Tagged on: Resource efficiency

Reports and Books
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
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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ECGFS Detailed Recommendation 12: Compulsory Green Insurance
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 Detailed Recommendation 6: Green IPO
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 c�uld 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
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
Policy and Strategy Documents
UNEP Medium Term Strategy 2014-2017
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP medium-term strategy for the period 2014–2017 plots the direction that UNEP will take in pursuit of that goal. It lays out the vision, strategic objectives and the results which UNEP aims to achieve by 2017. Key to successful attainment of these results will be work by UNEP with stakeholders with very different needs and priorities across multiple sectors of government and society, to enable them better to manage the environment and thereby safeguard the services that it provides for their countries’ development and economy, which are crucial to the eradication of poverty and the well-being of their populations.


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2015
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ECGFS Detailed Recommendation 7: Emissions Trading
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
Reports and Books
Monetary Policy And Sustainability: The Case of Bangladesh
United Nations Environment Programme

Central banks have wide ranging effects on the economy and society as a whole. Their decisions on monetary policy and sustainability are closely intertwined but the links between the mandates, objectives and instruments of central banks and a broad sustainability agenda are rarely reflected in policy debates. This report focuses on monetary policy and its sustainability impacts in Bangladesh. It lays out areas for exploration and provides initial insights into Bangladesh’s economic development, its sustainability priorities as well as its financial system, and the relationship between these aspects and the country’s monetary policy. It also reviews the mandate, objectives, targets, and instruments of the country’s central bank, as well as the effectiveness of the transmission channels at its disposal. At the same time, it highlights that knowledge gaps on the topic remain significant."


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2015
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Sustainable consumption and production indicators for the future SDGs : UNEP discussion paper, March 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the development of an integrated, science-­‐based set of indicators to monitor progress towards SCP patterns which supports the achievement of the SDGs. An effort is made to identify indicators which can be applied to measure more than one target, and which contribute to making them transformative by building inter-­‐linkages and complementarities between the targets and the goals which they underpin. The report also attempts to show that the use of positive indicators can help illustrate the return on investment in SCP. Wherever possible, positive indicators were selected in preference to others, to highlight benefits from SCP and to show that such progress could be the starter of virtuous circles of action.


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2015