Our Planet
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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Inclusive Green Economy: Building Bridges to a Sustainable Future - Our Planet March 2016
Unite Nations Environment Programme

The success of green economies hinges on how inclusive they are, with consultation, dialogue and wide participation essential elements. In this issue of Our Planet, policymakers, distinguished stakeholders and environmental experts explore the many pathways towards an inclusive green economy. It is widely agreed that the green economy discourse needs to be brought much closer to the people, with an emphasis on valuing the invisible, involving communities and stimulating environmental employment. Experience proves that “green” policies will struggle to make a long-term impact unless they deliver what communities need. Read within this March issue how small actions from citizens in the city of Seoul, Korea created a greener, healthier city||how China is embracing am ‘ecological civilisation’ and discover the successes that Barbados has achieved in building a green economy. This edition also highlights UNEP’s continuing work on the Inclusive Green Economy plus we profile one of our Environmental Champions, pioneering aviator Bertrand Piccard


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2016
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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
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Global Climate Action: Innovations and Best Practices - Our Planet December 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

The momentum towards a low-carbon economy is unstoppable. This is the year in which the world not only decided that growth must be sustainable, equitable and low carbon, but also took crucial strides towards the inclusive, green economy. This issue of Our Planet highlights the measures various governments and other stakeholders have taken towards a low-carbon economy. Emphasis is given on the need for accelerated progress towards this change. Most encouraging is that the push for low carbon, sustainable growth is gathering momentum in the financial sector. Governments as well as the private sector now have a better understanding of the links between environmental, social and financial performance. It is now up to the governments to deliver the deal that ensures that the change towards a low-carbon economy occurs in time.


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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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