Tagged on: Resource efficiency

Reports and Books
Fostering and Communicating Sustainable Lifestyles: Principles and Emerging Practices - Full Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This UN Environment report sets out a four-step strategy roadmap for fostering and communicating sustainable lifestyles, illustrated by 16 initiatives and campaigns from around the world. The report details eight operating principles and tips on how to apply them. The ultimate goal is to create tangible changes in the way people live their daily lives. This is the full report which includes concluding reflections; details on the principles; a workshop summary; and suggested additional resources. Cases explore how sustainable lifestyle campaigns intersect with key aspects of meeting core domain needs around food, shelter, mobility, leisure time, and human connections.


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Chapters and Articles
Energy Profile: Gabon
United Nations Environment Programme

Gabon had a population of 1.67 million in 2013. In 2015, total electricity produced was 199 ktoe with 51.7 per cent produced from hydro and 48.2 per cent from fossil fuels


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The Technology-trade nexus: A Key Enabling Force for Tackling Air Pollution and Delivering upon the Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Environment Programme

This background paper discusses the nexus of technology and trade and the arising opportunities and challenges in addressing air pollution related to this. It furthermore sheds light on the enabling environment and the global policy landscape and concludes with an outlook on next steps.


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Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership (2004-2008 Report): Supporting Universities to Respond to Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Challenges
United Nations Environment Programme

This report documents the growth, in participation in MESA since 2004, as well as the outcomes that are visible at university and regional levels following various activities that have taken place across the African continent to support universities to respond to climate change, and other environment and development challenges.


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Chapters and Articles
Energy Profile: Ethiopia
United Nations Environment Programme

Total production of electricity in 2015 was 1,708 ktoe with 82.7 per cent produced from hydro, 2.8 per cent from fossil fuels and 2.7 per cent from geothermal sources. Final consumption of electricity was 654 ktoe in the same year (AFREC, 2015).


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Chapters and Articles
Energy Profile: Togo
United Nations Environment Programme

Total electricity production in 2015 was 52 ktoe, with 71.1 per cent from fossil fuels and 23 per cent from hydro sources. Final consumption of electricity was 52 ktoe in 2015.


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Roadmap for a Sustainable Financial System
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this Roadmap is to propose an integrated approach that can be used by all financial sector stakeholders—both public and private—to accelerate the transformation toward a sustainable financial system. This approach can bring policy cohesiveness across ministries, central banks, financial regulators, and private financial sector participants to focus efforts. The ultimate vision that the Roadmap seeks to reach is one of a financial system that integrates sustainability considerations into its operations, including the full costing of positive and negative externalities that sustainability implies, leading to a reorientation of the flow of resources toward more inclusive and sustainable activities.


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A Green Economy Industry and Trade Analysis: Assessing South Africa's Potential
United Nations Environment Programme, Partnership for Action on Green Economy

The main objectives of this report are to identify and assess economic sectors that offer particular trade opportunities from the perspective of green industrial development; inform a subsequent sector-specific assessment of opportunities at the green industry and trade nexus; and provide recommendations for policymakers on how to further harness the identified opportunities in key sectors. The research followed a two-stage approach, structured against an exploratory phase and, subsequently, targeted case studies.


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Lower-GWP Alternatives in Commercial and Transport Refrigeration: An Expanded Compilation of Propane, CO2, Ammonia and HFO Case Studies
United Nations Environment Programme

The present publication comprises an expanded and updated compilation of case studies on lower-GWP energy efficient alternatives and technologies in the commercial refrigeration as well as the transport refrigeration sectors. It provides a number of new commercial refrigeration case studies as well as case studies from the transport refrigeration sector, including alternatives not previously considered in the first volume, to provide better geographical spread and present a more comprehensive overview of lower-GWP alternatives adopted.


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Infographics and Flyers
Sustainable Lifestyles - Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme
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