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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Booklet/Brochure
Passaporte Verde: Revista Consumo e Produção Sustentáveis
United Nations Environment Programme

Campanha global do Programa das Nações Unidas para o Meio Ambiente, o Passaporte Verde aposta no turismo para promover ações de sustentabilidade e estimular a mudança de atitude em viajantes e empresários. Esta publicação traz dados centrais da Campanha Passaporte Verde no Brasil.


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Booklet/Brochure
Direcionando as Cidades para o Uso Eficiente de Recursos: 8 Mensagens Principais para Formuladores de Políticas
United Nations Environment Programme

Este documento visa apresentar aos decisores políticos das cidades um conjunto de oito mensagens-chave que a ONU Meio Ambiente reconhece como fundamentais para tornar as cidades mais eficientes no uso de recursos. O documento também traz exemplos concretos de políticas locais bem-sucedidas. Cada mensagem apresenta um estudo de caso de uma cidade para destacar os benefícios das medidas tomadas para aumentar a eficiência dos recursos.


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Book chapter
Partnership for Global Development: Strengthen the Means of Implementation and Revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
World Bank

Funding, capacity building, knowledge sharing, international outreach, debt sustainability, trade facilitation, domestic resource mobilization, effective public–private partnerships, and access to tools and technologies form the basis of Goal 17, which seeks to strengthen global partnerships to support sustainable development.


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Book chapter
Life On Land: Protect, Restore, and Promote Sustainable Use of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Sustainably Manage Forests, Combat Desertification, Halt and Reverse Land Degradation, and Halt Biodiversity Loss.
World Bank

Human activity can have a detrimental effect on forests and other parts of the environment, and Goal 15 pledges to reduce or
reverse these consequences to provide a more viable ecological platform for sustainable development.


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Book chapter
Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns
World Bank

By reducing waste, and promoting recycling, reuse, and more efficient practices across high-consumption economies and those highly
dependent on natural resources, Goal 12 looks to bolster the mechanisms for sustainable development to flourish.


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Book chapter
Sustainable Cities and Communities: Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable
World Bank

Cities are engines of economic growth and offer opportunities for innovation and sustainable development. But Goal 11
recognizes that urban areas still face numerous challenges in ensuring access for all to safe housing, affordable transport, clean air, and green and public spaces.


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Book chapter
Reduced Inequalities: Reduce Inequality Within and Among Countries
World Bank

By providing a platform for sustained income growth among the poorer segments of society, Goal 10 aims to reduce inequalities
between a country’s citizens and to promote shared prosperity and gains in wealth for all.


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Book chapter
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Build Resilient Infrastructure, Promote Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization, and Foster Innovation
World Bank

Goal 9 explores not only opportunities to improve transport but also those in industry, innovation, and other types of infrastructure.


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Book chapter
Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote Sustained, Inclusive, and Sustainable Economic Growth, Full and Productive Employment, and Decent Work for All
World Bank

In addition to sustained job creation, Goal 8 recognizes that decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation is fundamental to sustainable development.


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