Global environment outlook (GEO), Guideline
GEO Cities Manual: Guidelines for Integrated Environmental Assessment of Urban Areas
United Nations Environment Programme

Planning and management for sustainable development require an understanding of the linkages between environmental conditions and human activities and encourage participation by all sectors of society in decision-making. The GEO cities manual is a useful tool that will help strengthen institutional capacity to prepare environmental assessments and comprehensive reports on cities in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia


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Fe De Erratas
United Nations Environment Programme

Errata referring the GEO Cities Methodology (page 18 of the English version and page 16 of the Spanish version)


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Presentation
The Emissions Gap Report 2016: What Are the Implications of the Paris Agreement?
United Nations Environment Programme

Presentation at the COP 22, Marrakech, 14 November, 2016


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Assessment report, Book/Report, Desk study
Interim Assessment of Revised National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPS)
United Nations Environment Programme, Fridtjof nansens instiutt, Global Environment Facility, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

This interim assessment of post-2010 NBSAPs undertakes a preliminary review of how countries have considered the Strategic Plan of the CBD and the readiness to achieve the Aichi Targets at national level.


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Reports
Financing Sustainable Development: Moving from Momentum to Transformation in a Time of Turmoil
United Nations Environment Programme

Unlocking finance for sustainable development is a challenge of our times that we must address head on. This report highlights real options to do just that. It shows us how we can work beyond today’s turmoil, or even how to build on its momentum. Grounded in the innovations being taken forward by
policymakers and market players from around the world, it shows us that it is possible to reshape global finance to meet the needs of sustainable
development.


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Working Document
Government Subsidies to the Global Financial System: A Preliminary Exploration. Inquiry Working Paper 16/11
United Nations Environment Programme

The primary goal of the present study is to understand the character and to estimate the total value of subsidies, both direct and implicit, from governments to the private sector institutions that make up the global financial system. A secondary objective of this analysis is to deepen our understanding of the extent to which the existing suite of subsidies to the private financial sector tends to advance or obstruct the global effort to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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Reports
Responsible Resource Management for a Sustainable World: Findings from the International Resource Panel
United Nations Environment Programme

This synopsis highlights key findings from the following reports of the International Resource Panel: A) Priority products and materials: assessing the environmental impacts of consumption and production; B) Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth; C) Metal Stocks in Society; D) Recycling Rates of Metals; and E) Assessing biofuels: towards sustainable production and use of resources.


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Information Notes
Interview with Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

Following an extensive career focusing on environment and development in government and international organisations, Erik Solheim was elected to become head of UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on May 13, 2016. He took the reins of the world’s leading global environmental authority in June, and Climate Action is delighted to feature an exclusive interview with the inspirational ‘Green Politician’.


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Summary
Monitoring the Shift to Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns in the context of the SDGs: Advance Copy 2016-02-23: Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

This report constitutes an initial proposal to support the monitoring of SCP-related targets of the SDGs, using the SEEA framework. The report also proposes the development of a strategy for capacity building in the context of responding to the need for harmonised and quality assured indicators. Based on this approach and the analysis undertaken for this paper, we will also discuss more general indicators than those developed by the IAEG-SDGs process.


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Book
Monitoring the Shift to Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns in the context of the SDGs: Advance Copy 2016-02-23
United Nations Environment Programme

This report constitutes an initial proposal to support the monitoring of SCP-related targets of the SDGs, using the SEEA framework. The report also proposes the development of a strategy for capacity building in the context of responding to the need for harmonised and quality assured indicators. Based on this approach and the analysis undertaken for this paper, we will also discuss more general indicators than those developed by the IAEG-SDGs process.


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