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Reports and Books
Instruments of Change: Motivating and Financing Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This book is an eloquent expression of how market based instruments can indeed contribute to protecting the natural environment and thereby achieving sustainable development. Instruments of Change examines the use of incentive systems and improved institutional arrangements to protect the environment and conserve natural resources, as a means towards sustainable development.


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Reports and Books
A Framework for Freshwater Ecosystem Management Volume 3: Case Studies
United Nations Environment Programme

This volume illustrates various case studies from around the world, detailing how steps from the Framework for Freshwater Ecosystem Management have been incorporated in freshwater ecosystem initiatives. It is intended to be a ‘living document’ that may be updated with new case studies.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines of Lake Management Volume 2: Socio-Economic Aspects of Lake Reservoir Management
United Nations Environment Programme, International Lake Environment Committee

Contents: Utilization of Water Resources and Problems of Lake Management / T. Kira; Understanding of the state of the lake environment from a socio-cultural perceptive - an example of Lake Biwa, Japan / Y. Kada; Profile A: Discontinuation of the Lake Shinji and Nakaumi Project / K. Kihara; The publics role in lake management the experience in the Great Lakes / J. Jackson and T. Eder; Profile B: Lake Balaton / V. Istvanovics; Water resource management: planning and implementation / M.M. Hufschmidt and D.S. McCauley; Effective moriftoring of lake waters / A.K. Biswas; Integrated land-water systems and their possible modern application / H. Loffler; Economic analysis of water resource development / J.A. Dixon; Cost sharing for lake/reservoir management: Issuesand principles / K.W. Easter and J. J. Waelti; Profile C: The management of Lake Dianchi - China / L. Hongilang and J. Zhang; Profile D: Lake Biwa - Japan / N. Nakamura; Local social and environmental impacts of water resource developments / A. Sendama; Profile E: The social impacts of the creation of Lake Kariba / C.H.D. Magadza; Problems and issues in compensatory measures related to water resource developments / S. Matsui; Profile F: Amazonian reservoirs -Brazil / J.G. Tundisi; Socio-econornic and cultural approaches to involuntary population resettlement / M.M. Cemea; Profile G: Srinagarind dam - Thailand / B. Barrett; Profile H: The Saguling dam project - Indonesia / E. Brotoisworo; Water resources development and water quality management in brackish lakes / H. Harasawa; Profile I: Lake Songkhla - Thailand / S. Sunthorn; Profile J: Lake Kasumigaura - Japan / H. Harasawa; Profile K: Socio-economic profile of Laguna Lake Basin / E.P. Pacardo.


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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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Reports and Books
The Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction: Case Study and Exercise Source Book
United Nations Environment Programme, Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, Center for Natural Resources and Development

This ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption (Eco-DRR/CCA) case study booklet is designed as a guided learning resource and supports a problem-based learning approach. The booklet enables masters students of the Eco-DRR course to work independently on the provided case studies and exercises, but it can also be used as a freestanding publication. The case studies are self-explanatory and no further documents are needed. However, where necessary, the lecturer can support the students with introductory explanations and also prepare for a final in-class discussion of each case study. The case study exercises are recommended to make the students apply the knowledge gained throughout lectures and to get to know ecosystem-based adaptation in different geographical regions and ecozones. We also recommend including the case studies and respective exercises throughout teaching the Eco-DRR module, preferably after having taught the first block or more to equip the students with some applied knowledge on the topic.


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Reports and Books
Financing the Transition: How Financial System Reform Can Serve Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is focused on understanding how the growing number of policy and regulatory measures taken in the financial system can support a real economy in transition, seeking to answer the question: ‘what measures are most needed to deliver efficiency, effectiveness and resilience in ways that the financial system can contribute to specific sustainability priorities in the real economy?’ To answer this question, we have examined a subset of actions in 10 countries that are focused on the three interlocking challenges
of energy, climate change and land-use.


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Reports and Books
Green Industrial Policy: Concept, Policies, Country Experiences
United Nations Environment Programme

“Green industrial policy: Concept, policies, country Experiences” is a joint publication by UN Environment and the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). It illustrates how green industrial policy can be a driver for a green economy transformation and highlights the social, environmental and economic co-benefits of green industrial policy. Economic development in the age of industrialization has been achieved at the cost of severe overexploitation of natural resources. Humanity is approaching various ecological tipping points beyond which abrupt and irreversible environmental change at large geographical scale is likely to happen. reen industrial policy instruments can support the transition to economic structures that balance environmental sustainability and wealth creation and help catalyse the needed change towards a sustainable future. The report provides valuable insights and background knowledge for policy-makers and academia and paints a detailed picture of the state of research into green industrial policy. With case studies from China, Morocco, Brazil and Germany, the report illustrates efforts for structural change around the world. A special focus is given to developing countries, because of their need for growth and their high potential for transformation, as they are not yet locked into unsustainable pathways.


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Reports and Books
Climate Crisis: The Societal Impacts Associated with the 1982-83 Worldwide Climate Anomalies
United Nations Environment Programme, United States National Center of Atmospheric Research, Environmental and Societal Impacts Group

Report based on the workshop on the Economic and Societal Impacts Associated with the 1982-83 Worldwide Climate Anomalies, 11-13 November 1985, Lugano, Switzerland, organized and financed by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.These case studies briefly describe the climate situation that transpired during 1982-83. They then identify some of the societal and environmental impacts of the climate anomalies of the period. The case studies are clearly meant to be illustrative and not exhaustive. They provide a set of baseline studies against which future similar studies might be compared. Most likely, not all of these climate anomalies will prove to have been directly or indirectly related to the occurrence of ENSO events. In addition, the strength of those teleconnections that prove to be valid will have to be defined.


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Lower-GWP Alternatives in Commercial and Transport Refrigeration: An Expanded Compilation of Propane, CO2, Ammonia and HFO Case Studies
United Nations Environment Programme

The present publication comprises an expanded and updated compilation of case studies on lower-GWP energy efficient alternatives and technologies in the commercial refrigeration as well as the transport refrigeration sectors. It provides a number of new commercial refrigeration case studies as well as case studies from the transport refrigeration sector, including alternatives not previously considered in the first volume, to provide better geographical spread and present a more comprehensive overview of lower-GWP alternatives adopted.


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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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