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Environment under review: Promoting evidence-based decision making through integrated knowledge - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

To keep the environment under review, UNEP focuses on bridging the gap between the producers and users of environmental information, better linking science to policy. To do so, the organization focuses on three areas: Assessment – Facilitating global, regional and national policy-making from environmental information made available on open platforms. Early warning – Enabling better policy planning that incorporates information on emerging environmental issues. Information management – Enhancing the capacity of countries to generate, access, analyze, use and communicate environmental information and knowledge.


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Key Financials - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Expenditures were able to exceed income as a result of balances brought forward from the past biennium that were to be spent in the 2014-2015 biennium. Income inclusive of programme support. These figures are indicative and could change when the final accounts are completed in April 2016.


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Maurice Strong (1929 – 2015) - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Late last year, the world lost one of its greats when Maurice Strong, the founding Executive Director of UNEP, passed at the age of 86 – just days before the Paris Agreement that is, in many ways, a legacy of his life of environmental leadership. Maurice Strong was a truly exceptional human being and a leader in the global family. Few individuals can claim to have shaped the course of history over the past 50 years in the way Maurice Strong did, and he continued to exert huge influence until the last days of his life.


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UNEP results: United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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A victory for the Climate in Paris – UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

On 12 December 2015, at the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement, one of the most important international agreements in history.


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Chemicals and waste: Ensuring sound management of chemicals and waste – UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

To achieve sound management of chemicals and waste, essential to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 on healthy people, UNEP focuses on three areas: The enabling environment – Supporting countries to build the institutional capacity and policies to manage chemicals and waste soundly. Chemicals – Assisting countries, including major groups and stakeholders, to implement sound chemicals management and the related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). Waste – Assisting countries, including major groups and stakeholders, to implement sound waste management and the related MEAs.


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United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
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Message from Ban Ki-Moon UN Secretary-General - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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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Climate change: Minimizing the scale and impact of climate change – UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

In its work on combating climate change, UNEP focuses on three areas: Climate resilience – Supporting countries in using ecosystem-based approaches to adapt and build resilience to climate change. Low-emission growth – Supporting countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adopt renewable energy, increase energy efficiency measures and reduce air pollution. REDD+ – Enabling countries to seize investment opportunities that reduce greenhouse emissions from deforestation and forest degradation with adequate social and environmental safeguards.


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

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