perspectives et les défis auxquels l’Afrique subsaharienne sera confrontée. Sur la période de dix ans couverte par les Perspectives, un ralentissement de la croissance de la demande sera compensé par des gains d’efficacité de production, impliquant des prix réels des produits agricoles relativement stables. Toutefois, les incertitudes des marchés et des politiques donnent lieu à un risque de volatilité résurgente. Les projections pour l’agriculture en Afrique subsaharienne indiquent une augmentation des disponibilités alimentaires, ce qui favorisera une diminution de l’incidence de la malnutrition. Les perspectives du secteur pourraient être bien meilleures si les politiques menées dans la région étaient plus stables, si des investissements stratégiques publics et privés étaient consentis, notamment dans les infrastructures, et si des activités de recherche et de vulgarisation adaptées étaient menées.


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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
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
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
Summaries
Bâtir un système financier durable dans l’Union Européenne: Les 5 R de l'innovation politique et de marché pour la transition verte - Résumé
United Nations Environment Programme

Ce rapport fait état des actions en cours au niveau de l’Union et dans certains États membres pour aligner les règles gouvernant le système financier avec la durabilité environnementale. Ce débat évolue rapidement, avec des développements mondiaux comme le lancement par la Chine du nouveau Groupe d’Etudes du G20 sur la Finance Verte soulignant la nature stratégique de l’ordre du jour.


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2016
GEO
GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for the Pan-European Region
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Assessment for the pan-European region paints a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human health and well-being at the regional level. Backed by a large body of recent, credible scientific evidence, regional-wide consultations and a robust intergovernmental process, the assessment demonstrates that regional and global multilateral environmental agreements have improved environmental conditions in the pan-European region. It also highlights the complexity of the interlinked environmental, social and economic challenges now confronting decision makers.


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2016
Reports and Books, GEO
Global Gender and Environment Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

The GGEO provides an overview of current knowledge and gives a first set of answers to the following key policy-relevant questions: • What social forces are producing the changes seen in the environment, and are they gender-dependent? • What are the large-scale consequences of ongoing environmental changes for social systems and human security, and are these consequences genderdifferentiated? • What do future projections and outlooks look like, are they gender-differentiated, and will there be different outcomes for women and men? • What actions could be taken for a more sustainable future that would position women and men as equal agents in taking such actions, and which socio-economic factors could shape different outcomes and responses for women and men? We look forward to the uptake of GGEO’s findings throughout the environmental sector at international and national levels


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2016
Manuals and Guides
Putting Rio Principle 10 into Action: An Implementation Guide for the UNEP Bali Guidelines for the Development of National Legislation on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
United Nations Environment Programme

The current publication is intended as a tool to help countries implement the Bali Guidelines. The Guide collects examples of legislation and action from countries in a variety of regions and stages of development, demonstrating the viability of Principle 10 ideas in a wide variety of contexts. The Guide also provides countries with practical ways to address uncertainties that can arise during the drafting and implementing stages of new legislation.


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2015
Reports and Books
Interim Assessment of Revised National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPS)
United Nations Environment Programme, Fridtjof nansens instiutt, Global Environment Facility, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

This interim assessment of post-2010 NBSAPs undertakes a preliminary review of how countries have considered the Strategic Plan of the CBD and the readiness to achieve the Aichi Targets at national level.


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2015
Reports and Books
International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2014
United Nations Environment Programme, University of Eastern Finland

In October 2014, the University of Eastern Finland and UNEP held the eleventh joint Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in Joensuu, Finland. The papers compiled in this volume of the Review are based on lectures presented on the theme of environmental security.


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2015