Reports and Books
The Financial System We Need: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

The global report of the UNEP Inquiry argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system. The report draws together practical examples of policy changes in banking, capital markets, insurance and institutional investment, drawing on detailed work in countries such as Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, the UK and the USA. It offers a Framework for Action that shows how a systematic approach can now be taken at both the national and international levels.


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2015
Reports and Books
The Montreal Protocol and Human Health: How Global Action Protects Us from the Ravages of Ultraviolet Radiation
United Nations Environment Programme

The booklet summarises current understanding of how changes in the ozone layer affect human health, not only in the world we live
in but also in the ‘World Avoided’. That is the world we would have lived in had we failed to control ozone depleting substances. By
examining the ‘World Avoided’ we clearly see, to echo the words of the Vienna Convention, the magnitude of the “harmful impact on
human health and the environment” that we have prevented through the effective implementation of the Montreal Protocol.


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2015