Summaries
Making Waves: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

This report reviews the Inquiry’s core analysis, summarizes progress made in aligning the financial system with sustainable development between 2014 and 2017, reflects on the lessons that can be learned from the Inquiry’s approach, and highlights what still needs to be done and what success could look like. It finds real signs that a shift to a sustainable financial system is well under way.


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Summaries
Perspectiva de la Gestión de Residuos en América Latina y el Caribe – Resumen para tomadores de decisiones
United Nations Environment Programme

El informe responde a la solicitud del Foro de Ministros de Medio Ambiente de América Latina y el Caribe, así como de la Asamblea de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, de disponer de una guía para el diseño de posibles políticas y programas en el área de la gestión de residuos. El documento, que ha contado con el aporte de numerosos gobiernos y expertos de la región, analiza las tendencias actuales y propone un conjunto de acciones en torno a una eficiente gestión de residuos, que permita la transición hacia un modelo de economía circular.


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2018
Policy and Strategy Documents
Desarrollo sostenible en la práctica: La aplicación de un enfoque integrado en América Latina y el Caribe - Nota de Política
United Nations Environment Programme

The note identifies points of entry and concrete methodologies that have ensured effective bridging of several SDGs and thereby advance faster and more practically on applying an integrated approach that maximizes the synergies between them.


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2017
GEO
GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme

This regional Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report,the fourth for Latin America and the Caribbean (with theprevious GEO regional assessment for LAC published in2010), places emphasis on identifying some of the mostworrying and persistent threats to the region through anenvironmental lens, but also on the achievements, successstories and opportunities in the region.


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2016
Reports and Books
Radiation: Effects and sources
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is based on the major scientific reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) published in the last 25 years and aims to expand public knowledge on levels of exposure to ionizing radiation and possible associated effects. This publication does not set, or even recommend, radiation safety standards, rather, it provides information on basic science related to radiation (origin, quantities and units), on radiation effects (on humans and the environment) and on radiation sources (natural and artificial). Helping the public understand what radiation is and how it affects life on this planet lies within the core mandate of UNEP.


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2016

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Reports and Books
El desarrollo sostenible en la práctica: La aplicación de un enfoque integrado en América Latina y el Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme

El propósito de esta publicación es
apoyar a los responsables de la formulación
de políticas a equilibrar la integración
entre los diferentes objetivos de desarrollo,
presentando casos prácticos aterrizados
a los retos que enfrenta la región.
También presenta los roles que diferentes
actores pueden desempeñar en los procesos
de desarrollo , desde los gobiernos hasta
la sociedad civil y el sector privado. Para
lograrlo, ofrece una visión general de conceptos
y herramientas que se han utilizado
con éxito en iniciativas de la región ALC.


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2016
Summaries
Uncovering Pathways towards an Inclusive Green Economy: a Summary for Leaders
United Nations Environment Programme

An Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) is focused on expanding options and choices for national economies, using targeted and appropriate fiscal and social protection policies, and backed up by strong institutions that are specifically geared to safeguarding social and ecological floors. And it recognizes that there are many and diverse pathways to environmental sustainability. This paper speaks to the multiple benefits – economic, health, security, social and environmental – that such an approach can bring to nations, mindful of the differing challenges faced by states along the development continuum, be they developed, developing, emerging, or in conflict. It argues for policies that are nuanced, context-dependent, and modulated. An integrated approach can help states understand how to maximize, prioritize, and sequence the different benefits to human well-being that can be derived from a healthy environment. At the end of the day, an inclusive green economy must provide not only for jobs and income, but for our health, our environment and our future. This is our common challenge: creating the conditions for enhanced prosperity and growing social equity, within the contours of a finite and fragile planet.


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2015