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UNEP's 1st Universal Session

    Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Source (CCRES) proudly presents UNEP's 1st Universal Session starts next week

Eight months after Rio+20, UNEP’s 1st Universal Session of the Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environmental Forum is an important milestone in UNEP’s history, especially regarding its strengthening and upgrading as set out in “the future we want” outcome document. Ministerial-level consultations will be held on the theme “Rio+20: from outcome to implementation.”

For more information, including on pre-session events covering youth, civil society, law, and gender, visit http://www.unep.org/gc/gc27/

Participate in e-Discussion 

Environmental Sustainability:  Moving From the MDGs to Post-2015 is the topic for the UN's current e-Discssion. It aims to look broadly at what we have learned from the MDGs and explore how to frame the next set of goals.

For more information, see the 90 discussion notes and Framing Paper with background on the questions being asked. The discussion runs from 4 February to 1 March 2013 with weekly themes.

Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CCRES) share to you latest reports

UNEP to lead Climate Technology Centre

The UN Climate Change Conference in Doha ended on 8 December 2012 with a number of important agreements reached. The conference confirmed a UNEP-led consortium as host of the Climate Technology Center (CTC), for an initial term of five years. The CTC, along with its associated Network, is the implementing arm of the UNFCCC's Technology Mechanism.
For more information on the conclusions of the conference, click here, or see UNEP's third annual ‘Emissions Gap Report’ released before the conference.

Provides countries with a practical guide on how indicators can measure progress towards an inclusive, resource-efficient, green economy, and support new national policies to assess human well-being and quality of life. Read more, or go to the full report,
The possibilities for green economy policies for small island developing states. Read the full report.
The report suggests that some countries’ sovereign debt ratings may be less robust than many investors may realize, if depletion of natural resources are taken into account. Full report or Learn more
Expansion and Conservation Priorities in Tropical Countries is a report that shows that an increase in the amount of land being used for crops is one of the main reasons for the continuing loss of biodiversity and threatens to undermine attempts to meet international environmental goals. Click to learn more or for the full report.
The process of illegal logging carried out largely by organized crime is threatening efforts to combat climate change, deforestation, conserve wildlife and eradicate poverty and is hampering the efforts of REDD. Learn more or view the full report.
A study of over 200 major water-related projects, this report concludes that disjointed management of human demands on water and aquatic systems has now put social and ecological systems in jeopardy. Learn more and read the report.
This report addresses the ecological foundation of food security. The report argues that while factors such as availability, access, utilization and stability must be given adequate attention, the ecological dimension is not only being overlooked but undermined. Learn more or get the full report.
Highlights the potential hazards of carbon dioxide and methane emissions from warming permafrost. Learn more or read the full report.
UNEP's report outlining the dangers caused by current levels of mercury exposure, which was released ahead of the successful negotiations to create a binding commitment on the part of 140 nations to cut mercury emissions.
This booklet presents 24 case studies from 17 countries on grassroots solutions to the impacts of climate change.
Have a look at the latest issue of UNEP's magazine featuring an article by European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.
This bulletin highlights the need for more reliable and consistent data about the state of Himalayan glaciers. Learn more.
The third edition of UNEP's Emmissions Gap report launched on the eve of climate change negotiations in Doha. Learn more  or read the full report.
The key role that wetlands play in supporting human life and biodiversity needs to be recognized and integrated into decision-making as part of the transition to a resource-efficient, sustainable world economy. Learn more or read the full report.
Newsletter with updates on the sustainable management of mangrove plantations in Central America. In Spanish.
This report shows that despite the growing number of nature reserves, national parks and other protected areas across the globe, half of the world's richest biodiversity zones remain entirely unprotected. Read more or view the full report.
Analysis of the unprecedented imapcts of climate change on Island communities in the Pacific Ocean. Learn more or read the full report.
TUNZA: Acting for a Better World  is a report produced by and for youth, which builds on UNEP's GEO 5 report and examines whether environmental targets are being met, and what is being done by young people to try and make sure they will be. Full report

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