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Frequently Asked Questions on Corporate Sustainability Reporting: Tackling the Big Questions Around the Global Corporate Sustainability Reporting Agenda
United Nations Environment Programme

This document contributes to the work of the Group of Friends of Paragraph 47 (GoF47) and its Secretariat, provided by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The document seeks to provide context for the work of the GoF47 and to support other Governments by addressing the key questions they are asking about corporate sustainability reporting.


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Experiencias de integración de medio ambiente en procesos de reducción de pobreza en América Latina y el Caribe: Resultados y herramientas elaboradas por la Iniciativa de Pobreza y Medio Ambiente (PEI)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

La Iniciativa de Pobreza y Medio Ambiente (PEI) es un programa conjunto global del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (ONU Medio Ambiente). PEI apoya los esfuerzos de los propios países para integrar los vínculos entre la lucha contra la pobreza y la gestión sostenible del medio ambiente, en los instrumentos de política y en los procesos de planificación del desarrollo a nivel nacional y subnacional. Esta publicación recoge el trabajo y las herramientas desarrolladas por PEI en la región de América Latina y el Caribe en el periodo 2009 – 2018.


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Environmental Guidelines for Agroforesry Projects - UNEP Environmental Management Guidelines No. 11
United Nations Environment Programme

There is no doubt that Agroforestry can be an environmentally sound and economically feasible means of developing and protecting marginal and ecologically fragile lartds. Agroforestry, however, is a highly com-plex and multi-dsciplinary approach to land use and should not be un-dertaken unless there is an adequate understanding of the cultural, economic and environmental interactions common to mixed farming systems. Half-baked or haphazard land management can lead to serious environmental and economic repercussions. it is therefore critical to embark on Agroforestry projects in a well thought manner keeping all the various inter-relationships in mind during planning, implementa-tion and management phases.


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International Post-Graduate Course in Ecological Approaches to Resources Development, Land Management and Impact Assessment in Developing Countries II Vol.1
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Training course in ecological approaches to resources development, land management and impact assessment in developing countries


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PFAS Analysis in Water for the Global Monitoring Plan of the Stockholm Convention: Set-up and Guidelines for Monitoring
United Nations Environment Programme

The aim of this guidance is to provide an overview of challenges regarding analysis of the per- and
polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS), focusing on PFOS in the water column and to set guidelines for
international monitoring programs under GMP of the Stockholm Convention.


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Guidelines for the Environmental Management of Alumina Production
United Nations Environment Programme

These Guidelines are not intended to lay down statutory or mandatory rules, but rather, in summarizing current experience and generally accepted good environmental management practice, to indicate action to be taken, according to local circumstances and conditions, so as to ensure an environmentally-sound development of the bauxite/alumina industry.


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Integrated Assessment: Mainstreaming Sustainability into Policymaking - A Guidance Manual
United Nations Environment Programme

This guidance manual provides support in using Integrated Assessment as a tool for mainstreaming sustainability into policymaking processes (policies, plans and programmes). In doing so, it uses international experiences in the area of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Integrated Assessment (IA) during recent years, and in particular includes UNEP’s country-level experiences of
Integrated Assessment of trade-related policies, with a focus on the agricultural sector, undertaken over the last ten years in a large number of countries.


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Guidelines for Organizations, Sampling and Analysis of Human Milk on Persistent Organic Pollutants
United Nations Environment Programme
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UNEP Institutional Knowledge Repository: Policy and Standard Operating Procedures
United Nations Environment Programme

The UN Environment institutional knowledge repository enables the capture, cataloguing and indexing, storage, preservation and dissemination of the institution’s collective knowledge output for easy access and reuse.


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Guidelines of Lake Management Volume 9: Reservoir Water Quality Management
United Nations Environment Programme, International Lake Environment Committee

This book was designed for use by anyone who is interested in reservoir water quality. The book specifically stresses reservoirs as opposed to lakes, however, reservoirs and lakes have much in common and reservoirs are considered transitional between rivers and lakes. Thus rivers and their respective watersheds play an important role in the reservoir water quality. The authors attempted, as much as possible, to balance attention to different aspects. An important element of this book that differentiates it from similar efforts is the presentation of knowledge about both temperate and tropical regions.


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