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Policy and Strategy Documents
UNEP and Indigenous Peoples: A Partnership in Caring for the Environment: Policy Guidance: November 2012
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this Policy Guidance to UNEP is to better understand and build on the Indigenous Peoples’ rights, knowledge, practices and systems that provide the framework for the harmonious relations that most Indigenous Peoples have with their environment. Furthermore, this Policy Guidance aims to ensure that United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) appropriately considers Indigenous Peoples in its activities, with the understanding that UNEP does not speak in the name of or represent Indigenous Peoples.


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2012
Policy and Strategy Documents
Trade and Environment Briefings: Export Restrictions - Policy Brief 2
United Nations Environment Programme, International Trade Center (ITC), International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Natural resources – in the form of finite resources such as minerals and energy, and renewable natural resources such as agricultural commodities (including biofuels), timber, fish, leather and forest products – are increasingly in demand due to rising wealth and a growing population. Trade is an essential means to secure access to resources, not least as they are unevenly distributed across the globe, and no single country is entirely self-sufficient.


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2012
Policy and Strategy Documents
The Strategy for the Development of the Caribbean Environment Programme - CEP Technical Report 05
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The strategy for the development of the Caribbean Environment Programme responds to the request of the Fourth Intergovernmental and First Contracting Parties Meeting convened in Guadeloupe in October 1987. It has been prepared following an intensive review of the most serious environmental problems affecting the region's marine and coastal resources (Regional Overview of Environmental Problems and Priorities Affecting the Coastal and Marine Resources of the Wider Caribbean). It is also responsive to the findings of the in-depth evaluation of the Programme (The Action Plan for the Caribbean Environment Programme: Evaluation of its Development and Achievements [1976-1987]).


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Trade and Environment Briefings: Trade and Green Economy - Policy Brief 1: June 2012
United Nations Environment Programme, International Trade Center (ITC), International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Trade liberalisation has the potential to facilitate the transition to a green economy by fostering the exchange of environmentally friendly goods and services, increasing resource efficiency, generating economic opportunities and employment, and contributing to poverty eradication. However, if managed poorly, unrestrained trade can contribute to environmental degradation, unsustainable resource use and increased wealth disparities. In other words, the impact of trade on a green economy transition depends in large part on how trade policies are designed and applied and whether adequate national and institutional conditions (e.g. institutional and regulatory regimes) exist to cope with the impact of liberalisation.


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A New Deal for Nature – Conserve Wildlife and Wild Spaces
United Nations Environment Programme

The loss of the world’s biological diversity poses an existential threat to the future of the planet. As key species are declining at alarming rates, some estimates point to 1,000 times the natural rates, natural systems begin to unravel and fall apart and their ability to provide for human well-being erodes. The key threats jeopardizing the survival of this planet’s wildlife are habitat loss, overconsumption of wildlife, climate change, illegal trade, invasive species and pollution.


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Policy and Strategy Documents, Reports and Books
La Dimensión ambiental en la planificación del desarrollo sostenible en Costa Rica: La aplicación de un enfoque integrado para la implementación de los ODS
United Nations Environment Programme

Esta nota presenta información práctica respecto a las brechas, retos y áreas de oportunidad de Costa Rica para avanzar en una planificación de largo plazo que integre la dimensión ambiental y logre el desarrollo sostenible en el 2030.


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