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The Global Climate System: Climate System Monitoring December 1988-May 1991
United Nations Environment Programme, World Meteorological Organization, World Climate Data and Monitoring Programme

This report, the fourth biennial review of THE GLOBAL CLIMATE SYSTEM, is based on the current scientific understanding of the climate system and provide.s a basis for the monitoring of global change. This monitoring supports efforts such as the newly formed Climate Change Detection Project of the WCDMP by facilitating the identification of persistent anomalies on both global and regional scales, which is a necessary first step toward separating the "signal" of climate change from the "noise" of natural variability. Due to deficiencies in the global observing system, the diagnostic analyses of cause-effect relationships are preliminary for some regions and some climatic events or processes.


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Public and Leadership Attitudes to the Environment in for Continents : A Report of a Survey in 14 Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the results of a large multinational survey of public and leadership attitudes to environmental issues; conducted in 14 countries by Louis Harris and Associates for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


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Financing the Transition: How Financial System Reform Can Serve Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is focused on understanding how the growing number of policy and regulatory measures taken in the financial system can support a real economy in transition, seeking to answer the question: ‘what measures are most needed to deliver efficiency, effectiveness and resilience in ways that the financial system can contribute to specific sustainability priorities in the real economy?’ To answer this question, we have examined a subset of actions in 10 countries that are focused on the three interlocking challenges
of energy, climate change and land-use.


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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries: Contributions to Reducing Global Emissions - Third Report
United Nations Environment Programme, The 1 Gigaton Coalition

Providing real world examples of RE and EE initiatives in developing countries, this report features six in-depth case studies of ongoing programmes and policies in cities throughout the world. These case studies demonstrate the compounding benefits to human health, the economy, and environment that result from smartly planned RE and EE efforts. The cases feature collaborative initiatives in which the public sector and private companies work together to develop, implement, and scale climate action.


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Air Quality Management and Assessment Capabilities in 20 Major Cities
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization

This report assesses the components required for effective air quality management: the information inputs which are required for decision-making; how these inputs are used and how to measure their comprehensiveness, effectiveness and appropriateness. It is, therefore, an important precursor to developing and improving existing management capabilities.


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On World Ozone Day, India's Cooling Action Plan get UN applaud
India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

2019 World Ozone Day activities in India


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Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Assessment Report for the UNEP International Resource Panel
United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel

This report finds that global material use has tripled over the past four decades, with annual global extraction of materials growing from 22 billion tonnes (1970) to 70 billion tonnes (2010). It also provides a new material footprint indicator, reporting the amount of materials that are required for final consumption, which sheds light on the true impact of economies. By relating global supply chains to final demand for resources, the indicator is a good proxy for the average material standard of living in a country. It indicates that the level of development and well-being in wealthy industrial countries has been achieved largely through highly resource-intensive patterns of consumption and production, which are not sustainable, even less replicable to other parts of the world.


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Solar Water Heating Techscope Market Readiness Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents a replicable and public methodology to evaluate the solar water heating policy, finance and investment, business, and quality control infrastructure across countries: the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessment methodology. This report is intended by be used in concert with an Excel-based evaluation tool, the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Analysis Tool, which can be used to benchmark and evaluate different SWH markets. The SWH TechScope was developed as part of the Global Solar Water Heating (GSWH) Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative.


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Problems And Prospects Desertification of Desertification Control in the ESCAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Desertification has always been one of the major environmental problems of the developing countries in Asia as well as Australia. To focus world attention on this serious problem, the United Nations Conference on Desertification was convened in 1977 and adopted a Plan of Action to Combat Desertification for promoting and catalysing concerted efforts to counter this disaster. Echoing the recommendations of the Con- ference, the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 32/172, requested the regional commissions to support national efforts and co-operate with governments in their plans to combat deser-tification. In response, ESCAP organized a Technical Workshop in October 1981 to consider the steps taken by the Governments of the region to implement the Plan of Action.
After reviewing the problems, progress and prospects in combating desertification, the Workshop felt that the order of priorities of the Plan of Action should be rearranged so as to ensure more efficient use of resources while recommending a series of activities in research, monitoring, training and information for concerted action at the regional level.


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Gender Mainstreaming in the Management of the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems. UN Environment Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 212
United Nations Environment Programme

This report aims to make a small contribution to the above challenge by compiling practical cases of marine and coastal management from different regions that have integrated a gender perspective in their design, implementation and evaluation, at community, project and policy levels. The report aims to draw out practical lessons and recommendations from the case studies that can be useful for policy makers and project managers involved in integrated coastal and marine planning.


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