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Elaboration of Options for Enhancing Synergies Among
Biodiversity-Related Conventions


The options for enhancing synergies between the biodiversity-related conventions (focusing on the global level) set forth in the present paper respond to calls by the governing bodies of conventions, the United Nations and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), to explore opportunities for synergies, in order to achieve more coherent and effective implementation of the biodiversity-related conventions. The present paper is one of several outputs being delivered by the UNEP project on improving the effectiveness of and cooperation among biodiversity related
conventions and exploring opportunities for further synergies.

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The State of Biodiversity in AFRICA A mid-term review of Progress towards the AICHI Biodiversity Targets
  UNEP’s Compendium
of Innovative Laws

promoting Green Economy & Sustainable Development
   
 
 
  Compendium
of Good Practices
on Human Rights and
the Environment
    Role of Multilateral Environmental agreements (MEAs) in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Rise of Environmental
Crime: A Growing Threat
to Natural Resources,
Peace, Development and Security


A UNEP-INTERPOL rapid response assessment
 
 
 
  Contributions of the United Nations Environment Programme towards achieving the Strategic Plan of Biodiversity (2011-2020) and the Aichi biodiversity targets
    Enhancing Cooperation among the seven biodiversity related agreements and conventions at national level using the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans
 Understanding Synergies  and Mainstreaming 
 among the Biodiversity  related Conventions
 
 
 
Sourcebook of Opportunities for Enhancing Cooperation
among the Biodiversity Related Conventions at National and Regional Levels


[Project Website]
  Elaboration of options for Enhancing Synergies
among biodiversity-related conventions
 Compendium of Summaries
 of Judicial Decisions in
 Environment Related Cases  
 Revised 2nd edition
 draft reference document
 
 

 

REDD+ Implementation:
A Manual for National Legal Practitioners


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    Enforcement of Environmental Law
Good Practices from Africa, Central Asia and Asean Countries


 Waste Crime - Waste Risks
Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge
 

Community Protocols for Environmental Sustainability:
A Guide for Policymakers
 

Freshwater Law and Governance:
Global and Regional Perspectives 
for Sustainability


  Advancing Justice, Governance & Law
for Environmental Sustainability

  UNEP Compendium
on Human Rights
and the Environment

Selected international legal
 materials and cases

   MEAs Negotiator's Handbook

[English]  [French]

 Human Rights and the Environment: Joint Report OHCHR and UNEP Human Rights and the Environment:
Joint Report OHCHR and UNEP

 
 
 

The Role of Legal Instruments to Support Green Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development

  Patents and Clean Energy Technologies
in Africa

  Guidebook on National Legislation for Adaptation to Climate Change  

  Compliance-Related Texts
and Decisions of Selected
Multilateral Environmental Agreements


   Course on Compliance with and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental

 
Auditing the implementation of Multilateral environmental agreements (MEAS):A Primer For Auditors



Atmospheric Brown Clouds 
Emission Inventory Manual


  Atmospheric Brown Clouds Regional Assessment
report with focus on Asia
 
The Green Customs Guide to Multilateral Environmental Agreements


UNEP and Environmental Governance at a Glance UNEP and Environmental
Governance at a Glance
 
 

  Bio-Cultural Community Protocols:
A Community Approach to Ensuring the Integrity of Environmental Law and Policy

   Ethics, Justice and the 
Convention on Biological Diversity

   Feed-in Tariffs and a Policy Instrument for Promoting Renewable Energies and Green Economies in Developing Countries
   

   

 Judicial Training Modules on Environmental Law
  Judges and Environmental Law: A handbook for the
Sri Lankan Judiciary
   dJudicial Handbook on Environmental Law
   

Green Breakthroughs
Solving Environmental Problems Through Innovative Policies and Law
 
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Glossary of Terms
For Negotiators of
Multilateral Environmental
Agreements
 
d
 

Manual on Compliance
with and Enforcement
of MEAs
 

Compilation of Internationally Agreed Environmental Goals and Objectives
 
f

d

Register of International Treatiesand Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment

 

 
 

Introduction / Table of contents
Part 1: Treaties concluded from 1921-1987
Part 2: Treaties concluded from 1987-2005

Guidebook for Policy and
Legislative Development on Conservation and
Sustainable Use of Freshwater Resources
 
 

UNEP Guidelines on Compliance with and Enforcement of MEAs

[English]   [French]   [Spanish]  [Chinese]  [Russian ]    [Arabic] 

Guidebook for Policy and Legislative Development on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Freshwater Resources


UEF-UNEP Course : International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review

 Review 2014

The special theme of the course was
Environmental Security.

   

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2013
Review 2013

The special theme of the course was
 
Natural Resources


International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2012
Review 2012

The special theme of the course was Ocean Governance.


International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2011 Review 2011

The special theme of the course was
synergies among the biodiversity related MEAs.

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2010
Review 2010

The special theme of the course was Climate Change.


International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2009 Review 2009

The special theme of the course was 
Environmental Governance.

International Environmental Law Review 2008
Review 2008

The special theme of the course was Oceans.



Review 2007

The special theme of the course was 
chemicals.

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2006
Review 2006

The special theme of the course was biodiversity.



  Review 2005
 Review 2004

Simplified Guides to MEAs

Climate Change
Win Win solutions for the Climate and Ozone Layer:
 A simplified guide to the Special Report
on HFCs and PFCs from the IPCC
and the Technical and Economic
Assessment Panel.

English French Spanish
 

Can Carbon Dioxide Storage help cut greenhouse emissions?  

A simplified guide to the IPCC Special Report

[ English ] [ French ][ Spanish ][ Arabic ][ Russian ] [Chinese]

 

Raising Awareness on Climate Change:

 A handbook for government focal points English

How global warming will affect my world: 

A simplified Guide to the IPCC’s “Climate Change 2001. Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability”.

English French

 

A simplified guide to the IPCC’s “Climate Change 2001: Mitigation”

English French

 

Climate Change Fact sheets

English French

Biodiversity

Biosafety and the Environment: An introduction to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

[ English ] [ French ] [ Spanish ] [ Arabic ][Russian ] [ Chinese ]

Chemicals

A guide to Cooperation on the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

[ English ][ French ][Spanish ]

 

Protecting human health and the environment: A Guide to the Rotterdam Convention on hazardous chemicals and pesticides

[ English ] [ French ][ Spanish ]

 

Ridding the world of POPs: A Guide to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

[ English ] [ French ] [Spanish ]

Minimizing Hazardous Wastes: 

A simplified guide to the Basel Convention

[ English ] [ French ] [ Spanish ]

 
Public Participation

Your Right to a Healthy Environment: A simplified guide to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

[ English ] [ French ][ Russian ]

 

Bioprospecting in the Global Commons: Legal Issues Brief

Black Carbon E-bulletin Volume 4 April 2012

Nagoya Issue Papers