Tagged on: Resource efficiency

Chapters and Articles
Zero Hunger: End hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition, and Promote Sustainable Agriculture
The World Bank

Undernourishment declined globally from 19 percent to 11 percent in the past quarter century, while child stunting fell from 40 percent to 23 percent. But populations and food demand continue to grow, especially in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030 requires faster downward trends. Goal 2 also addresses poverty and food insecurity through enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability.


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2017
Factsheets, Reports and Books
2017 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2017 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement provides an up-to-date overview of the scale and type of sustainable procurement activities undertaken worldwide in the past three years. It addresses a longstanding need of stakeholders to access reliable and comprehensive information on activities and organizations involved in this critical organizational function.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Reduced Inequalities: Reduce Inequality Within and Among Countries
The World Bank

By providing a platform for sustained income growth among the poorer segments of society, Goal 10 aims to reduce inequalities between a country’s citizens and to promote shared prosperity and gains in wealth for all.


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2017
Reports and Books
Towards a Pollution-Free Planet: Background Report
United Nations Environment Programme

Pollution today is pervasive and persistent. While the world has achieved significant economic growth over the past few decades, it has been accompanied by large amounts of pollution, with significant impacts on human health and ecosystems and the ways in which some of the major Earth system processes, such as the climate, are functioning. This report describes the pollution challenge, explores what is already being done to address pollution, and proposes 50 focused and actionable interventions to address pollution in all its forms. The report is a call to act towards a pollution-free planet.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns
The World Bank

By reducing waste, and promoting recycling, reuse, and more efficient practices across high-consumption economies and those highly dependent on natural resources, Goal 12 looks to bolster the mechanisms for sustainable development to flourish.


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2017
Case Studies, Manuals and Guides
UNEP Guide for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Laws
United Nations Environment Programme

The Guide describes the key legal issues associated with efficiency and renewable energy resource development, and presents legislative options from both developed and developing countries for dealing with them, including sample excerpts from legislation.


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2016
Reports and Books
The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment: World Ocean Assessment I
United Nations

The first World Ocean Assessment provides an important scientific basis for the consideration of ocean issues by Governments, intergovernmental processes, and all policy-makers and others involved in ocean affairs. The Assessment reinforces the science-policy interface and establishes the basis for future assessments. Together with future assessments and related initiatives, it will help in the implementation of the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly its ocean-related goals.


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2016
Summaries
Sustainable Development in the Chilean Banking System - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina

This report was undertaken by UNEP FI and CAF – Development Bank of Latin America. It showcases the progress made by national banking institutions and international banks operating in Chile, as they integrate practices that support sustainable development into their operations. The study sample represents approximately 70% of the total assets of the Chilean market.


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2016
Reports and Books
Green energy choices: The benefits, risks and trade-offs of low-carbon technologies for electricity production
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the first in-depth inter national comparative assessment of the envir onmental and resource impacts of different energy technologies, modelled over the whole life cycle of each technology, from cradle to grave.


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2016
GEO
GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for the Pan-European Region
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Assessment for the pan-European region paints a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human health and well-being at the regional level. Backed by a large body of recent, credible scientific evidence, regional-wide consultations and a robust intergovernmental process, the assessment demonstrates that regional and global multilateral environmental agreements have improved environmental conditions in the pan-European region. It also highlights the complexity of the interlinked environmental, social and economic challenges now confronting decision makers.


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2016