Infographics
Lead: Who is at risk? [Iinfographic]
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: Where can you find 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
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
Newsletter
The partnership for action on green economy newsletter
The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) seeks to put sustainability at the heart of economic policy and practice.The Partnership supports nations and regions in reframing economic policies and practices around sustainability to foster economic growth, create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and strengthen the ecological foundations of their economies.


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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
Factsheets
Preventing and reducing the environmental impacts of disasters and conflicts while building resilience to future crises
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP has worked in dozens of crisis-affected countries across the globe – from Afghanistan to Haiti, from Syria to Sierra Leone. We support governments and other stakeholders as they minimize the threats to human well-being from the environmental causes and consequences of disasters and conflicts.


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2016
Monograph
Experience and lessons from South Africa: An initial review
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
Factsheets
Empowering governments and other stakeholders in evidence-based decision-making
United Nations Environment Programme

With the advent of Big Data, Earth observation technologies and citizen science, it is now possible to access contextualized, near real-time information on the state of the environment. Policymakers need access to such information and assessments to develop policies that are environmentally sound and that contribute to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


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2016