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The Environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda - Our Planet May 2016
United Nations Environment Programme

This special edition of Our Planet for UNEA-2 is entitled 'The Environment Dimension of the 2030 Agenda'. In this issue, policy-makers, civil society leaders and distinguished stakeholders explore the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As always there are interesting articles from a long list of insightful contributors as well as an article from Environmental Champion and actor, Leonardo di Caprio. There are reflective words from UNEP's Executive Director Achim Steiner and a special piece on UNEA-2 from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


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2016

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Our Planet: Making Our Future Chemical-Safe
United Nations Environment Programme

Chemicals are used in almost every area of the world economy. The future of sustainable development is therefore inseparable from the way chemicals are managed from their design to production, use and disposal. In this issue of Our Planet, distinguished policy makers and experts highlight how addressing sound management of chemicals and waste is at the core of addressing the sustainable development issues of today. They urge all stakeholders to commit to a chemical-safe future for health, environment and economic growth.


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2015

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Sustainable Development: Time for global action - Our Planet March 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

As we move towards the historic post-2015 summit at the 70th UN General Assembly next September, governments will be expected to adopt a transformational sustainable development agenda, including the finalization of the Sustainable Development Goals. This issue of Our Planet emphasizes the importance of an integrated and universal approach to the Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 agenda. The SDGs are based on three principles: 1) leaving no-one behind (in terms of poverty alleviation and development)||2) ensuring equity and dignity for all||3) achieving prosperity within the Earth's safe and restored operating space. Our Planet also carries articles from leading authors on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, as well as highlighting relevant work that UNEP has been carrying out in relation to the SDGs.


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2015
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Healthy Planet, Healthy People - Our Planet May 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

Perhaps nowhere is the importance of a well-managed environment as clear as in human health”, write Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in a joint editorial of the latest issue of Our Planet. This issue demonstrates, through contributions from leading authors, how environmental risk factors such as pollution, chemical contamination and climate change bring diseases and death. It further emphasizes the importance of reducing environmental threats in order to improve human health. Relevant work carried out by UNEP and its partners in this area is also highlighted


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2015