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Sustainability Reporting in the Financial Sector: A Governmental Approach
United Nations Environment Programme, Group of Friends of Paragraph 47

This report takes a detailed look at reporting by the financial sector. It explores the variety of laws, regulations, codes and voluntary initiatives that
have driven reporting, illustrated through case studies.


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Understanding Synergies and Mainstreaming among the Biodiversity Related Conventions : A Special Contributory Volume by Key Biodiversity Convention Secretariats and Scientific Bodies
United Nations Environment Programme

This multi-author volume is an attempt by the United Nations Environment to engage with the Heads of various biodiversity related conventions and Chairs of Scienti c Bodies of the conventions to understand the opportunities and challenges related to promoting synergies and mainstreaming issues.
It is envisaged that this publication will provide further guidance to promoting issues of synergies and mainstreaming from the perspective of individual conventions that have contributed to this volume at various levels and guide our actions into the future.


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Fostering and Communicating Sustainable Lifestyles: Principles and Emerging Practices - Full Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This UN Environment report sets out a four-step strategy roadmap for fostering and communicating sustainable lifestyles, illustrated by 16 initiatives and campaigns from around the world. The report details eight operating principles and tips on how to apply them. The ultimate goal is to create tangible changes in the way people live their daily lives. This is the full report which includes concluding reflections; details on the principles; a workshop summary; and suggested additional resources. Cases explore how sustainable lifestyle campaigns intersect with key aspects of meeting core domain needs around food, shelter, mobility, leisure time, and human connections.


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A Review of International Financial Standards as They Relate to Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This report seeks to investigate the financial standards and further to consider to what extent they currently relate to sustainable development, how they can support and solidify the various G20 policy commitments and the evolving country-level regulations and industry activities in a way that builds on the synergies that already exist.


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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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Minimising Quarantine and Pre-shipment (QPS) Uses of Methyl Bromide: Tools for Controlling, Monitoring and Reporting
United Nations Environment Programme

This UNEP OzonAction publication is intended to help National Ozone Units understand why the close supervision of MB use in QPS applications is important for their countries continued compliance with the Montreal Protocol. It provides information about how to correctly identify MB QPS uses, data management, reporting, stakeholder engagements, and how to control and prevent potential illegal trade of this ODS.


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Meeting Sustainability Goals : Voluntary Sustainability Standards and the Role of the Government - 2nd Flagship Report of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS)
United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards

This report seeks to further dissect the interplay between voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) and public governance processes.


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A Guide for the Assessment of the Costs and Benefits of Sustainability Certification
United Nations Environment Programme

This study intends to provide a diverse set of tools that can be adapted to the specific focus of the question the user is trying to answer. It will guide the user through the most relevant steps of the analysis, and provide further resources to deepen the technical knowledge to implement a cost-benefit analysis (CBA).


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Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project: Synthesis Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This synthesis report summarizes lessons from the UNEP Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project, which identified, assessed and harnessed trade opportunities arising from the transition to a green economy. The authors combine international research with case studies from around the world - describing sustainability standards for farming in Chile, organic agriculture in South Africa, biotrade in Peru, solar energy in Ghana and fisheries in Viet Nam. The case studies reveal how trade can drive sustainable development, promote social inclusion and reduce poverty. They also highlight a range of opportunities, from sustainable agriculture and value chains for native biodiversity, to enhanced solar energy production for export and improved international certification in aquaculture.


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Sustainability Standards in the Vietnamese Aquaculture Sector
United Nations Environment Programme

This study contains a survey involving 55 farms and processors in both shrimp and pangasius in Vietnam. It shows positive results for the application of sustainable certification in the shrimp sector, and to a lesser extent, for pangasius. In shrimp aquaculture, the effect of sustainability certification on the net economic benefits (gross margin) for both farms and processors are positive.


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