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Faith for Earth Updates - July 20, 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Faith for Earth Updates


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2019
Reports and Books
The Role of Packaging Regulations and Standards in Driving the Circular Economy
United Nations Environment Programme

The development of packaging policies stems from intersecting challenges being faced by economies across the world. On one hand, growth in population has led to an increase in consumption and consequently an increase in the amount of per capita waste generation. On the other hand, existing municipal waste management infrastructure is struggling to keep up with basic collection of waste and is far from equipped handle plastic packaging waste by means that would result in recovery of material by recycling.This report aims to review the development of packaging waste policies and standards as a response to the challenges discussed above. Also examined
here is the role, that policy interventions can play in addressing the growing environmental challenges posed by packaging and packaging waste. This report also explores the regulatory landscape in each of the ten Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries in light of the global policies and the efforts to address the issue of packaging waste.


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UNEP OzonAction Fosters Ties with Global HVAC&R Associations in the Margins of MOP-31
United Nations Environment Programme

At the 31st Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP-31), UNEP OzonAction convened, in cooperation with industry partners, several technical side-events showcasing the different initiatives and products that were developed, launched and piloted successfully in many developing countries. The side-events also witnessed the signing of strategic MOUs with key partners namely: AHRI, AREA, ASHRAE, EPEE and IIR which institutionally cements the relationship between UNEP OzonAction and those partners, securing commitments in pursuing common goals and targets.


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2019
Emissions Gap Reports, Reports and Books
Emissions Gap Report 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

This tenth edition of the United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report provides
the latest assessment of scientific studies on current and
estimated future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and
compares these with the emission levels permissible for
the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve
the goals of the Paris Agreement. This difference between
“where we are likely to be and where we need to be” has
become known as the ‘emissions gap’. As in previous years, this report explores some of the
most promising and applicable options available for
countries to bridge the gap, with a focus on how to create
transformational change and just transitions. Reflecting on
the report’s overall conclusions, it is evident that incremental
changes will not be enough and there is a need for rapid and
transformational action.


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2019
Emissions Gap Reports, Summaries
Emissions Gap Report 2019 - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

This tenth edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report provides the latest assessment of scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This difference between “where we are likely to be and where we need to be” has become known as the ‘emissions gap’. As in previous years, this report explores some of the most promising and applicable options available for countries to bridge the gap, with a focus on how to create transformational change and just transitions. Reflecting on the report’s overall conclusions, it is evident that incremental changes will not be enough and there is a need for rapid and transformational action.


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2019
Reports and Books
Unwrapping the Risks of Plastic Pollution to the Insurance Industry - The First Global insurance Industry Study on Managing the Risks associated with Plastic pollution, Marine Plastic Litter and Microplastics
United Nations Environment Programme

This study identifies how risks related to plastic pollution play out across insurance lines and asset classes in which insurers invest. It argues that insurers should take an active role in addressing the risks related to plastic pollution and in contributing to global efforts to reduce it.


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2019
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Mapping Current and Future Priorities for Coral Restoration and Adaptation Programs: International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Ad Hoc Committee on Reef Restoration 2019 Interim Report
International Coral Reef Initiative, United Nations Environment Programme

This report summarises the findings of an initial scoping study which aimed to identify common interests, facilitate global and regional collaborations, and help identify opportunities for co-investment in research and development. This study is a starting point for a wider global review and conversation into how active interventions should fit within coral reef management in a changing world. This interim report recommends: • Strong action on climate change and other stressors: Coral restoration should not be viewed as a replacement for reducing local, regional and global stressors acting on reefs.
• Invest in research and development: Substantial research and development is required to scale up and improve all facets of restoration and adaptation.
• Promote knowledge-sharing and collaboration: There would be great benefit in global cooperation, collaboration and knowledge-sharing to ensure efficient use of resources. • Develop best practice guidelines: Science-based guidance for restoration practitioners is critically needed, and the UNEP and collaborating organisations have committed to facilitating the production of guidelines in the near future. • Develop policy and plans: New or refined policy and plans relevant to restoration and adaptation are needed. • Promote ‘blue restoration’: the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration represents an opportunity to promote ‘blue restoration’ including restoring coral reefs. Further, the goal of large-scale restoration, to sequester carbon and reduce anthropogenic climate change, could help mitigate the main threat to coral reefs.


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SAICM GEF project lead in paint component Update on Output 1.1 (work with SMEs)
United Nations Environment Programme
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2019
Defining the Road Ahead: Lessons Learned from the National Action Plans on ASGM
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Mercury Partnership
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2019
Defining the Road Ahead: Lessons Learned from the National Action Plans on ASGM
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Mercury Partnership

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2019