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

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

UNEP Annual Report


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2016
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2015 highlights from Achim Steiner: UNEP Executive Director - UNEP 2015 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The year 2015 will be remembered as a turning point for the environmental agenda. The international community set pivotal tracks for sustainability by adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development – demonstrating a unity of purpose that places us more firmly on the path to a sustainable future.


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2016
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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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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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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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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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2016