Case Study
Coastal Partners: Applying Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (ECO-DRR) through a Ridge-to-reef Approach in Port Salut, Haiti
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2013-2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) implemented a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Haiti. The Eco-DRR project aimed to reduce disaster risks in the Municipality of Port Salut through a landscape or ridge-to-reef approach. The pilot demonstration project in Port Salut provided a practical example of Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in a coastal area. The project aimed to demonstrate how Eco-DRR measures could mitigate hazards, and reduce exposure and vulnerabilities to disasters, thereby contributing to disaster risk reduction in Port Salut.


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Book/Report, Policy/strategy document
Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan 2015-2024: Strengthening Sustainable Development in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of the Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan (AEETAP) is to enhance community environmental education and training within the continent, through various formal education, training, lifelong learning and capacity building programmes and projects, encouraging participation of both males and females equally. These programmes and projects are envisaged to fundamentally improve the environmental, societal and economic state of Africa for the benefit of Africa’s people, and are closely aligned to the five AMCEN flagship programmes.


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Book/Report, Case Study
Enhancing Synergies across Global Biodiversity Conventions: Experiences from the Global South: Workshop Proceedings and Country Reports
United Nations Environment Programme

Over the past few years, UN Environment has led a multi-stakeholder process to identify options for enhancing synergies and cooperation among the global biodiversity conventions. To that effect, UN Environment organized a workshop on NBSAPs and synergies among Biodiversity Conventions held in Nairobi, Kenya from March 15-17, 2016. The workshop brought together national focal points, government representatives and biodiversity experts from countries the African, Caribbean, Latin America, Pacific regions as well as MEA Secretariats in an important, first-of-its-kind knowledge and experience sharing exercise. The select countries who participated in the workshop are all at various stages of the revision of their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) – a key instrument for implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the national level.


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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
Periodical/Newsletter
Regional Office for Africa Newsletter
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter


Download: RoA_Newsletter 2016.pdf
Book/Report, Guideline
Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-efficient Lighting - U4E Policy Guide Series
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility, United for Efficiency

This guide offers an overview of the key elements required to transform a national appliance market towards more energy-efficient products through the application of the U4E Integrated Policy Approach. It is cross-cutting for all United for Efficiency priority products including lighting, residential
refrigerators, air conditioners, distribution transformers and electric motors.


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Book/Report
The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017. Wastewater: The Untapped Resource
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations Development Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Water Assessment Programme

The 2017 World Water Development Report shows that improved wastewater management is as much about reducing pollution at the source, as removing contaminants from wastewater flows, reusing reclaimed water and recovering useful by-products. Together, these four actions generate social, environmental and economic benefits for all society, contributing to overall well-being and health, water and food security, and sustainable development.


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Atlas
Atlas of Africa Energy Resources
United Nations Environment Programme, African Development Bank

This Atlas compiles and synthesizes regional and national information. It presents the scale and distribution of energy resources, production and
consumption trends, as well as the existing potential for environmentally sustainable expansion. It will stimulate decision makers, planners,
investors, energy experts, businesses and citizens to take actions to achieve sustainable, modern and affordable energy for all in Africa.


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Policy/strategy document
Freshwater Strategy 2017-2021
United Nations Environment Programme

This document describes UN Environment’s five-year Freshwater Strategy from 2017 to 2021. As a living document, it is intended to guide work related to freshwater across UN Environment’s divisions, sub-programmes and regional offices, as well as interactions with governments and partners at national, regional and global levels. The Freshwater Strategy supports the implementation of UN Environment’s Medium-Term Strategy and Programme of Work adopted by universal United Nations (UN) membership through the UN Environment Assembly. Coming at a critical time for freshwater in general, and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in particular, this strategy aims to unlock the potential of integrated collaboration and spur leadership on freshwater issues globally.


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