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
Palm Oil Paradox : Sustainable Sustainable Solutions to save the great Apes
United Nations Environment Programme

This report highlights the need for the conservation community and the oil palm industry to find common ground on which to collaborate, and works towards the development of a global sustainable palm oil strategy for the benefit of humankind and biodiversity.


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Book/Report
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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Booklet/Brochure
Ebola & Great Apes
United Nations Environment Programme

There are direct links between Ebola outbreaks in humans and the contact with infected bushmeat from gorillas and chimpanzees


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Book/Report
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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Book/Report
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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Book/Report
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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Factsheet
Promoting low-GWP Refrigerants for Air-Conditioning Sectors in High-Ambient Temperature Countries (PRAHA)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Factsheet on Promoting low-GWP Refrigerants for Air-Conditioning Sectors in High-Ambient Temperature Countries (PRAHA)


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Book/Report
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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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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