Annual Report
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
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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2016
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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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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
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Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP’s role in environmental sustainability for the 2030 Agenda. In September, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all. About half of the SDGs are directly environmental in focus or address the sustainability of natural resources: poverty, health, food and agriculture, water and sanitation, human settlements, energy, climate change, sustainable consumption and production, oceans, and terrestrial ecosystems. UNEP promotes environmental sustainability as a crucial enabling factor in ensuring the health of our planet, and is committed to working with all parties to ensure the success of the ambitious agenda.


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2016
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Goodwill Ambassadors - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Switzerland’s Bertrand Piccard, the visionary behind the only airplane capable of flying day and night, without a drop of fuel, and acclaimed musician Jack Johnson became UNEP’s newest Goodwill Ambassadors in 2015.


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Environmental governance: Strengthening global governance in an interconnected world - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

In its work on environmental governance, the overarching element that needs to be strengthened to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other international frameworks, including the recently adopted Paris Agreement, UNEP focuses on three areas: Coherence and synergy – Improving the manner in which the UN system and multilateral environmental agreements achieve policy coherence. Law and institutions – Enhancing the capacities of countries to establish and enforce legal and institutional frameworks to address environmental priorities. Mainstreaming the environment into development processes – Assisting countries to integrate environment into sectoral and development processes and plans, including those on poverty reduction.


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Recognition of donor contributions: United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP extends its heartfelt thanks to the donors and partners for their continued generosity to UNEP. With their support, UNEP received $777 million in total income for 2014- 2015 – a new record in UNEP’s 43-year history.


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2016