Tagged on: Resource efficiency

Chapters and Articles
Environmental Displacement: Human mobility in the Anthropocene - Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern
Brown, Oli

The interlacing trends of climate change, population growth, rising consumption, large infrastructure projects and environmental degradation may lead to greater numbers of people displaced in future. This is particularly likely if these trends occur in the context of inadequate responses from governments and the international community to build the resilience of countries and communities to these changes. The most commonly cited figure is that there could be as many as 200 million people displaced for environmental reasons by 2050.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All
The World Bank

More than 90 percent of the world’s people now have access to improved water sources. In the past 25 years 2.1 billion people gained access to improved sanitation facilities. At the same time the share of people practicing open defecation halved, from 27 percent to 13 percent. While such improvements show progress toward access for all, these measures do not capture all dimensions of providing water and sanitation. Goal 6 introduces a new, more comprehensive monitoring framework to ensure access that is safe, equitable, and universal.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable, and Modern Energy for All
The World Bank

Goal 7 recognizes that extending access to electricity and other forms of energy is fundamental to improving people’s lives and communities. It aims for efficiencies in energy use and the promotion of renewable sources to sustainably manage resources for development.


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2017
Infographic/Flyer
12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
United Nations Environment Programme

Sustainable Development Goals illustrations - Goal 12


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Build Resilient Infrastructure, Promote Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization, and Foster Innovation
The World Bank

Goal 9 explores not only opportunities to improve transport but also those in industry, innovation, and other types of infrastructure.


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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 experience of governance innovations in South Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

The Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System has been initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme to advance policy options to improve the financial system’s effectiveness in mobilizing capital towards a green and inclusive economy – in other words, sustainable development. Established in January 2014, it published its final report, The Financial System We Need, in October 2015 and is currently focused on actions to take forward its findings.


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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
Experience and lessons from South Africa: An initial review
United Nations Environment Programme

The Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System has been initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme to advance policy options to improve the financial system’s effectiveness in mobilizing capital towards a green and inclusive economy – in other words, sustainable development. Established in January 2014, it published its final report, The Financial System We Need, in October 2015 and is currently focused on actions to take forward its findings.


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2016
GEO
ملخص عمليات التقييم الإ قليمية في الطبعة السادسة من توقعات البيئة العالمية لبنامج البيئة
United Nations Environment Programme

GEO-6 تلخّص هذه المذكرة النتائج الرئيسية والرسائل المتعلقة بالسياسات المستقاة من التقييمات الإقليميّة في الطبعة السادسة من توقعات البيئة العالمية في مناطق برنامج الأمم المتحدة للبيئة الست (أفريقيا، آسيا والمحيط الهادئ، أوروبا، أمريكا اللاتينية والكاريبي ، أمريكا الشمالية وغرب آسيا) بناءً عى القرار 1/ 4 لجمعيّة الأمم المتحدة الأولى للبيئة يشمل كل تقييم إقليمي مراجعة لأولويّات الاقليميّة، ووضع البيئة في المنطقة، والتوجّهات الأساسيّة التي ستؤثّر على بيئة المنطقة في المستقبل، وتقييماً للأفعال اللازمة لدفع المنطقة نحو مستقبل أكثر استدامة. وستوفّر النتائج بيانات أساسية للتقييم العالمي لتوقعات البيئة العالمية وللمنتديات والعمليات الإقليمية والوطنية ذات الصلة وقد حازت التقييمات الإ قليميّة على تأييد سلسلة الاجتماعات الإ قليميّة التي عُقدت في مارس/آذار وأبريل/نيسان 2016 وضمّت الفريق الاستشاري الحكومي الدولي من أصحاب المصلحة الرفيعي المستوى الأعضاء في


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2016