Apr 5, 2011International Waters: Review of Legal and Institutional FrameworksThe report discusses the legal and institutional frameworks that apply to 28 international water bodies that were identified as part of the United Nations Development Programme-Global Environment Facility (UNDP-GEF) "Good Practices and Portfolio Learning in GEF Transboundary Freshwater and Marine Legal and Institutional Frameworks" project.
Jun 1, 2007UNDP-GEF International Waters Programme: Delivering Results
Feb 17, 2010From Ridge to Reef: Water, Environment, and Community SecurityThe Global Environment Facility (GEF) is the largest financial institution with the mandate, ability, and experience to address current and future challenges to shared freshwater and marine systems. The publication explores a handful of the GEF International Waters projects that have already enabled countries to work collectively and, in many cases, to establish adaptive management institutions.
Sep 13, 2010Latin America and the Caribbean: A Biodiversity Superpower (Chapter 7)The report highlights the economic contribution of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services to development and equity in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The goal of this chapter is to foster further progress towards sustainable ecosystem management by providing policy makers with information on the economic value of taking an ecosystem approach to fisheries management.
Oct 26, 2011Toward Recovery and Sustainability of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems During Climate ChangeThe integrity of all 64 of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) and the livelihoods of billions of people that depend upon them are under threat not only from climate change, but also from overfishing, toxic pollution, nutrient over-enrichment, invasive species, habitat degradation, and biodiversity loss. With the assistance of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Bank, the United Nations system, and several industrialized countries, 110 coastal countries are implementing 17 transboundary, international LME projects.
Oct 20, 2011Oceans at Rio+20: How Well Are We Doing in Meeting the Commitments from the 1992 Earth Summit and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development? Summary for Decision MakersThis publication was prepared by the civil society organization the Global Ocean Forum (www.globaloceans.org ) with financing and technical support from UNDP-GEF. It measures the progress made toward the broad goals, targets, and timetables established by the international community. The analysis can only be qualitative, but it tells us that the issue of sustainability is complex, the challenges great, and the progress mixed. Nonetheless, the information that has been included is critical for global policymakers to absorb. We have to do better in moving from words to action, by joining forces in partnership, and in measuring the results.
Apr 25, 2013Issue Brief: Toward Ocean Recovery
May 21, 2012A Green Economy in a Blue World
May 15, 2013Issue Brief - Ocean Hypoxia 'Dead Zones'
May 21, 2014UN Oceans Day 2014 Flier
Sep 26, 2010Sustainable Development of the World’s Large Marine EcosystemsThe report "Sustainable Development of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems during Climate Change" features papers that cover a range of key issues, from the impacts of climate change on Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) to new policy and institutional tools for LME governance.
Nov 1, 2011A Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability
Jun 15, 2012Frontline Observations on Climate Change and Sustainability of Large Marine Ecosystems
Nov 6, 2013Stress, Sustainability, and Development of Large Marine Ecosystems During Climate Change: Policy and Implementation
Oct 17, 2013Applying an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management: focus on seamounts of the southern Indian ocean
Nov 18, 2013Towards Ecosystem-Based Management of the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem
Jun 15, 2012International Waters – Delivering Results
Jan 1, 2008Making Globalization Work for the Least Developed Countries
Jun 23, 2004Water Governance for Poverty ReductionThis booklet aims to highlight the key water-related challenges developing countries face, give examples of approaches that have worked based on the experience of UNDP and its partners, and make recommendations concerning policy. It is organized in chapters that correspond to the areas targeted by the Millennium Development Goals.
Sep 1, 2009Water Supply in Shared WatersThe publication notes that the key to achieving a sustainable development and management of water resources lies in resolving long term governance challenges; not least to enforce legislation and empower local communities and vulnerable groups.
Mar 1, 2006Why Gender Matters: A Tutorial for water managersThe tutorial aims to show how addressing gender will improve efficiency of water use and environmental sustainability, as well as social benefits and equity from use of water resources. It also helps capacity builders to include gender issues in their training and educational programmes. It has been developed jointly by Cap-Net and GWA.
Apr 1, 2005Water for Life: Community Water Security
Sep 1, 2014Leveraging the Environment for the Sustainable Development of Small Islands Developing StatesThe ‘Island Innovations’ publication is an effort carried out jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) during the International Year for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Oct 8, 2012Ecosystem Management of Coastal & Marine Areas in South Asia
Oct 14, 2014Biodiversity for Sustainable Development: Delivering Results for Asia and the PacificThis book is both a celebration of biodiversity work in the Asia-Pacific region and a cautionary account of what is happening to the ecosystems that support millions of lives and livelihoods in the region.
May 1, 2009Green Jobs for the Poor: A Public Employment ApproachThis paper explores the potential for governments to create ‘green jobs’ in developing countries by funding public employment activities to preserve biodiversity, restore degraded land, combat erosion, and conserve water. The paper draws on the experiences of the Working for Water programme in South Africa and the National Rural Employment Guarantee in India.
Nov 7, 2012Catalysing Ocean Finance
Sep 23, 2013Transboundary water management – why it is important and why it needs to be developed
Feb 1, 2010PES: Getting Started in Marine and Coastal Ecosystems – A PrimerThe primer offers guidance on how to assess the potential for marine and coastal payments for ecosystem services (PES) and provides pointers for designing and planning PES transactions. It describes: the opportunities and risks of PES schemes; steps to developing PES projects; and considerations of PES for poverty reduction.
Oct 1, 2009MARES: Conserving Ocean Ecosystems and Safeguarding Coastal CommunitiesThe objective of the Marine Ecosystem Services Program (MARES) is to protect crucial marine ecosystem services by harnessing markets and private sector investment. MARES focuses on four key areas: water quality, marine biodiversity, coastal and beach stabilization, and fish nurseries. The document provides a brief overview of the Program.
May 31, 20162015 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance ReportThis performance report UNDP-GEF Unit provides a) a snapshot of progress made toward development and environment benefits by projects in each region in 2015; b) highlights progress made in addressing women, work and the environment and c)demonstrates the services UNDP provides to the vertical funds that it is accredited to, in particular the Global Environment Facility.