Reports and Books
Assessment of Organotin Compounds as Marine Pollutants in the Mediterranean. MAP Technical Series No. 33
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Mediterranean States meeting in Barcelona in 1975, adopted an Action Plan for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution. The legal framework for this co-operative regional programme is the Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution (also known as Barcelona Convention) and its related protocols which has been ratified by 17 Mediterranean states and the European Economic Community. So far, four protocols have been adopted and entered into force one of them being the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution from Land-based Sources (LBS protocol).


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for contributing to the UN Environment Fund
United Nations Environment Programme

The Environment Fund of UN Environment was established in 1973 by the General Assembly resolution A-2997(XXVII). The Fund is the core source of funding (in addition to the UN Regular Budget) that enables the organization to deliver on the multilaterally agreed medium term strategies and the programmes of work approved by the governments in an efficient, effective and balanced manner. The greatest return on investment in the Environment Fund is its ability to leverage results from each member state’s individual investment with pooled resources worth millions.


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Reports and Books
Caring for the Earth: A Strategy for Sustainable Living
United Nations Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, World Wide Fund For Nature

The aim of this document is to help improve the condition of the world's people, by defining two requirements. One is to secure a widespread and deeply-held commitment to a new ethic, the ethic for sustainable living, and to translate its principles into practice. The
other is to integrate conservation and development: conservation to keep our actions within the Earth's capacity, and development to enable people everywhere to enjoy long, healthy and fulfilling lives. It extends and emphasizes the message of the World Conservation Strategy, published by the same organizations in 1980. The contents include: Building a sustainable· society; Respecting and caring for the community of life; Improving the quality of human life; Conserving the Earth's vitality and diversity; Keeping within the Earth's carrying capacity; Changing personal attitudes and practices; Enabling communities to care for their own environments; Providing a national framework for integrating development and conservation; Creating a global alliance; Energy; Business, industry and commerce; Human settlements; Farm and range lands; Forest lands; Fresh waters; Oceans and coastal areas; and Implementing the Strategy.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines on Compliance with and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreements
United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Environment Programme guidelines on compliance with and enforcement of MEAs


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Summaries
In Brief - The State of the World’s Forests 2020: Forests, Biodiversity and People
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This edition of SOFO examines the contributions of forests, and of the people who use and manage them, to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. It assesses progress to date in meeting global targets and goals relating to forest biodiversity and describes the effectiveness of policies, actions and approaches for conservation and sustainable development alike, illustrated by case studies of innovative practices and win-win solutions. SOFO 2020 confirms that deforestation and forest degradation continue to take place at alarming rates, which contribute significantly to the ongoing loss of biodiversity. Agricultural expansion continues to be one of the main drivers, while the resilience of human food systems and their capacity to adapt to future change depends on that very biodiversity.


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