Book/Report
Resilience and Resource Efficiency in Cities
United Nations Environment Programme

This report looks at the relationship between building the resilience of cities in the face of global environmental change, and increasing the resource efficiency of cities to reduce their harmful impacts on the environment. It provides examples of effective ways to address these agendas, as well as the
potential and challenges for integration. This speaks strongly to global policy agendas, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda.


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Book/Report
Green Technology Choices: The Environmental and Resource Implications of Low-Carbon Technologies - International Resource Panel Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides a comprehensive global-scale assessment of the benefits, risks, and trade-offs of energy efficiency technologies and their combined effects when deployed alongside low-carbon electricity supply technologies. The results of the report show that the majority of efficiency technologies, used for mobility, buildings and industry, bring environmental co-benefits beyond greenhouse gas mitigation, including reduced impacts on the environment, health and natural resources. However, some technologies may generate higher impacts than the baseline technology for certain regions and for certain years.


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Handbook/manual
Judicial Handbook on Environmental Constitutionalism
United Nations Environment Programme, Widener University Delaware Law School

This Handbook is designed to provide jurists with an overview of environmental constitutionalism: we address what it is, the peculiar practical and procedural issues it presents, and how courts from around the globe have engaged it. Environmental constitutionalism is a relatively recent phenomenon at the confluence of constitutional law, international law, human rights, and environmental law. It embodies the recognition that the environment is a proper subject for protection in constitutional texts and for vindication by constitutional courts worldwide. Environmental constitutionalism offers one way to engage environmental challenges that fall beyond the grasp of other legal constructs.


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Periodical/Newsletter
UN Environment Africa Office Newsletter, March - April 2017
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment Africa Office Newsletter March - April 2017


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Book/Report
Mobilizing Sustainable Finance for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Reviewing Experience and Identifying Options in the G7
United Nations Environment Programme

This report takes stock of existing activities in G7 countries, identifies a range of emerging lessons and suggests possible next steps for action by G7 countries. This report focuses on green and sustainable finance – in other words finance that delivers environmental benefits, within the context of the wider shift to sustainable development.


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Book/Report
Regional Study on Mercury Waste Management in the ASEAN Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides information on the current state of the mercury waste management systems in each ASEAN Member State (AMS) jurisdiction, which includes the regulatory framework, institutional framework, mercury waste management infrastructure and operations, as well as the information and control elements. In addition, it also provides information on the mercury management practices for selected activities, inventories of mercury and mercury waste, and AMS’ input on the challenges, needs and opportunities implementing the environmentally sound management
(ESM) of mercury waste in the region.


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Other
Wild for Life: Join Us and Go Wild for Life
United Nations Environment Programme, Comics Uniting Nations, United Nations Children's Fund
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Infographic/Flyer
Plastic Management - Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme

This infographic presents key information about plastics including types of plastic, plastic economy, key facts and figures as well as champion countries tackling plastic pollution.


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Infographic/Flyer
Waste - Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme
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Booklet/Brochure
27 Roteiros de Turismo Sustentável no Rio de Janeiro
United Nations Environment Programme

O Passaporte Verde é uma iniciativa do Programa das Nações Unidas para o Meio Ambiente para promover práticas sustentáveis no setor do turismo. Com 27 roteiros de turismo autêntico no Rio de Janeiro, este catálogo especial convida a todos a se unirem a Campanha do Dia Mundial do Meio Ambiente #EstouComANatureza. O turismo sustentável, nesse contexto, tem um papel de destaque, podendo potencializar o sentimento de pertencimento à natureza pelos cidadãos viajantes, além de ampliar a visitação aos Parques Nacionais, encontrando no próprio passeio uma estratégia de conservação.


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