Case Study, Toolkit
Greening Universities Toolkit V2.0: Transforming Universities into Green and Sustainable Campuses: A Toolkit for Implementers - Advance Copy
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this Toolkit is to inspire, encourage and support universities to develop and implement their own transformative strategies for establishing green, resource-efficient and low carbon campuses. It will provide an opportunity to build stakeholder capacity to deliver systemic, institution-wide integration of sustainability principles into all aspects of university business. This initiative is intended to improve the sustainability performance of universities globally and to provide support to other stakeholders embarking on their own sustainability journeys. Further, it will enhance the practical relevance of universities to sustainable development and by extension, the new paradigm of the “green economy”. In short, the aim is to encourage and promote the contribution of universities to the overall sustainability of the planet. We cannot have a sustainable world where universities promote unsustainable – conversely, the sustainable university can help catalyse a more sustainable world.


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Assessment report
Regional State of the coast Report Western Indian Ocean: Split
United Nations Environment Programme, Jared Bosire, Louis Celliers, Johan Groeneveld, José Paula, Michael H. Schleyer
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Atlas
Towards a global tree conservation atlas: mapping the status and distribution of the world's threatened tree species
United Nations Environment Programme

This summary document outlines the need for spatial data on tree species as a tool for conservation action. It introduces plans for a tree species mapping programme that will build on the forest mapping information management expertise of UNEP-WCMC. A Global Tree Conservation Atlas will be one of the main outputs of the Global Trees Campaign. The Campaign focuses on trees as flagship species for conservation of ecosystems and landscapes, and enables local people to carry out rescue and sustainable use operations. Working in partnership with organizations around the globe, the Global Trees Campaign aims to save the world's most threatened tree species and their habitats through information, conservation and wise use. The Campaign is a partnership between Fauna & Flora International and UNEP-WCMC.


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Monograph
South-South cooperation: sharing national pathways towards inclusive green economies
United Nations Environment Programme

This brochure presents the importance of Green Economy for sustainable development.


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Monograph
The oil industry experience: technology cooperation and capacity building
UNEP, IPIECA

This report describes industry initiatives contributing to sustainable development by improving national economies and local communities' quality of life via technology cooperation and capacity building while boosting the companies' long-term business success.


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Our Planet
Our Planet: RIO+20: from outcome to implementation
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine for environmentally sustainable development. This issue details the Rio+20 outcome to Implementation


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Bulletin
Integration and universality key to post-2015 sustainable agenda : UNEP Post 2015 Note 8
United Nations Environment Programme

An unprecedented series of decisions by governments since the 2012 Rio+20 conference has yielded progress towards a universal commitment to achieve sustainable development. The year 2015 will see additional efforts to finalize the global agenda, address its means of implementation, and set up ways to measure and monitor progress.


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Monograph
如何实施性别平等与环境: 联合国环境规划署 = Gender equality and the environment: A guide to UNEP\'s work
这份文件概述了性别平等和环境之间的关系;性别不平等的不利影响;男女不平等的参政和决策权如何阻碍应对环境挑战;以及如何释放男性和女性应对相关挑战的潜力。报告还谈及联合国环境署如何依照相关政策和战略,尽力纠正性别失衡现象,具体包括环境署变革内部组织文化以及与合作伙 伴和利益攸关方的合作方式,推动自身在环境和可持续发展领域实现真正的男女平等。
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Infographics
Lead: What are the sources of lead in the environment? [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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Monograph
UNEP global environmental alert service: April 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

Invasive alien species are a major global challenge requiring urgent action. They are considered one of the key pressures on world’s biodiversity: altering ecosystem services and processes, reducing native species abundance and richness, and decreasing genetic diversity of ecosystems.


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