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Policy and Strategy Documents
UNEP Strategy for Environmental Education and Training: A Strategy and Action Planning for the Decade 2005 - 2014
United Nations Environment Programme

This Strategy presents the required strategic elements and the associated actions necessary for UNEP to play its role in meeting the goals of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). It further paves the way for UNEP's active engagement in the International Implementation Scheme of the DESD; particularly on the environment component of Education for Sustainable Development.


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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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