Monograph
Compendium of good practices on human rights and the environment
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this compendium is to present good practices relating to the use of human rights obligations and commitments to inform, support and strengthen environmental policymaking, especially in the area of environmental protection that were identified through a joint programme between UNEP, the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment (formerly the Independent Expert), and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).


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2016
Infographics
Lead: Celebrating our achievements [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
Infographics
Lead: Did you know? - Part 2 [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
Infographics
Lead: Did you know? - Part 1 [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
Infographics
Lead: What can you do? [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
Monograph
Integrated assessment of short-lived climate pollutants in Latin America and the Caribbean: Summary for decision makers
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2011, two scientific global assessments coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) identified a number of win-win measures for near-term climate change and clean air benefits. Implementation of these cost-effective and readily available measures, which target reducing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in key sectors, can bring rapid and multiple benefits for human well-being and support countries achieve their development objectives, while simultaneously increasing their ambition for climate mitigation in the near term. The reduction in SLCP emissions should, however, be done in parallel with the reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2 ) emissions.


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2016
Infographics
Lead [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
Monograph
Sanitation, wastewater management and sustainability: From waste disposal to resource recovery
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

This book distils some of the latest thinking and experiences on how to make sanitation and wastewater management more sustainable and on how they can contribute to broader societal sustainability. In particular, it focuses on the idea of sanitation and wastewater management as resource management functions: as ways of keeping valuable resources available for productive uses that support human wellbeing and broader sustainability.


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2016
Monograph
Radiation: Effects and sources
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is based on the major scientific reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) published in the last 25 years and aims to expand public knowledge on levels of exposure to ionizing radiation and possible associated effects. This publication does not set, or even recommend, radiation safety standards, rather, it provides information on basic science related to radiation (origin, quantities and units), on radiation effects (on humans and the environment) and on radiation sources (natural and artificial). Helping the public understand what radiation is and how it affects life on this planet lies within the core mandate of UNEP.


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2016
Monograph
The experience of governance innovations in South Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

The Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System has been initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme to advance policy options to improve the financial system’s effectiveness in mobilizing capital towards a green and inclusive economy – in other words, sustainable development. Established in January 2014, it published its final report, The Financial System We Need, in October 2015 and is currently focused on actions to take forward its findings.


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2016