Policy and Strategy Documents, Reports and Books
Climate Change Strategy for the Nairobi Convention
United Nations Environment Programme

The Climate Change Strategy for the Western Indian Ocean region is an operational framework to foster regional cooperation in addressing the impacts of climate change by assessing the degree of preparedness and the vulnerability and adaptive options of communities within the Nairobi Convention area. It takes into account the existence of national climate change strategies and complements national actions by encouraging collaborative e orts by States with the aim of sustainably managing marine and coastal ecosystems by enhancing the resilience and adaptive capacities of socio-ecological systems, individually or collectively, in order to maximize resource use, and by avoiding duplication of effort.


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A New Deal for Nature – Change the Way We Produce and Consume Food
United Nations Environment Programme

The way we produce and consume food is causing major environmental and human health issues, and transforming the agri-food system has become a priority for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Food must be produced, distributed, consumed and disposed of in ways that optimize resource use, minimize greenhouse gas emissions, avoid chemicals that harm ecosystems or human health, and stop further loss of biodiversity.


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Trade and Environment Briefings: Trade in Environmental Goods - Policy Brief 6
United Nations Environment Programme, International Trade Center (ITC), International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Liberalizing trade in environmental goods can create new markets and export opportunities, thus supporting export-led development strategies. In addition, trade liberalisation can provide access to green goods and technologies at lower cost and greater efficiency. Increased deployment of cheaper and better-quality environmental goods helps countries pursue their national environmental policy objectives and counter environmental degradation and climate change, facilitating the transition to a green economy.


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Proposed Programme of Work and Budget for the Biennium 2020 ‒ 2021: Report of the Executive Director
United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme

The present report sets out the proposed programme of work and budget for the biennium 2020–2021, reflecting the outcome of consultations with the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Environment Programme. Without prejudice to further work that might be undertaken by the Committee of Permanent Representatives on this matter, the proposed programme of work and budget are being submitted to the United Nations Environment Assembly for its consideration.


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GRID Data Distribution Policy – GRID Information Series No. 17, Rev.1
United Nations Environment Programme

This GRID Data Release Policy statement describes the types of data which have been collected, the archive and the guidelines for release of the data.


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