Global environment outlook (GEO), Summaries
Global Environment Outlook: GEO-6 - Summary for Policymakers
United Nations Environment Programme

This Summary for Policymakers highlights the findings of the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) report.


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2019
Summaries
Waste Not, Want Not: Reducing Food Loss and Waste in North America through Life Cycle-based Approaches - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this report is to describe life cycle thinking and the suite of quantitative tools such as life cycle assessment (LCA) that are rooted in that perspective, and to detail where and how these tools can be bene cially applied in the food waste space. As LCA and related tools have begun to enter common parlance, occasionally their strengths and limitations are misunderstood. Establishing realistic expectations and detailing what these tools can and cannot do is equally important.


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2019
Summaries
Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems - Summary for Policymakers
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

This Summary for Policymakers (SPM) is structured in four parts: A) People, land and climate in a warming world; B) Adaptation and mitigation response options; C) Enabling response options; and D) Action in the near-term.


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2019
Emissions Gap Reports, Summaries
Emissions Gap Report 2019 - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

This tenth edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report provides the latest assessment of scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This difference between “where we are likely to be and where we need to be” has become known as the ‘emissions gap’. As in previous years, this report explores some of the most promising and applicable options available for countries to bridge the gap, with a focus on how to create transformational change and just transitions. Reflecting on the report’s overall conclusions, it is evident that incremental changes will not be enough and there is a need for rapid and transformational action.


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2019