Tagged on: Environmental Governance

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UNEP's environmental, social and economic sustainability: Stakeholder response mechanism
United Nations Environment Programme

These operating procedures establish the process and guidelines for the operation of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) stakeholder response mechanism through an independent Office for Stakeholder-related Response (the IOSSR). The procedures inform and guide UNEP staff, UNEP implementing and executing partners, and people affected by UNEP projects in bringing and responding to safeguard-related stakeholder responses conerning compliance review and dispute resolution in the context of the UNEP’s Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability Framework (ESES).


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UNEP Regional Office for North America Newsletter
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP Regional Office for North America December 2015 Newsletter


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2015
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Technology, Finance and Statistics for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), United Nations Development Programmeme

As this report points out, mostly the news is good. In 2001, it may have seemed a daunting task to halve the 1990 poverty rate − the proportion of people living on less than $1.25 per day. In fact Asia and the Pacific has cut that poverty rate by more than two-thirds. The region has not achieved all the goals, and some subregions and countries have made faster progress than others. Moreover, because of inevitable lags in gathering the most recent information, this report, whose data largely correspond to 2014, should perhaps be seen as the final milestone rather than the finishing post. Nevertheless, even at this stage it is clear that the MDGs have spurred heartening levels of commitment and achievement.


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Achieving Zero Hunger
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, IFAD and WFP

Despite progress in recent decades, including the near achievement of the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of hungry people in the world by the end of 2015, about 795 million people – or around one in nine – still suffer from chronic (dietary energy) undernourishment, or hunger.


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2015
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The United Nations Environment Programme and the 2030 Agenda: Global Action for People and the Planet
United Nations Environment Programme

Unemployment, resource scarcity, climate change, food insecurity and inequity all signal the need for radical change in our societies. To bring this change, the entire UN system must meet the challenge of delivering sustainable development with shared prosperity for all, within the ecological limits of our planet. The UN’s role in this transformation is to assist countries to implement the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a balanced and integrated manner.


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Blue economy: sharing success stories to inspire change
United Nations Environment Programme

Oceans are vital, not only to a wide array of biodiversity and ecosystems, but also to the food chains, livelihoods and climate regulation for a human population heading towards nine billion people. That is why this report shares stories that illustrate how economic indicators and development strategies can better reflect the true value of such wide spread benefits and potentially even build on them.


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2015
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Global Goals and the Environment: Progress and Prospects
International Institute for Sustainable Development

The goal of this report is to take stock of progress toward all MDG-7 targets in all countries the MDGs applied to, and identify, where possible, lessons that will help with the formulation and implementation of goals to ensure environmental sustainability in the future. The timing and policy context for laying out the case is important.


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Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
United Nations

Draft resolution referred to the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda by the General Assembly at its sixty-ninth session.


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Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
United Nations

Draft resolution referred to the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda by the General Assembly at its sixty-ninth session.


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SDG ICT Playbook: From Innovation to Impact
NetHope

This playbook recommends where investments in information and communications technology (ICT) should be made in order to support achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The playbook demonstrates how ICT can support and accelerate progress toward the SDGs. It assists organizations within each development sector in planning their use of ICT to enhance and strengthen the contributions they make to a better future for all people.


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2015