Factsheets, Summaries
Benefits of the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife Especially (SPAW, 1990) to the Cartagena Convention (1983)
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme
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2016
GEO
Resumen de las evaluaciones regionales del sexto informe sobre las perspectivaas del medio ambiente mundial GEO-6: Resultados principales y mensajes politicos: UNEP/EA.2/INF/17
United Nations Environment Programme

En la presente nota se resumen los resultados principales y los mensajes políticos contenidos en las evaluaciones del informe sobre las Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Mundial (GEO-6) que se han llevado a cabo en las seis regiones del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA) —a saber, África, Asia y el Pacífico, Europa, América Latina y el Caribe, América del Norte y Asia Occidental1,2—, con arreglo a la resolución 1/4 de la primera Asamblea de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Medio Ambiente (UNEA-1).


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2016
Summaries
Sustainable Development in the Chilean Banking System - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina

This report was undertaken by UNEP FI and CAF – Development Bank of Latin America. It showcases the progress made by national banking institutions and international banks operating in Chile, as they integrate practices that support sustainable development into their operations. The study sample represents approximately 70% of the total assets of the Chilean market.


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2016
Reports and Books
Radiation: Effects and sources
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is based on the major scientific reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) published in the last 25 years and aims to expand public knowledge on levels of exposure to ionizing radiation and possible associated effects. This publication does not set, or even recommend, radiation safety standards, rather, it provides information on basic science related to radiation (origin, quantities and units), on radiation effects (on humans and the environment) and on radiation sources (natural and artificial). Helping the public understand what radiation is and how it affects life on this planet lies within the core mandate of UNEP.


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2016

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GEO
GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme

This regional Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report,the fourth for Latin America and the Caribbean (with theprevious GEO regional assessment for LAC published in2010), places emphasis on identifying some of the mostworrying and persistent threats to the region through anenvironmental lens, but also on the achievements, successstories and opportunities in the region.


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2016

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Summaries
The Emissions Gap Report 2016: A UNEP Synthesis – Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

Executive summary


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2016
Reports and Books
Carbono cero América Latina: Una Vía para la Descarbonización Neta de la Economía Regional Para Mediados de Este Siglo - Documento de Visión
United Nations Environment Programme

Este documento de visión evalúa las perspectivas de descarbonización neta en la región de América Latina y el Caribe. Presenta un conjunto de escenarios con medidas que sería necesario adoptar en materia de energía, transporte, uso de la tierra e industria, y al mismo tiempo examina las combinaciones de políticas, desarrollo tecnológico y condiciones económicas que tendrían como resultado cero emisiones netas de dióxido de carbono en la región para mediados de este siglo.


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2016