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Manuals and Guides
Unit-based Sustainability Assessment Tool: A resource book to complement the UNEP Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership
Togo, Muchaiteyi, Lotz-Sisitka, Heila
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Reports and Books
Pensamento do Ciclo de Vida: Negócios conscientes à caminho da sustentabilidade
Sebrae, United Nations Environment Programme

Nesta cartilha, o empresário encontrará uma introdução prática sobre o pensamento de ciclo de vida e outras ferramentas, que podem ser aplicadas a empresas de qualquer porte. Para os pequenos negócios que buscam incorporar a sustentabilidade em seus modelos de negócios e, assim, tornarem-se fornecedoras de bens e serviços sustentáveis para grandes empresas e para o público em geral, a análise do pensamento de ciclo de vida é essencial.


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Reports and Books
Fostering and Communicating Sustainable Lifestyles: Principles and Emerging Practices - Full Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This UN Environment report sets out a four-step strategy roadmap for fostering and communicating sustainable lifestyles, illustrated by 16 initiatives and campaigns from around the world. The report details eight operating principles and tips on how to apply them. The ultimate goal is to create tangible changes in the way people live their daily lives. This is the full report which includes concluding reflections; details on the principles; a workshop summary; and suggested additional resources. Cases explore how sustainable lifestyle campaigns intersect with key aspects of meeting core domain needs around food, shelter, mobility, leisure time, and human connections.


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Reports and Books, Manuals and Guides
Prevention and Reduction of Food and Drink Waste in Businesses and Households: Guidance for Governments, Local Authorities, Businesses and Other Organisations. Version 1.0
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This Guidance is a key product of the Think.Eat.Save campaign and the FAO/UNEP Sustainable Food Systems Programme, as well as the SAVE FOOD Initiative. It provides clear and comprehensive steps for governments, businesses and other organisations to develop strategies, programmes and activities to prevent and reduce food and drink waste, and to achieve the associated financial savings and reductions in environmental impacts.


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Summaries
Valuing Plastic: The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this report is to help companies manage the opportunities and risks associated with plastic use. It articulates the business case for companies to improve their measurement, disclosure and management of plastic use in their designs, operations and supply chains.


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Reports and Books
Passaporte Verde: Revista Consumo e Produção Sustentáveis
United Nations Environment Programme

Campanha global do Programa das Nações Unidas para o Meio Ambiente, o Passaporte Verde aposta no turismo para promover ações de sustentabilidade e estimular a mudança de atitude em viajantes e empresários. Esta publicação traz dados centrais da Campanha Passaporte Verde no Brasil.


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Reports and Books
A Green Economy Industry and Trade Analysis: Assessing South Africa's Potential
United Nations Environment Programme, Partnership for Action on Green Economy

The main objectives of this report are to identify and assess economic sectors that offer particular trade opportunities from the perspective of green industrial development; inform a subsequent sector-specific assessment of opportunities at the green industry and trade nexus; and provide recommendations for policymakers on how to further harness the identified opportunities in key sectors. The research followed a two-stage approach, structured against an exploratory phase and, subsequently, targeted case studies.


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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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Reports and Books
Monitoring the Shift to Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns in the context of the SDGs: Advance Copy 2016-02-23
United Nations Environment Programme

This report constitutes an initial proposal to support the monitoring of SCP-related targets of the SDGs, using the SEEA framework. The report also proposes the development of a strategy for capacity building in the context of responding to the need for harmonised and quality assured indicators. Based on this approach and the analysis undertaken for this paper, we will also discuss more general indicators than those developed by the IAEG-SDGs process.


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Manuals and Guides
Gender Mainstreaming in Water Harvesting in South Sudan: Technical Guidelines
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, South Sudan, Ministry of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources

This guideline is a reference document for gender mainstreaming in water harvesting in South Sudan and is meant for organizations investing in and implementing water harvesting projects for livestock.


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