Factsheets
Children's Rights and the Environment: Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures, Knox, John, Queen's University Belfast, Terre des Hommes International Federation
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2018
Booklets and Brochures
Background: The African Elephant Action Plan
United Nations Environment Programme, The African Elephant Fund
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2018
Project documents
Implementing the African Elephant Action Plan: Central African Projects
United Nations Environment Programme, The African Elephant Fund
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2018
Reports and Books
Making Trade Work for the Environment, Prosperity and Resilience
World Trade Organization, United Nations Environment Programme

TInternational trade offers unique opportunities to help tackle mounting environmental challenges while fostering economic and social prosperity. Open, predictable and equitable trade relations among countries can accelerate the worldwide diffusion of environmentally sound technological solutions and facilitate the creation and expansion of markets for sustainable products. Moreover, with the growing impacts of climate change and resource scarcity – felt in varying magnitudes across different parts of the world – trade has an important role to play in strengthening environmental resilience. This co-publication by the World Trade Organization and UN Environment looks at the interplay between trade and the environment and identifies ways to ensure that trade and a healthy environment reinforce each other. It highlights the need for coordinated action, along with fit-for-purpose policies and institutions, to expand the contribution of trade for a better and more resilient environment. It illustrates how the World Trade Organization and UN Environment are working together to support countries in identifying opportunities to use trade proactively to promote sustainability and prosperity, and to strengthen international co-operation to deliver benefits for all.


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2018
Summaries
Perspectiva de la Gestión de Residuos en América Latina y el Caribe – Resumen para tomadores de decisiones
United Nations Environment Programme

El informe responde a la solicitud del Foro de Ministros de Medio Ambiente de América Latina y el Caribe, así como de la Asamblea de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, de disponer de una guía para el diseño de posibles políticas y programas en el área de la gestión de residuos. El documento, que ha contado con el aporte de numerosos gobiernos y expertos de la región, analiza las tendencias actuales y propone un conjunto de acciones en torno a una eficiente gestión de residuos, que permita la transición hacia un modelo de economía circular.


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2018
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Goodlife Goals [Pack of Actions]
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint for a better future. And together we can reach them. By following the Good Life Goals we can all help make tomorrow better than today. Let’s do this!


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2018
Other
World Ozone Day activities in Turkmenistan co-funded by the Ozone Secretariat: Report
Turkmenistan, State Committee for Environmental Protection and Land Resources

Turkmenistan's Ozone Day activities in 2018


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2018
Other
Report on Celebration of the World Ozone Day in Mongolia: 09-16 September 2018
Mongolia, Ministry of Environment and Tourism

Country activities on the occasion of World Ozone Day, 2018


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2018
Reports and Books
Building Circularity into Our Economies through Sustainable Procurement
United Nations Environment Programme

This document aims to introduce the role that sustainable procurement can play to accelerate the transition to a circular economy and the shift towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production, based on the work conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme in this eld and on the experience documented by partners and governments. The document intends to inform dialogues on how best to bring more circularity in our economies at global level; it is addressed to both public procurers and policy makers, as well as corporate buyers and business leaders. The main subjects treated in this report are circular procurement, sustainable procurement, institutional purchasing, and circularity in procurement.


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2018
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Training Curriculum on Environmental Law for Judges and Magistrates in Africa: A Guide for Judicial Training Institutions
United Nations Environment Programme

The Training Curriculum and Manual on Environmental Law for Judges and Magistrates in Africa is a generic guide for judicial training institutions and programmes containing the key minimum course content. The training curriculum provides a generic regional curriculum with principles, norms, procedural requirements and guidelines within which judiciary institutions can develop tailor made curricula and action plans.


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2018