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March 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Under the theme of ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People,’ UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) presents a comprehensive assessment of the state of the global environment, covering a range of topics, issues and potential solutions with contributions from over 250 scientists and experts from more than 70 countries.
March 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), focusing on the theme “healthy planet, healthy people”, aims to help policymakers and all of society achieve the environmental dimension of the Sustainable Develop

January 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Insects provide billions of dollars worth of ecosystem services, particularly in agriculture and ecotourism. However, the wide use of insecticides, fragmentation of habitats and climate change are placing multiple threats on them and their populations are under sharp decline. This UN Environment Foresight Brief explores insect services, threats, and solutions to sustain insect populations.
November 2018
Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)
Proactive policies to protect and restore the health of the world’s coral reefs could generate a substantial economic gain, provide important societal benefits, including to local communities, and help deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This study presents new analysis of the value, costs and benefits of the coral reef economy to highlight that shifting the trajectory of coral reef health from one of continuing decline towards a healthy state could unlock tens of billions of dollars in additional value.
November 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral), Global Environmental Policy Programme (GEPP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Nature Conservancy, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
This policy brief, Mainstreaming Biodiversity In The Infrastructure Sector: Fostering system-level approaches, explores interlinkages between biodiversity, ecosystems, and landscapes and diverse forms of infrastructure. Recognising that this nexus is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it calls attention to the need for an integrated approach to infrastructure planning and development to mainstream biodiversity in the infrastructure sector.
November 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Current measures of economic progress, like GDP, are a poor indicator of economic progress, environmental sustainability and human well-being. This edition of the Inclusive Wealth Report presents the Inclusive Wealth Index, which looks at the manufactured, human and natural capital of 140 countries, and assesses the changing health of these assets over a quarter of a century – a massive dataset that covers almost an entire generation.
October 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This report presents the findings from a literature review and interviews with a wide variety of stakeholders of the Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy project activities in Djilor District in Senegal. EbA measures in this project site include the construction of anti-salt bunds, nursery establishment, applying assisted natural regeneration techniques, reforestation, introducing new roosters, vegetable gardening and establishing mechanisms for regulating the exploitation of natural resources. The report concludes that the project activities have improved the resilience of local communities, improved their adaptive capacity and reduced their vulnerability, with the benefits being felt by a range of social groups and a number of social co-benefits also emerging.
July 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Law and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, provides an overview of current thinking and the experience of countries in using legal frameworks to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level.
March 2018
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The 2018 UN World Water Development Report, Nature-based Solutions for Water, proposes an innovative response to water resource management challenges: nature-based solutions (NBS). It focuses in particular on water for agriculture, sustainable cities, disaster risk reduction and water quality.
March 2018
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The 2018 UN World Water Development Report, Nature-based Solutions for Water, proposes an innovative response to water resource management challenges: nature-based solutions (NBS). It focuses in particular on water for agriculture, sustainable cities, disaster risk reduction and water quality.

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