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Human Rights and the Environment Rio+20: Joint Report OHCHR and UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

This report seeks to make a substantive contribution to Rio+20 through an analysis of the interrelationship between human rights and the environment, both integral and indivisible elements of sustainable development. This linkage is central to efforts to move towards a green economy and to sustainable approaches to food, energy and water security.


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The role of forest for the Kenyan economy
United Nations Environment Programme

This report deals with the economic valuation of the forestry sector, its linkages to the Kenyan industries and the drivers of consumption. Moreover, an input-output approach is used to quantify the indirect effects of regulating ecosystem services on the economy and to discuss sustainable forest management in the light of REDD+.


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2012
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Infrastructure for Low-Carbon Transport in India:A Case Study of theDelhi-Mumbai Dedicated Freight Corridor
United Nations Environment Programme
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2012
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Green economy scoping study: synthesis report Barbados
Moore, Winston, Mamingi, Nlandu, Alleyne, Frank, Downes, Andrew

Almost sixty years ago, Barbados embarked on a plan to diversify its economy away from sugar towards tourism. This vision resulted in the transformation of the island and provided its citizens a higher standard of living. A transformation to a green economy now portends a similar moment in history, whereby the country can enable the next great economic transformation that benefits both current and future generations.


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2012
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Compendium of Technologies for Treatment/Destruction of Healthcare Waste
United Nations Environment Programme

This compendium reviews basic data on healthcare waste, including material constituents, moisture content, incombustibles, heating value, chemical composition, and bulk density. The classifications of healthcare waste are described following the World Health Organization‘s classification system as found in the WHO reference guidelines Safe management of wastes from health-care activities. In general, between 75% and 90% of the waste produced by healthcare facilities is non-risk (non-infectious, non-hazardous) general waste, comparable to domestic waste. Only a small portion of healthcare waste is regarded as hazardous and may create health risks. The compendium recommends qualitative factors and estimation parameters pertaining to healthcare waste.


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2012