Reports and Books
Decoupling 2: technologies, opportunities and policy options
United Nations Environment Programme

This report was produced by the Decoupling Working Group of the International Resource Panel. It explores technological possibilities and opportunities for both developing and developed countries to accelerate decoupling and reap the environmental and economic benefits of increased resource productivity. It also examines several policy options that have proved to be successful in helping different countries to improve resource productivity in various sectors of their economy, avoiding negative impacts on the environment.


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2014
Reports and Books
Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Kampala
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the findings of a knowledge assessment on urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) for the city of Kampala, Uganda, that was conducted in 2012. It examines the state of UPA in the city through the lens of intensifying urban pressures and increasing climate risks with the objective of identifying how these and other drivers potentially interact to affect the long-term sustainability of UPA, and what response options are needed to address existing and emerging challenges.


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2014
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Croatia Environmental Performance Reviews: Second Review
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The second Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Croatia began in October 2012 with a preparatory mission. During this mission, the structure of the review report was discussed and the time-schedule established. A review mission took place on 12-19 March 2013. The team of international experts taking part included experts from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, the Republic of Moldova, Slovakia and as well as from the EEA and the secretariats of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNECE.


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2014
Reports and Books
Strategic Environmental Assessment, Cyprus
European Union

The Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain programmes on the environment requires certain programmes, which are likely to have significant effects on the environment, to be subject to an environmental assessment. This assessment specifically enables environmental considerations to be integrated in the preparation and adoption of these programmes. It also contributes to sustainable development.


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2014
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Fifth National Report on the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Ministry of Environment and Water,Republic of Bulgaria

The Fifth National Report on the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity prepared by Republic of Bulgaria as a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity covers the 2009–2013 period.


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2014
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Assessing global land use: balancing consumption with sustainable supply
United Nations Environment Programme

This report explores how the management of land-based biomass production and consumption can be developed towards a higher degree of sustainability across different scales: from the sustainable management of soils on the field to the sustainable management of global land use as a whole.


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2014
Serials
Environmental dimensions of resilient and peaceful societies : UNEP Post 2015 Note 5
United Nations Environment Programme

At least 40 per cent of all violent conflicts in the last 60 years have been linked to natural resources. Climate change and increasing natural disasters are expected to increase the risk of such conflicts by degrading the available resource base.


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2014
Reports and Books
UN-REDD Rules of Procedure and Operational Guidance
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

The present document is an update of the UN-­‐REDD Rules of Procedure approved at the First Policy Board (March 2009) to reflect subsequent Policy Board decisions that amended those rules. Please note that this refers exclusively to the Rules of Procedure (pages 5-­‐9 only). The Operational Guidance (pages 10-­‐14) has not been amended.


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2014
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Setting a course for Regional Seas
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2014, UNEP’s Regional Seas Programme celebrated its 40th anniversary. We are reminded of how successful these 18 regional MEAs spanning seven continents have been at bringing nations and institutions together in responsible stewardship of their shared environment. Around the world, the Regional Seas have improved coastal zone management, reduced land-based pollution, protected priceless habitats, and perhaps most importantly demonstrated solidarity of purpose. Every one of the Regional Seas Programmes fulfills a unique role, by creating an essential link between local and global levels of action and between member countries and the international community.


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2014
Serials
Sustainable consumption and production and the SDGs : UNEP Post 2015 Note 2
United Nations Environment Programme

Achieving sustainable consumption and production patterns is not just an environmental issue||it is about maintaining the natural capital and hence productivity and capacity of our planet to meet human needs and sustains economic activities.


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2014