Environment Noise Pollution Climate Change Climate Change Impact

Frontiers 2022: Noise, Blazes and Mismatches

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) works to identify and draw attention to emerging issues of environmental concern. The UNEP Frontiers’ report continues to advance this work, signaling environmental issues and solutions for effective and timely responses. Some issues may be local, relatively small-scale issues today, but may have the potential to become an issue of regional or global concern if not addressed early.
Report from UNEP, published 2022
Environment Plastic Pollution Single-Use Plastic Plastic Waste

Rising Tides Global Opinions on Actions To Stop Plastic Pollution In 28 Countries

This research sought to measure public awareness and levels of support for an agreement in 28 countries around the world for a legally binding global instrument to address plastic pollution.
Report from WWF International, published 2022
Equality Gender-based violence (GBV) Food Insecurity Gender Inequality

Gender-Based Violence and Food Insecurity: What we know and why gender equality is the answer

This brief delves deeper into the relationship between food insecurity, gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV). It highlights how investing in gender equality doesn’t just make women safer—it helps them access food, helps their families eat more, and can even increase their food production.
Report from CARE, published 2022
Women Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Gender-Related Killing Homicide

Gender-related killings of women and girls: Improving data to improve responses to femicide/feminicide

Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights violation rooted in gender inequality and discrimination, unequal power relations, and harmful social norms.
Report from UN Women, published 2022
Environment Land Use Climate Pledges Climate Plans

The Land Gap Report

This Report shows that countries’ climate pledges rely on unrealistic amounts of land-based carbon removal. These cannot be achieved without significant negative impacts on livelihoods, land rights, and ecosystems. Our research suggests that countries should seek to reduce their expected reliance on land-based carbon removal and must instead make much deeper cuts in emissions.
Report from The Land Gap Report, published 2022
Governance Climate Change Climate Change Adaptation Climate Change Mitigation

Adaptation Gap Report 2022

Climate change is landing blow after blow upon humanity and the planet, an onslaught that will only intensify in the coming years even if the world begins to bring down greenhouse gas emissions. UNEP’s Adaptation Gap Report 2022: Too Little, Too Slow – Climate adaptation failure puts world at risk finds that the world must urgently increase efforts to adapt to these impacts of climate change.
Report from UNEP, published 2022
Governance Carbon Inequality Greenhouse Gas Emission Billionaire

Carbon Billionaires: The investment emissions of the world’s richest people

The world’s richest people emit huge and unsustainable amounts of carbon and, unlike ordinary people, 50% to 70% of their emissions result from their investments. New analysis of the investments of 125 of the world’s richest billionaires shows that on average they are emitting 3 million tonnes a year, more than a million times the average for someone in the bottom 90% of humanity.
Report from Oxfam, published 2022
Environment Climate Change Climate Change Impact Human Rights Violations

Any tidal wave could drown us – Stories from the climate crisis

The climate crisis is upon us. Despite repeated scientific warnings, state climate action is lagging far behind what is needed to protect human rights. This report showcases communities’ experiences in seven brief case studies to provide a snapshot of how climate change negatively affects the enjoyment of human rights in different contexts, particularly of those who are marginalized, neglected or oppressed.
Report from Amnesty International, published 2022
Women Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Online Violence Female Journalists

The Chilling: A global study of online violence against women journalists

This ground-breaking three-year global study on gender-based online violence against women journalists represents collaborative research covering 15 countries. It is the most geographically, linguistically, and ethnically diverse scoping of the crisis conducted up until late 2022. T
Report from UNESCO, International Center for Journalists, published 2022
Environment Waste Reduction Emissions Reductions Climate Change Mitigation

Zero Waste to Zero Emissions: How Reducing Waste is a Climate Gamechanger

Through the publication of this report alongside supplementary communications and advocacy materials, GAIA aims to support member-driven zero waste campaigns in your communities to give decisionmakers clear and decisive information on why they should invest in zero waste as a way to reduce climate emissions and build a just transition to a more climate-resilient future, providing a host of social, environmental, and economic benefits.
Report from Plastic Pollution Coalition, published 2022