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Most human activities that use water produce wastewater. As the overall demand for water grows, the quantity of wastewater produced and its overall pollution load are continuously increasing worldwide. Over 80 per cent of the world’s wastewater – and over 95 per cent in some least developed countries – is released to the environment without treatment.
In Africa, the loss of about 280 million tons of cereal crops per year from about 105 million hectares of croplands can be prevented if soil erosion is managed.
In line with previous reports, the objective of the 2016 emission gap report is to provide a recent scientific assessment of the global progress towards emission reductions required to be on track to achieve the long-term goal of the United Nations Framework Convention o
This guide showcases some of UNEP's many programmes and resources that support the important work of environmental education and training.
The Role of UNEP and the Biosafety Unit Building on UNEP’s ten-year track in the emerging field of biosafety, the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Unit has taken a leading role in implementing the GEF Biosafety Strategy through three key activities. All these projects are enabling some 140 developing and transition countries to develop a basic capacity in dealing with biosafety issues.
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.