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Reports and Books
Unwrapping the Risks of Plastic Pollution to the Insurance Industry - The First Global insurance Industry Study on Managing the Risks associated with Plastic pollution, Marine Plastic Litter and Microplastics
United Nations Environment Programme

This study identifies how risks related to plastic pollution play out across insurance lines and asset classes in which insurers invest. It argues that insurers should take an active role in addressing the risks related to plastic pollution and in contributing to global efforts to reduce it.


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2019
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Sustainability of Sugarcane, Bagasse, Briquettes and Charcoal Value Chains in Kenya: Results and Recommendations from Implementation of the Global Bioenergy Partnership Indicators
United Nations Environment Programme
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2019
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Mapping Current and Future Priorities for Coral Restoration and Adaptation Programs: International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Ad Hoc Committee on Reef Restoration 2019 Interim Report
International Coral Reef Initiative, United Nations Environment Programme

This report summarises the findings of an initial scoping study which aimed to identify common interests, facilitate global and regional collaborations, and help identify opportunities for co-investment in research and development. This study is a starting point for a wider global review and conversation into how active interventions should fit within coral reef management in a changing world. This interim report recommends: • Strong action on climate change and other stressors: Coral restoration should not be viewed as a replacement for reducing local, regional and global stressors acting on reefs.
• Invest in research and development: Substantial research and development is required to scale up and improve all facets of restoration and adaptation.
• Promote knowledge-sharing and collaboration: There would be great benefit in global cooperation, collaboration and knowledge-sharing to ensure efficient use of resources. • Develop best practice guidelines: Science-based guidance for restoration practitioners is critically needed, and the UNEP and collaborating organisations have committed to facilitating the production of guidelines in the near future. • Develop policy and plans: New or refined policy and plans relevant to restoration and adaptation are needed. • Promote ‘blue restoration’: the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration represents an opportunity to promote ‘blue restoration’ including restoring coral reefs. Further, the goal of large-scale restoration, to sequester carbon and reduce anthropogenic climate change, could help mitigate the main threat to coral reefs.


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2019
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Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – Final Report
United Nations Environment Programme, Principles for Responsible Investment

This report describes how the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into investment practice and decision making is an increasingly standard part of the regulatory and legal requirements for institutional investors, along with requirements to consider the sustainability-related preferences of their clients and beneficiaries, and to report on how these obligations have been implemented. It also identifies areas where further work is required and reflects on how investors’ duties and obligations may further evolve over time. The report affirms that fiduciary duty requires the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes. It also finds that investors that fail to incorporate ESG issues are failing their fiduciary duties and are increasingly likely to be subject to legal challenge. The final report includes discussion of the origins of fiduciary duty, the new policy context, and modern fiduciary duty. The report also provides detailed country-specific analysis of current policy and regulatory landscapes and recommendations for reform in each leading global economy.


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2019
Reports and Books, Emissions Gap Reports
Emissions Gap Report 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

This 9th edition of the Emissions Gap Report assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This difference between “where we are likely to be and where we need to be” is known as the ‘emissions gap’. As in previous years, the report explores some of the most important options available for countries to bridge the gap. This report has been prepared by an international team of leading scientists, assessing all available information, including that published in the context of the IPCC Special Report, as well as in other recent scientific studies. This year’s report presents the newest assessment of the emissions gap in 2030 between emission levels under full implementation of the unconditional and conditional NDCs and those consistent with least-cost pathways to stay below 2°C and 1.5°C respectively.


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2018
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Gobernanza Ambiental y la Agenda 2030 - Avances y buenas prácticas en América Latina y el Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme, Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional

Este documento presenta un análisis de las principales tendencias en materia de arreglos institucionales e instrumentos legales que avanzan en la integración de la dimensión ambiental del desarrollo sostenible.


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2018
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Draft technical background document for Global Mercury Assessment 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Draft technical background document containing technical information that forms the basis of the Global Mercury Assessment 2018. Not to be cited.


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2018
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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
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Reducing Mercury Emission from Coal Combustion in the Energy Sector in Thailand: A UN Environment Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This study aims to conduct an inventory of mercury emissions from selected coal-fired power plants in Thailand.


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2018
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Wild Life, Wild Livelihoods: Involving communities on Sustainable Wildlife Management and Combating illegal Wildlife Trade
United Nations Environment Programme

The report summarizes insights from decades of research on community wildlife management, and draws lessons from new analyses focused specifically on engaging Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) in combating the illegal trade in wildlife (ITW). Based on a recognition of the importance of community “voice” in enabling sustainable and effective outcomes, it goes on to survey the opportunities and constraints for IPLCs in terms of their participation in key international policy forums that influence wildlife management.


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2018