Booklets and Brochures
Background: The African Elephant Action Plan
United Nations Environment Programme, The African Elephant Fund
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2018
Booklets and Brochures
The Environmental Rights Initiative: Join Us
United Nations Environment Programme

A guide on who can join the the UN Environment with the goal to promote environmental rights.


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2018
Booklets and Brochures
Analysis of International Funding for the Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs and Associated Coastal Ecosystems
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Between 2010 and 2016, more than USD 1.9 billion was committed to implement, monitor and enforce the conservation and sustainable management of tropical coral reefs and associated mangroves and seagrasses, yet coral reef ecosystems alone provide society with living resources and services equating approximately USD 375 billion per year. This analysis explores the intended purpose and spatial and temporal distribution of funding allocations. The alignment of funding with policy ambitions related to coral reefs and associated ecosystems is assessed, along with implications for future investment in the conservation of these ecosystems.


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2018
Booklets and Brochures
Environmental Rights Initiative: Concept Note
United Nations Environment Programme

This concept note sheds light on the goal of the Environmental Rights Initiative, which is to bring environmental protection nearer to the people by assisting state and non-state actors to promote, protect and respect environmental rights.


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2018
Booklets and Brochures
Libreville Declaration on Health and Environment in Africa - 29 August 2008
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization
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2009
Booklets and Brochures
Invasive Alien Species: A Growing Threat in Regional Seas
United Nations Environment Programme

Invasive species have been identified as one of the four greatest threats to marine and coastal ecosystems, together with land-based sources of marine pollution, overexploitation of living marine resources, and habitat degradation.Apart from their ecological impacts, marine and coastal invasive species also have a range of economic and human health consequences.


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2006
Booklets and Brochures
Regional Outlook on Marine Protected Areas: Background, Purpose and Process
United Nations Environment Programme, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

The Nairobi Convention through its GEF-funded project, ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIO-SAP)’, which started in December 2016, is supporting Contracting Parties towards the delivery of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in general and specifically Goal (SDG) 14 with special focus on Targets 14.2 and 14.5. Target 14.2 calls for the sustainable management and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration, to achieve healthy and productive oceans by 2020, while Target 14.5 states that by 2020, countries shall conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on best available scientific information.


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Booklets and Brochures
Update on the Global Status of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint - September 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

This update is provided annually by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) in support of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance). UN Environment and the World Health Organization (WHO) serve as the joint Secretariat for this international voluntary, collaborative initiative. The goal of the Lead Paint Alliance is for all countries to have lead paint laws in place by 2020.


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Booklets and Brochures, Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Sustainable Lifestyles: Options & Opportunities in the Workplace
United Nations Environment Programme, One Earth

The set of actions presented can support employees and customers to enhance sustainability in their daily lives. The target audience is urban workplaces (and the organizations that work with them) that are developing sustainable lifestyle initiatives and campaigns. The list is meant to spark discussion, generate new ideas and be a “living document” that is modified with experience. The actions have been prioritized because they are more effective at reducing the ecological footprint.


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Booklets and Brochures
Development of the Western Indian Ocean Action Plan on Marine Litter and Microplastics
University of Dar es salaam, Institute of Marine Sciences

Marine litter and microplastics has recently taken a top slot in the political and public agenda on the health and integrity of the world’s oceans (Galgani et al. 2015; UNEP 2016). Over 80% of marine pollution that constitute marine litter and microplastics is from land based sources (GESAMP 1991; Sheavly 2005), largely associated with diverse anthropogenic activities such as increasing use of synthetic materials, industrialization and urbanization of coastal areas, where disposal and waste management practices are inadequate (Chen, 2015). To effectively manage marine litter, an adequate knowledge is necessary about drivers, sources, types, amount and dispersion. Policy measures are then needed to address the generation of marine litter and microplastics, in particular those that can be prevented at the sources (Veiga et al. 2016).


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