Foresight Briefs
Revisiting Ocean Acidification, Food Security and Our Earth System - Foresight Brief No. 009 - July 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Ocean acidification is a global issue, which is affecting all ocean regions. It is important as it may have severe impacts on marine organisms and ecosystems. Loss of biodiversity is a likely result, accompanied by a reduction of harvestable resources, including those associated with human food resources. If CO2 emissions continue at the same rate, ocean acidification will have a considerable influence on marine-based diets for billions of people worldwide. The only way to stop ocean acidification is to curb emissions of CO2.


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2018
Annual Reports
Law Division Report of Achievements - 2017
United Nations Environment Programme

The law division is the lead division charged with carrying out the functions of UN Environment that involve the development and facilitation of international environmental law, governance and policy. This report gives an overview of the main activities of the law division in 2017.


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2018
Presentations
Overview of Global Efforts to Eliminate Lead Paint: Briefing on the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint for Permanent Missions
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint

Briefing on the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint for Permanent Missions


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2018
Presentations
The Role of Industry in the Elimination of Lead in Paint
International Paint & Printing Ink Council (IPPIC)

“IPPIC notes the long-standing effectiveness of lead-use restrictions that are already in place in many jurisdictions around the world and recommends their widespread adoption by authorities not currently regulating the use of lead in paint and printing ink. To this end, IPPIC supports the UN’s Lead Paint Alliance “Model Law”, as a useful starting point for both government and industry to collaborate on developing restrictions that ensure widespread and verifiable compliance.”


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2018
Global environment outlook (GEO), Newsletters
GEO Matters June 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

GEO Matters is a monthly newsletter that provides updates on GEO processes and activities.

The upcoming GEO-6, expecting to be launched in 2019, will build upon regional assessment processes and create a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human well-being, accompanied by an analysis of policies leading to greater attainment of global environmental objectives and goals. The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is a consultative process, participatory process that builds capacity for conducting integrated environmental assessments and reporting on the state, trends and outlooks of the environment. GEO is also a series of products that informs environmental decision-making and aims to facilitate the interaction between science and policy.


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2018
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint: Brand Identity Guidelines
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance or the Alliance) is co-led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Information about the Alliance can be found on its official webpage. The working arrangements for the Lead Paint Alliance are described in its Operational Framework. The work of the Lead Paint Alliance is promoted by partners1 to the Alliance. Partners are stakeholders such as governments, non-governmental civil society organizations, paint producers and paint industry trade associations, academic experts and other UN organizations that have applied to UN Environment and WHO and have been accepted as partners by both Organizations according to an agreed procedure. Approved partners are listed on the Alliance website on the Partners page. An Advisory Council2 oversees the work of the Alliance and members are drawn from Alliance partners. The Advisory Council is chaired by a government partner., and members reflect the diverse types of stakeholders.


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2018
Reports and Books
Draft technical background document for Global Mercury Assessment 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Draft technical background document containing technical information that forms the basis of the Global Mercury Assessment 2018. Not to be cited.


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2018
Newsletters
Africa Office Newsletter March-April 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Africa Office Newsletter March-April 2018


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2018
Infographics
The Influence of FBOs Infographics - Faith-based Organizations Statistics
United Nations Environment Programme

Infographics about faith-based organizations


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2018
Infographics
Members of the Regional Networks of Ozone Officers
United Nations Environment Programme

Map of the regional network countries


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2018