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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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Unlocking the sustainable potential of land resources: Evaluating systems, strategies and tools
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Better matching of land use with its sustainable potential is a “no-regrets” strategy for sustainably increasing agricultural production on existing land, targeting restoration efforts to where they are likely to be most successful, and guiding biodiversity conservation initiatives. Land potential is defined as the inherent, long-term potential of the land to sustainably generate ecosystem services. This report provides an introduction to land potential evaluation systems, strategies and tools necessary to implement this strategy. It provides information that both private landowners and policymakers can use to increase long-term productivity and profitability, while at the same time addressing global objectives defined through land-related Sustainable Development Goals, and particularly 15.3 (land degradation neutrality).


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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. 4: Large marine ecosystems: Status and trends: Summary for policy makers
IOC-UNESCO, UNEP

This LMEs assessment is the first indicator-based global, comparative, baseline assessment of the 66 LMEs. To facilitate the comparative assessment, LMEs were grouped into five colour-coded categories of relative risk, from lowest to highest. Results are at the scale of each entire LME and do not reflect management approaches of any one country within an LME. A sub-set of indicators was also assessed for the Western Pacific Warm Pool.


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2016
Assessment report
UNEP Frontiers: 2016 report: Emerging issues of environmental concern
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The UNEP Frontiers 2016 edition presents six emerging issues. It highlights, for example, that the global significance of the financial sector should not confine itself only to enhancing global economic growth, but also to advancing environmental sustainability. The financial sector has a crucial role to play in investing in new low-carbon, resource efficient and environmentally sound assets, and shifting capital away from traditional assets that have high impacts on the environment. The report presents a number of emerging financial initiatives led by the financial sector as innovative solutions to sustainability challenges.


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2016
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Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) Vol. 5: The Open Ocean: Status and trends: Summary for policy makers
IOC-UNESCO, UNEP

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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Loss and damage: The Role of ecosystem services
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This report tries to advance understanding of climatic stressor effects on ecosystems and possible correlations and implications for societal losses and damages. Five case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America are used to illustrate effects through realworld examples, covering a range of climatic stressors, such as drought, floods, heat waves, and cyclones.


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2016
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Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) Vol. 1: Transboundary aquifers and groundwater systems of Small Island Developing States: Status and trends: Summary for policy makers
UNEP, UNESCO-IHP

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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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