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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
GEO, Assessment report
GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for North America
United Nations Environment Programme

The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Regional Assessment for North America paints a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human health and well-being at the regional level. Backed by a largebodyofrecent,crediblescientificevidence,regional-wide consultations and a robust intergovernmental process, the assessment demonstrates that regional and global multilateral environmental agreements have improved environmental conditions in North America.


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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. 5: Open Ocean: Status and Trends - Summary for Policy Makers
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations Environment Programme

The Open Ocean Assessment provides a baseline review of issues linking human well-being with the status of the open ocean through the themes of governance, climate change, ocean ecosystems, fisheries, pollution, and integrated assessment of the human-ocean nexus. It uses indices and indicators where data exist, in many cases with future projections due to global climate change, complemented by expert scientific assessment of numerous low certainty but potentially high impact issues where global ocean monitoring is inadequate.


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2016
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Global Assessment of Sand and Dust Storms
United Nations Environment Programme

The specific objectives of the assessment are to: 1) Synthesise and highlight the environmental and socio-economic causes and impacts of SDS, as well as available technical measures for their mitigation, at the local, regional and global levels||2) Show how the mitigation of SDS can yield multiple sustainable development benefits||3) Synthesize information on current policy responses for mitigating SDS and 4) Present options for an improved strategy for mitigating SDS at the local, regional and global levels, building on existing institutions and agreements.


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2016
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Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) Vol. 1: Groundwater - Transboundary Aquifers and Groundwater Systems of Small Island Developing States: Status and Trends - Summary for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

The Groundwater Component of the Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) deals with Transboundary Aquifers (TBAs) and with Groundwater Systems of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). It was executed by the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and represents the first structured baseline assessment of the state of 199 transboundary aquifers and 42 SIDS groundwater systems as a basis for periodic assessments and to develop scenarios of possible future developments.


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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
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

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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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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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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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