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Policy and Strategy Documents
SDG 13 Issue Brief: Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG 13) - Promote Mechanisms for Raising Capacity for Effective Climate Change-related Planning and Management in Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States, including Focusing on Women, Youth and Local and Marginalized Communities
United Nations Environment Programme

Restoring degraded habitats such as
mangrove forests and peatlands reduce
risks related to climate change impacts,
will act as a vital carbon sink and promote
biodiversity recovery.


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2019
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Drawing a “Red Line” for Ecological Protection to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change
People's Republic of China

The initiative will call for active implementation of national spatial planning measures, based on scientific research and data, put forward a set of methodologies and guidelines for land use
planning including the "ecological red lines", and promote the use. The initiative will provide capacity-building and technical support for countries and regions planning to launch similar
initiatives or to conduct pilot demonstrations, including the exchange of knowledge and information, field visits and seminars. Using practical experience, the initiative will continuously improve the methodology and expand its application in different countries and regions to promote the
formation of coordinated action in a global sense.


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Belt and Road Initiative Green Development Coalition
People's Republic of China

BRIGC is an open, inclusive and voluntary international network which aims to incorporate green development into the Belt and Road Initiative, promote international consensus and collective actions on the development of Green Belt and Road and implement the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. BRIGC will provide platforms for policy dialogue and communication, knowledge and information, green technology exchange and transfer. By May 2019, BRIGC has more than 130 partners.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
HS Codes for HFCs: Advice for countries in Advance of the 2022 HS Code Update - OzonAction Policy Brief
United Nations Environment Programme

Until the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, or Harmonized System (HS) is revised in 2022, all HS codes for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are contained in a single HS code which does not allow differentiation of the individual chemicals or of mixtures/blends. This document outlines a proactive interim approach, recommended by the World Customs Organization (WCO), to establish additional digits in the existing national HS codes to identify specific HFCs to facilitate monitoring of trade and enable a licencing system to function effectively.


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2019
Annual Reports
Putting the Environment at the Heart of People's Lives - Annual Report 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Over the last year, UN Environment supported Member States as they stepped up their efforts to build a better, cleaner and more equitable world. While it was a challenging year, we saw hope in growing action and global commitment to new ways of doing business that tackle the environmental challenges we face. Our role in highlighting best practices, advocating action and bringing together governments, civil society and businesses once again proved critical.


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2019
Newsletters
Faith for Earth Updates - June 17, 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

Faith for Earth Updates


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2019
Chapters and Articles
Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Mitigation Ambition and Action at G20 Level and Globally. Pre-release version of a chapter in the forthcoming UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2019
Höhne, N., Fransen, T., Hans, F., Bhardwaj, A., Blanco, G., den Elzen, M., Hagemann, M., Henderson, C., Keesler, D., Kejun J., Kuriyama, A., Sha, F., Song, R., Tamura, K., Wills, W.
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2019
Infographics
Greening the Blue Report 2019: The UN System's Environment Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations System has been working to improve its environmental sustainability over several years. Responding to the latest scientific evidence, UN entities are now accelerating this work with the introduction of a new UN Sustainability Strategy 2020-2030. This demands ambitious reductions of environmental impacts and the full integration of the Sustainable Development Goals in the management of facilities and operations.


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Reports and Books
Safe Climate: A Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment - A/74/161
United Nations Environment Programme
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2019
Newsletters
Faith for Earth Updates - May 28, 2019
United Nations Environment Programme
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2019