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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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
World Environment Day 2020 - A Practical Guide for Individuals, Faith Groups, Businesses, Cities, Governments, Schools & Universities, Youth Groups and Civil Society
United Nations Environment Programme
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2020

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Factsheets, Infographics and Brochures
How to Choose your Waste Management Technology to Treat COVID-19 Waste - COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 3
United Nations Environment Programme

As countries develop an inventory of the existing national waste management facilities, they select environmentally sound options for waste treatment using the UNEP Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (SAT) guidance on Best Available Technology and Best Environmental Practices (BAT/BEP).


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2020
Briefs, Summaries, Policies and Strategies
Human Rights, the Environment and COVID-19 - Key Messages: Human Rights at the Heart of Response
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

The COVID-19 crisis reveals a clear truth about catastrophic risk in an increasingly globalized world: an effective response requires immediate, ambitious and evidence-based preventive action at the international level. To avert future global threats, including pandemics, we must protect rights to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment upon which we all depend for our health and
wellbeing. A human rights-based approach to the COVID-19 crisis is also needed to address its unequal impacts on the poor, vulnerable and marginalized and its underlying drivers, including environmental degradation. The following key messages on human rights, the environment and COVID-19 highlight essential human rights obligations and responsibilities of States and others, including businesses, in addressing and responding to the COVID-19 crisis.


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2020
Factsheets, Infographics and Brochures
Introduction to COVID-19 Waste Management - COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 1
United Nations Environment Programme

Wherever possible, countries should control COVID-19 waste through maximizing the use of available waste management solutions and, at the same time, look to avoid any potential long-term impacts on the environment.


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2020

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