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Monograph
Delivering a Sustainable Financial System in India - Final report
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This report has been written by: Ms. Rita Roy Choudhury, Senior Director and Head, Environment, Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Water Division (FICCI), Ms. Priyanka Dhingra, Consultant – Environment (FICCI), Dr. Rathin Roy, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), Mr. Vivan Sharan, Partner (Koan Advisory Group) and Mr. Nick Robins, Co-Director (UNEP Inquiry).


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2016
Assessment report
Loss and damage: The Role of ecosystem services
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This report tries to advance understanding of climatic stressor effects on ecosystems and possible correlations and implications for societal losses and damages. Five case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America are used to illustrate effects through realworld examples, covering a range of climatic stressors, such as drought, floods, heat waves, and cyclones.


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2016
Assessment report
Actions on Air Quality: Policies & Programmes for Improving Air quality around the World
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides a snapshot of the progress being made to adopt and implement key actions that can significantly improve air quality.


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2016
India Leadership Programme on Environment and Sustainable Development 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

India Leadership Programme on Environment and Sustainable Development
Theme: Developing Capacities to meet the challenges of Sustainable Development
Date 11 - 13 march 2015
Institute of Management in Government Thiruvanathapuram


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2015
Report
Designing a Sustainable Financial System for India: Interim Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This joint report by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System highlights key proposals on aligning the Indian financial system with sustainability, by outlining feasible options for transformation of the Indian financial regulatory landscape, regulations and incentives that will channel finance into sustainable development priorities, and innovative markets for clean energy financing."


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2015
Monograph
India health report: Nutrition 2015
Public Health Foundation of India

India is on the move. The past two decades have seen significant improvements in household incomes, agricultural productivity and child survival. Between 1990 and 2014, as the income of the average Indian rose by an average annual rate of 4.7 percent (in constant 2005 USD), crop yields (kilograms/hectare) of all food grains rose by an average annual rate of about 2.3 percent fewer children died in the first five years of their life on average annually.


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2015
Our Planet
Our Planet: Making Our Future Chemical-Safe
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Chemicals are used in almost every area of the world economy. The future of sustainable development is therefore inseparable from the way chemicals are managed from their design to production, use and disposal. In this issue of Our Planet, distinguished policy makers and experts highlight how addressing sound management of chemicals and waste is at the core of addressing the sustainable development issues of today. They urge all stakeholders to commit to a chemical-safe future for health, environment and economic growth.


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2015
Book/Report
The Financial System We Need: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

The global report of the UNEP Inquiry argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system. The report draws together practical examples of policy changes in banking, capital markets, insurance and institutional investment, drawing on detailed work in countries such as Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, the UK and the USA. It offers a Framework for Action that shows how a systematic approach can now be taken at both the national and international levels.


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2015
Monograph
Asia Protected Planet Report 2014: Tracking progress towards targets for protected areas in Asia
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

This report assesses progress towards the achievement of elements of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 in 24 selected countries in East Asia, South Asia and South-east Asia. These are referred to as the “Asia Region” throughout this report and are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam.


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2014
Annual Report
Asian Development Outlook 2014: Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Developing Asia is expected to extend its steady growth. The region's growth is projected to edge up from 6.1% in 2013 to 6.2% in 2014 and 6.4% in 2015. Moderating growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as its economy adjusts to more balanced growth will offset to some extent the stronger demand expected from the industrial countries as their economies recover. Risks to the outlook have eased and are manageable. The monetary policy shift in the United States (US) may invite some volatility ahead in financial markets, albeit mitigated by accommodative monetary policy in Japan and the euro area. The regional growth outlook depends on continued recovery in the major industrial economies and on the PRC managing to contain internal credit growth smoothly. Greater Public Spending Needed to Reduce Inequality Widening income gaps in developing Asia strengthens the case for greater use of fiscal policy to foster equality of opportunity. While the region has benefited from fiscal prudence in the past, demographic and environmental challenges are expected to compete for public resources in the coming years. To boost public spending on equity-enhancing programs such as education and health without undermining fiscal sustainability, the authorities will need to explore a wide range of options for mobilizing revenue and to build equity objectives into their fiscal plans.


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2014