Booklet/Brochure
Ecosystem based Adaptation
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Program, International Union for Conservation of Nature
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Policy/strategy document
Making the case for ecosystem-based adaptation: building resilience to climate change
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Program

Healthy ecosystems provide valuable services such as food, clean water, protection from disease, and flood and erosion control, while at the same time building resilience against climate change impacts. This has been recognized by the UNFCCC in decision 1/CP.16 inviting Parties to enhance action on adaptation by “building resilience of socio-ecological systems, including through economic diversification and sustainable management of natural resources”.


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Booklet/Brochure
Vision: A Prosperous Western Indian Ocean Region with Healthy Rivers, Coasts and Oceans
United Nations Environment Programme

The Nairobi Convention is a partnership between governments, civil society and the private sector, working towards a prosperous Western Indian Ocean Region with healthy rivers, coasts and oceans. It pursues this vision by providing a mechanism for regional cooperation, coordination and collaborative actions; it enables the Contracting Parties to harness resources and expertise from a wide range of stakeholders and interest groups; and in this way it helps solve inter-linked problems of the region’s coastal and marine environment.


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Book/Report
Strengthening the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Revision and Implementation
United Nations Environment Programme

The present document is aimed at supporting and enhancing a better understanding of seven key biodiversity conventions, namely the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Convention on Migratory Species), the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention), the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention), the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the International Plant Protection Convention in the context of
updating/revising/reviewing the NBSAPs and their subsequent implementation.


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Briefing paper, Policy/strategy document
Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme, Convention on Biological Diversity, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The World Bank, United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)

This short document provides illustrative examples of how biodiversity can play an essential role in efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Details on the linkages between biodiversity and each of the SDGs are contained in the “Technical Note on Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.


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Handbook/manual
Directory: Committee of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Environment Programme

Committee of Permanent Representatives Directory


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Assessment report
Large marine ecosystems: A global comparative assessment of baseline status and future trends. Volume 4
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

Volume 4 presents the results of the first global indicator-based, comparative assessment of large marine ecosystems, prepared in partnership with IOC-UNESCO (lead), the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the University of West Indies (Cave Hill) Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), the Center for Marine Assessment and Planning (CMAP) University of California Santa Barbara, Dalhousie University, the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP), the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), the University of British Columbia Sea Around Us (UBC SAU), the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCMC), and a number of independent experts. An assessment of the Western Pacific Warm Pool, based on a sub-set of the indicators, is included.


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Guideline
The adaptation knowledge initiative
United Nations Climate Change Sectretariat, United Nations Environment Programme

The Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (NWP) serves as a
knowledge mechanism on adaptation under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC). The NWP facilitates and catalyses the development and dissemination of information and knowledge
to inform and support adaptation policies and practices. As a knowledge hub, the NWP provides unique
opportunities for relevant institutions, processes, resources and expertise to respond to adaptation knowledge
needs. Over the past 9 years, the NWP has built extensive and strong partnerships with international, regional and
national partner organizations working on various aspects of climate change adaptation


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Periodical/Newsletter
Africa Office Newsletter
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter


Download: Africa Office_NEWSLETTER _SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016.pdf
Book/Report
Towards a performance framework for a sustainable financial system
United Nations Environment Programme

This paper is intended to provide a unifying set of principles for describing a “sustainable financial system”, one that is aligned to the long-term needs of a dynamic, inclusive, sustainable economy, and ideally a method for measuring the relative sustainability of different financial systems: a “Performance Framework”.


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