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
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
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
Governance of the South West Indian Ocean Seamounts - Science to Policy Meting before the 9Th COP of the Nairobi Convention, 09 -11 July 2018 - Durban
Galetti, Florence, Marsac, Francis, Ternon, Jean-François

Seamounts are active or extinct volcanoes located on mid-oceanic rifts or intra-plate hot spots. Because of their magmatic origin, seamounts contain mineral resources. A crust of ferromanganese oxide enriched with cobalt, copper, manganese and sulphur has accumulated around the oldest reliefs. These reserves could exceed the quantities currently present on the continents, but their extraction cost remains prohibitive to be profitable. However, the situation could change in the coming decades as these resources in continental areas become more and more scarce.


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Booklets and Brochures
NOWPAP Medium-term Strategy 2018-2023
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan

The Action Plan for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region (NOWPAP), launched in September 1994 by the People’s Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation is part of the United Nations Environment Regional Seas Programme. NOWPAP implements its far-sighted mandate to protect the Northwest Pacific seas and coasts for present and future generations, guided by a six-year strategic framework of
sectoral goals and implementation modalities. The 2018-2023 NOWPAP Medium-term Strategy aims to equip Member States with the evidencebased cooperative mechanism to ensure a healthy marine and coastal environment, thereby advancing regional progress towards achieving ocean-related Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Medium-term Strategy 2018-2023 Vision is a resilient Northwest Pacific marine and coastal environment, supporting sustainable development for the long-term benefit of present and future generations. The major focus of the NOWPAP Medium-term Strategy 2018-2023 will be on the
coordination of the regional implementation of the ocean-related SDGs using NOWPAP mechanism. Medium-term Strategy 2018-2023 identifies four core areas of work to prevent and reverse increasing degradation of the marine and coastal environment in one of the world’s most impacted by human activities and natural changes region.


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Booklets and Brochures
NOWPAP Brochure
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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Booklets and Brochures
Conservation and Management of Chondrichthyans (Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras) In the Western Indian Ocean
Wildlife Conservation Society Madagascar, Western Indian Ocean Program

The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) has been identified as a global hotspot for chondrichthyan diversity (Dulvy et al. 2014), with 130 shark, 86 batoid (wedgefishes, skates and rays) and 11 chimaera species identified to date. The WIO is one of four global hotspots for chondrichthyan evolutionary distinctiveness (Dulvy et al. 2014), giving the region’s chondrichthyans a high irreplaceability index (Stein et al. 2018), and highlighting the need for their conservation


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Booklets and Brochures, Factsheets
Green Economy: Briefing Paper: Trade
United Nations Environment Programme

Trade has the potential to drive a green economy by fostering the exchange of environmentally friendly goods and services, increasing resource efficiency, generating economic opportunities and employment, and contributing to poverty eradication. If managed poorly, however, unrestrained trade can contribute to environmental degradation, unsustainable resource use, and increased wealth disparities, all of which hinder a green economy transition and sustainable development objectives.


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Booklets and Brochures
Sectoral Guidelines for the Marine Litter Management: Fishing
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines were developed as a part of the NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) in order to provide effective tips on how to reduce marine litter, as well as to facilitate understanding of regulations on sea-based marine litter and practical principles of environmentally friendly behaviors.


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