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Annual Reports
Putting the Environment at the Heart of People's Lives - Annual Report 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Over the last year, UN Environment supported Member States as they stepped up their efforts to build a better, cleaner and more equitable world. While it was a challenging year, we saw hope in growing action and global commitment to new ways of doing business that tackle the environmental challenges we face. Our role in highlighting best practices, advocating action and bringing together governments, civil society and businesses once again proved critical.


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2019
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Maurice Strong (1929 – 2015) - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

Late last year, the world lost one of its greats when Maurice Strong, the founding Executive Director of UNEP, passed at the age of 86 – just days before the Paris Agreement that is, in many ways, a legacy of his life of environmental leadership. Maurice Strong was a truly exceptional human being and a leader in the global family. Few individuals can claim to have shaped the course of history over the past 50 years in the way Maurice Strong did, and he continued to exert huge influence until the last days of his life.


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2016
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Key Financials - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

Expenditures were able to exceed income as a result of balances brought forward from the past biennium that were to be spent in the 2014-2015 biennium. Income inclusive of programme support. These figures are indicative and could change when the final accounts are completed in April 2016.


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2016
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Environmental governance: Strengthening global governance in an interconnected world - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

In its work on environmental governance, the overarching element that needs to be strengthened to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other international frameworks, including the recently adopted Paris Agreement, UNEP focuses on three areas: Coherence and synergy – Improving the manner in which the UN system and multilateral environmental agreements achieve policy coherence. Law and institutions – Enhancing the capacities of countries to establish and enforce legal and institutional frameworks to address environmental priorities. Mainstreaming the environment into development processes – Assisting countries to integrate environment into sectoral and development processes and plans, including those on poverty reduction.


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2016
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Champions of the earth – UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

Five inspirational environmental leaders from the worlds of government, business, research and grassroots activism received the UN’s highest environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth Award, at a ceremony marking the close of the Sustainable Development Goals summit in September 2015.


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2016
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Environment under review: Promoting evidence-based decision making through integrated knowledge - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

To keep the environment under review, UNEP focuses on bridging the gap between the producers and users of environmental information, better linking science to policy. To do so, the organization focuses on three areas: Assessment – Facilitating global, regional and national policy-making from environmental information made available on open platforms. Early warning – Enabling better policy planning that incorporates information on emerging environmental issues. Information management – Enhancing the capacity of countries to generate, access, analyze, use and communicate environmental information and knowledge.


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2016
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Ecosystem management: Supporting human well-being through healthy ecosystems - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

In its work on ecosystem management, which is of particular significance to the Sustainable Development Goals on conserving and sustainably managing terrestrial and ocean ecosystems, UNEP focuses on the following areas: The Enabling Environment – Assisting countries in incorporating the value and the long-term function of ecosystems in planning and accounting frameworks. The productivity of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems – Assisting countries to use an ecosystem approach to managing terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The productivity of marine ecosystems – Assisting countries to use an ecosystem approach in marine ecosystem management.


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2016
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2015 highlights from Achim Steiner: UNEP Executive Director - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The year 2015 will be remembered as a turning point for the environmental agenda. The international community set pivotal tracks for sustainability by adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development – demonstrating a unity of purpose that places us more firmly on the path to a sustainable future.


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2016
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Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP’s role in environmental sustainability for the 2030 Agenda. In September, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all. About half of the SDGs are directly environmental in focus or address the sustainability of natural resources: poverty, health, food and agriculture, water and sanitation, human settlements, energy, climate change, sustainable consumption and production, oceans, and terrestrial ecosystems. UNEP promotes environmental sustainability as a crucial enabling factor in ensuring the health of our planet, and is committed to working with all parties to ensure the success of the ambitious agenda.


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2016
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Resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production: Accelerating the transition to sustainable societies: United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

On resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production – which is a standalone goal in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but also impacts on other goals such as climate change, poverty, zero hunger, and sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth – UNEP focuses on three areas: Enabling environment – Supporting countries in creating an enabling policy environment that promotes resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production and the transition to green economy pathways. Sectors and supply – Enhancing the ability of governments, businesses and other parties to adopt sustainable consumption and production practices in key sectors across global supply chains. Lifestyles and consumption – Enhancing the ability of countries, businesses, civil society and individual consumers to make informed choices for sustainable consumption and lifestyles.


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2016