Reports and Books
Human Rights and the Environment Rio+20: Joint Report OHCHR and UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

This report seeks to make a substantive contribution to Rio+20 through an analysis of the interrelationship between human rights and the environment, both integral and indivisible elements of sustainable development. This linkage is central to efforts to move towards a green economy and to sustainable approaches to food, energy and water security.


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The Emissions Gap Report 2012: A UNEP Synthesis Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report reviews a number of successful policy actions that have been effective in substantially reducing emissions at the national level. For example, appliance standards, performance standards for vehicles, and economic incentives to reduce deforestation to name but three. Many of these are being implemented for reasons other than climate change and they are generating multiple Green Economy benefits and opportunities right across the sustainable development landscape.


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2012
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RIVAMP training 2012 tutorial manual
United Nations Environment Programme

RiVAMP is a methodology set up by UNEP to identify and quantify the role of ecosystems for DRR and CCA. The pilote study on the role of ecosystems for mitigating beach erosion in Negil, Jamaica is considered by many in this field as a reference. In order to disseminate the RiVAMP methodology, a training was prepared. It is based on free open-source software. The RiVAMP training was provided in Kingston at the University of West Indies in December 2011. 21 experts participated to learn how to conduct a RiVAMP analysis. This training concentrates on coastal ecosystems. UNEP is now providing free on-line access to the RiVAMP methodology (tutorial), a set of data for following the exercises, as well as free OpenSource software, allowing any GIS experts train themselves on the RiVAMP methodology and to complete all the analysis.


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2012
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Avoiding Future Famines : Strengthening the Ecological Foundation of Food Security through Sustainable Food Systems - A UNEP Synthesis Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The report provides detailed analysis of the many factors threatening the world’s food supplies and its ability to continue to generate calories and proteins in the 21st century. It also provides a series of forward-looking recommendations and remedies to the many grim scenarios that often accompany the food security debate.


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2012
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Our Planet 40 years of WED
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine.


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2012