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GEO
GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for the Pan-European Region
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Assessment for the pan-European region paints a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human health and well-being at the regional level. Backed by a large body of recent, credible scientific evidence, regional-wide consultations and a robust intergovernmental process, the assessment demonstrates that regional and global multilateral environmental agreements have improved environmental conditions in the pan-European region. It also highlights the complexity of the interlinked environmental, social and economic challenges now confronting decision makers.


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2016
GEO
全球环境展望6区域评估总结:GEO-6 主要发现和政策信息环境署
环境署

全球环境展望6区域评估总结:GEO-6 主要发现和政策信息环境署


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2016
Infographics and Flyers
Lead: Celebrating our achievements [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
GEO
GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Environment Programme

The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific paints a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human health and well-being at the regional level. Backed by a large body of recent, credible scientific evidence, regional-wide consultations and a robust intergovernmental process, the assessment demonstrates economic growth and improved access to basic services in the region. It also highlights the complexity of the interlinked environmental, social and economic challenges now confronting decision makers.


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2016
Programme Performance Reports
UNEP Programme Performance Report 2014-2015
United Nations Environment Programme

The biennium 2014-2015 marks the end of the first half of the UNEP Medium-Term Strategy for the period 2014-2017 and the implementation of the Programme of Work for 2014-2015. UNEP’s performance review shows that as of December 2015, 70 per cent of expected accomplishments (i.e. planned outcomes) in the Programme of Work for the biennium 2014-2015 had been achieved, and 79 per cent of the targeted indicators had been achieved (see Figures 1 and 2). This result was based on a total expenditure of $795.8 million, 128.6 per cent of the biennium’s projected budget. Income exceeded the projected budget.


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2015
Reports and Books
Technology, Finance and Statistics for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), United Nations Development Programmeme

As this report points out, mostly the news is good. In 2001, it may have seemed a daunting task to halve the 1990 poverty rate − the proportion of people living on less than $1.25 per day. In fact Asia and the Pacific has cut that poverty rate by more than two-thirds. The region has not achieved all the goals, and some subregions and countries have made faster progress than others. Moreover, because of inevitable lags in gathering the most recent information, this report, whose data largely correspond to 2014, should perhaps be seen as the final milestone rather than the finishing post. Nevertheless, even at this stage it is clear that the MDGs have spurred heartening levels of commitment and achievement.


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2015
Reports and Books
Arctic Pollution Issues 2015: Persistent Organic Pollutants, Radioactivity in the Arctic;Human Health in the Arctic – Summary for Policy-Makers
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

This document presents the policy-relevant findings of the AMAP 2015 assessments of POPs (trends), human health, and radioactivity in the Arctic.


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2015
Manuals and Guides
Guidelines for environmentally sound management of used lead batteries in the Mediterranean
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

This technical guide provides background information and data on sources and amounts of produced used lead batteries, an overview of available standards, technical specification and guidelines on the storage and treatment of batteries and accumulators as well as information on associated environmental and health aspects. It also describes the collection, transport and storage, treatment and recovery of used lead batteries, as well as their transboundary movement. Finally it explains potential sources of environmental contamination, and discusses economic aspects of environmentally sound management of used lead batteries.


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2015
Manuals and Guides
Gender equality and the environment: Policy and strategy
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Gender Policy and Strategy charts our strategic direction on gender and the environment over the 2014-2017 planning period. Like the MTS that it parallels, the P&S describes the overarching programme and operational mechanisms that we will put in place, or strengthen, and the broad areas of result that we plan to achieve, while the Gender Implementation Plan (GIP) articulates the precise steps that we will take, in tandem with the UNEP biennial Strategic Framework and corresponding Programme of Work (2014-2015 and 2016-2017).


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2015
Reports and Books
The United Nations Environment Programme and the 2030 Agenda: Global Action for People and the Planet
United Nations Environment Programme

Unemployment, resource scarcity, climate change, food insecurity and inequity all signal the need for radical change in our societies. To bring this change, the entire UN system must meet the challenge of delivering sustainable development with shared prosperity for all, within the ecological limits of our planet. The UN’s role in this transformation is to assist countries to implement the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a balanced and integrated manner.


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2015