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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Measuring Progress: Environmental Goals and Gaps
United Nations Environment Programme

This report outlines findings from a UNEP study that, with support from the Government of Switzerland, has catalogued and analyzed existing Global Environmental Goals contained in the international agreements and conventions. It asks the fundamental question as to why the aims and goals of these policy instruments have often fallen far short of their original ambition and intentions. One possible reason is that many of the goals are simply not specific enough||the few goals that are specific and measurable appear to have a much better record of success.


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2012
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ENPI-SEIS Country Report of Ukraine
European Environment Agency

The Report reflects current state of the environmental monitoring, infrastructure and inter-institutional cooperation on environmental protection within a country, also it provides information on gaps that should be filled and areas where environmental monitoring and data exchange could be improved.


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2012
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Feed-in tariffs and a policy instrument for promoting renewable energies and green economies in developing countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is intended as a resource for policy makers in developing countries to make informed policy decisions about the whether, when and how of FITs and to support nationally appropriate policy measures to scale up renewable energy. The report is also intended to improve the understanding of the potential benefits and challenges for developing countries to design FITs as well as the factors influencing their success, more in depth from the policy and legal foci, whilst also analysing the funding and capacity implications. Throughout the report, FITs are construed as interacting with national energy and non-energy policies in a dynamic manner.


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2012