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GEO
Informe del Estado del Ambiente - GEO Panama
Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente – Panamá

El GEO 2014 está estructurado de manera similar a los informes anteriores, manteniendo el marco metodológico propuesto por PNUMA, cuyo núcleo central es el análisis del estado-presión-respuesta del medio ambiente y los recursos naturales. Dos elementos complementan el marco metodológico mencionado: las fuerzas motrices como causas estructurales de los cambios generados y los impactos que recaen sobre el medio ambiente.


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2014
Policy and Strategy Documents
Proposed biennial programme of work and budget for 2016–2017: Report of the Executive Director
United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme

The present report sets out the proposed programme of work and budget for the biennium 2016–2017, reflecting the results of the consultations with the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Without prejudice to further work by the Committee of Permanent Representatives on this matter, the proposed programme of work and budget is being submitted to the United Nations Environment Assembly for its consideration.


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2014
Reports and Books
Horizon 2020 Mediterranean Report
European Environment Agency, United Nations Environment Programme/MAP

The H2020 Mediterranean Report is a joint effort of the EEA and UNEP/MAP resulting from the creation of a regular review mechanism of environmental progress in the three H2020 policy priorities. These are municipal waste, urban waste water and industrial pollution. The report also serves as a contribution to the mid-term review of the H2020 initiative.


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2014
Reports and Books
Mercury: acting now
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Global Mercury Partnership was initiated in 2005 to take immediate action to protect human health and the environment from the release of mercury and its compounds to the environment. It is a voluntary multi-stakeholder partnership that operates based on an Overarching Framework. The eight work areas of the Partnership have business plans setting out objectives, targets and priorities for action. This brochure illustrates key issues and how they are being addressed by this partnership.


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2013
Reports and Books
Costs of inaction on the sound management of chemicals
United Nations Environment Programme

This document provides a practical and useful assessment of the current state of knowledge of the economic costs of inaction on the sound management of chemicals. It makes available early research findings and the evidence needed to support the argument for enhanced political action.


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2013
Reports and Books
An Assessment of assessments: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan: Air, climate change, biodiversity and wastes
Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC)

This report summarizes national assessments of the state of play in the environmental reporting, application of indicators and statistics on biodiversity, air, climate change and waste in the selected EECCA countries.


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2013
Annual Reports
UNEP 2012 annual report
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2012 Annual Report details UNEP's wide-ranging activities in what proved to be the most momentous year in the organizations history. At Rio+20, Heads of State and governments decided to strengthen and upgrade UNEP||this was followed by the adoption of a resolution at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly later in the year that granted UNEP universal membership and called for increased resources. The report details UNEPs work across its six thematic areas: 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, showcasing dozens of collaborative initiatives that drive the agenda of international environmental governance.


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2013
Serials
UNEP global environmental alert service: February 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

Dust storms can have high interannual, as well as annual and decadal, variability, thus it is important that more research is conducted over longer periods of time to analyze trends and associated storm severity. With increased information about long term trends, more accurate forecasts of dust storm movements can be developed, the appropriate efforts to mitigate damage can be put into place and effective early warning can be communicated.


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2013
Reports and Books
Minamata Convention on Mercury
United Nations

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. It was agreed at the fifth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee in Geneva, Switzerland at 7 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, 19 January 2013.The Convention draws attention to a global and ubiquitous metal that, while naturally occurring, has broad uses in everyday objects and is released to the atmosphere, soil and water from a variety of sources. Controlling the anthropogenic releases of mercury throughout its lifecycle has been a key factor in shaping the obligations under the convention.


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2013
Reports and Books
Technical background report for the global mercury assessment
United Nations Environment Programme, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

This report presents the latest and comprehensive information of global mercury emissions and releases to the environment, information on atmospheric and aquatic chemistry and fate and transport of mercury.


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2013