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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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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. 3: River Basins - Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends - Summary for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP-DHI

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
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Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment in Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment in Asia and the Pacific report is a unique scientific and indicator-based assessment report produced by UNEP, with contributions from experts and UNEP National Focal Points from the region. The report analyzes emerging and persistent development and environmental challenges in the region. The report also traces the patterns of economic development and resource use and degradation since 1992 when leaders from countries around the globe made their commitment to sustainable development at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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2014
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Millennium Development Goals Status Report 2013 Assessing Seychelles Progress toward the Millennium Development Goals
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Seychelles

The Republic of Seychelles is proud to present its third Millennium Development Goals Report. MDGs report indicates that Seychelles has achieved almost all the MDGs, especially those relating to education, health and social development. Notable indicators include the provision of ten years of education for free (100% in most years)||high literacy rate (94% for both sexes)||free basic health care (including universal coverage for essential medicines and anti-retroviral therapy)||universal access to safe drinking water, good sanitation and housing provision. The country also has a significantly low infant mortality and high life expectancy at birth (74.2 years for both sexes). Seychelles also has established an advanced social safety net to support the most vulnerable. This report also looks ahead to the Post 2015 agenda and how as a Small Island Developing States (SIDS) we can ensure the sustainability of development. We feel there is a need to have a convergence with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) process and propose 11 possible goals that are reflective of our concerns in the last chapter of the report.


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2013
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Natural resource management and peacebuilding in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Country Team in Afghanistan

This report looks at the ways in which natural resource management—the institutions, policies and practices that govern land, water, forests, minerals, hydrocarbons—interact with violent conflict in Afghanistan.


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2013
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Atlas of Our Changing Environment: Arab Region
United Nations Environment Programme

Increasingly, and through satellite images, we see stark evidence of the impact human activities are having on the planet. Viewing the Earth from this remarkable range and scale allows us to better comprehend the environmental changes taking place on land, in the water, and in the air. This Arab Region Atlas of Our Changing Environment uses evocative imagery and informative descriptions to tell a story of prominent environmental change across 22 Arab countries over the last 50 years. While this atlas documents the commonalities shared by these nations, it also highlights the unique challenges each country faces in the 21st century. Using current and historical satellite images, maps and photographs, a range of sites have been examined to survey specific environmental changes. In a region already confronted by extreme climate, limited natural resources, economic conditions and conflict, the environmental challenges depicted are striking. The progress that each country is making towards achieving environmental sustainability as part of the Millennium Development Goals, is also described and visually portrayed. The Arab Region Atlas of Our Changing Environment is the latest addition in a series of UNEP atlases that have inspired leaders to action through the visual power of images.


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2013
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Informing climate-resilient development: the application of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in PACC programme - experiences and lessons learned on capacity building (PTR1)
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

This report sets out the evaluation findings of the capacity-building components of the PACC CBA work programme. A separate report, PACC Technical Report no. 2, sythesises the CBA reports completed under the work programme, and assesses the effectiveness of these CBAs for improving selection and design of the PACC pilot projects


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2013
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Compendium of Recycling and Destruction Technologies for Waste Oils
United Nations Environment Programme

Waste oil (used oil) is a growing hazardous waste stream closely linked with rapid industrialization and increased automobile use. Recycling and disposal of waste oils is feasible and will not only avoid the negative impacts on human health and the environment but also help to conserve finite resources. A compendium of recycling and destruction technologies for waste oils has been developed.


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2012
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Seychelles National Report to the RIO+20 Conference
Government of Seychelles

The Seychelles National Report to the RIO+20 Conference represents more than 20 years of commitment to sustainable development which has transformed Seychelles to status of upper middle income country.


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2012