Reports and Books
Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates
Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates, 2013 provides a series of experimental tables showing information on the generation and disposal of waste to landfills or to recycling facilities, the supply of recycled materials in the economy and related financial flows. The methodologies and data used in this release will be reviewed and assessed to improve the quality and usefulness of information provided in future waste accounts.


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2013
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The Emissions Gap Report 2013: A UNEP Synthesis Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The emissions gap in 2020 is the difference between emission levels in 2020 consistent with meeting climate targets, and levels expected in that year if country pledges and commitments are met. As it becomes less and less likely that the emissions gap will be closed by 2020, the world will have to rely on more difficult, costlier and riskier means after 2020 of keeping the global average temperature increase below 2 C. If the emissions gap is not closed, or significantly narrowed, by 2020, the door to many options limiting the temperature increase to 1.5 C at the end of this century will be closed.


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Technical background report to the Global Atmospheric Mercury Assessment - 2013
United Nations Environment ProgrammeMonitoring and Assessment Programme, 2013

This report details the technical background to the GlobalMercury Assessment 2013 Sources, Emissions, Releases andEnvironmental Transport (summary for policy-makers)that has been developed in response to Decision 25/5 III,paragraph 36 of the Governing Council of the UnitedNations Environment Programme (UNEP), that: Requestthe Executive Director, in consultation with Governments,to update the 2008 report entitled Global AtmosphericMercury Assessment: Sources, Emissions and Transport forconsideration by the Governing Council / Global MinisterialEnvironment Forum at its twenty-seventh session.


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2013
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Sustainable public procurement: a global review
United Nations Environment Programme

This report examines the state of sustainable public procurement policies and practices being undertaken by national governments worldwide in the last five years. The research included a comprehensive literature and desktop review, 19 interviews, six country case studies and a survey of 273 SPP experts worldwide. The objective was to create a baseline analysis that examines the evolving field of SPP and the drivers, barriers, needs and opportunities in SPP.


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2013
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The social dimension of ecosystem-based Adaptation
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this paper is to address and raise awareness of the social dimension of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to climate change, laying particular emphasis on: i) the social impacts of EbA on global national and regional level and local communities and ii) social considerations in designing and implementing EbA.


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2013