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Trade and Environment Briefings: Product Carbon Footprint Standards - Policy Briefing 9
United Nations Environment Programme, International Trade Center (ITC), International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Climate change poses an enormous challenge for farmers in developing countries. In addition to adapting to changing climatic conditions, food exporters are increasingly being asked by retailers to measure and reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their products. As a result, new market requirements have emerged, mainly in the form of standards on ‘product carbon footprinting’ (PCFs). While PCF standards can be applied across many different sectors, they have gained significant traction in the agri-food sector.


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A New Deal for Nature – Promote a Better Built Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

Multiple interlinkages exist between biodiversity, ecosystems and landscapes on the one hand, and diverse forms of infrastructure on the other hand, including water and sanitation, transport, buildings, energy, food systems, telecommunications and waste management.


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Reducing Exposure to Particulate Matter in Indoor Environment - Clean Air Policy Brief 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this policy brief is to give practical information to policymakers and health authorities on reducing exposure to particulate matter (PM) in indoor environment that are naturally or mechanically ventilated and strongly influenced by outdoor air pollution sources. Prolonged exposure to harmful PM indoors can have adverse health effects, such as increased respiratory symptoms and reduced lung function.


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Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint: Business Plan
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization

This Business Plan for the work of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint has been developed in response to resolution II/4/B adopted by the second session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) in 2009. It provides a road map describing the strategies, milestones and means of achieving the goals and overall objective of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (‘the Global Alliance’).


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Trade and Environment Briefings: Sustainable Fisheries - Policy Brief 4
United Nations Environment Programme, International Trade Center (ITC), International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Fish and fishery products represent one of the most extensively traded commodities in the world. Trade is especially strong among developing countries, which produce nearly three times as much fish as developed countries. However, their future trade and development possibilities in this sector have been jeopardised by over-exploitation and the effects of climate change, which have severely stressed global fish stocks. The adoption of green fishing practices, reforming distorting subsidies and eliminating trade barriers, are needed to ensure the long-term viability of the fisheries trade. This would allow developing countries to exploit the full potential of the sector to spur domestic social development while transitioning to a green economy.


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