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Enforcement of Environmental Law: Good Practices From Africa and Asia (Volume II): Co-operation between United Nations Environment Programme and China
United Nations Environment Programme, China ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Centre

This second volume of selected good practices in enforcement of environmental law from African and Asia countries compiles and documents a set of good practices that were shared from enforcement experts who attended the Second Africa-Asia Expert Meeting on Enforcement of Environmental Law, held in Kunming, China, 1-4 December 2015. The good practices are presented in three categories accordingly: (i) innovative joint enforcement action (Chapter 2), (ii) legal aspects of calculation and compensation of environmental damage (Chapter 3), and (iii) measuring enforcement actions (Chapter 4), with the intention of providing other countries with different perspectives and options that can be used to strengthen their environment enforcement systems. At the end of each category of good practices, the challenges related to that topic are identified and the recommendations are put forward to address those challenges.


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Wild for Life: Join Us and Go Wild for Life
United Nations Environment Programme, Comics Uniting Nations, United Nations Children's Fund
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The Status of Climate Change Litigation : A Global Review
United Nations Environment Programme, Columbia University, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

This report provides judges, advocates, researchers,and the international community with an of-the moment survey of global climate change litigation, an overview of litigation trends, and descriptions of key issues that courts must resolve in the course of climate change cases. One purpose of this report is to assist judges in understanding the nature and goals of different types of climate change cases, issues that are common to these cases, and how the particularities of political, legal, and environmental settings factor in to their resolution. Another goal is to contribute to a common language among practitioners around the world working to address climate change through the courts.


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Single-Use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainability
United Nations Environment Programme

The benefits of plastic are undeniable. The material is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. These qualities have led to a boom in the production of plastic over the past century. This trend will continue as global plastic production skyrockets over the next 10 to 15 years. We are already unable to cope with the amount of plastic waste we generate, unless we rethink the way we manufacture, use and manage plastics. Ultimately, tackling one of the biggest environmental scourges of our time will require governments to regulate, businesses to innovate and individuals to act.
This paper sets out the latest thinking on how we can achieve this. It looks at what governments, businesses and individuals have achieved at national and sub-national levels to curb the consumption of single-use plastics. It offers lessons that may be useful for policymakers who are considering regulating the production and use of single-use plastics.


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