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Red Intergubernamental de Químicos y Desechos para América Latina y el Caribe: Puntos Focales Nacionales / Intergovernmental Network on Chemicals and Waste for Latin America and the Caribbean: National Focal Points
United Nations Environment Programme

Lista nacional de puntos focales de la Red Intergubernamental de Químicos y Desechos para América Latina y el Caribe


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2019
Other
Jamaica NOU World Ozone Day 2019
Jamaica, National Ozone Unit

2019 World Ozone Day activities in Jamaica


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2019
Other
World Refrigeration Day - 26 June 2019: #Refrigerants4Life
United Nations Environment Programme, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

World Refrigeration Day poster


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2019
Foresight Briefs
Putting Carbon Back Where It Belongs: The Potential of Carbon Sequestration in the Soil - Foresight Brief No. 013 May 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

Soil’s contribution to climate change, through the oxidation of soil carbon, is important. However, soils – and thus agriculture - can play a major role in mitigating climate change. Through multiple agricultural practices, we could help store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil, while at the same time regenerating soil fertility, plant health and whole ecosystems. This is a no regret option that offers multiple benefits and deserves high-level visibility.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
Making EbA an Effective Part of Balanced Adaptation Strategies: Introducing the UN Environment EbA Briefing Notes - Briefing Note 1
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This briefing note serves as an introduction to the series, with a focus on creating conceptual clarity on EbA and its relation to other related approaches, as well as how EbA is key to achieving a much needed paradigm shift.


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2019
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Catalogue of Technologies and Services on Mercury Waste Management
United Nations Environment Programme

This catalog has been complied by Associate Professor. Misuzu Asari, Kyoto University and Ministry of the Environment, Japan, the leads of the Waste Management Area (WMA) under the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership in cooperation with the partners of the WMA, with a view to disseminate information of technologies, products, services related to mercury waste management owned by partners in an effective manner.


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2019
Chapters and Articles, Yearbooks and Frontiers
Maladaptation to Climate Change: Avoiding Pitfalls on the Evolvability Pathway - Frontiers 2018/19: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern Chapter 5
United Nations Environment Programme

As climate change negotiations progressed, researchers examined how and why some adaptation actions go awry, particularly those actions that waste substantial amounts of human, natural, or financial resources. Maladaptation thinking continues to advance, and one influential study considered the problem according to the outcomes, identifying five categories of maladaptation when compared to
alternative choices. According to this analysis, maladaptations are actions that increase greenhouse gas emissions, burden the most vulnerable disproportionately, incur high opportunity costs, reduce incentives to adapt, or set paths that limit the choices available to future generations.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
SDG 4 Issue Brief - Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4): Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All
United Nations Environment Programme

In order to address climate change and mitigate its impact, systemic changes are
required in education


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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
Global environment outlook (GEO), Other
GEO-6 - Links to Individual Chapters
United Nations Environment Programme

The document lists links to the individual chapters of the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook


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2019