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Synthesis Report on UN System-wide Contributions to the Implementation of the Environmental Dimension in the Sustainable Development Goals
The report maps agency specific environmental actions, partnerships, and overall strategic trends of 51 Member Agencies of the United Nations Environment Group, highlighting good practices, leveraging data visualisations, and identifying opportunities for further collaboration.
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Peer Review Process A Voluntary Review of Environmental Performance
The Peer Review Process was initiated in 2012 by the United Nation’s Environment Management Group (EMG). The Project aims to review the environmental sustainability profile and performance of UN agencies.
United Nations and the Sound management of Chemicals: Coordinating delivery for member states and sustainable development
The report signals the importance of sound chemicals management to the broader sustainable development agenda, showcases what has already been accomplished, and indicates how the UN system can further assist Member States in achieving sound chemicals management in the context of sustainable development.
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Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN System’s Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (2014 edition)
The UN’s report on System-wide progress in implementing the UN’s Climate Neutral Strategy. This year’s report includes the greenhouse gas emissions for 64 organisations in 2013, as well as a breakdown of emissions by source. The brochure and poster highlight some of the many projects going on in UN agencies and offices around the UN to improve the organization’s environmental performance, often with resulting co-benefits for health, morale and cost savings.
UN EMG Stocktaking Report on Green Economy Knowledge Products by UN Agencies and Partners
The report presents a compilation of green economy products developed by the UN System. This report has been prepared as a response to the 18th meeting of the Environment Management Group (EMG) senior officials, which tasked the EMG’s Issue Management Group on Green Economy to carry out a stocktaking exercise on existing UN system-wide web-based green economy platforms and resources.
Advancing the Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework in the United Nations System. Interim Guide
In 2012, Members of the UN Environment Management Group prepared a Framework for Advancing Environmental and Social Sustainability in the UN system at the policy, program and operational levels. This Interim Guide was prepared through the Consultative Process of the Environment Management Group as a basic tool to help the UN entities to start implementing the Framework. Its specific objectives are to raise awareness about environmental and social sustainability measures that can be adopted at the individual entity level, and to sensitize staff about the implications of and options for applying them.
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Advancing the environmental agenda within the UN brochure
This brochure spotlights a number of the main UN system-wide reports, guidance manuals, information kits and booklets on environment for the period between 2009 and 2013, in which UNEP has played either a leading or contributory role. The publications are global in scope, demonstrating the UN family’s collaboration as it builds on synergies between different agencies and works closely to “Deliver as One”.These publications have been categorized according to the six environmental themes, namely: climate change, disasters and conflicts,ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, and resource efficiency.
Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN System’s Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (5th edition)
Find out how the UN’s Climate Neutral Strategy is progressing. The report includes the details of the greenhouse gas emissions for 64 organisations in 2012, as well as a breakdown of emissions by source. The brochure and poster showcase some of the efforts that have gone on around the UN System to reduce emissions and explains the next steps. There is an opening message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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A Vision of a Sustainable UN.
What would a ‘sustainable’ United Nations look like? How would it feel like to work for such an organisation? These are some of the questions that are investigated in this report based on interviews with over twenty leaders from across the UN. The report showcases ideas about how the UN could build on current activities to enhance environmental sustainability management by 2020.
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Environment in the United Nations system. Note by the Executive Director
The environmental footprint of humanity has grown exponentially since 1972. The size of the footprint has followed the pace of a growing world population, stunning technological innovations and an ever expanding production and consumption of goods and services.
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