Reports and Books
Compliance-Related Texts and Decisions of Selected Multilateral Environmental Agreements
United Nations Environment Programme

The publication intends to ensure that existing compliance and non-compliance regimes are documented in one source to assist and support any future negotiations on the revision of existing regimes or the creation of new ones.


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2010
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The Greening of Water Law: Managing Freshwater Resources for People and the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme, International Water Law Project

The greening of water law is both a theoretical and practical effort to modernize legal regimes governing the management and allocation of freshwater resources.


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2010

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Outlook Report on the State of the Marine Biodiversity in the Pacific Islands Region
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides a summary of current information regarding pressure, state and responses to these threats for the Pacific Islands region, as well as the responses by PICTs in addressing, alleviating and/or mitigating these threats.


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2010
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UNEP emerging issues: global honey bee colony disorder and other threats to insect pollinators
United Nations Environment Programme

This report concludes that currently available global data and knowledge on the decline of pollinators are not sufficiently conclusive to demonstrate that there is a worldwide pollinator and related crop production crisis. Although honey bee hives have globally increased close to 45% during the last 50 years, declines have been reported in several locations, largely in Europe and Northern America. This apparent data discrepancy may be due to interpretations of local declines which may be masked by aggregated regional or global data. During the same 50-year period, agricultural production that is independent from animal pollination has doubled, while agricultural production requiring animal pollination has increased four-fold (reaching 6.1% in 2006). This appears to indicate that global agriculture has become increasingly pollinator dependent over the last 50 years.


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2010
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The MDGs in Europe and Central Asia: achievements, challenges and the way forward
United Nations

This report takes stock of progress made in reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and offers decision-makers policy-oriented, operationally feasible suggestions for bolstering progress towards fully achieving these goals by 2015. It also identifies and contextualizes the greatest challenges facing human development, taking into account the specific characteristics of the region.


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2010