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Reports and Books
Draft technical background document for Global Mercury Assessment 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Draft technical background document containing technical information that forms the basis of the Global Mercury Assessment 2018. Not to be cited.


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2018
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Reducing Mercury Emission from Coal Combustion in the Energy Sector in Thailand: A UN Environment Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This study aims to conduct an inventory of mercury emissions from selected coal-fired power plants in Thailand.


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2018
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Wild Life, Wild Livelihoods: Involving communities on Sustainable Wildlife Management and Combating illegal Wildlife Trade
United Nations Environment Programme

The report summarizes insights from decades of research on community wildlife management, and draws lessons from new analyses focused specifically on engaging Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) in combating the illegal trade in wildlife (ITW). Based on a recognition of the importance of community “voice” in enabling sustainable and effective outcomes, it goes on to survey the opportunities and constraints for IPLCs in terms of their participation in key international policy forums that influence wildlife management.


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2018
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European market assessment for the main organic export products from Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine
United Nations Environment Programme

This assessment analyses the trade opportunities for organic products exported from Ukraine, Moldova and Armenia to the EU market. The document is written for companies involved or interested in organic exports as well as for organic sector organizations and relevant national stakeholders from these countries, as a market-oriented basis for decisions concerning future programmes and interventions for enhancing a green economy transition in Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus.


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2018
Reports and Books, Policy and Strategy Documents
Law and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans
United Nations Environment Programme

This paper provides an overview of current thinking and the experience of countries in using legal frameworks to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level through National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans and provides options for enhancing legal preparedness in revising and implementing the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.


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2018
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Assessment of post-2010 National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans
United Nations Environment Programme

This assessment report gives a snapshot of how countries have progressed in National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans development and national implementation since the pre-2010 National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans assessment carried out by the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies3 and their readiness to meet the Aichi Targets. In particular, we examined Parties’ readiness to mainstream biodiversity concerns across sectoral and cross-sectoral plans and policies.


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2018
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The State of Knowledge of Crimes that have Serious Impacts on the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a report of an expert process involving experts nominated by governments, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations. The outcomes of the process are intended to contribute to the efforts aimed at developing a deeper knowledge and understanding of crimes that have serious impacts on the environment, as well as to the development and better implementation of responses to these crimes at the international, regional, and national levels.


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2018
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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Aligning Financial System Architecture and Innovation with Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

Finance is a keystone to the successful implementation of the Agenda 2030 but significant barriers exist to securing adequate public and private financing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. A broader strategy is needed to align the systemic features of finance and its relationship with the universally-embraced 2030 Agenda. The G20 has a central role in shaping the future direction of the global financial system, and given G20 Leaders commitment to further align the G20’s work with the 2030 Agenda, the policy brief considers ways in which the G20 could advance such a systemic strategy


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2018
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Making Trade Work for the Environment, Prosperity and Resilience
World Trade Organization, United Nations Environment Programme

TInternational trade offers unique opportunities to help tackle mounting environmental challenges while fostering economic and social prosperity. Open, predictable and equitable trade relations among countries can accelerate the worldwide diffusion of environmentally sound technological solutions and facilitate the creation and expansion of markets for sustainable products. Moreover, with the growing impacts of climate change and resource scarcity – felt in varying magnitudes across different parts of the world – trade has an important role to play in strengthening environmental resilience. This co-publication by the World Trade Organization and UN Environment looks at the interplay between trade and the environment and identifies ways to ensure that trade and a healthy environment reinforce each other. It highlights the need for coordinated action, along with fit-for-purpose policies and institutions, to expand the contribution of trade for a better and more resilient environment. It illustrates how the World Trade Organization and UN Environment are working together to support countries in identifying opportunities to use trade proactively to promote sustainability and prosperity, and to strengthen international co-operation to deliver benefits for all.


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2018
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African Ocean Governance Strategic Blueprint - Draft pending PoE review
United Nations Environment Programme

African Ocean Governance Strategy: Scoping study and gap analysis


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2018