Tagged on: Resource efficiency

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

This report presents an assessment of the impacts of nine main electricity production technologies on human health, ecosystem health and resource use, taking a life-cycle approach. It covers coal and gas with and without CCS, photovoltaic power, concentrated solar power, hydropower, geothermal, and wind power.


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2015
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Reforming Electronic Markets and Trading
United Nations Environment Programme

On 3 November 2014 Ethical Markets Media and the UNEP Inquiry convened an expert seminar in New York, bringing together securities market experts and traders to examine how the issues of electronic markets and high-frequency trading relate to the broader efficiency, effectiveness and resilience of financial markets in the face of environmental and social challenges, and to consider the potential of several market-based reforms. This paper documents the proceedings of this expert seminar, chaired by Ethical Market’s Media founder, president and editor-in-chief, futurist and author Hazel Henderson.


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2015
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The State of Food Insecurity in the World
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, IFAD and WFP

This year´s annual State of Food Insecurity in the World report takes stock of progress made towards achieving the internationally established hunger targets, and reflects on what needs to be done, as we transition to the new post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.


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2015
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ECGFS Detailed Recommendation 9: Stock Index
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2014 the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China convened a Green Finance Task Force made up of 40 experts from ministries, financial regulators, academics, banks and other financial institutions, complemented by international experts brought together by the UNEP Inquiry to consider the steps that China could take to establish a green financial system.This detailed report on one of the fourteen recommendations complements the main report."


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2015
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ECGFS Background Paper B: International Experience
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2014 the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China convened a Green Finance Task Force made up of 40 experts from ministries, financial regulators, academics, banks and other financial institutions, complemented by international experts brought together by the UNEP Inquiry to consider the steps that China could take to establish a green financial system.This detailed background report on the lessons from international experience complements the main report."


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2015
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ECGFS Detailed Recommendation 5: Green Bonds
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2014 the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China convened a Green Finance Task Force made up of 40 experts from ministries, financial regulators, academics, banks and other financial institutions, complemented by international experts brought together by the UNEP Inquiry to consider the steps that China could take to establish a green financial system.This detaildd report on one of the fourteen recommendations complements the main report."


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2015
YouthXchange guidebook series: Biodiversity and lifestyles
United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization)

To date, there are no youth-friendly publications that explore the relationship between biodiversity and our lifestyles. This guidebook explores the dimensions of global biological and cultural diversity, as well as helps youth to develop essential skills while engaging with biodiversity. It provides well- researched insights into the interactions between biodiversity and the lifestyle choices facing young people by explaining the interrelatedness of food, consumption, culture and biodiversity conservation.


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2015
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ECGFS Detailed Recommendation 4: Discounted Green Loans
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2014 the Resuarch Bureau of the People’s Bank of China convened a Green Finance Task Force made up of 40 experts from ministries, financial regulators, academics, banks and other financial institutions, complemented by international experts brought together


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2015
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Designing a Sustainable Financial System for India: Interim Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This joint report by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System highlights key proposals on aligning the Indian financial system with sustainability, by outlining feasible options for transformation of the Indian financial regulatory landscape, regulations and incentives that will channel finance into sustainable development priorities, and innovative markets for clean energy financing."


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2015
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ECGFS Detailed Recommendation 10: Environmental Cost Analysis
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2014 the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China convened a Green Finance Task Force made up of 40 experts from ministries, financial regulators, academics, banks and other financial institutions, complemented by international experts brought together by the UNEP Inquiry to consider the steps that China could take to establish a green financial system.This detailed report on one of the fourteen recommendations complements the main report."


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2015