Reports and Books
Assessing Environmental Impacts: A Global Review of Legislation
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides an overview of the current status of national legislation and institutional arrangements of relevance to EIAs and SEAs across the globe, as well as emerging issues and trends. It does this primarily through providing examples from a wide selection of countries of their EIA/SEA arrangements and in relation to the different steps of the EIA/SEA processes. These steps include: (1) Screening; (2) Scoping and Impact Analysis; (3) Review of the EIA/SEA report; (4) Decision-making; (5) Follow-up and Adaptive Management and (6) Public Participation as a cross-cutting issue.


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2018
Reports and Books, Emissions Gap Reports
Emissions Gap Report 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

This 9th edition of the Emissions Gap Report assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This difference between “where we are likely to be and where we need to be” is known as the ‘emissions gap’. As in previous years, the report explores some of the most important options available for countries to bridge the gap. This report has been prepared by an international team of leading scientists, assessing all available information, including that published in the context of the IPCC Special Report, as well as in other recent scientific studies. This year’s report presents the newest assessment of the emissions gap in 2030 between emission levels under full implementation of the unconditional and conditional NDCs and those consistent with least-cost pathways to stay below 2°C and 1.5°C respectively.


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2018
Reports and Books
Gobernanza Ambiental y la Agenda 2030 - Avances y buenas prácticas en América Latina y el Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme, Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional

Este documento presenta un análisis de las principales tendencias en materia de arreglos institucionales e instrumentos legales que avanzan en la integración de la dimensión ambiental del desarrollo sostenible.


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2018
Reports and Books
Draft technical background document for Global Mercury Assessment 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Draft technical background document containing technical information that forms the basis of the Global Mercury Assessment 2018. Not to be cited.


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2018

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Wild Life, Wild Livelihoods: Involving communities on Sustainable Wildlife Management and Combating illegal Wildlife Trade
United Nations Environment Programme

The report summarizes insights from decades of research on community wildlife management, and draws lessons from new analyses focused specifically on engaging Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) in combating the illegal trade in wildlife (ITW). Based on a recognition of the importance of community “voice” in enabling sustainable and effective outcomes, it goes on to survey the opportunities and constraints for IPLCs in terms of their participation in key international policy forums that influence wildlife management.


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2018
Reports and Books
Strengthening Legal Frameworks for Licit and Illicit Trade in Wildlife and Forest Products: Lessons from the Natural Resource Management, Trade Regulation and Criminal Justice Sectors
United Nations Environment Programme

This analysis provides a working understanding of illicit
trade in wildlife and forest products. In parallel to the
conduct of this analysis, UN Environment has been
facilitating an experts’ process on crimes that have serious impacts on the environment. This process has resulted, among others, in a publication by UN Environment entitled "The State of Knowledge of Crimes that have Serious Impacts on the Environment".


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2018

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Reports and Books
European market assessment for the main organic export products from Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine
United Nations Environment Programme

This assessment analyses the trade opportunities for organic products exported from Ukraine, Moldova and Armenia to the EU market. The document is written for companies involved or interested in organic exports as well as for organic sector organizations and relevant national stakeholders from these countries, as a market-oriented basis for decisions concerning future programmes and interventions for enhancing a green economy transition in Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus.


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2018
Reports and Books
The Environmentally Sound Management of Used Lead Acid Batteries and the Use and Application of the Benchmarking Assessment Tool Workshop
United Nations Environment Programme
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2018