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Reports and Books
Invest in a Healthy Planet - Invest in UN Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

Since 1972, the UN Environment Programme has served as a powerful advocate for the environment. This publication further illustrates who we are and what we do. It also makes the case for the importance of flexible core financial resources; how they are the bedrock of our work and enable us to invest in essential capacity and expertise to deliver the work that our 193 Member States mandate us to do.


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2019
Reports and Books
Safe Climate: A Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment - A/74/161
United Nations Environment Programme
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2019
Reports and Books
Roadmap for Low-Carbon and Resource-Efficient Tourism in the Philippines
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of the roadmap development is to provide a strategic plan of actionable goals and activities for achieving a low carbon, resource-efficient tourism sector in the Philippines, focusing on hotels, restaurants and venues for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). This roadmap supports the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the development of Philippines’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the 2015 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Paris Agreement, which should be published by The Climate Change Commission in 2019.


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2019
Reports and Books
Measuring Progress: Towards Achieving the Environmental Dimension of the SDGs
United Nations Environment Programme

Did you know that only 23% of the environment-related SDG indicators are on track to meet the target if current trends continue? For 68%, there is not enough data to assess progress and for 9% there is not progress toward achieving the target. Specifically, progress has been made on all 11 environment-related SDGs indicators related to policy, financial and institutional processes with available data; there has been mixed progress in improving access to environmental resources and reducing the impacts of environmental degradation on human health and food security; and there is either no data or no progress towards all 12 of the SDGs targets related to the state of the environment. In order to achieve the environmental dimension of sustainable development, there is a need to scale up environmental action and also to improve environmental monitoring and analysis.


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2019
Reports and Books
Training of Trainers on Monitoring and Assessment of Marine Litter and Microplastics - Training Report
Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia

This report summarizes topics covered, lessons learned, and key issues identified at the Training of Trainers on Monitoring and Assessment of Marine Plastic Litter and Microplastics held on 9-13 September 2019 in Bali, Indonesia. The training was organized by the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA), the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) and the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA), co-hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia and the Regional Capacity Center on Clean Seas (RC3S) and implemented in partnership with Universitas Udayana (Udayana University) and Open Universiteit (Open University of the Netherlands).


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2019

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Global environment outlook (GEO), Reports and Books
Global Linkages: A Graphic Look at the Changing Arctic
United Nations Environment Programme

The new report “Global Linkages – A graphic look at the changing Arctic”, produced by UN Environment and its collaborating center GRID-Arendal, is a set of maps and graphics, accompanied by short narratives to synthesize and illustrate the most critical, connected environmental challenges with Arctic and global relevance and focusing on issues which call for common solutions. The graphics builds on Arctic and global environmental assessments and reflect the dynamic connection between the Arctic and the rest of the planet. It presents both trends and outlooks and provides actionable recommendations focused on policy development and options for solutions. The issues covered by this product reflect the themes of the current Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council – climate change, biodiversity conservation and pollution prevention.


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2019
Reports and Books
The Role of Packaging Regulations and Standards in Driving the Circular Economy
United Nations Environment Programme

The development of packaging policies stems from intersecting challenges being faced by economies across the world. On one hand, growth in population has led to an increase in consumption and consequently an increase in the amount of per capita waste generation. On the other hand, existing municipal waste management infrastructure is struggling to keep up with basic collection of waste and is far from equipped handle plastic packaging waste by means that would result in recovery of material by recycling.This report aims to review the development of packaging waste policies and standards as a response to the challenges discussed above. Also examined
here is the role, that policy interventions can play in addressing the growing environmental challenges posed by packaging and packaging waste. This report also explores the regulatory landscape in each of the ten Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries in light of the global policies and the efforts to address the issue of packaging waste.


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2019
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
Measuring Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Environment Programme, International Institute for Sustainable Development

This report provides methodological guidance for measuring fossil fuel subsidies in the context of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 12.c.1: “Amount of fossil fuel subsidies per unit of GDP (production and consumption)”. This methodology is intended
for use by National Statistical Systems in compiling national estimates of fossil fuel subsidies. It also includes anelaboration of how fossil fuel subsidies can be measured at the global level.


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2019