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Summaries
The Financial System We Need: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development - Policy Summary
United Nations Environment Programme
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Reports and Books
Apell Worldwide
United Nations Environment Programme

Following various technological accidents in both highly industrialised and industrialising countries which resulted in adverse impacts on the environment, the United Nations Environment Programme Industry and Environment office (UNEP IE) launched the Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL) programme. This report contains twelve national overviews of APELL or APELLlike activities undertaken to prevent and prepare for technological accidents.


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Reports and Books
Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Assessment Report for the UNEP International Resource Panel
United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel

This report finds that global material use has tripled over the past four decades, with annual global extraction of materials growing from 22 billion tonnes (1970) to 70 billion tonnes (2010). It also provides a new material footprint indicator, reporting the amount of materials that are required for final consumption, which sheds light on the true impact of economies. By relating global supply chains to final demand for resources, the indicator is a good proxy for the average material standard of living in a country. It indicates that the level of development and well-being in wealthy industrial countries has been achieved largely through highly resource-intensive patterns of consumption and production, which are not sustainable, even less replicable to other parts of the world.


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Solar Water Heating Techscope Market Readiness Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents a replicable and public methodology to evaluate the solar water heating policy, finance and investment, business, and quality control infrastructure across countries: the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Assessment methodology. This report is intended by be used in concert with an Excel-based evaluation tool, the SWH TechScope Market Readiness Analysis Tool, which can be used to benchmark and evaluate different SWH markets. The SWH TechScope was developed as part of the Global Solar Water Heating (GSWH) Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative.


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Reports and Books
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries: Contributions to Reducing Global Emissions - Third Report
United Nations Environment Programme, The 1 Gigaton Coalition

Providing real world examples of RE and EE initiatives in developing countries, this report features six in-depth case studies of ongoing programmes and policies in cities throughout the world. These case studies demonstrate the compounding benefits to human health, the economy, and environment that result from smartly planned RE and EE efforts. The cases feature collaborative initiatives in which the public sector and private companies work together to develop, implement, and scale climate action.


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Reports and Books
Disaster risk reduction in tourism
United Nations Environment Programme

The ‘Disaster Risk Reduction in Tourism’ project aims at increasing the disaster management capacity of the main stakeholders in three tsunami hit tourism destinations (i.e. Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu State, India||Patong, Phuket and Pi-Pi Island, Krabi, Thailand). This will be achieved by improving the local authorities’ and the private sector’s ability to manage natural and man-made disasters and by educating the residents and tourists on how to properly prepare and react to disasters.


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Annual Reports
International Environmental Technology Centre - Annual Report 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

As outlined in this, first ever annual report, IETC delivered substantial results aligned with the waste management goals in the United Nations Environment Programme’s programme of work, and in particular with resolution 7 of the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly. These have included regional waste management outlooks and global thematic reports as well as substantial work assisting countries and municipalities to improve waste management on the ground.


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