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  Greening Universities Toolkit: Transforming Universities into Green and Sustainable Campuses is aimed at providing university staff and students with a selection of strategies, tools and resources to inspire, encourage and support universities to develop and implement their own transformative strategies for establishing green, resource-efficient and low-carbon campuses
  Transport, Health & Environment: Boosting quality of life for children and youth
This information kit is designed to assist municipal authorities, non-governmental organizations and policy makers active in the field of environment and health. More information is available on THE PEP website or from the project partners                     English                    Russian
  From Transition to Transformation: Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Europe and Central Asia
This joint UN report analyses the region including former Soviet republics and calls for a transformation to integrated policy making, where social equity, economic growth and environmental protection are approached together. Experts urge the region to remove fossil fuel subsidies, invest in "green" jobs, and establish social protection floors to ensure a sustainable future       English                Russian 
Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

The Green Economy Report is compiled by UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. It demonstrates that the greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth; that it is a net generator of decent jobs, and that it is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty.
The Decommissioning of Nuclear Reactors and Related Environmental Consequences

Many of the world’s nuclear reactors are aging toward the end of their designed operational lifespan, at a time when the longstanding problem of radioactive nuclear waste disposal is still unsettled. The debate on this issue has intensifi ed since the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan.
Ecosystems for water and food security

Overcoming hunger and meeting the nutritional needs of almost 7 billion people, rising to over 9 billion people by 2050, is a central challenge for this generation.
Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone

A complete elaboration of the topics covered in this summary can be found in the Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone report and in the fully referenced underlying research, analyses and reports.
Green Economy

Forests in a green economy

This synthesis examines the critical role of forests in a green economy, and provides policy recommendations to radically transform the forest sector such that it can lead to sustainable development and poverty eradication.

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