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Unlocking the sustainable potential of land resources: Evaluating systems, strategies and tools: Summary for policymakers
United Nations Environment Programme

Better matching of land use with its sustainable potential is a “no-regrets” strategy for sustainably increasing agricultural production on existing land, targeting restoration efforts to where they are likely to be most successful, and guiding biodiversity conservation initiatives. Land potential is defined as the inherent, long-term potential of the land to sustainably generate ecosystem services. This report provides an introduction to land potential evaluation systems, strategies and tools necessary to implement this strategy. It provides information that both private landowners and policymakers can use to increase long-term productivity and profitability, while at the same time addressing global objectives defined through land-related Sustainable Development Goals, and particularly 15.3 (land degradation neutrality).


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2016

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释放土地资源 可持续潜力: 评估系统、战略与工具
United Nations Environment Programme

各国的政策制定者、国际发展组织、农民和环保主义者,可以利用土地评估来提高生产效率、增加 生物多样性保护的成功率,并促进创新。土地评估有助于针对如何使用土地做出更好的决策,因此是实 现防治土地退化(可持续发展目标15.3)不可或缺的。我们需要充分认识土地的长期潜力,以便: (1)提 高土地生产效率同时适应气候变化;(2)尽量减少土地利用变化产生的社会、经济和环境风险;(3) 提高土地恢复的成功率并识别可被修复的土地;(4)促进创新与知识共享。在20世纪,很多高质量的评 估已经完成,这些评估为新的评估工作奠定了基础。本报告为农场实施和完成土地评估提供工具,并使 其在国家范围内规模化。


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Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) Vol. 5: Open Ocean: Status and Trends - Summary for Policy Makers
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations Environment Programme

The Open Ocean Assessment provides a baseline review of issues linking human well-being with the status of the open ocean through the themes of governance, climate change, ocean ecosystems, fisheries, pollution, and integrated assessment of the human-ocean nexus. It uses indices and indicators where data exist, in many cases with future projections due to global climate change, complemented by expert scientific assessment of numerous low certainty but potentially high impact issues where global ocean monitoring is inadequate.


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2016
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Bâtir un système financier durable dans l’Union Européenne: Les 5 R de l'innovation politique et de marché pour la transition verte - Résumé
United Nations Environment Programme

Ce rapport fait état des actions en cours au niveau de l’Union et dans certains États membres pour aligner les règles gouvernant le système financier avec la durabilité environnementale. Ce débat évolue rapidement, avec des développements mondiaux comme le lancement par la Chine du nouveau Groupe d’Etudes du G20 sur la Finance Verte soulignant la nature stratégique de l’ordre du jour.


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2016