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Towards and Inter-agency Plan of Action for Achieving the Trade-related Targets of Sustainable Development Goal 14
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

For the first time, a Global Goal on Oceans and Seas has been adopted. Sustainable Development Goal 14 is exclusively dedicated to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”.


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Chemicals Control: Contributing to National Progress and Safety
United Nations Environment Programme

Chemicals control addresses industrial and consumer chemicals as part of the sound management of chemicals, and is a vital element of national sustainable development strategies. It is essential to promote resource efficiency and to optimize access to economic opportunities, particularly of developing countries.


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Threats posed to Marine Life in the Western Indian Ocean from Anthropogenic Ocean Noise and Shipping, including Ship strikes
Wildlife Conservation Society Madagascar, Western Indian Ocean Program

Questions and concerns about the effects of human introduction of noise into the marine environment on increasingly large scales are well-founded. Major progress has been made in understanding how animals hear and may be impacted by noise. While overall amplitude is clearly relevant in terms of how sounds in the ocean may affect animals, other aspects of sound, such as frequency, directionality, duration, novelty, and other factors can be as or even more important (e.g., Ellison et al., 2012).


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Overarching Principles and Best Practice Guidelines for Marine Mammal Watching in the Wider Caribbean Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The people of the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) depend greatly on coastal and marine resources for their economic, social and cultural well-being. One of the region’s major economic activities-tourismis dependent on these resources and, therefore, it is critical that it be developed and carried out in a responsible and sustainable manner. A growing, yet not fully realized component of tourism in the WCR is marine mammal watching.


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Delivering for People and the Planet: Fifth Montevideo Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law
United Nations Environment Programme

Montevideo Programme V promotes the development and implementation of environmental rule of law, strengthens the related capacity in countries and contributes to the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda. Montevideo Programme V will aim to:
(a) Support the development of adequate and effective environmental legislation and legal frameworks at all levels to address
environmental issues; (b) Strengthen the effective implementation of environmental law at the national level; (c) Support enhanced capacity-building for increased effectiveness of environmental law for all stakeholders at all levels; (d) Support national Governments, upon their request, in the development and implementation of environmental rule of law, consistent with decision 27/9 of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme; (e) Promote the role of environmental law in the context of effective environmental governance; and (f) Enhance the responsiveness and effectiveness of the Montevideo Programme.


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Best Practices of Marine Litter Management in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Shipping Sectors in the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme

This brochure highlights some of the best measures and methods of marine litter management in fisheries, aquaculture and shipping sectors in the NOWPAP region, with the hope that sharing of this information will help to reduce the amount of marine litter, and strengthen actions taken against it.


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La Alianza del Pacífico y el Medio Ambiente: Hacia un modelo de desarrollo sostenible basado en el crecimiento verde
Alianza del Pacífico, United Nations Environment Programme

Folleto sobre la visión y las oportunidades del crecimiento verde en los cuatro países que conforman la Alianza del Pacífico.


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National Certification Schemes for Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Service Technicians: Examples of Strategies and Requirements for their Establishment and Operation
United Nations Environment Programme

It is expected that in the near future there will be a considerably higher uptake around the world, and particularly in developing countries of ‘alternative refrigerants’, such as hydrocarbons, ammonia, carbon dioxide, unsaturated hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) –or hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) and HFOs mixtures.


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Update on the Global Status of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint - September 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

This update is provided annually by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) in support of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance). UN Environment and the World Health Organization (WHO) serve as the joint Secretariat for this international voluntary, collaborative initiative. The goal of the Lead Paint Alliance is for all countries to have lead paint laws in place by 2020.


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No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Applying the Mitigation Hierarchy and Biodiversity Offsets as Tools to Achieve Sustainable Development in the Western Indian Ocean
Wildlife Conservation Society Madagascar, Western Indian Ocean Program

The Western Indian Ocean is one of the richest regions of the world for biodiversity. It comprises diverse ecosystems both in terms of biodiversity and the ecosystem services provided, as is the case of coral reefs and mangroves. These areas are important for both wildlife and human populations; offering breeding and foraging areas for flagship marine and migratory species and providing protection for communities and property against storms, sea level rise and coastal erosion.


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