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Consuming Differently, Consuming Sustainability: Behavioural Insights for Policymaking
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this publication is to shed light on opportunities to strengthen the effectiveness of policies for sustainable consumption in both developed and developing countries. The publication provides evidence-based insights from behavioural science, detailing five key behavioural barriers to sustainable consumption. It also includes concrete examples of how behavioural science has been successfully coupled with policy to cost-effectively achieve sustainable consumption.


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6. Future Directions - Environmental Rule of Law: First Global Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter highlights four key opportunities for improving environmental rule of law: capitalizing on linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals; engaging diverse actors; conducting a regular assessment of the environmental rule of law; and piloting approaches to improve environmental rule of law. The chapter ends with a brief consideration of the way forward.


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Implications of Expected Climate Changes in the South Pacific Region: An Overview - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 128
J.C Pernetta and P.J Hughes

This report aims to provide overviews and site specific case studies on the possible effects of climate change on the ecosystem.


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The Disaster Risk, Global Change, and Sustainability Nexus
Peduzzi, Pascal

This review retraces the brief history and evolution of the global understanding of disaster risk as a compound event, in parallel with research on global environmental change. It highlights the main milestones in this area, and shows that there are tight connections between trends of disaster risk and global change. This paper aims to demonstrate the need to better consider the role of global
environmental change in disaster risk assessment. In 2015, three major new agreements were reached to improve global environmental governance: the new Sendai Framework (2015–2030), the post-2015 development agenda with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Climate COP21 in Paris. These all include a clear focus on disaster risk reduction; however, several aspects of disaster risk linked with global environmental changes are still not clearly addressed by the main stakeholders (governments, insurers, or agencies). As the complexity of risk unfolds, more actors are getting together; the need for a holistic approach for disaster risk reduction has become clear, and is closely connected with achieving sustainable development.


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Our Nutrient World: The Challenge to Produce More Food and Energy with Less Pollution
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Partnership on Nutrient Management, International Nitrogen Initiative

Without swift and collective action, the next generation will inherit a world where millions may suffer from food insecurity caused by too few nutrients, where the nutrient pollution threats from too much will become more extreme, and where unsustainable use of nutrients will aggravate biodiversity loss and climate change.


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Oceans and Coasts - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 7
United Nations Environment Programme

Oceans have many uses, and there are too many linkages among marine ecosystems and between the land and adjacent seas to review them all in this chapter. The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment (A/RES/70/235; Inniss and Simcock eds. 2016) and reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2013) have provided recent comprehensive reviews of the state of the ocean. Therefore, three topics have been selected here that warrant particular attention – tropical coral reefs, shing and debris entering the marine environment. Several topics of emerging or particular interest – mercury, sand mining, deep sea mining and ocean noise – are also brie y considered.


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UN Environment Junior Professional Officer Request
United Nations Environment Programme

Junior Professional Officer Request


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