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UN Environment 2016 Annual Report: Empowering People to Protect the Planet
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

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

UNEP in numbers


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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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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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Goodwill Ambassadors - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
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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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Recognition of donor contributions: United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
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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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Resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production: Accelerating the transition to sustainable societies: United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

On resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production – which is a standalone goal in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but also impacts on other goals such as climate change, poverty, zero hunger, and sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth – UNEP focuses on three areas: Enabling environment – Supporting countries in creating an enabling policy environment that promotes resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production and the transition to green economy pathways. Sectors and supply – Enhancing the ability of governments, businesses and other parties to adopt sustainable consumption and production practices in key sectors across global supply chains. Lifestyles and consumption – Enhancing the ability of countries, businesses, civil society and individual consumers to make informed choices for sustainable consumption and lifestyles.


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Disasters and conflicts: Minimizing environmental threats - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
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In its work on disasters and conflicts, which aims to minimize threats to human well-being from environmental degradation, UNEP focuses on achieving results in two areas: Risk reduction – Improving countries’ ability to use environmental management to prevent and reduce the risks of natural hazards, industrial disasters and conflict. Response and recovery – Supporting countries in the aftermath of a disaster or conflict to identify and address environmental risks that could have serious social and economic impacts.


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Chemicals and waste: Ensuring sound management of chemicals and waste – UNEP 2015 Annual Report
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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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Environment under review: Promoting evidence-based decision making through integrated knowledge - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
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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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