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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
Book/Report
The Financial System We Need: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

The global report of the UNEP Inquiry argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system. The report draws together practical examples of policy changes in banking, capital markets, insurance and institutional investment, drawing on detailed work in countries such as Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, the UK and the USA. It offers a Framework for Action that shows how a systematic approach can now be taken at both the national and international levels.


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2015
Book/Report
Haiti - Dominican Republic: Environmental Challenges in the Border Zone 
United Nations Development Programme

This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of an 18 month long assessment of the border between the two countries that share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola – Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the Dominican Republic, a middle-income country. It provides up-to-date information and confirms the close relationship that exists between the state of trans-boundary natural resources, poverty, and recurring social conflicts.


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2013
Book/Report
Energy Profile: Burundi
United Nations Environment Programme

Burundi’s population in 2013 was 10.4 million). Total electricity produced in 2015 was 17 ktoe down from 21 ktoe in 2010.


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Book/Report
UNEP, International Environmental Governance, and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
McInerney, Thomas F.

This paper will explore the role of UNEP/UNEA in international environmental governance at the global and national levels,giving particular attention to the 2030 Agenda. The issues and themes themes described in this report follow the developments in international environmental governance in the Rio + 20 outcome document and subsequent General Assembly resolution.


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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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Mobilizing Sustainable Finance for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Reviewing Experience and Identifying Options in the G7
United Nations Environment Programme

This report takes stock of existing activities in G7 countries, identifies a range of emerging lessons and suggests possible next steps for action by G7 countries. This report focuses on green and sustainable finance – in other words finance that delivers environmental benefits, within the context of the wider shift to sustainable development.


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Minimising Quarantine and Pre-shipment (QPS) Uses of Methyl Bromide: Tools for Controlling, Monitoring and Reporting
United Nations Environment Programme

This UNEP OzonAction publication is intended to help National Ozone Units understand why the close supervision of MB use in QPS applications is important for their countries continued compliance with the Montreal Protocol. It provides information about how to correctly identify MB QPS uses, data management, reporting, stakeholder engagements, and how to control and prevent potential illegal trade of this ODS.


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Water Quality For Ecosystem and Human Health
United Nations Environment Programme

The data and analyses presented in Water Quality for Ecosystem and Human Health are from GEMStat, the global water quality database created by UNEP’s GEMS/Water Programme, the only programme in the UN system exclusively dedicated to monitoring and assessing environmental water quality. Drawing on examples from around the world, Water Quality for Ecosystem and Human Health presents assessments of current water quality status and trends. It also provides an introduction to a diverse range of global water quality issues, including approaches to their identification, analysis and resolution.


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Lower-GWP Alternatives in Commercial and Transport Refrigeration: An Expanded Compilation of Propane, CO2, Ammonia and HFO Case Studies
United Nations Environment Programme

The present publication comprises an expanded and updated compilation of case studies on lower-GWP energy efficient alternatives and technologies in the commercial refrigeration as well as the transport refrigeration sectors. It provides a number of new commercial refrigeration case studies as well as case studies from the transport refrigeration sector, including alternatives not previously considered in the first volume, to provide better geographical spread and present a more comprehensive overview of lower-GWP alternatives adopted.


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