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The outcome of this synthesis is a suite of learning aims, strategies and case-study curricula that can empower people to transform cities, towns and villages into eco-settlements. The framework also guides and informs the development of new educational policies that promote the capacity building for sustainable buildings and construction (SBC).
UN Environment's new Freshwater Strategy 2017 - 2021 is designed to bring together the organization's work that touches upon freshwater and provide a catalyst for action with various partners and stakeholders, at different levels of engagement. The Strategy describes where UN Environment will take global leadership, contribute to topics of immediate and pressing concern, and actively follow processes closely related to freshwater.
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.
Learning from Experience The UNEP-GEF project for Capacity Building for Effective Participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House has been enabling countries to successfully meet their obligations as Parties to the Protocol by building capacity and helping to set-up national systems for BCH participation since 2004.
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
Oceans are vital, not only to a wide array of biodiversity and ecosystems, but also to the food chains, livelihoods and climate regulation for a human population heading towards nine billion people. That is why this report shares stories that illustrate how economic indicators and development strategies can better reflect the true value of such wide spread benefits and potentially even build on them.