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The Protected Planet Report 2016 assesses how protected areas contribute to achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and relevant targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, and highlights current research and case studies as examples of the role protected areas play in conserving biodiversity and cultural heritage.
Over the last decade, laws codifying national and international responses to climate change have grown in number, specificity, and importance. As these laws have recognized new rights and created new duties, litigation seeking to challenge either their facial validity or their particular application has followed.So too has litigation aimed at pressing legislators and policymakers to be more ambitious and thorough in their approaches to climate change.
This publication is about Tree Billion Campaign. It is intended to convey the range of partners moved to action: from children to giant corporations, from women’s groups to technocrats, dancers to diplomats, farmers to national governments.
Supporting Universities to Respond to Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Challenges
An introduction to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety The introduction to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United NationsEnvironment Programme to assist public understanding of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. It is not intended to provide legal interpretation of the Protocol.
The world is facing a water quality challenge due to serious and increasing water pollution, both in developed and developing countries. This poses a growing risk to public health, food security, biodiversity and other ecosystem services. It is urgent to assess where water quality is inadequate or under threat and to incorporate the need for good water quality into the concept of water security.
Higher and more volatile food prices are key transmission mechanisms through which environmental risks and constraints such as climate change, ecosystem degradation and water scarcity will impact national economies. If these impacts are significant enough, they may affect a country’s credit rating and the risk exposure of sovereign bondholders.
This publication was designed to assist teachers, public authorities, youth groups, and NGOs in delivering information on sustainable consumption.
The dynamic nature of environmental information calls for concerted, consistent and informed environmental reporting. This handbook amplifies the call and presents journalists with the tools of delivering such reporting. The handbook is a product of comprehensive consultations, reviews and effective partnership between UNEP and the Africa Network of Environmental Journalists (ANEJ).