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Environmental dimensions of resilient and peaceful societies : UNEP Post 2015 Note 5
United Nations Environment Programme

At least 40 per cent of all violent conflicts in the last 60 years have been linked to natural resources. Climate change and increasing natural disasters are expected to increase the risk of such conflicts by degrading the available resource base.


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2014

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The Future of the Aral Sea Lies in Transboundary Cooperation - WMO Bulletin;Based on the UNEP Global Environment Alert Service (GEAS) bulletin January 2014
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Diversion of water sources has caused the Aral Sea in Central Asia to decline significantly over the past five decades. It has broken into several smaller seas, leaving behind a vast desert and a multitude of environmental, economic and social problems. Recent restorative action has produced a rebound in the fishing industry in what is now the North Aral Sea, possibly indicating a turn for the better, but it has come at the expense of the South Aral Sea which was starved of water flow when the Kok- Aral dam was constructed. Although the water levels of the Aral Sea may never return to pre-1960s levels, transboundary co-operation on the implementation of and compliance with conservation policies and activities provides some hope for the survival of the Aral Sea and security of livelihoods in the region.


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2014

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Sustainable consumption and production and the SDGs : UNEP Post 2015 Note 2
United Nations Environment Programme

Achieving sustainable consumption and production patterns is not just an environmental issue||it is about maintaining the natural capital and hence productivity and capacity of our planet to meet human needs and sustains economic activities.


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2014

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llicit Wildlife Trafficking: An Environmental, Economic and Social Issue - UNEP Perspectives No. 14
United Nations Environment Programme

This paper examines the commonalities between wildlife crime and other types of serious crime, exploring why it has taken so long to be recognized on the international stage, what has been done to address wildlife crime and what measures are needed to curb it.


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2014