Tagged on: Environmental Governance

Reports and Books
Green Finance for Developing Countries: Needs, Concerns and Innovations
United Nations Environment Programme

This briefing outlines key concerns and needs of developing countries in relation to green finance, particularly focusing on developing countries that are not members of the G20. It also highlights emerging innovations, drawing in particular from engagement with practitioners and regulators from Bangladesh, ColombiaEgypt, Honduras, Jordan, Kenya, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Nigeria, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, and the findings from the UNEP Inquiry’s country studies.


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Review of Existing Water Quality Guidelines for Freshwater Ecosystems and Application of Water Quality Guidelines on Basin Level to Protect Ecosystems: Technical background document for theme 1: “Water Quality and Ecosystem Health”
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this study is to identify and review existing Water Quality Guidelines (WQGs) that protect the health of (water) ecosystems and their respective mechanisms like institutional arrangements, processes, methodological approaches and reporting mechanisms.


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Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership (2004-2008 Report): Supporting Universities to Respond to Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Challenges
United Nations Environment Programme

This report documents the growth, in participation in MESA since 2004, as well as the outcomes that are visible at university and regional levels following various activities that have taken place across the African continent to support universities to respond to climate change, and other environment and development challenges.


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ANNEX XVIII a: Report Kenya Senior Leadership Workshop August 2017.pdf
United Nations Environment Programme
Download: ANNEX XVIII a _ Report Kenya Senior Leadership Workshop August 2017.pdf
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Public Participation and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: A Review for DfID and UNEP-GEF
Institute of Development Studies

The paper is a commissioned review on Public Participation in relation to the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety prepared by IDS for DFID and UNEP-GEF. This study looks at public participation in the development of National Biosafety Frameworks (NBFs).


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Environmental Rule of Law: Critical to Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

Environmental rule of law integrates the critical environmental needs with the essential elements of the rule of law, and provides the basis for reforming environmental governance. It prioritizes environmental sustainability by connecting it with fundamental rights and obligations


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International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2008
United Nations Environment Programme, University of Eastern Finland

The papers in the present Review are based on lectures given during the fifth University of Joensuu – UNEP Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy, which was held from 29 June to 11 July 2008 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The first two University of Joensuu – UNEP Courses were held in Joensuu in 2004 and 2005; the third was hosted at the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; while the fourth returned to Joensuu in 2007.


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Serials
UNEP and Civil Society: An Exchange: A New Landscape For Stakeholder Engagement In UNEP? - UNEP Perspectives Issue No. 20
United Nations Environment Programme

This issue of “Perspectives” presents a discourse between Mark Halle and Felix Dodds on the past and future role of civil society organisations and Major Groups and Stakeholders in the context of the United Nations Environment Programme. It is not meant to give the ultimate answer to how UNEP can best engage with non-state actors but is rather a primer to initiate and enrich a discussion on this topic among interested stakeholders, including in the context of the newly established United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).


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International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2007
United Nations Environment Programme, University of Eastern Finland

The articles in the present Review are based on lectures given during the fourth University of Joensuu – UNEP Course on International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy, which was held from 12 to 24 August 2007 at the University of Joensuu, in Joensuu, Finland. The first two Courses were held in Joensuu in 2004 and 2005; the third was hosted at the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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