Tagged on: Environmental Governance

Reports and Books
UNEP environmental, social and economic sustainability framework
United Nations Environment Programme

The ESES Framework is UNEP’s response to call by member states in Rio+20 for strengthening UNEP. It is compliant with the requirements of “A Framework for Advancing Environmental and Social Sustainability in the United Nations System (2012),” prepared by the Environmental Management Group (EMG), and the ‘Environmental and Social Safeguards’ and Gender’ Policies of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).


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2015
Policy and Strategy Documents
UNEP Medium Term Strategy 2014-2017
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP medium-term strategy for the period 2014–2017 plots the direction that UNEP will take in pursuit of that goal. It lays out the vision, strategic objectives and the results which UNEP aims to achieve by 2017. Key to successful attainment of these results will be work by UNEP with stakeholders with very different needs and priorities across multiple sectors of government and society, to enable them better to manage the environment and thereby safeguard the services that it provides for their countries’ development and economy, which are crucial to the eradication of poverty and the well-being of their populations.


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2015
Manuals and Guides
Gender equality and the environment: Policy and strategy
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Gender Policy and Strategy charts our strategic direction on gender and the environment over the 2014-2017 planning period. Like the MTS that it parallels, the P&S describes the overarching programme and operational mechanisms that we will put in place, or strengthen, and the broad areas of result that we plan to achieve, while the Gender Implementation Plan (GIP) articulates the precise steps that we will take, in tandem with the UNEP biennial Strategic Framework and corresponding Programme of Work (2014-2015 and 2016-2017).


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2015
Reports and Books
An Introduction to Environmental Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

This brochure is intended for all audiences concerned with decision and policy making in regard to the environment and sustainable development. There are many different types of environmental assessment methods available to support decision making at global, regional, national and local levels.


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2015
Annual Reports
Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC): Annual report 2015
Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC)

This report demonstrates and details CAREC’s national and regional programmatic and institutional ef-forts implemented as per the organization’s mandate. Intellectual, technical and institutional outcomes and achievements which the Center was able to generate in 2015 are no less than striking and greatly contribute to the fulfillment of CAREC-2020 strategic plans.


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2015
Reports and Books
Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment in Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Environment Programme

The Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment in Asia and the Pacific report is a unique scientific and indicator-based assessment report produced by UNEP, with contributions from experts and UNEP National Focal Points from the region. The report analyzes emerging and persistent development and environmental challenges in the region. The report also traces the patterns of economic development and resource use and degradation since 1992 when leaders from countries around the globe made their commitment to sustainable development at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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2014
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
Enforcement of Environmental Law: Good Practices from Africa, Central Asia, ASEAN Countries and China
China ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Centre, United Nations Environment Programme

This booklet on Enforcement of Environmental Law: Good Practices from Africa, Central Asia, ASEAN Countries and China compiles and documents good practices on enforcement of environmental laws that were shared from selected countries as a tool to guide other countries when strengthening their enforcement.


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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
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