Tagged on: Environmental Governance

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
Reports and Books
Lithuania Report on Sustainable Governance Indicators
Government of Lithuania

Formal democracy is well developed in Lithuania. Participation rights, electoral competition and the rule of law are generally respected by the Lithuanian authorities. However, substantive democracy suffers from a few weaknesses. Party financing is not sufficiently monitored or audited, and campaignfinancing fraud is not subject to adequate enforcement.


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2014
Reports and Books
Selected Environmental Indicators 2013
Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Selected Indicators of the state of environment are calculated on the base methodology of the European Environment Agency EEA and UNECE methodology. Indicators Driving forces include negative human activities on the environment such as: passenger transport, freight transport, energy consumption. Pressures indicators are a direct result of activities or emissions that pollute the environment. The State indicators show the current state of environment impact, such as: global temperature, oxygen consumption in the rivers, nutrients in the water, species diversity and so on. The Impact indicators are direct result of pressure on the environment and human health. Response indicators provide measures, investments, regulations, etc.. in environment.


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2014
Reports and Books
Suriname Environment Statistics Report
General Bureau of Statistics (GBS), Suriname

This publication is presented again as one of the outputs from the UNSD/CARICOM Project (Now: CARICOM Program). This edition exclusively pays attention to the Environment with various stimuli and responses.


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2014
Reports and Books
The 5th National Report of Iraq - Convention on Biological Diversity
Ministry of Environment - Republic of Iraq

In general, the report dealt with all information on eco-region bases. It is logically divided into what the CBD advised that parts are to deal with providing answers and stimulate discussions on major issues of biodiversity in Iraq. The first part gives an update on biodiversity status, trends, and threats and implications for human well-being. While the second part dealt with aspects of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), its implementation, and the mainstreaming of biodiversity. The later and third part assessed the progress towards the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets and contributions to the relevant 2015 Targets of the Millennium Development Goals. However, these major parts were further subdivided into specialized sections exhibiting variety of pictorial and numerical data.


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2014
Reports and Books
Towards a global map of natural capital: key ecosystem assets
United Nations Environment Programme

Natural capital is fundamental to human wellbeing, underpinning the global economy. Natural capital comprises both ecosystem assets (such as fresh water) and natural resources (such as fossil fuel deposits). This report presents the first attempt to give an overview of the global distribution of ecosystem assets. Ecosystem assets have the capacity to generate a basket of ecosystem services, and this capacity can be understood as a function of the extent (quantity) and condition (quality) of the ecosystem. The report builds on a considerable body of work in the fields of natural capital accounting and the mapping of ecosystem services. In particular, it draws on the UN Statistics Division's System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) and its Experimental Ecosystem Accounting approach, as well as the work by many other researchers.


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2014
Yearbooks and Frontiers
UNEP Year Book 2014: emerging issues in our global environment
United Nations Environment Programme

Ten years after the first Year Book in this series appeared, a special e-book anniversary edition – UNEP Year Book 2014 – presents a fresh look at ten issues highlighted over the past decade. This UNEP Year Book 2014 takes advantage of the latest technology, providing a multi-media experience that helps illustrate the environmental challenges we face today and some of the innovative solutions that have been created to solve those challenges. Video, animations, data visualization and stunning images from around the world help tell the stories.


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2014