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Delivering for People and the Planet: Fifth Montevideo Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law (Montevideo V): Proposal for the Work by the United Nations Environment Programme in the Area of Environmental Law for a Specific Period beginning in 2020: First Draft
United Nations Environment Programme
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2018
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Handbook for Stakeholder Engagement at UN Environment - [2nd Edition]
United Nations Environment Programme

This Handbook aims to inform and guide Major Groups and Stakeholders by presenting in detail the currently applied rules, mechanisms and practices for Major Groups and Stakeholder’s engagement in UN Environment’s work. It is based on the Rules of Procedure of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme.


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2018
Reports and Books
African Ocean Governance Strategic Blueprint - Draft pending PoE review
United Nations Environment Programme

African Ocean Governance Strategy: Scoping study and gap analysis


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2018
Other
Developing Legally Binding Controls on Lead Paint: Kenyan Experience
Hussein-Were, Faridah

Presentation at the lead Paint side event of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, 18 September 2018


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2018
Emissions Gap Reports
[Online Appendices A.3: Overcoming Barriers to Procurement of LEDs; and A.4: State Investement Bank (SIB) Functions for Leveraging Private Capital] - [Appendix Chapter 7 - The Emissions Gap Report 2018]
United Nations Environment Programme
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2018
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
Guide to the Ratification and Accession to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization
United Nations Environment Programme

The Guidebook is a “how to” guide on the steps towards ratification of, acceptance of, approval of or accession to, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. It provides references and describes strategies and techniques for good practice on ratification of the Protocol.


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2018
Other
Annex chapter 3: An Exploratory Analysis of the Suitability of Indicators to Track Progress in Adaptation - The Adaptation Gap Report 2018
Noble, Ian

This annex describes material prepared to support Chapter 3 of the Adaptation Gap Report 2018 (hereafter ARG2018). It takes up the question of whether there are feasible and robust indicators, based on the aggregation of national data, for measuring collective progress to achieve adaptation goals over periods consistent with the Paris Agreement five year stocktakes. It was prepared by Ian Noble who should be contacted for further information.


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2018
Other
Annex 4.1 Updated Evidence on the Estimated Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation - The Adaptation Gap Report 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

This annex describes material prepared to support Chapter 4 of the Adaptation Gap Report 2018


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2018
Reports and Books
2018 Global Status Report: Towards a Zero-emission, Efficient and Resilient Buildings and Construction Sector
International Energy Agency, United Nations Environment Programme

This Global Status Report documents the status and trends of key indicators for energy use, emissions, technologies, policies, and investments to track the buildings and construction sector, globally and in key regions. Central findings of this report include:

- Buildings play a dominant role in the clean energy transition. Buildings construction and operations accounted for 36% of global final energy use and nearly 40% of energy‐related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2017.
- Global buildings sector energy use continues to grow, but not as quickly as population or floor area. Heating, lighting and household cooking are the most improved building end uses. Continued increases in population and floor area are and will be the principal factors of rising energy demand in buildings.
- Buildings and construction sector emissions appear to have levelled off since 2015, although they still represent the largest share of total global energy‐related CO2 emissions. A clean energy transition will enable a steady decrease in future emissions.
- Global dialogue is supporting progress in developing policies for sustainable buildings. Most countries have submitted nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that relate to buildings and some have improved them; however, many NDCs still lack specific actions.
- Countries are continuing to implement and update building energy codes and certification policies. However, most expected future buildings growth is in countries that do not have mandatory energy codes and policies in place today.
- Investment in energy efficiency in buildings has slowed. Incremental energy efficiency investment increased by 4.7% in 2017 (3% adjusted for inflation), which is the lowest rate of increase in recent years.


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2018
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".


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2018