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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Factsheets, Infographics and Brochures
Linkages of Air Quality and COVID-19 - COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 6
United Nations Environment Programme

Air quality is negatively impacted by environmentally unsound practices, such as open burning or other suboptimal waste management methods. Adhering to environmentally sound practices for waste management, especially COVID-19 waste, and maintaining high environmental standards and enforcement is essential.


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2020
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COVID-19, Wastewater, and Sanitation - COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 9
United Nations Environment Programme

Raw sewage, and partially-treated wastewater, is a vehicle for spreading diseases and a potential means for COVID-19 to spread faster, for example in areas where sanitation is poor, or where the communities are exposed to open-sewers and black water. COVID-19 brings additional challenges with the increased use of medical products, masks and gloves made of plastics, textiles, and other single-use products that are discarded in the open environment or in existing drainage system, contributing to the already alarming amounts of plastics, microplastics, and microfibers pollution in wastewater.


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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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Household Medical Waste Management Strategies - COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 7
United Nations Environment Programme

As COVID-19 spreads to the developing world, with limited access to medical support, increased numbers of cases will have to self medicate at home. Proper management of household medical waste will therefore become key to stop further spread of the COVID-19 virus and avoid putting others, including waste workers, at risk.


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2020
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Frequently Asked Questions - Preventing the Next Pandemic: Zoonotic Diseases and How to Break the Chain of Transmission
United Nations Environment Programme, International Livestock Research Institute

Factsheet addressing the following questions: What are zoonotic diseases? What is driving the spread of zoonotic diseases? What are the impacts of zoonotic diseases? Africa has an opportunity to lead pandemic prevention efforts? Why have previous efforts failed to stop outbreaks of zoonotic diseases? What can decision-makers in government, business and civil society at all levels and in all regions do to prevent future outbreaks of zoonotic diseases?


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