Coral Bleaching Futures: Downscaled Projections of Bleaching Conditions for the World’s Coral Reefs, Implications of Climate Policy and Management Responses

A good understanding of mercury supply, trade and demand is critical to effective implementation of the Convention. This report provides detailed and timely information on where mercury comes from, how it moves in commerce, and how it is used in products and industrial processes. To further facilitate informed decision-making, the report also evaluates data sources, discusses trends and identifies knowledge gaps.

The African Elephant Fund, which is a partnership venture between the United Nations Environment Programme, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, donor States and range States, have been working together to curtail the growing threats to elephant populations. Efforts to meet this objective have been stepped up since the adoption of the Action Plan in 2010.

Providing real world examples of RE and EE initiatives in developing countries, this report features six in-depth case studies of ongoing programmes and policies in cities throughout the world. These case studies demonstrate the compounding benefits to human health, the economy, and environment that result from smartly planned RE and EE efforts. The cases feature collaborative initiatives in which the public sector and private companies work together to develop, implement, and scale climate action.

The report explores key opportunities and challenges associated with assessing progress on adaptation at the global level. The report synthesizes information relevant for the ongoing work under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to prepare for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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The eighth UN Environment Emissions Gap Report provides an up-to-date scientific assessment of the global progress towards the emissions reductions required to be on track to meet the long-term goal of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The overall conclusion of the assessment is that government and other stakeholder’s emissions reduction commitments are far from the level of ambition required for an emissions pathway consistent with staying below a 2°C, let alone a 1.5°C, temperature increase.