Booklets and Brochures
Analysis of International Funding for the Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs and Associated Coastal Ecosystems
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Between 2010 and 2016, more than USD 1.9 billion was committed to implement, monitor and enforce the conservation and sustainable management of tropical coral reefs and associated mangroves and seagrasses, yet coral reef ecosystems alone provide society with living resources and services equating approximately USD 375 billion per year. This analysis explores the intended purpose and spatial and temporal distribution of funding allocations. The alignment of funding with policy ambitions related to coral reefs and associated ecosystems is assessed, along with implications for future investment in the conservation of these ecosystems.


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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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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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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.


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2018
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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.


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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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