Our Planet
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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2015
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Our Planet: small island developing states
United Nations Environment Programme

The magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme


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2014
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Climate for Life - Our Planet November 2014
United Nations Environment Programme

The interaction between biodiversity, climate change and protected areas are the focus of this issue of Our Planet. Protected areas are important carbon storage facilities, so their maintenance and expansion is a key contributor to mitigating climate change. Protected areas also supply many essentials required to sustain humankind. By protecting biodiversity, we also protect ourselves. In addition to featuring thought-provoking articles from 11 eminent contributors, the issue also highlights work UNEP is undertaking related to climate change mitigation—such as mapping non-timber values of forests in great ape habitat—and showcases recent innovations in environmental conservation. Paul McCartney, former Beatles star, is the environmental champion of this Our Planet||here, he discusses his long-held environmental interests and his passionate stance on reducing meat consumption.


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2014
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The First United Nations Environment Assembly - Our Planet June 2014
United Nations Environment Programme

The first ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the core theme of this issue of Our Planet. Sustainable Development Goals, the need to decouple economic growth from natural resource depletion and the way forward within the context of the Post-2105 Development Agenda are all robustly discussed in this edition’s feature articles. With contributions from experts in sustainable development, the topics range from the role cities can take in lowering their carbon footprint, through progress in environmental planning in China, to Africa’s opportunities to develop its renewable energy sources. Three inspiring innovations relating to sustainable development are also covered along with UNEP’s latest publications and a section on the organization’s dedicated goodwill ambassadors.


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2014

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Greening Business - Our Planet April 2014
United Nations Environment Programme

Greening business – and the business of greening – is essential to the global transformation to an inclusive, resource efficient and low-carbon economy. There has been significant progress in the last two decades. Many private sector companies, as this edition of Our Planet shows, are now partners for change. They are critical actors for meeting today’s environmental challenges and are seeing the benefit of creating decent jobs in a green economy


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2014

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Building Inclusive Green Economies: South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication - Our Planet September 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

This issue of Our Planet is dedicated to South-South South Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication


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2013
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The Future is Priceless, Put a Price on Carbon - Our Planet December 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

This issue focuses on the range of climate change issues to be discussed at the COP19 in Warsaw. The topics discussed range from the need for a new agreement on combating climate change to improving energy efficient and promoting green businesses.


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2013
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Think Eat Save: Reduce Your Footprint - Our Planet May 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine for environmentally sustainable development.


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2013