Tagged on: Resource efficiency

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 Economy and Trade Opportunities Project - Synthesis Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This synthesis report summarizes lessons from the UNEP Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project, which identified, assessed and harnessed trade opportunities arising from the transition to a green economy. The authors combine international research with case studies from around the world - describing sustainability standards for farming in Chile, organic agriculture in South Africa, biotrade in Peru, solar energy in Ghana and fisheries in Viet Nam. The case studies reveal how trade can drive sustainable development, promote social inclusion and reduce poverty. They also highlight a range of opportunities, from sustainable agriculture and value chains for native biodiversity, to enhanced solar energy production for export and improved international certification in aquaculture.


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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
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
Reports and Books
Green finance - A growing imperative: A briefing
United Nations Environment Programme

The financial system should play an important role in promoting the green transformation of our economies


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2016
GEO
ГЭП-6, Доклад об оценке по панъевропейскому региону
ЮНЕП, ЕЭК ООН

Данный шестой Доклад об оценке «Глобальная экологическая перспектива» (ГЭП-6) по панъевропейскому региону рисует полную картину экологических факторов, влияющих на здоровье и благополучие человека на уровне рассматриваемого региона. Опираясь на большой объем новых достоверных научных доказательств, региональные консультации и надежный межправительственный процесс, настоящий доклад показывает, что реализация региональных и глобальных многосторонних природоохранных соглашений позволила улучшить экологическую обстановку в панъевропейском регионе. В документе также подчеркивается сложность взаимосвязанных экологических, социальных и экономических задач, стоящих перед лицами, принимающими решения.


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2016
Reports and Books
Global gender and environment outlook: The critical issues
United Nations Environment Programme

The global gender and environment outlook provides an overview of critical evaluations and analyses of the interlinkages between gender and the environment, and their importance for gender-sensitive policymaking and actions.


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2016
Food systems and natural resources: Smart food systems for sustainable development
United Nations Environment Programme

A fundamental transformation of our food systems is required if we are to meet future demands of food and quality of life for present and future generations.


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2016
Reports and Books
Food systems and natural resources
United Nations Environment Programme

The IRP Food Systems and Natural Resources report assesses the current status and dynamics of natural resource use in food systems and their environmental impacts, identifying opportunities to move towards more resource-smart food systems. It responds to policy relevant questions like what do sustainable food systems look like from a natural resource perspective? How can resource efficiency improvements be made to enhance food security? How to steer transition towards sustainable food systems? Moreover, it looks at food as a crucial connection point (a ‘node’) where various societal issues coincide, such as human dependence on natural resources, the environment, health and wellbeing. Rather than looking separately at resources such as land, water and minerals, the IRP has chosen a systems approach. The report looks at all the resources needed for the primary production of food, as well as for other food system activities (e.g. processing, distribution) considering not only the set of activities, but also the range of actors engaged in them and the outcomes in terms of food security, livelihoods and human health.


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2016
GEO
Summary of the sixth global environment outlook GEO-6 regional assessments: Key findings and policy messages: UNEP/EA.2/INF/17
United Nations Environment Programme

The present note summarizes the key findings and policy messages stemming from the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) assessments conducted for the six United Nations Environment Programme regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and West Asia1,2), pursuant to resolution 1/4 of the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly.


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2016