Guideline, Toolkit
Passaporte Verde: Ecoeficiência em Empreendimentos Turísticos: Orientações Práticas
United Nations Environment Programme

Com objetivo de estimular práticas de consumo e produção sustentável no turismo, a campanha Passaporte Verde é uma iniciativa global do Programa das Nações Unidas para o Meio Ambiente. A campanha é referência internacional em disseminação de informações sobre turismo sustentável. Esta publicação é um material de apoio aos empresários do setor de turismo e demais interessados na Ecoeficiência em Empreendimentos Turísticos.


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Handbook/manual
International Environmental Law: Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Department of Legal Affairs

Vietnam’s measures to prevent environmental deterioration and to respond to climate change are increasingly driven by commitments under multilateral environmental agreements on the one hand and domestic needs on the other hand. This requires government officials to not only understand how to implement existing international commitments, but also how to contribute to the negotiation of new international commitments. As a prerequisite, a sound understanding of the development, features, functioning and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements is necessary. The purpose of this handbook is to give a general introduction to international environmental law as well as the most important and well-known multilateral environmental agreements that Vietnam is a Party to.


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Book/Report
Desenvolvimento Sustentável na Prática: Aplicando Um Enfoque Integrado Na America Latina E No Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme

Como a implantação dos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS), a comunidade global de desenvolvimento está avaliando quais estratégias e recursos são necessários para alcançar essa ambiciosa agenda. Esse documento traz experiências que tiveram uma abordagem equilibrada nas três dimensões do desenvolvimento sustentável na América Latina, e descreve os planos que garantirão uma parceria global para promover o crescimento econômico sustentável e inclusivo, a erradicação da pobreza e a proteção ambiental.


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Book/Report
Compras Sustentáveis & Grandes Eventos: A avaliação do cicl
United Nations Environment Programme

Para além do entretenimento e da diversão, a grandeza de eventos esportivos e culturais tem poder de mobilizar pessoas, negócios e iniciativas de governo em prol de oportunidades econômicas, sociais e ambientais. A conexão de megashows, competições mundiais e grandes encontros políticos ou religiosos com as compras sustentáveis – governamentais e privadas – potencializa a busca por produtos e serviços condizentes com soluções para os dilemas socioambientais do planeta. Baseado no “pensamento do ciclo de vida”, o cenário apresentado neste livro, rico em ilustrações didáticas e referências técnicas, inspira novos caminhos para decisões de consumo por parte dos gestores nas empresas e na administração pública.


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Book/Report
Market Baseline Study on Low Sulphur Fuels: On Behalf of the ICCT and UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme

This market baseline study provides a global overview of auto fuel (both crude and refined) and vehicle markets in various sub-regions where higher sulphur fuels (in particular, diesel fuel) are still in use (fuels above 50 ppm).


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Book/Report
Opening the Door to Cleaner Vehicles in Developing and Transition Countries:The Role of Lower Sulphur Fuels - Report of the Sulphur Working Group of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV)
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides information to help policymakers in developing and transi- tion countries understand the effects of the presence of sulphur in transportation fuels and the options available to lower sulphur levels to reduce vehicular emissions. The publication provides a general, non-technical overview of the considerations, benefits, and options for the development of policies and actions to reduce the level of sulphur in transportation fuels.


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Book/Report
Cleaning Up the Global On-Road Diesel Fleet: A Global Strategy to Introduce Low-sulfur Fuels and Cleaner Diesel Vehicles - As prepared by the Heavy - Duty Diesel Initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition
United Nations Environment Programme

This document presents a strategy for how the world can transition to low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles within the next decade. It also outlines why this is imperative for both health and climate goals. Achieving this change will require a focus on countries that are fuel importers, those struggling to secure financing for refinery upgrades, and those that have yet to match already- available low-sulfur fuels with the vehicle emission standards that secure the full air quality and climate benefits of desulfurization.


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Summary
Opening the Door to Cleaner Vehicles in Developing and Transition Countries: The Role of Lower Sulphur Fuels: A report of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) - Summary
United Nations Environment Programme
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Assessment report
Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Assessment Report for the UNEP International Resource Panel
United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel

This report finds that global material use has tripled over the past four decades, with annual global extraction of materials growing from 22 billion tonnes (1970) to 70 billion tonnes (2010). It also provides a new material footprint indicator, reporting the amount of materials that are required for final consumption, which sheds light on the true impact of economies. By relating global supply chains to final demand for resources, the indicator is a good proxy for the average material standard of living in a country. It indicates that the level of development and well-being in wealthy industrial countries has been achieved largely through highly resource-intensive patterns of consumption and production, which are not sustainable, even less replicable to other parts of the world.


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Information Document/note
The International Resource Panel: 10 Key Messages on Climate Change
United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel

This note draws on the findings of the United Nations’ expert panel on natural resources – the International Resource Panel (IRP) – to highlight some key policy-relevant messages on how sustainable management of natural resources can contribute to global efforts to combat climate change.


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