Tagged on: Climate change

Reports and Books
The Montreal Protocol and the Green Economy: Assessing the Contributions and Co-benefits of a Multilateral Environmental Agreement
United Nations Environment Programme

The contributions of the Montreal Protocol to the Green Economy are evaluated first in terms of economic impacts of ODS phase-out at the sector level and at the macroeconomic level. The report then considers social and environmental co-benefits and the important contribution of the institutional arrangements of the Montreal Protocol.


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Trade and Climate Change - A Report by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Trade Organization
United Nations Environment Programme, World Trade Organization

This report reviews how trade and climate change policies interact and how they can be mutually supportive. The report uniquely examines the intersection between trade and climate change from four different but correlated perspectives: the science of climate change; trade theory; multilateral efforts to tackle climate change; and national climate change policies and their effect on trade. The report underlines that, as a critical first step, governments must urgently seal a scientifically-credible and equitable deal in Copenhagen: one that addresses the need for both significant emission reductions and adaptation for vulnerable economies and communities. Moreover, it highlights that there is considerable scope and flexibility under WTO rules for addressing climate change at the national level, and that mitigation measures should be designed and implemented in a manner that ensures that trade and climate policies are mutually supportive.


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Climate Change and Security in Eastern Europe: Republic of Belarus, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine - Regional Assessment
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SECURITY INITIATIVE

The overall goals of the climate change and security assessment are to identify and explain how climate change may exacerbate threats to security, and to propose effective measures in response. This study recommends that the Governments of the Eastern European countries take swift actions from the local to the regional level to tackle the impacts of climate change and the implications for security. Some of the proposed areas of intervention, including those matching the priorities of the Environment and Security Initiative, will need strengthened regional co-operation as well as more consistent and targeted international support.


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