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Policy and Strategy Documents
Making EbA an Effective Part of Balanced Adaptation Strategies: Introducing the UN Environment EbA Briefing Notes - Briefing Note 1
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This briefing note serves as an introduction to the series, with a focus on creating conceptual clarity on EbA and its relation to other related approaches, as well as how EbA is key to achieving a much needed paradigm shift.


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2019
Other
بیانی ل برنام ل محیطل زیس ل سازما ل مل ل متح ل درل موردل بازداش ل ل گزار ل دادگا ل هش ل فعا لمحیط زیست در ایرا - [UN Environment Statement on the Detention and Reported Trials of Eight Environmental Workers in Iran]
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment statement on the detention and reported trials of eight environmental workers in Iran - Farsi Language


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Catalogue of Technologies and Services on Mercury Waste Management
United Nations Environment Programme

This catalog has been complied by Associate Professor. Misuzu Asari, Kyoto University and Ministry of the Environment, Japan, the leads of the Waste Management Area (WMA) under the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership in cooperation with the partners of the WMA, with a view to disseminate information of technologies, products, services related to mercury waste management owned by partners in an effective manner.


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2019
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for conducting Integrated environmental assessments
United Nations Environment Programme

Integrated Environmental Assessments have been part of the environmental management
landscape following up on the Resolution 2997 of the 1972 United Nations (UN) Conference on
The Human Environment, Stockholm, that stated, in part, that UNEP “should keep the global
environment under review”. These assessments have grown to become a major and common
feature of environmental management conducted by various stakeholders. For these
assessments to be most useful, they must be performed in a consistent manner. For this reason,
Member States of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) requested
that guidelines be developed for conducting Integrated Environmental Assessments.
These guidelines are advisory and provide approaches for conducting a large gamut of
integrated environmental assessments for different objectives. They are intended to be practical
in application and sensitive to different levels of available resources and objectives and further
complement environmental management monitoring and evaluation programmes.


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Other
Regional Networks of National Ozone Units
United Nations Environment Programme

The OzonAction Programme operates ten Regional Networks comprising 147 developing countries


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2019
Foresight Briefs
We are Losing the "Little Things that Run the World" - Foresight Brief No. 011 - January 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

Insects make up about half of all known living organisms. They play key roles in, pollination, nutrient cycling, food chains or birds and other insectivores, and are one of the pillars of our ecosystems. However, the wide use of insecticides, fragmentation of habitats and climate change are placing multiple threats on them and their populations are under sharp decline. This Foresight Brief explores insect services, threats and solutions to sustain insect populations.


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Reports and Books
Environmental Rule of Law: First Global Report
United Nations Environment Programme

As the first assessment of the global environmental rule of law, this Report draws on experiences, challenges, viewpoints, and successes of diverse countries around the world, highlighting global trends as well as opportunities for countries and partners to strengthen the environmental rule of law. The Report highlights the need to undertake a regular global assessment of the state of environmental rule of law. To track progress nationally and globally, it is necessary to utilize a set of consistent indicators. The Report proposes an indicator framework for environmental rule of law and highlights existing datasets that may be utilized in support of the global assessment.
The Report also calls for a concerted effort to support countries in pilot testing approaches to strengthen environmental rule of law. Such an initiative could support testing of approaches in diverse contexts, and then adapting them before scaling them up. It should also foster exchange of experiences between jurisdictions to foster learning.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Become a #SolveDifferent Champion: A Guide for Member States
United Nations Environment Programme

This toolkit for Member States contains practical guidance and information for use in the lead-up to and during the Assembly.


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Chapters and Articles
3. Civic Engagement - Environmental Rule of Law: First Global Report
United Nations Environment Programme

Environmental rule of law requires a whole-of-society approach. While substantial emphasis is naturally placed on strengthening governmental institutions at the national, regional, and local levels, civil society also plays an essential role. This chapter focuses on the rights to information and participation in decision making. Access to justice is covered separately in the Justice Chapter, in order to fully cover all aspects of judicial remedies and enforcement as related to environmental rule of law. It is important to recognize that these three pillars of civic engagement—information, participation, and justice—act in a synergistic and mutually reinforcing manner to support increased inclusivity, transparency, and accountability in environmental rule of law.


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