United Nations Environment Programme environment for development
  Sustainable consumption and production in South East Europe and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia  
This report, jointly prepared by UNEP and the European Environment Agency, aims to identify opportunities for more sustainable production and consumption that could be replicated throughout the region. It draws on research carried out on 18 cities in 11 countries.

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Sustainable production and consumption policies and initiatives in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus: Review of progress and way forward 
By taking stock of moves in favour of sustainable production and consumption in six countries in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, this publication can provide a platform for the exchange of best practices for the whole region. 

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Green Economy scoping study: Republic of Moldova 
The economic, social and environmental impacts of implementing Green Economy measures in the Republic of Moldova's agriculture, energy demand and energy supply sectors are comprehensively projected in this study. 

English  Romanian


  Waste Crime - Waste Risk: Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge
Up to 90 per cent of the world's electronic waste, worth nearly US $19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year. Download full report here.


  The Trade and Green Economy Handbook explores how trade can drive the transition to a Green Economy. The objective of The Handbook is to increase coordination and reduce tension between the international trade and environment agendas in order to open new pathways to achieve sustainable development. 

English edition -- French edition -- Spanish edition

  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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