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GRID Pilot Project: An Interim Status Report - GRID Information Series No. 9
United Nations Environment Programme

GRID serves as a switchboard for environmental data and gives access to information synthesized from global, regional and national monitoring of the Earth's environment.


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Networking Counts: Montreal Protocol Experiences in Making Multilateral Environmental Agreements Work
United Nations Environment Programme

Strengthening MEAs through people networks. This booklet describes a particularly innovative and dynamic institutional structure that assists developing countries under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer - the Regional Networks of Ozone Officers. Financially supported by the Protocol’s Multilateral Fund and the Government of Sweden, and managed by the United Nations Environment Programme, these "people" networks have strengthened the capacity of National Ozone Units (NOUs) in more than 114 developing countries and helped improve compliance with the treaty.


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UNEP in the Regions: Africa - Environment for Development
United Nations Environment Programme
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Development of Ocean Governance Strategy for Africa: Summary of Scoping Study and Gap Analysis
University of Dar es salaam, Institute of Marine Sciences

The role of Africa’s oceans and seas in supporting socio-economic growth and development across different sectors is so significant that cannot be overemphasized. Nonetheless, pressures on this vast resource base are constantly increasing not only from the traditional maritime activities, but more from the emerging economic undertakings such as mariculture and offshore energy exploitation. Besides, increasing insecurity in the Africa’s marine waters, enhanced illegal trafficking, and degradation of the marine environment and climate change phenomenon further exacerbate the existing environmental stresses that have significant implications on the governance of the oceans, not only at the level of individual nations, but more challenging at the regional and continental levels.


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Key Findings: Global Chemicals Outlook II - From Legacies to Innovative Solutions: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme
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Scoping Public Environmental Expenditure for Poverty Eradication in Botswana. Poverty-Environment Initiative Botswana Working Paper No. 3
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

Public Environmental Expenditure Reviews (PEER) are playing a major role in providing feedback to governments and other stakeholders on the status of environment and natural resources related spend and initiatives undertaken in a country. Mainstreaming of environment is taking place at a rapid speed across the world and PEER studies are increasingly finding a rightful place as a monitoring or reform tool for broad environment and development objectives. This paper advocates the value of undertaking preliminary analysis and scoping as a prerequisite for a detailed PEER based on the observations of the authors who recentlycollaborated in carrying out a scoping study in Botswana.


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Chemicals Control: Contributing to National Progress and Safety
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication aims to support decision makers in their efforts to establish legal frameworks for chemicals control and the work of government officials involved in building government capacity for chemicals control.


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Regional Cross-sectoral Planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
United Nations Environment Programme

This short paper provides an introduction to the project “Sustainable Fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation of deep-sea living marine resources and ecosystems in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction” (also known as the “ABNJ Deep Seas Project”). It focuses on component 4 of the project, which seeks to identify and test opportunities for coordinated approaches to biodiversity conservation in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction.


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Threats to Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan

The Northwest Pacific region features coastal and island ecosystems with spectacular marine life and commercially important fishing resources. The region is also one of the most densely populated parts of the world, resulting in enormous pressures and demands on the environment, including marine and coastal biodiversity. This brochure provides information on biodiversity threats and status is given for the western and eastern parts of the NOWPAP region as well as on member states response to those threats.


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Environmental Governance Programme: Good Governance for a Sustainable Future
United Nations Environment Programme

At UN Environment we work with countries to promote effective and inclusive environmental governance by promoting a rights-based-approach to environmental management, and by strengthening capacities to enforce legislation and combat violations.


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