Reports and Books, Summaries
Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) Vol. 4: Large Marine Ecosystems: Status and trends - Summary for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

This LMEs assessment is the first indicator-based global, comparative, baseline assessment of the 66 LMEs. To facilitate the comparative assessment, LMEs were grouped into five colour-coded categories of relative risk, from lowest to highest. Results are at the scale of each entire LME and do not reflect management approaches of any one country within an LME. A sub-set of indicators was also assessed for the Western Pacific Warm Pool.


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Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme Vol. 2: Transboundary lakes and reservoirs: Status and future trends: Summary for policy makers
ILEC, United Nations Environment Programme

The lakes component of the Transboundary Waters Assessment Program (TWAP) was undertaken to compare the relative threats to transboundary lakes (and implicitly all “lentic waters”). Because of the greater complexity characterizing transboundary lake basins and their ecosystem services, compared to other freshwater systems, adopted management approaches must lead to a well-coordinated global process to address such challenges if their sustainability is to be attained. The assessment methodology must not only identify transboundary lake basin threats, but also help all involved basin stakeholders fully understand the need for collaborative efforts directed to gradual, incremental and long-term lake basin governance improvement.


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2016

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Food systems and natural resources: Summary for policy makers
United Nations Environment Programme

The IRP Food Systems and Natural Resources report assesses the current status and dynamics of natural resource use in food systems and their environmental impacts, identifying opportunities to move towards more resource-smart food systems. It responds to policy relevant questions like what do sustainable food systems look like from a natural resource perspective? How can resource efficiency improvements be made to enhance food security? How to steer transition towards sustainable food systems? Moreover, it looks at food as a crucial connection point (a ‘node’) where various societal issues coincide, such as human dependence on natural resources, the environment, health and wellbeing. Rather than looking separately at resources such as land, water and minerals, the IRP has chosen a systems approach. The report looks at all the resources needed for the primary production of food, as well as for other food system activities (e.g. processing, distribution) considering not only the set of activities, but also the range of actors engaged in them and the outcomes in terms of food security, livelihoods and human health


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2016

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Bâtir un système financier durable dans l’Union Européenne: Les 5 R de l'innovation politique et de marché pour la transition verte - Résumé
United Nations Environment Programme

Ce rapport fait état des actions en cours au niveau de l’Union et dans certains États membres pour aligner les règles gouvernant le système financier avec la durabilité environnementale. Ce débat évolue rapidement, avec des développements mondiaux comme le lancement par la Chine du nouveau Groupe d’Etudes du G20 sur la Finance Verte soulignant la nature stratégique de l’ordre du jour.


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2016