Tagged on: Resource Efficency

Reports and Books
Antigua and Barbuda: National GEF Implemetation Strategy 2012 - 2014
Antigua and Barbuda

The National Portfolio Formulation Exercise identified the modalities of access, direct or indirect that Antigua and Barbuda will consider using over the next GEF cycle and will be building its capacity to meet the equirements that this approach demands.


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2012
Reports and Books
Sustainable, resource efficient cities making it happen!
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication aims to formulate a broader framework of integration which is required for cities to transition to sustainable, resource efficient development and to realise green urban economic growth trajectories that are equitable and sustainable. It frames the question of urban sustainability in a conceptual foundation and language that places human development objectives at the heart of urban sustainability transitions. It presents a set of policy positions and recommendations within a strategic framework that is derived from this understanding.


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2012
Annual Reports
UNEP 2011 annual report
United Nations Environment Programme

2011 proved a landmark year in which many of the transformational reforms, launched in 2008, really began to bear fruit in terms of a transition to a results-based, more effective and more responsive UNEP. This is a summary of UNEP's work in 2011.


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2012
Reports and Books
Green growth, resources and resilience: environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Environment Programme, Asian Development Bank, UNESCAP

This report describes an evolving policy landscape characterized by a changing economic reality, rising demand for resources, increasingly apparent impacts of environmental and climate change, and increased risk and uncertainty. The report provides new insights into Asian and Pacific resource use trends and outlines key actions, including reforming economic incentives and promoting more inclusive and adaptive governance approaches, that governments can pursue to help bring economic growth strategies in closer alignment with the objective of sustainable development. It also provides examples of strategies for improving resilience to help deal with the increasing levels of risk faced by societies and economies. The report is the product of a combined effort by three institutions: the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It is the sixth in a series of reports prepared by ESCAP for successive Ministerial Conferences on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific, and is the third in ADBs Asian Environment Outlook series. It is also in line with the mandate of UNEP to keep the state of the environment under review. The report provides timely support to policymakers and other stakeholders as they prepare for the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) and as they continue work to address persistent and emerging challenges on their way to more sustainable development.


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2012
Reports and Books
Global trends in renewable energy investment 2011
United Nations Environment Programme

Global investment in renewable energy jumped 32% in 2010, to a record $211 billion. In addition to this eye-catching record, the investment activity in developing countries increased strongly. It is the first time the developing world has overtaken the richer countries in terms of financial new investment. The Global Trends Report 2011 offers an elaborate analysis of Trends and Issues in the financing of renewable energy.


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2011
GEO
Africa Environment Outlook 3: author's guide
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of these guidelines is to serve as a reference point for all players involved in the AEO-3 production process. The main aim is to ensure consistency in the quality of contributions to the report||avoid problems in the use of illustrations||and guide the editorial and review processes. The guidelines are relevant to all partners and stakeholders contributing to the AEO-3 reporting process. They should be used through all stages of the process: from data acquisition, drafting, writing editing, peer review through to design and printing of the finished product.


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2011
Reports and Books
Mauritius Environment Outlook Report
Government of Mauritius

Since 1990, environment and sustainable development have been positioned high on the world’s agenda. The global community has become increasingly conscious of its fundamental dependency on ecosystems and its simultaneous impacts on these same ecosystems through the pressures of population growth, resource consumption and the discharge of waste and pollutants to air, land and water. The outcome of the various conferences held, from Agenda 21 (1992), through the Barbados Plan of Action (1994) and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (2002) to the Mauritius Strategy (2005) have all successively recognised that access to information on the environment is one of the catalyst for the implementation of the policies contained in these reports. It is this awareness and commitments taken by States to foster sustainable development that have driven the emergence of environmental reporting in an effort to improve understanding of the environment, monitor its health and serve as a tool to ensure its protection. The Mauritius Environment Outlook Report (MEO) is the fi rst report of its kind published by the Government of Mauritius, which refl ects a fi rmly based and growing recognition of the importance attached to environmental issues as an integral part in the pursuit of sustainable development.


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2011
Reports and Books
Economic Analysis of mangrove forests: a case study in Gazi Bay, Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme

This study was undertaken as part of UNEP efforts of promoting forests as a significant green economy asset for Kenya. Forests should be taken into account when calculating the national accounts because the global rush for land and the increasing demand for agricultural products and urban infrastructure continue to intensify the pressure on tropical and coastal forests. The fact that forests provide goods and services which currently have no valued assigned to in economic markets exacerbates the deforestation and land conversion.


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2011
Serials
Tunza vol. 9.3: the road to Rio+20
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP magazine for youth.


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2011
Our Planet
Chemicals Management and Marine Plastics - Our Planet April 2011
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine.


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2011