Tagged on: Environmental Governance

Programme Performance Reports
UNEP Programme Performance Report 2014
United Nations Environment Programme

2014 marked the evolution of UNEP’s governing body from a 58-member Council to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) with universal membership (193 countries), demonstrating that the environment is a global concern. This new political platform provided a broader overarching context for the work of UNEP in 2014, with a challenge to provide added value to a growing community of stakeholders with high expectations.


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2015
GEO
The European environment — State and Outlook: Synthesis Report
European Environment Agency

This report synthesises the information resulting from four decades of implementation of a well-defined and ambitious EU policy agenda. It represents the tip of the knowledge available to EEA and its network, Eionet. The overall findings point to successes in reducing environmental pressures. These achievements are especially remarkable when seen in the context of vastly changed European and global settings over the past decades.


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2015
Reports and Books
National Education for All Report
Ministry of Education, Saint Lucia

The national 2015 Education For All (EFA) Review Report focuses on the progress made since 2000 towards achieving the EFA goals, the remaining challenges to be addressed and plans for post-2015.


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2015
Our Planet
Sustainable Development: Time for global action - Our Planet March 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

As we move towards the historic post-2015 summit at the 70th UN General Assembly next September, governments will be expected to adopt a transformational sustainable development agenda, including the finalization of the Sustainable Development Goals. This issue of Our Planet emphasizes the importance of an integrated and universal approach to the Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 agenda. The SDGs are based on three principles: 1) leaving no-one behind (in terms of poverty alleviation and development)||2) ensuring equity and dignity for all||3) achieving prosperity within the Earth's safe and restored operating space. Our Planet also carries articles from leading authors on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, as well as highlighting relevant work that UNEP has been carrying out in relation to the SDGs.


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2015
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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