Reports and Books
The State of Knowledge of Crimes that have Serious Impacts on the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a report of an expert process involving experts nominated by governments, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations. The outcomes of the process are intended to contribute to the efforts aimed at developing a deeper knowledge and understanding of crimes that have serious impacts on the environment, as well as to the development and better implementation of responses to these crimes at the international, regional, and national levels.


Download: English
2018
Reports and Books
Factors Driving the Gender Gap in Agricultural Activity: Malawi
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, United Nations Development Programme, Poverty-Environment Initiative, United Nations Environment Programme

This study confirms the presence of a gender gap in agricultural productivity in rural Malawi. Agriculture comprises 30% of Malawi's gross domestic product. Closing the gender gap in Malawi could result in an increase of USD 100 million in gross domestic product and lift 238,000 Malawians out of poverty each year over a 10-year period.


Download:
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.


Download: English
2018

Download:
Reports and Books
Strengthening Legal Frameworks for Licit and Illicit Trade in Wildlife and Forest Products: Lessons from the Natural Resource Management, Trade Regulation and Criminal Justice Sectors
United Nations Environment Programme

This analysis provides a working understanding of illicit
trade in wildlife and forest products. In parallel to the
conduct of this analysis, UN Environment has been
facilitating an experts’ process on crimes that have serious impacts on the environment. This process has resulted, among others, in a publication by UN Environment entitled "The State of Knowledge of Crimes that have Serious Impacts on the Environment".


Download:
2018

Download:
Policy and Strategy Documents
Voluntary National Reviews: The Environmental Dimension - Policy Brief [including Tables Annex]
United Nations Environment Programme, Forum for Law, Environment, Development and Governance (FLEDGE)

By focusing on the extent to which the environmental dimension of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been addressed in the voluntary national reviews (VNRs) submitted by countries to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in 2016 and 2017, the policy brief uses a set methodology to review all the voluntary national reviews submitted by 64 countries in 2016 and 2017. Though early in the timeline, the two cycles of reviews indicate the growing interest of member states to focus on actions related to environmental dimension of achieving the SDGs. The brief also provides an overall assessment of the VNRs as a review mechanism and suggests recommendations to strengthen the reporting of the environmental dimension moving forward.


Download: English
2018
Newsletters
Faith for Earth Updates - September 12, 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Faith for Earth Updates


Download:
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.


Download:
2018

Download: