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Assessing Environmental Impacts: A Global Review of Legislation
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides an overview of the current status of national legislation and institutional arrangements of relevance to EIAs and SEAs across the globe, as well as emerging issues and trends. It does this primarily through providing examples from a wide selection of countries of their EIA/SEA arrangements and in relation to the different steps of the EIA/SEA processes. These steps include: (1) Screening; (2) Scoping and Impact Analysis; (3) Review of the EIA/SEA report; (4) Decision-making; (5) Follow-up and Adaptive Management and (6) Public Participation as a cross-cutting issue.


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2018
Book/Report, Discussion paper
The Critical Role of Global Food Consumption Patterns in Achieving Sustainable Food Systems and Food for All. A UNEP Discussion Paper
United Nations Environment Programme

The paper provides an overview of global food consumption trends. It describes how significantly changing patterns in food consumption – worldwide – are having profound effects on health, the agroecological resource base and food security. It examines the drivers behind these trends and previews how the anticipated continuation of these trends will affect the ability of the world to feed itself sustainably. The paper provides illustrative
case studies which demonstrate that unsustainable food consumption patterns are already leading to considerable detrimental effects.


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2012
Book/Report
Greening the Blue Helmets: Environment, Natural Resources and UN Peacekeeping Operations
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of how peacekeeping operations affect and are affected by natural resources and environmental conditions. The report is divided into two main parts. Part 1 reviews the environmental management of peacekeeping
operations and showcases good practices, technologies and behaviours that have already been adopted. Part 2 examines the role that peacekeeping operations have played in stabilizing countries where violent conflicts have been financed by natural resources – including diamonds, gold, timber and oil – or driven by grievances over their ownership, access and control.


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2012
Book/Report
UNEP Emerging Issues: Environmental Consequences of Ocean Acidification: A Threat to Food Security
United Nations Environment Programme

Carbon dioxide is altering the chemistry of the surface oceans and causing them to become more acidic. From scientists and marine resource managers, to policy and decision-makers, there is growing concern that the process called ocean acidification could have significant consequences on marine organisms which may alter species composition, disrupt marine food webs and ecosystems and potentially damage fishing, tourism and other human activities connected to the seas.


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2010
Book/Report
Report of the Independent Group of Experts on New Mechanisms for Stakeholder Engagement at UNEP: Final Report
United Nations Environment Programme, Expert Group for New Mechanisms for Stakeholder Engagement at UNEP

The Expert Group for New Mechanisms for Stakeholder Engagement at UNEP (EG, or the Group) analyzed and advised on UNEP‟s future accreditation policy, working methods and processes for stakeholder contributions towards intergovernmental decision making processes, mechanisms for expert input and advice, and access to information policies. The Group considered stakeholder engagement at stages of agenda setting and policy making, decision making, and implementation, taking into consideration current and appropriate international practice, against the background of relevant decisions of UN and UNEP governing bodies.


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Managing Peatlands to Cope with Climate Change: Indonesia’s Experience
Indonesia, Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Considering the significance of Indonesia’s peatlands for the environment as well as for the livelihoods of the communities surrounding the area, Indonesia has prioritized its environmental strategy to restoring degraded peatland, conserving the remaining good peatland and providing alternative livelihood for communities living inside and surrounding peatland. Several measures were taken including issuing policy and regulations reflecting the commitment for better peatland management, developing institutional arrangements to deal with problems in peatland management, conducting research and development to better manage Indonesia’s peatland, and providing incentives for conservation and sustainable management of peatland.


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A Review of International Financial Standards as They Relate to Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This report seeks to investigate the financial standards and further to consider to what extent they currently relate to sustainable development, how they can support and solidify the various G20 policy commitments and the evolving country-level regulations and industry activities in a way that builds on the synergies that already exist.


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Opening the Door to Cleaner Vehicles in Developing and Transition Countries:The Role of Lower Sulphur Fuels - Report of the Sulphur Working Group of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV)
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides information to help policymakers in developing and transi- tion countries understand the effects of the presence of sulphur in transportation fuels and the options available to lower sulphur levels to reduce vehicular emissions. The publication provides a general, non-technical overview of the considerations, benefits, and options for the development of policies and actions to reduce the level of sulphur in transportation fuels.


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Cleaning Up the Global On-Road Diesel Fleet: A Global Strategy to Introduce Low-sulfur Fuels and Cleaner Diesel Vehicles - As prepared by the Heavy - Duty Diesel Initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition
United Nations Environment Programme

This document presents a strategy for how the world can transition to low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles within the next decade. It also outlines why this is imperative for both health and climate goals. Achieving this change will require a focus on countries that are fuel importers, those struggling to secure financing for refinery upgrades, and those that have yet to match already- available low-sulfur fuels with the vehicle emission standards that secure the full air quality and climate benefits of desulfurization.


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ANNEX XVIII a: Report Kenya Senior Leadership Workshop August 2017.pdf
United Nations Environment Programme
Download: ANNEX XVIII a _ Report Kenya Senior Leadership Workshop August 2017.pdf