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Assessment report
Strategic Report: Environment, Peace and Security: A Convergence of Threats
United Nations Environment Programme, International Criminal Police Organization

This report summarizes some of the key areas in which INTERPOL and UN Environment are developing their strategies and activities to counter environmental crime – a collective term describing any illegal activity carried out by a criminal entity to generate profits, which results in harm to our ecosystem, by damaging environmental quality, hastening biodiversity loss, and depleting natural resources.


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2016
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Actions on Air Quality: Policies & Programmes for Improving Air quality around the World
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides a snapshot of the progress being made to adopt and implement key actions that can significantly improve air quality.


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2016
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Marine litter: Vital graphics
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Grid-Arendal

Every year, the sum of humanity’s knowledge increases exponentially. And as we learn more, we also learn there is much we still don’t know. Plastic litter in our oceans is one area where we need to learn more, and we need to learn it quickly. That’s one of the main messages in Marine Litter Vital Graphics. Another important message is that we already know enough to take action.


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2016
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Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) Vol. 4: Large marine ecosystems: A Global comparative assessment of baseline: Status and future trends
IOC-UNESCO, UNEP

Volume 4 presents the results of the first global indicator-based, comparative assessment of large marine ecosystems,prepared in partnership with IOC-UNESCO (lead), the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),the University of West Indies (Cave Hill) Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), theCenter for Marine Assessment and Planning (CMAP) University of California Santa Barbara, Dalhousie University, theJoint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP), the InternationalGeosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), the Universityof British Columbia Sea Around Us (UBC SAU), the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCMC),and a number of independent experts. An assessment of the Western Pacific Warm Pool, based on a sub-set of theindicators, is included.


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2016
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Global gender and environment outlook: The critical issues
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The global gender and environment outlook provides an overview of critical evaluations and analyses of the interlinkages between gender and the environment, and their importance for gender-sensitive policymaking and actions.


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2016
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Green energy choices: The benefits, risks and trade-offs of low-carbon technologies for electricity production
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This report presents the first in-depth inter national comparative assessment of the envir onmental and resource impacts of different energy technologies, modelled over the whole life cycle of each technology, from cradle to grave.


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2016
Assessment report, Summary
Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme Vol. 2: Transboundary lakes and reservoirs: Status and future trends: Summary for policy makers
ILEC, UNEP

The lakes component of the Transboundary Waters Assessment Program (TWAP) was undertaken to compare the relative threats to transboundary lakes (and implicitly all “lentic waters”). Because of the greater complexity characterizing transboundary lake basins and their ecosystem services, compared to other freshwater systems, adopted management approaches must lead to a well-coordinated global process to address such challenges if their sustainability is to be attained. The assessment methodology must not only identify transboundary lake basin threats, but also help all involved basin stakeholders fully understand the need for collaborative efforts directed to gradual, incremental and long-term lake basin governance improvement.


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2016
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Transboundary Water Assessment Programme (TWAP) Vol. 6: Transboundary waters systems: Status and trends: Crosscutting analysis
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This volume of the TWAP reports presents a unique and first global overview of the contemporary risks that threaten international water systems in five transboundary water system categories, building on the detailed quantitative indicator-based assessment conducted for each water category.


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2016
Assessment report, Book/Report, Global environment outlook (GEO)
Global Gender and Environment Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

The GGEO provides an overview of current knowledge and
gives a first set of answers to the following key policy-relevant
questions:
• What social forces are producing the changes seen in the
environment, and are they gender-dependent?
• What are the large-scale consequences of ongoing
environmental changes for social systems and
human security, and are these consequences genderdifferentiated?
• What do future projections and outlooks look like, are
they gender-differentiated, and will there be different
outcomes for women and men?
• What actions could be taken for a more sustainable
future that would position women and men as equal
agents in taking such actions, and which socio-economic
factors could shape different outcomes and responses
for women and men?
We look forward to the uptake of GGEO’s findings throughout
the environmental sector at international and national levels


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2016
Assessment report, Summary
Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) Vol. 3: Transboundary river basins: Status and trends: Summary for policy makers
UNEP-DHI, UNEP

This report presents the results of the first global assessment of transboundary river basins, prepared in partnership with UNEP-DHI (lead), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the Stockholm International Water Institute, Oregon State University, The City University of New York Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network, the Delta Alliance, and the University of Kassel Center for Environmental Systems Research.


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2016