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UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a world leader in biodiversity knowledge. It works with scientists and policy makers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making to enable enlightened choices for people and the planet.


UNEP-WCMC is an executive agency of the United Nations Environment Programme, based in Cambridge in the United Kingdom. UNEP-WCMC has been part of UNEP since 2000, and has responsibility for biodiversity assessment and support to policy development and implementation. The World Conservation Monitoring Centre was previously an independent organization jointly managed by IUCN, UNEP and WWF established in 1988, and prior to that the Centre was a part of the IUCN Secretariat.

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TRADE HUB, UNEP-WCMC & CHATHAM HOUSE - Trade and Nature discussion papers

Policy Papers & Briefs
October, 2022

As the range of public, private, and civil-society-led commitments and interventions for sustainable trade continue to grow and diversify, the question of how to better coordinate efforts and resources – effectively delivering on Sustainable Development Goal 17 focusing on ‘Partnerships’ – remains open. Taking the requirement for better harmonisation across the spectrum of existing policy instruments for sustainable trade as the starting point, we borrow the concepts of vertical and horizontal policy integration, and readapt them to the wide range of sustainable trade tools.

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Manuals & Guidelines
July, 2021

Indicator 15.1.2: Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered  by protected areas, by ecosystem type

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Le premier rapport de synthèse du PNUE est intitulé : Faire la paix avec la nature : un plan scientifique pour faire face aux urgences en matière de climat, de biodiversité et de pollution. Il se fonde sur des preuves issues d'évaluations environnementale

Reports & Research
March, 2021
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania

La synthèse qui en résulte indique la manière dont le changement climatique, la perte de biodiversité et la pollution peuvent être abordés conjointement dans le cadre des objectifs de développement durable. Le rapport a pour but de traduire l'état actuel des connaissances scientifiques en messages factuels clairs et digestes auxquels le monde peut se référer et comprendre.

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Reports & Research
December, 2016

In 2010, the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2010-2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It has since been endorsed by multiple Multilateral Environmental Agreements as a global framework for biodiversity. In 2015, the members of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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