Booklets and Brochures
Background: The African Elephant Action Plan
United Nations Environment Programme, The African Elephant Fund
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2018
Booklets and Brochures
Environmental Rights Initiative: Concept Note
United Nations Environment Programme

This concept note sheds light on the goal of the Environmental Rights Initiative, which is to bring environmental protection nearer to the people by assisting state and non-state actors to promote, protect and respect environmental rights.


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2018
Booklets and Brochures
The Environmental Rights Initiative: Join Us
United Nations Environment Programme

A guide on who can join the the UN Environment with the goal to promote environmental rights.


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2018
Booklets and Brochures
Analysis of International Funding for the Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs and Associated Coastal Ecosystems
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Between 2010 and 2016, more than USD 1.9 billion was committed to implement, monitor and enforce the conservation and sustainable management of tropical coral reefs and associated mangroves and seagrasses, yet coral reef ecosystems alone provide society with living resources and services equating approximately USD 375 billion per year. This analysis explores the intended purpose and spatial and temporal distribution of funding allocations. The alignment of funding with policy ambitions related to coral reefs and associated ecosystems is assessed, along with implications for future investment in the conservation of these ecosystems.


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2018
Booklets and Brochures
Libreville Declaration on Health and Environment in Africa - 29 August 2008
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization
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2009
Booklets and Brochures
Invasive Alien Species: A Growing Threat in Regional Seas
United Nations Environment Programme

Invasive species have been identified as one of the four greatest threats to marine and coastal ecosystems, together with land-based sources of marine pollution, overexploitation of living marine resources, and habitat degradation.Apart from their ecological impacts, marine and coastal invasive species also have a range of economic and human health consequences.


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2006
Booklets and Brochures
Regional Outlook on Marine Protected Areas: Background, Purpose and Process
United Nations Environment Programme, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

The Nairobi Convention through its GEF-funded project, ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIO-SAP)’, which started in December 2016, is supporting Contracting Parties towards the delivery of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in general and specifically Goal (SDG) 14 with special focus on Targets 14.2 and 14.5. Target 14.2 calls for the sustainable management and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration, to achieve healthy and productive oceans by 2020, while Target 14.5 states that by 2020, countries shall conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on best available scientific information.


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Booklets and Brochures, Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Sustainable Lifestyles: Options & Opportunities in the Workplace
United Nations Environment Programme, One Earth

The set of actions presented can support employees and customers to enhance sustainability in their daily lives. The target audience is urban workplaces (and the organizations that work with them) that are developing sustainable lifestyle initiatives and campaigns. The list is meant to spark discussion, generate new ideas and be a “living document” that is modified with experience. The actions have been prioritized because they are more effective at reducing the ecological footprint.


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Environment and Trade Hub: Frequently Asked Questions
United Nations Environment Programme

Trade is a vital part of the global economy and interlinks with the environment at many levels. Trade liberalization impacts the environment, in negative or positive ways. The challenge is to augment positive environmental effects, while mitigating and minimizing negative impacts. If designed properly, trade policy instruments can contribute to the efforts of addressing and alleviating environmental problems. UNEP, as the UN organization with a mandate principally focused on environmental issues, cannot neglect the important links between the environment and trade. Addressing this nexus, UNEP remains vigilant of the additional stress that growing volumes of international trade have put on the environment, for example in terms of natural resource extraction and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. UNEP works to ensure that trade serves as a vehicle for achieving sustainable development and facilitates, rather than undermines, the Green Economy transition.


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Governance of the South West Indian Ocean Seamounts - Science to Policy Meting before the 9Th COP of the Nairobi Convention, 09 -11 July 2018 - Durban
Galetti, Florence, Marsac, Francis, Ternon, Jean-François

Seamounts are active or extinct volcanoes located on mid-oceanic rifts or intra-plate hot spots. Because of their magmatic origin, seamounts contain mineral resources. A crust of ferromanganese oxide enriched with cobalt, copper, manganese and sulphur has accumulated around the oldest reliefs. These reserves could exceed the quantities currently present on the continents, but their extraction cost remains prohibitive to be profitable. However, the situation could change in the coming decades as these resources in continental areas become more and more scarce.


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