Book/Report
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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Booklet/Brochure
Vision: A Prosperous Western Indian Ocean Region with Healthy Rivers, Coasts and Oceans
United Nations Environment Programme

The Nairobi Convention is a partnership between governments, civil society and the private sector, working towards a prosperous Western Indian Ocean Region with healthy rivers, coasts and oceans. It pursues this vision by providing a mechanism for regional cooperation, coordination and collaborative actions; it enables the Contracting Parties to harness resources and expertise from a wide range of stakeholders and interest groups; and in this way it helps solve inter-linked problems of the region’s coastal and marine environment.


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Book/Report
Strengthening the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Revision and Implementation
United Nations Environment Programme

The present document is aimed at supporting and enhancing a better understanding of seven key biodiversity conventions, namely the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Convention on Migratory Species), the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention), the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention), the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the International Plant Protection Convention in the context of
updating/revising/reviewing the NBSAPs and their subsequent implementation.


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Briefing paper, Policy/strategy document
Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme, Convention on Biological Diversity, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The World Bank, United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)

This short document provides illustrative examples of how biodiversity can play an essential role in efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Details on the linkages between biodiversity and each of the SDGs are contained in the “Technical Note on Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.


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Toolkit, Training document
Eco-i Manual - Agri-food Supplement
United Nations Environment Programme

The sector specific supplement for agri-food value chains is an integral part of the Eco-I manual, as it applies the eco-innovation methodology with all its phases and activities on the agri-food value chain. Valuable background information, learning case studies as well as tips&tricks can facilitate the implementation of eco-innovation in the agri-food sector.


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Summary
Environmental Variables in Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: A Practical Guide with Wxamples from Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a companion to the report entitled "Variables Ambientales en la medición de la pobreza multidimensional: Guía Práctica y Ejemplos de América Latina y el Caribe"


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Annual Report
Annual Report 2017
United Nations Environment Programme

The publication of this latest review of the work of UN Environment falls in the 70th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Environmental sustainability is essential for global equity and many of the rights and freedoms listed in the Declaration, not least the rights to life, liberty and security. When the environment is compromised, lives are often endangered and people’s opportunities for better standards of living are profoundly curtailed. Throughout the past year, UN Environment campaigned on many fronts against the spiralling pollution of air, water and land around the world.


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Policy and Strategy Documents
Global Biodiversity Loss: Safeguarding Biodiversity from an Unprecedented Range of Threats - SDG Policy Brief No. 003
United Nations Environment Programme

Biodiversity loss is caused by a range of different pressures, from habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, pollution or desertification to invasive alien species and climate change. Impacts of biodiversity loss are being felt across all Earth’s major biomes and the cost of inaction is escalating, demanding increased investment in conservation and sustainable use on a global scale.


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Foresight Briefs, Serials
Faith for Earth - Foresight Brief No. 008
United Nations Environment Programme

To several religions, nature is sacred, has intrinsic value, and therefore demands reverent care (Taylor 2010). Utilizing the agility of these beliefs in addressing climate change, energy conservation, sustainable use of biodiversity, and reforestation, among others,
in collaboration with key scientific, economic, public policy, and education partners is crucial for sustainable development (UNEP 2016; Hitzhusen and Tucker 2013). UN Environment has been engaging with faith-based organizations for many years, recognizing the prominent role that they can play in the implementation of the 2030 agenda.


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Manuals and Guides, Reports and Books
Evaluation environnementale stratégique intégrée en Cote d'Ivoire: Guide Pratique - Cas d'étude San Pedro
United Nations Environment Programme

Ce rapport présente les résultats de la mise en œuvre de l’Évaluation Environnementale Stratégique Intégrée (EESI) en Côte d’Ivoire, mené conjointement par le Programme des Nations Unies pour l’Environnement (ONU Environnement) et le Gouvernement de la Côte d’Ivoire. Il permet d’enrichir les connaissances des décideurs à l’échelle mondiale quant aux pratiques de mise en œuvre des
évaluations environnemetales stratégiques (EES) et EESI dans un contexte post-crise dans les pays en voie de développement. Le rapport offre également de nouvelles perspectives pour les politiques d’amènagement du terroire en Côte d’Ivoire, notamment par son application dans un contexte urbain de forte croissance économique et démographique et pression environnementale.


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