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Lead Petrol Phase out - Global Status July 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Lead Petrol Phase out - Global Status July 2018


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2018
Reports and Books
European market assessment for the main organic export products from Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine
United Nations Environment Programme

This assessment analyses the trade opportunities for organic products exported from Ukraine, Moldova and Armenia to the EU market. The document is written for companies involved or interested in organic exports as well as for organic sector organizations and relevant national stakeholders from these countries, as a market-oriented basis for decisions concerning future programmes and interventions for enhancing a green economy transition in Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus.


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2018
Booklet/Brochure
Global adaptation network
United Nations Environment Programme

On an almost daily basis, news headlines draw attention to the impact of climate change around the world. These are impacts to which we need to adapt. The policy world is responding. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change includes, for the first time, a Global Adaptation Goal. The UN Climate Conference in Bonn in November 2017, under the Presidency of Fiji, underscored the importance of building climate resilience. Many countries are starting to develop National Adaptation Plans. But adaptation is still a new area for many policy-makers and practitioners. When good solutions are developed we ought to be sharing knowledge with those who need it. The Global Adaptation Network was created to promote this exchange of knowledge


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2018
Foresight Briefs, Serials
Hacking Economics for People and Planet - Foresight Brief No. 006 - February 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

As global environmentalism and environmental policy-making has moved into the 21st century, it has not significantly addressed a critical blindspot: the fundamental human system that lies at the root of our ecological and social challenges. This Foresight brief will focus on that particular ‘scientific’ field, that is seemingly immune to the oft-spoken mantras promoting change, innovation and new critical thinking in all other fields.


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2018
Annual Report
Share the Road Programme - Annual Report 2017: Investing in People who Walk and Cycle
United Nations Environment Programme

This annual report shares our progress in 2017 as we strive for a world where pedestrians and cyclists can travel to work, to school and beyond in safety.


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2018
Reports and Books
Green Industrial Policy: Concept, Policies, Country Experiences
United Nations Environment Programme

“Green industrial policy: Concept, policies, country Experiences” is a joint publication by UN Environment and the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). It illustrates how green industrial policy can be a driver for a green economy transformation and highlights the social, environmental and economic co-benefits of green industrial policy. Economic development in the age of industrialization has been achieved at the cost of severe overexploitation of natural resources. Humanity is approaching various ecological tipping points beyond which abrupt and irreversible environmental change at large geographical scale is likely to happen. reen industrial policy instruments can support the transition to economic structures that balance environmental sustainability and wealth creation and help catalyse the needed change towards a sustainable future. The report provides valuable insights and background knowledge for policy-makers and academia and paints a detailed picture of the state of research into green industrial policy. With case studies from China, Morocco, Brazil and Germany, the report illustrates efforts for structural change around the world. A special focus is given to developing countries, because of their need for growth and their high potential for transformation, as they are not yet locked into unsustainable pathways.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All
The World Bank

More than 90 percent of the world’s people now have access to improved water sources. In the past 25 years 2.1 billion people gained access to improved sanitation facilities. At the same time the share of people practicing open defecation halved, from 27 percent to 13 percent. While such improvements show progress toward access for all, these measures do not capture all dimensions of providing water and sanitation. Goal 6 introduces a new, more comprehensive monitoring framework to ensure access that is safe, equitable, and universal.


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2017
Reports and Books
Towards a Pollution-Free Planet: Background Report
United Nations Environment Programme

Pollution today is pervasive and persistent. While the world has achieved significant economic growth over the past few decades, it has been accompanied by large amounts of pollution, with significant impacts on human health and ecosystems and the ways in which some of the major Earth system processes, such as the climate, are functioning. This report describes the pollution challenge, explores what is already being done to address pollution, and proposes 50 focused and actionable interventions to address pollution in all its forms. The report is a call to act towards a pollution-free planet.


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2017
Infographic/Flyer
13 - Climate Action
United Nations Environment Programme

Sustainable Development Goals illustrations - Goal 13


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Gender Equality: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls
The World Bank

Goal 5 offers an opportunity to deliver transformative actions for addressing these constraints and for accelerating progress toward stronger economies.


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2017