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Factsheets
Climate Change Adaptation - Factsheet
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility

The climate change we are experiencing is unprecedented in human history and has dramatic implications for every aspect of life on earth. Without united efforts to adapt to climate change, the consequences for our societies and economies could be disastrous. With over eight years of successful partnership, UN Environment and the GEF have shown that together we have the knowledge, connections and experience needed to assist vulnerable countries to move toward climate resilience and a sustainable future.


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Factsheets
UN Environment & the Global Environment Facility: A Natural Partnership for Our Planet
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility

As a founding partner of the GEF, with the UN Development Programme and the World Bank, UN Environment has a close and enduring relationship with the Facility. These linkages underpin a natural partnership. Together UN Environment and the GEF have financed and implemented a wide range of landmark environmental projects that have set new standards, demonstrated new methodologies and transformed the environment and people’s lives.


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Reports and Books
The Long View: Exploring Product Lifetime Extension
United Nations Environment Programme

The aim of this study is to provide recommendations on the opportunities available to consumers, private sector and especially governments, of developed and developing economies, to address product lifetime extension. Seven products representing different lifetime expectancies by consumers for their optimal replacement moments and actual lifetimes in selected countries are analysed: washing machines, refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, laptops and clothing. The report provides three policy perspectives, two for developed and one for developing countries, for designing measures to address product lifetime extension.


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Policy and Strategy Documents
Oceans: Marine Pollution: Keep the Oceans Clean - SDG Policy Brief No. 001
United Nations Environment Programme

Marine pollution is the result of deliberate or accidental discharge of untreated wastewater, dumping of solid wastes and other polluted runoff from a variety of land-based activities directly into our rivers and coastal waters. Healthy oceans are productive oceans, and resilient marine and coastal ecosystems are essential to achieve sustainable development.


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Reports and Books
Sustainable Insurance: The Emerging Agenda for Supervisors and Regulators
United Nations Environment Programme

Key sustainability factors are now recognized as potentially significant for the success, safety and soundness of the insurance sector – inspiring reactions by supervisors and regulators. In its role as risk manager, risk carrier and investor, the global insurance sector plays a cornerstone role in the management of sustainability-related risks and opportunities. The risk transfer tools of insurance along with the deployment of its long-term capital base are highly relevant for many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.


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Reports and Books
Green Finance Progress Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This paper highlights some of the progress made against these seven options in G20 members and internationally since June 2016. Progress described is illustrative and non-exhaustive, drawing on voluntary contributions from GFSG members and a broader review of global trends. While not comprehensive, it provides a useful summary of many of the key developments and the overall progress made to mobilize private capital for green investment.


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Manuals and Guides
Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information: Global guidance on Making Effective Environmental, Social and Economic Claims, to Empower and Enable Consumer Choice
United Nations Environment Programme

The Guidelines offer value chain and public sector professionals clear guidance on making effective, trustworthy claims to consumers, on product-related sustainability information. They are applicable to all regions and companies of all sizes.


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Manuals and Guides
Model Law and Guidance for Regulating Lead Paint
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this guidance is to assist countries to enact new laws (or to modify their existing laws) to establish a single regulatory limit on the total lead content in paints. The guidance describes the key elements of effective and enforceable legal requirements. It also provides a model law that incorporates the key elements and reflects the best approaches currently found in lead paint laws around the world.


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Reports and Books
Animal Genetic Resources Information No 5
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Animal Genetic Resources Information No 5


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Reports and Books
Realizing Integrated Regional Oceans Governance: Summary of Case Studies on Regional Cross-sectoral Institutional Cooperation and Policy Coherence
United Nations Environment Programme

The case studies summarized in this document illustrate practical experiences of cross-sectoral cooperation for effective implementation of SDG 14 and other ocean-relevant SDGs.


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