Summary
Transboundary lakes and reservoirs: Status and future trends - Volume 2: Lake basins and reservoirs
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

This document - volume 2 summary for policy makers - highlights the main findings a global baseline assessment of 204 transboundary lake and reservoirs, including delineation of their basins, and identifies 53 threats to human water security and biodiversity on the basis of their basin characteristic.


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Summary
The open ocean: Status and trends volume 5 - Summary for policy makers
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

The Open Ocean Assessment provides a baseline review of issues linking human well-being with the status of the open ocean through the themes of governance, climate change, ocean ecosystems, fisheries, pollution, and integrated assessment of the human-ocean nexus. It uses indices and indicators where data exist, in many cases with future projections due to global climate change, complemented by expert scientific assessment of numerous low certainty but potentially high impact issues where global ocean monitoring is inadequate.


Download: UNEP_DEWA_TWAP OO_VOLUME 5_SPM_18 MAY.pdf
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
Periodical/Newsletter
Regional Office for Africa Newsletter
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter


Download: RoA_Newsletter 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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Book/Report
Global Report on the Status of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides a global overview on the progress of countries in passing laws and regulations that limit the manufacture, import, export, sale and use of lead paints. It also illustrates a range of legal approaches that attempt to limit the use of lead-containing paint. In so doing, it becomes a valuable reference for countries seeking to establish their own laws and regulations on lead in paint.


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Book/Report
Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions: Sources and Solutions
United Nations Environment Programme, International Environment Technology Centre, GRID-Arendal, International Solid Waste Association

Mountains play an essential role in supplying water, energy, food and other services to millions of people living in the mountains and downstream. Ensuring the continued supply of these services has never been more important. However, many mountain regions are experiencing a growing solid waste problem, from ever-expanding urban sprawls and cities, increasing consumption patterns, existing and past mining operations, tourism activities and practises of illegal dumping. The good news is that there are many options available to prevent and manage waste in mountain environments, in ways that protect mountain ecosystems and people, and prevent problems from migrating downstream. This report highlights both the challenges and the solutions for sound waste management in mountain regions.


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Summary
Financing the Future: Report of the Italian National Dialogue on Sustainable Finance - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme, Italy, Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea

This report a) sets out the global and national landscape in terms of the challenge of financing sustainable development, with a focus on the environmental dimension; b) explores two of the key priorities that cut across the different parts of the financial system: risk analysis and reporting; c) looks at the experience of and potential for sustainable finance in banking, capital markets, insurance, institutional investment and public finance; and d) examines how progress toward sustainable finance can best be measured and concludes with the set of recommendations for further action.


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Book/Report
Financing the Future: Report of the Italian National Dialogue on Sustainable Finance
United Nations Environment Programme, Italy, Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea

This report a) sets out the global and national landscape in terms of the challenge of financing sustainable development, with a focus on the environmental dimension; b) explores two of the key priorities that cut across the different parts of the financial system: risk analysis and reporting; c) looks at the experience of and potential for sustainable finance in banking, capital markets, insurance, institutional investment and public finance; and d) examines how progress toward sustainable finance can best be measured and concludes with the set of recommendations for further action.


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