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Insurance 2030: Harnessing Insurance for Sustainable Development
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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This report presents a suite of options that could strengthen the alignment between the insurance industry and sustainable development through to 2030. Insurance firms and regulators have identified a .....
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The role of forests in a green economy transformation in Africa
Author
Maryanne Grieg-Gran; Steve Bass; Francesca Booker; Mike Day; United Nations Environment Programme; International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); UN-REDD Programme
Date
2015
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This report explores the role of forests in a green economy transformation in Africa. Its aim is to present policymakers with a strong rationale for linking forests and REDD+ planning with green econo .....
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Financial Reform, Institutional Investors and Sustainable Development : A Review of Current Policy Initiatives and Proposals for Further Progress
Author
UNEP
Date
2015
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This paper provides perspectives and proposals on the relationship between institutional investors and sustainable development. It builds on a Discussion Paper prepared for a workshop hosted by the in .....
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Global Waste Management Outlook
Author
United Nations Environment Programme; International Waste Management Association
Date
2015
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The Global Waste Management Outlook, a collective effort of the United Nations Environment Programme and the International Waste Management Association, is a pioneering scientific global assessment on .....
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Growing a green economy in Africa: why forests matter
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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There is economic potential in African forests but it is threatened by an increasing demand for forest products, and by encroachment from other sectors. The Briefing explores the potential of a ‘gre .....
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Fiscal incentives for agricultural commodity production: Options to forge compatibility with REDD+: UN-REDD Policy Brief 7
Author
United Nations Environment Programme
Date
2015
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Fiscal policies and incentives are often key underlying drivers of forest change that influence land use behavior in sectors that encroach on forests, although the understanding of their impacts on fo .....
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The Future of the Bornean Orangutan: impacts of change in land cover and climate
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2015
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Over the past century, orangutan populations in Southeast Asia have seen a very steep decline, driven to the brink of extinction by a host of man-made threats. Deforestation, illegal logging, the expa .....
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