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Mercury. Time to Act
  • Mercury. Time to Act
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2013
  • This report speaks directly to governments involved in development of the global treaty on mercury. It presents updates from the UNEP Global Mercury Assessment 2013 in facts and figures backed by graphics that provide governments and civil society with the rationale and the imperative to act on this notorious pollutant.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystems, Environment, Health, Industry, Pollution

Global Mercury Assessment 2013. Sources, Emissions, Releases and Environmental Transport
  • Global Mercury Assessment 2013. Sources, Emissions, Releases and Environmental Transport
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2013
  • This report provides the most recent information available on worldwide atmospheric mercury emissions, releases to the aquatic environment, and the transport and fate of mercury in the global environment. The report emphasizes emissions to air from human (anthropogenic) activities, but includes releases to water because the aquatic environment is the main route of exposure to humans and wildlife. It is in aquatic systems that the inorganic mercury is transformed into the more toxic form, methylmercury, which can accumulate in fish and marine mammals consumed ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystems, Environment, Pollution

Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources in the West Asia Region
  • Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources in the West Asia Region
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2012
  • West Asia countries have been experiencing different degrees of natural and anthropogenic water risk affecting the sustainability of their limited water resources and preservation of the ecosystem equilibrium. The fragile arid environment and its resiliency to cope with external natural and anthropogenic activities, including the expected impacts of climate change, present a major challenge to decision-makers who must achieve adequate, safe and dependable water and food supply in the future to improve human well-being in their societies, and to meet the requi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Climate change, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

Climate Change in the West Balkans
  • Climate Change in the West Balkans
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2012
  • This report forms part of an awareness-raising campaign by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Environment and Security initiative on the effects of climate change. Representatives of governments, international organizations, civil society organizations and research institutions and other experts from the region have compiled this booklet with the objective of revealing and explaining the linkages between people and the environment in the Balkans. The influence of climate change on water resources is also addressed.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Vulnerability, Water availability

Measuring progress towards an inclusive green economy
  • Measuring progress towards an inclusive green economy
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2012
  • This publication introduces a framework for the use of indicators in developing and tracking green economy policies. The objective is to provide guidance on the role of indicators in major stages of policymaking, using environmental issues as an illustrative entry point. Section 2 introduces the indicators for environmental issues and targets. Section 3 discusses indicators for environmental policy interventions. Section 4 focuses on indicators that show the impacts of policy interventions on well-being and social equity beyond the environmental realm. Exampl...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Environment, Green economy, Information and data

Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost
  • Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2012
  • This report seeks to inform a broad audience about permafrost and communicate to decision-makers and the general public the implications of changing permafrost in a warming climate. It denes basic terminology and describes fundamental physical and biological processes that shape the permafrost landscape using the best scientic information available from published literature. The report discusses the impacts of a changing climate on ecosystems and human infrastructure in regions with signicant presence of permafrost, as well as the impacts of thawing permafros...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Monitoring

Environmental Atlas of the of the Dniester Basin
  • Environmental Atlas of the of the Dniester Basin
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal. November 2012
  • The Environmental Atlas of the Dniester is the first attempt to present the environmental state of this transboundary river in a visual format which includes over 30 thematic maps of the basin, graphics, diagrams and pictures. The target groups for the Atlas are specialists in environmental protection, as well as authorities and population in the Dniester basin.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Dams, Ecosystems, Environment, Rivers, Transboundary waters, Wastewater, Water availability, Water governance, Water quality, Watersheds

A New Angle on Sovereign Credit Risk. E-RISC: Environmental Risk Integration in Sovereign Credit Analysis
  • A New Angle on Sovereign Credit Risk. E-RISC: Environmental Risk Integration in Sovereign Credit Analysis
  • United Nations Environment Programme Financing Initiative (UNEPFI). November 2012
  • This report addresses how and why natural resource, including water resources, and environmental risks are becoming financially material for sovereign credit risk, not just in the medium term, but even in the short run. The E-RISC (Environmental Risk in Sovereign Credit analysis) methodology focuses on the development of metrics and methods for quantifying natural resource and environmental risks so they can be incorporated into sovereign credit risk assessments. It assesses how growing natural resource scarcity and environmental degradation can impact a coun...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Financing, Investments, Risk management

Protected Planet Report 2012. Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas
  • Protected Planet Report 2012. Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas
  • United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). October 2012
  • Well-managed protected areas support not only healthy ecosystems and threatened species, but also provide multiple benefits to people. These benefits include a wide range of ecosystem services such as clean water provision, food security, disaster risk reduction and climate regulation. This report tracks global progress towards Target 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Aichi Biodiversity Targets and summarises the status and trends in global biodiversity protection for decision makers and the conservation community. It is the first in a seri...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Environment

Vital Graphics on Payment for Ecosystem Services. Realising Nature's Value
  • Vital Graphics on Payment for Ecosystem Services. Realising Nature's Value
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal. September 2012
  • This publication highlights the concept and selected market segments relating to payments for ecosystem services. It emphasises the role natural capital can play in both environmental conservation and in poverty alleviation, and highlights the potential benefits of ecosystem-based economic development in an accessible, non-technical manner. The publication looks at the 23 ecosystem services as described by the World Resources Institute (2011) and the United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA, 2005). Five specific market segments relating to Payment f...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Poverty reduction, Watersheds

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Published in 2015