Annual Reports
UNEP results: United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP in numbers


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2016
Annual Reports
Message from Ban Ki-Moon UN Secretary-General - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The final months of 2015 saw two inspiring advances for humankind and victories for multilateralism: in September, the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in December, the Paris Agreement on climate change.


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2016
Annual Reports
Ecosystem management: Supporting human well-being through healthy ecosystems - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

In its work on ecosystem management, which is of particular significance to the Sustainable Development Goals on conserving and sustainably managing terrestrial and ocean ecosystems, UNEP focuses on the following areas: The Enabling Environment – Assisting countries in incorporating the value and the long-term function of ecosystems in planning and accounting frameworks. The productivity of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems – Assisting countries to use an ecosystem approach to managing terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The productivity of marine ecosystems – Assisting countries to use an ecosystem approach in marine ecosystem management.


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2016
Annual Reports
UNEP 2014 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme Annual Report tells the story of the environment and the organization's work in 2014, through stunning photography and inspirational stories of change from the ground.


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2015
Annual Reports
New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990 to 2012
Government of New Zealand

New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory (the Inventory) is the official annual report of all anthropogenic (human induced) emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in New Zealand. The Inventory measures New Zealand’s progress against obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Climate Change Convention) and the Kyoto Protocol.


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2014
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UNEP 2013 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2013 Annual Report lays out the highlights of UNEP's work in 2013, a year in which the organization's Governing Council met under Universal Membership for the first time and the strengthening process agreed the previous year began in earnest. The report focuses on UNEP's achievement in the key focus areas of Climate Change||Disasters and Conflicts||Ecosystem Management||Environmental Governance||Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste||Resource Efficiency||and Sustainable Consumption and Production. It also highlights the key role UNEP plays in providing environmental leadership to the UN system and the international community: for example, in 2013, nations adopted the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the first new global multilateral environmental agreement in almost a decade.


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2014
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Asian Development Outlook 2014: Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth
Asian Development Bank

Developing Asia is expected to extend its steady growth. The region's growth is projected to edge up from 6.1% in 2013 to 6.2% in 2014 and 6.4% in 2015. Moderating growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as its economy adjusts to more balanced growth will offset to some extent the stronger demand expected from the industrial countries as their economies recover. Risks to the outlook have eased and are manageable. The monetary policy shift in the United States (US) may invite some volatility ahead in financial markets, albeit mitigated by accommodative monetary policy in Japan and the euro area. The regional growth outlook depends on continued recovery in the major industrial economies and on the PRC managing to contain internal credit growth smoothly. Greater Public Spending Needed to Reduce Inequality Widening income gaps in developing Asia strengthens the case for greater use of fiscal policy to foster equality of opportunity. While the region has benefited from fiscal prudence in the past, demographic and environmental challenges are expected to compete for public resources in the coming years. To boost public spending on equity-enhancing programs such as education and health without undermining fiscal sustainability, the authorities will need to explore a wide range of options for mobilizing revenue and to build equity objectives into their fiscal plans.


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2014
Annual Reports
UNEP 2012 annual report
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2012 Annual Report details UNEP's wide-ranging activities in what proved to be the most momentous year in the organizations history. At Rio+20, Heads of State and governments decided to strengthen and upgrade UNEP||this was followed by the adoption of a resolution at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly later in the year that granted UNEP universal membership and called for increased resources. The report details UNEPs work across its six thematic areas: Climate Change||Disasters and Conflicts||Ecosystem Management||Environmental Governance||Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste||Resource Efficiency||and Sustainable Consumption and Production. It also highlights the key role UNEP plays in providing environmental leadership to the UN system and the international community, showcasing dozens of collaborative initiatives that drive the agenda of international environmental governance.


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2013
Annual Reports
Asian Development Bank Sustainability Report 2013: Investing in Asia and the Pacific's Future
Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Sustainability Report has been issued every 2 years since 2007. The current Sustainability Report contains selected performance highlights of ADB's operations and corporate footprint during 2011-2012. The Sustainability Report is accompanied by its expanded online version that provides a more detailed review of ADB's sustainability performance and includes an extensive response to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. Throughout the expanded online version, hyperlinks provide access to further information on the ADB website www.adb.org and elsewhere.


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2013
Annual Reports
Seychelles in figures - 2013 edition
National Bureau of Statistics - Seychelles

The Republic of Seychelles consists of over 116 islands scattered over 1 million square kilometres of sea in the middle of the Western Indian Ocean. The Seychelles archipelago is divided into two distinct collections: the Mahe group, 43 islands in all, granitic with high hills and mountains and the outlying islands||and the coralline group numbering 73 or more for most part only a little above sea‐level. Mahe the most important island lies between 4 degrees south latitude and 55 degrees east longitude. It is 27 kms long and 11kms wide rising abruptly from the sea to a maximum altitude of 905 metres in the mountain of Morne Seychellois. Two other islands of major importance as regards to size and population are Praslin, 33.6kms from Mahe, and home to the unique Coco de Mer and La Digue 48kms away, with its bullock cart transport and the only remaining sanctuary of the \"veuve\" ‐ the Seychelles Paradise flycatcher. In spite of the close proximity of Seychelles to the Equator, the climate is healthy. The shade temperature varies little throughout the year and the hottest months being March to April and the collest being July and August. The rainfall varies considerably from island to island and from year to year. Most of the rainfall occurs during the hot months when the northwest trade winds blows. The islands are outside the hurricane zone and thunder storms are rare and mild when they do occur. There is some evidence that Seychelles islands were known and visited as long ago as the 8th and 9th centuries. More recently in the 15th and 16th centuries, they were spasmodically inhabited by pirates but it was not until the middle of the 18th century that the first settlers established themselves on Ste Anne island in 1770.


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2013