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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 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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Global assessment of sand and dust storms
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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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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 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 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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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
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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
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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
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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