Serials
UN Environment Africa Office Newsletter; May-June 2017
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment Africa Office Newsletter May-June 2017


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2017
Serials
UN Environment Africa Office Newsletter; March - April 2017
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment Africa Office Newsletter March - April 2017


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2017
Our Planet
Environmental Crime: Tackling the Greatest Threats to our Planet - Our Planet March 2017
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

This issue of UN Environment's flagship magazine, Our Planet focuses on Environmental Crime and features in-depth commentary, analysis and recommendations from a number of qualified contributing authors on this most topical of subjects. It also includes important updates on our work to tackle chemicals and waste crime, strengthening laws protecting endangered species and making environmental law work for planet and people.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Methodology of national and global studies - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 3 Appendix A
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter provides an update on the mitigation challenge associated with the global temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, and the estimated global emission levels under various assumptions regarding the implementation of current policies and NDCs or INDCs (hereafter referred to as NDCs, unless specifically mentioned in relation to a country that has not ratified the Paris Agreement).


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2017
Summaries
Roadmap for a Sustainable Financial System - Summary for Consultation
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment and the World Bank Group view the over-arching objective of a sound financial system as being to provide finance that meets the long-term needs of an inclusive, environmentally sustainable economy. While there is no single blueprint or unique pathway for creating such a “sustainable financial system”, it is possible to describe its many characteristics and progress towards it. The Roadmap initiative intends to design an action plan that moves towards a sustainable financial system, including its elements, sequencing and principal actors, and a basis for measuring progress. The Roadmap will build on the extensive experience of both partners and many other active in the field.


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2017
Policy and Strategy Documents
Freshwater Strategy 2017-2021
United Nations Environment Programme

This document describes UN Environment’s five-year Freshwater Strategy from 2017 to 2021. As a living document, it is intended to guide work related to freshwater across UN Environment’s divisions, sub-programmes and regional offices, as well as interactions with governments and partners at national, regional and global levels. The Freshwater Strategy supports the implementation of UN Environment’s Medium-Term Strategy and Programme of Work adopted by universal United Nations (UN) membership through the UN Environment Assembly. Coming at a critical time for freshwater in general, and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in particular, this strategy aims to unlock the potential of integrated collaboration and spur leadership on freshwater issues globally.


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2017
Reports and Books, Manuals and Guides
A Framework for Freshwater Ecosystem Management Volume 2: Technical Guide for Classification and Target-setting
United Nations Environment Programme

The main aim of the Framework for Freshwater Ecosystem Management series is to support countries to sustainably manage freshwater ecosystems. The overall aim of this volume is to provide countries with guidance on selected aspects of the Framework for Freshwater Ecosystem Management, particularly in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main objective is to initiate and contribute to national-level discussions to support implementation. It outlines the main issues for consideration, provides examples, and notes links to relevant SDG targets and indicators.


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2017
Other
Methodology used in Chapter 4 - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 4 Appendix B
United Nations Environment Programme

The chapter provides a detailed review of greenhouse gas emission reduction potentials in 2030 for key economic sectors. Sectoral emission reduction potentials, also called bottom-up potentials, provide detailed estimates of the level of emission reductions that is feasible within a certain sector or for a specific emissions category up to a certain marginal cost level.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Nanomaterials: Applying the Precautionary Principle - Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern
McGlade, Jacqueline

The recent advances in nanotechnology and nanoscience have introduced nanoscale materials with emergent physical and chemical properties to transform the world.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Marine Protected Areas: Securing Benefits for Sustainable Development - Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern
Jones, Peter, Murray, Ruth, Vestergaard, Ole

Marine protected areas offer one of the best options for maintaining or returning ocean and coastal ecosystems to healthy conditions, particularly when developed as part of a wider management system. Ecological benefits come from protecting species, habitats and ecosystem functions. Social benefits come from engaging stakeholders in the planning and the fair sharing of benefits. Economic benefits come from ensuring the long-term sustainable use of natural resources and tourism incomes. The combined impact could support many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including reducing poverty, improving food security and tackling impacts of climate change.


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2017