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Elephants in the Dust: the African Elephant Crisis. A Rapid Response Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network

This rapid response assessment report brings together critical up-to-date information from the CITES-recognized systems that monitor the status of elephants, the illegal killing of elephants, and the legal and illegal trade in ivory. Collectively, these systems deliver consistent, evidence-based information to improve our understanding of the dynamics of the illegal ivory supply chain.


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2013
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The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015
League of Arab States, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

The Fourth Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2013 highlights the progress made by Arab countries in achieving MDGs since 1990 and underlines ongoing development challenges which should be addressed in any post-2015 development framework. The report also suggests a new development paradigm beyond 2015. Development in the Arab region cannot be addressed separately from regional realities. With the continued Israeli occupation of Palestine, the region is suffering from the only remaining occupation in modern history. Conflict and instability in the Arab region also continue to take their toll on economic, social and political life.


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2013
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Drawing down N2O to protect climate and the ozone layer: a UNEP synthesis report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report addresses the benefits of drawing down nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions. N2O is now the most significant ozone-depleting substance emission and the third most important greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere. Global anthropogenic N2O emissions are rapidly increasing and are expected to almost double by 2050 unless mitigation action is accelerated. The continued build-up of N2O in the atmosphere will continue to deplete the stratospheric ozone layer and in so doing will to a degree undermine the achievements of the Montreal Protocol. The build-up of N2O will also make it more difficult to achieve climate targets.


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2013
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Small holders, food security and the environment
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Environment Programme

Small holders form a vital part of the global agriculture community yet they are often neglected. The report analyses the food security and environment with respect to small holders.


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2013

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