Tagged on: Resource Efficency

Reports and Books
Building inclusive green economies: success stories from South-South Cooperation
United Nations Environment Programme

This report shows how South-South Cooperation is playing a key role to identify solutions to sustainable development challenges, as well as delivering new ideas and resources to advance the global transformation to an inclusive Green Economy.


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2013
Serials
Go green: use sustainable transport
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP magazine for youth.


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2013
Annual Reports
UNEP 2012 annual report
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2012 Annual Report details UNEP's wide-ranging activities in what proved to be the most momentous year in the organizations history. At Rio+20, Heads of State and governments decided to strengthen and upgrade UNEP||this was followed by the adoption of a resolution at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly later in the year that granted UNEP universal membership and called for increased resources. The report details UNEPs work across its six thematic areas: Climate Change||Disasters and Conflicts||Ecosystem Management||Environmental Governance||Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste||Resource Efficiency||and Sustainable Consumption and Production. It also highlights the key role UNEP plays in providing environmental leadership to the UN system and the international community, showcasing dozens of collaborative initiatives that drive the agenda of international environmental governance.


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2013
Reports and Books
Small holders, food security and the environment
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Environment Programme

Small holders form a vital part of the global agriculture community yet they are often neglected. The report analyses the food security and environment with respect to small holders.


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2013
Manuals and Guides
Guidelines for national waste management strategies: moving from challenges to opportunities
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

This publication outlines a possible process and poses questions that countries may wish to consider as they develop integrated national waste management strategies. It outlines the reasons for a national waste management strategy and explores the challenges and opportunities waste management presents to governments and communities. It also deals with concepts and principles related to waste management and takes account of major considerations influencing policy choices involved in the process of strategy development, monitoring, and implementation. Finally, this document defines the actions a country can take in order to develop a strategy, then to implement, review and update it.


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2013
Reports and Books
Guidebook for the development of a nationally appropriate mitigation action on efficient lighting
United Nations Environment Programme

This Guidebook emphasizes the role of energy efficient lighting and its potential for rapidly reducing carbon emissions and delivering economic and environmental benefits through Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). It has been designed to assist governments, international agencies and other stakeholders shape national efficient lighting strategies into NAMAs. The Guidebook encompasses the entire process from developing a basic checklist to forming a national efficient lighting strategy.


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2013
Reports and Books
The National Environmental Strategy and Action Plan (2013 – 2017) for Iraq
Ministry of Environment - Republic of Iraq

The Strategy identifies urgent priorities such as protecting and improving the quality of water, soil and air||preserving biodiversity and marine and coastal environment||minimizing oil, radioactive and chemical pollution and waste in general||and developing the institutional and legislative framework. Furthermore, the Strategy has an implementation plan that includes several programs to protect and enhance the environment over the next five years.


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2013
Reports and Books
Patents and clean energy technologies in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

This study aims at providing facts and evidence to evaluate the actual situation concerning patenting of Clean Energy Technology (CET) in Africa. It builds on an earlier study in this field carried out jointly by the EPO, UNEP and the ICTSD using methodologies and tools developed.


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2013
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2013 Update: Governance and Public Service Delivery
Asian Development Bank

The annual Asian Development Outlook, generally launched in April, presents an analysis of developing Asia’s recent economic performance plus its prospects for the next 2 years. This Update shows whether these forecasts were met, explaining divergence between forecasts and the actual outturn, and firms the forecasts for the next 18 months or so.


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2013
Our Planet
Rio+20: Where the World Stands Now - Our Planet September 2012
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine.


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2012