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Climate Change and Human Rights


Climate change is one of the greatest threats to human rights of our generation, posing a serious risk to the fundamental rights to life, health, food and an adequate standard of living of individuals and communities across the world. This report aims to support government and private decision makers by assessing the relationship between climate change and human rights law

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Please click the corresponding link for the executive summary in العربية中文, PусскийEspañol, and Français

 
 
  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      
 
  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

Measuring Progress 
Environmental Goals and Gaps

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  Freshwater Law and
Governance:
Global and Regional
Perspectives
for Sustainability
Elephants in the Dust: the African Elephant Crisis
English | French
 Waste Crime - Waste Risks
Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge
 

Community Protocols for Environmental Sustainability:
A Guide for Policymakers
  Atmospheric Brown Clouds Emission Inventory Manual   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

Ethics, Justice and the
Convention on Biological Diversity
   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
  Feed-in Tariffs and a Policy Instrument for Promoting Renewable Energies and Green Economies in Developing Countries          

Technology Transfer and
Cooperation under the
Convention on Biological Diversity
 
 

State of Biodiversity
 in Latin America
and the Caribbean
 
 

UNU-IAS Pocket Guide

English |Español | Français | 中文 | عربى |Русский


Learning from the practioners Learning from the Practitioners
Benefit Sharing Perspectives from Enterprising Communities
 
 
 

 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
 
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Manual on Compliance
with and Enforcement
of MEAs
 

Compilation of Internationally Agreed Environmental Goals and Objectives
 

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Register of International Treaties and 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] 




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

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

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University of Finland and UNEP - 12th Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements
2-12 November 2015, Shanghai, China

The Special theme of the Twelfth Course is Climate Change.


2nd UNEP-INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee Conference
16-17 November 2015, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, Singapore

At the 2nd ECEC in Singapore, INTERPOL and UNEP brought together Chief Executives from Environmental Security and Enforcement agencies from INTERPOL member countries, as well as Chief Executive Officers from international and non-governmental organizations, to design and debate strategies to tackle environmental crime and achieve sustainable development goals.


Annual Meeting UNEP- EUROCLIMA (EC Programme to support Policy Dialogue on Climate Change issues in Latin American countries)

Special session of the Commission on Environment of the PARLATINO(Latin American Parliament) on Climate Change law.

27-28 October 2015, Panama


Global Training Programme on Environmental Law and Policy for Mid-career Government Officials

05-13 October 2015, Nairobi, Kenya


Meeting of the Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on Mid-term review of the Montevideo Programme IV

7-11 September 2015, Montevideo, Uruguay


Montevideo Programme Environmental Law Seminar: Laws to Promote environmental sustainability of oceans and seas
9-10 July, Panama City, Panama


Montevideo Programme Environmental Law Seminar: Legal Foundation for Environmental Sustainability

13-14 July 2015, United Nations Headquarters, New York


Meeting of Eminent Legal Experts on the Midterm review of the Montevideo Programme IV

15-16 July 2015, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Regional Training on Negotiations for Multilateral Environmental Agreements Focusing on UNFCCC and CBD as they relate to Regional Seas Convention
11-13 May 2015, Jeddah Kingdom, Saudi Arabia


Meeting of Climate Change Negotiators of Latin America and the Caribbean
14-15 May 2015, Santiago de Chile 

Regional Meeting of negotiators in preparation for Climate Change multilateral negotiators (exchange of views and discussion of key topics for the region towards COP21)


International Day for Biological Diversity 2015
22 May 2015

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

This year’s theme reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda for the period of 2015-2030 and the relevance of biodiversity for the achievement of sustainable development.


Launch of The UNEP Sourcebook 

officially launched at a side event in the margins of Ramsar COP 12 - 8 June 2015, Punta del Este, Uruguay

The aim of the Sourcebook is to provide National Focal Points of the major Biodiversity-related Conventions as well as other stakeholders working on these conventions, with options to achieve enhanced implementation of the conventions through enhanced cooperation.


Preparatory Workshops for Paris UNFCCC COP for 2015 for Least Developed countries

June 2015, Bonn, Germany


Second Congress on Environmental Policy, Law and Justice Seminar on Environmental Crimes

6-10 July 2015, La Habana, Cuba


Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law(OAS website)
30-31 March 2015, Montego Bay, Jamaica 

The Organization of American States (OAS) co-organized the First Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law in Montego Bay, Jamaica, an event that concluded with a call to strengthen the rule of law on to address environmental challenges in the Americas.


Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development

4 May 2015, UN Headquarters, New York, Conference Room 11