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Briefing paper
Pastoralism and the Green Economy - A Natural Nexus? - Briefing Note
United Nations Environment Programme

A policy summary of Pastoralism and the Green Economy - a natural nexus? This study focuses on pastoralism’s current and future potential for securing sustainable management and green economy outcomes from the world’s rangelands. It synthesises existing evidence and uses practical examples from mobile pastoralism in Europe, Latin America, North America, Central, Western and Southern Asia, Australia and throughout Africa to both demonstrate the system’s inherent characteristics for adaptive sustainability and some of the key opportunities and challenges for promoting development in rangelands. Finally, the study identifies the key enabling conditions required for pastoralism to deliver on its potential role in a Green Economy.


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2014
Briefing paper
Technical Advisory Paper No. 2 - Goals and Targets for Global Water Quality Assessment: UNEP GEMS/Water Programme
United Nations Environment Programme

The present paper represents the “corporate view” of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on global water quality monitoring, and the most salient issues facing GEMS/Water. It forms the basis for determining partnership activities: on one hand, the most constructive ways in which partner organizations can contribute to the successful implementation of core activities; and, on the other hand, the best ways for meeting partners’ data and service needs.


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2005
Briefing paper
Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape: Current Progress on Three Key Capacities for Climate Resilience
United Nations Environment Programme

The briefing paper then discusses the challenges – both conceptual and data-related – that this type of assessment faces and suggests ways of overcoming them. While gaining a better understanding of progress under the Anticipate, Absorb and Reshape pillars is important to the A2R Initiative, this paper also aims to contribute to the broader discussion on metrics and methodologies for assessing climate resilience.


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Briefing paper, Information Document/note
Mainstreaming and Synergies
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment has embarked on a series of activities promoting mainstreaming and synergies at global, regional and national levels through the provision of guidance to Parties to the Conventions, capacity building and institutional strengthening.


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Briefing paper, Policy/strategy document
Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme, Convention on Biological Diversity, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The World Bank, United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)

This short document provides illustrative examples of how biodiversity can play an essential role in efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Details on the linkages between biodiversity and each of the SDGs are contained in the “Technical Note on Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.


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Briefing paper
Technical Advisory Paper No. 3 Future Needs in Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

The present paper represents the “corporate view” of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on global water quality monitoring, and the most salient issues facing GEMS/Water. It forms the basis for determining partnership activities: on one hand, the most constructive ways in which partner organizations can contribute to the successful implementation of core activities; and, on the other hand, the best ways for meeting partners’ data and service needs.
This section also focuses on key projects in which GEMS/Water is, or should be, actively engaged.


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