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2017 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2017 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement provides an up-to-date overview of the scale and type of sustainable procurement activities undertaken worldwide in the past three years. It addresses a longstanding need of stakeholders to access reliable and comprehensive information on activities and organizations involved in this critical organizational function.


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Accelerating Sustainable Development in Africa: Country Lessons from Applying Integrated Approaches
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

This report illustrates how policy makers, government staff and development practitioners can start putting in place what the former UN Secretary General called: “a practical twenty-first century development model that connects the dots among the key issues of our time: poverty reduction; job generation; inequality; climate change; environmental stress; water energy and food security.”Livelihoods, poverty reduction efforts and economic growth in Africa are highly dependent on the quality and availability of natural resources, and are thus extremely vulnerable to degradation of those resources and to climate change. Development efforts hence need to equally embrace economic, social and environmental sustainability as emphasized in the recently adopted ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ as well as ‘Agenda 2063 – The Africa We Want’.


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2017

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Riding Towards Green Economy: Cycling and Green Jobs - A Joint Report by UN Environment-WHO-UNECE
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, World Health Organization

Working together under the framework of the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme partnership on jobs in green and healthy transport, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the UN Environment and the World Health Organization Regional Of ce for Europe set out to investigate this emerging area of research. This new study represents the rst attempt to collect evidence from cities in the pan-European region on the number of cycling-related jobs, using a standardized approach, and highlights the role that green and healthy jobs can play.


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2017
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Asia Waste Management Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

The Asia Waste Management Outlook (AWMO), which is regional in nature, is developed to complement the Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO). This regional outlook provides an overview of the current status, the current thinking on “state of the art” topics, case studies, and the future of waste management in Asia over the medium term; challenges and opportunities, described through case studies; and recommendations based on technical, strategic, economic, and communication perspectives.


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Coral Reef Status Report for the Western Indian Ocean (2017)
Obura, David, Gudka, Mishal, Rabi, Fouad Abdou, Gian, Suraj Bacha, Bijoux, Jude, Freed, Sarah, Maharavo, Jean, Mwaura, Jelvas, Porter, Sean, Sola, Erwan, Wickel, Julien, Yahya, Saleh, Ahamada, Said

This report presents the latest compilation and quantitative assessment of data on coral reef health by the regional monitoring networks in the WIO, adding to the global GCRMN reports published from 1999 to 2008. The main objective of this report is to provide updated information on the status of coral reefs in the region, up to and including the impact of the 2016 third global coral bleaching event. Secondary objectives are to a) illustrate broad patterns that explain the differing health status of various reefs, and the prospects for reef management in relation to this, and b) present regional drivers of change and how they may evolve in coming years, to help countries in planning for impacts and recovery of coral reefs. It is a joint output of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the Indian Ocean Commission, Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO), the United Nations Environment’s Nairobi Convention Coral Reef Task Force and the International Union for the Conservatoin of Nature Species Survival Commission’s (IUCNSSC) Coral Specialist Group.


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