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Emissions Gap Reports, Reports and Books
The Emissions Gap Report 2016: A UNEP Synthesis Report
United Nations Environment Programme

In line with previous reports, the objective of the 2016 Emissions Gap Report is to provide an up-to-date scientific assessment of the global progress towards the emissions reductions required to be on track to meet the long-term goal of the UNFCCC. In particular, this year the report emphasizes the implications of the Paris Agreement’s strengthened goal of holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels for immediate and longer-term mitigation action.


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2016
Reports and Books
The global innovative index 2016: Winning with global innovation
Johnson Cornell University

Innovation is now widely recognized as a central driver of economic growth and development. The Global Innovation Index (GII) aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation by providing a rich database of detailed metrics for 128 economies, which represent 92.8% of the world’s population and 97.9% of global GDP. As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted at the UN Economic and Social Council in 2013, the GII is a ‘unique tool for refining innovation policies… for providing an accurate picture on the role of science, technology and innovation in sustainable development’. Since the first edition of the GII, science and innovation have become more open, collaborative, and geographically dispersed. As the quest for innovative solutions expands, the likelihood of technological breakthroughs or affordable innovations—in areas as varied as health and the environment—increases. Yet innovation has sometimes not been portrayed as a global win-win proposition. On the contrary, most metrics and policies are designed at and for the national level. The analysis in this year’s edition, The Global Innovation Index 2016: Winning with Global Innovation, is dedicated to this theme, paving the way for improved policy making that takes into account today’s potential for collaborative global innovation.


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2016
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Imagining a sustainable financial system
United Nations Environment Programme

This paper has been developed as the framing paper for the Research Convening on Design Options for a Sustainable Financial System, which the UNEP Inquiry and CIGI held on 2-3 December 2014 in Waterloo, Canada. The workshop included participants from a range of academic and research institutions from the Waterloo region and abroad, including the University of Waterloo, the University of London, Harvard University, and the University of Gothenburg.


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2016
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Carbono cero América Latina: Una Vía para la Descarbonización Neta de la Economía Regional Para Mediados de Este Siglo - Documento de Visión
United Nations Environment Programme

Este documento de visión evalúa las perspectivas de descarbonización neta en la región de América Latina y el Caribe. Presenta un conjunto de escenarios con medidas que sería necesario adoptar en materia de energía, transporte, uso de la tierra e industria, y al mismo tiempo examina las combinaciones de políticas, desarrollo tecnológico y condiciones económicas que tendrían como resultado cero emisiones netas de dióxido de carbono en la región para mediados de este siglo.


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2016
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Major International Waste Management Programmes and Projects - Prepared for: Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM)
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this report is to complement supply with the demand in waste management services around the world, to provide stakeholders opportunities for projects partnerships and to harmonize efforts and avoid duplication. The report highlights projects of international organizations and UN Bodies with focus on, but not necessarily limited to, waste management.


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2016
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OECD-FAO Agricultural outlook 2016-2025
OECD/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The twelfth joint edition of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook provides market projections to 2025 for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish. The 2016 report contains a special feature on the prospects for, and challenges facing, Sub-Saharan Africa. Over the ten year Outlook period slowing demand growth will be matched by efficiency gains in production, implying relatively flat real agricultural prices. However, market and policy uncertainties imply a risk of resurgent volatility. The outlook for agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is for rising food availability, which will support a declining incidence of undernourishment. The sector’s prospects could be much improved by more stable policies across the region, by strategic public and private investments, notably in infrastructure, and by suitably adapted research and extension.


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2016
Reports and Books, Summaries
Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) Vol. 3: River Basins - Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends - Summary for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme-DHI

This report presents the results of the first global assessment of transboundary river basins, prepared in partnership with UNEP-DHI (lead), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the Stockholm International Water Institute, Oregon State University, The City University of New York Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network, the Delta Alliance, and the University of Kassel Center for Environmental Systems Research.


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2016
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Marine litter legislation: A toolkit for policymakers
United Nations Environment Programme; Environmental Law Institute

Far too much of the 300 million tonnes of plastic produced every year finds its way into our oceans, food chains and ecosystems, damaging our health in the process. Well-designed laws can help reverse this global trend. This report provides an overview of legislation that countries have implemented to tackle marine litter, focusing in particular on upstream solutions.


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2016
Reports and Books, Manuals and Guides
YouthXchange green skills and lifestyles guidebook
United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations Educational, Scientifi c and Cultural Organization (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization)

This publication was developed as a primer for youth on the green economy, particularly since there are no youth-friendly publication that explain this issue to youth. This publication enables youth to better familiarize themselves with the green economy and the skills needed for it (e.g. engaging in social innovation and green entrepreneurship).


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2016
Reports and Books
El desarrollo sostenible en la práctica: La aplicación de un enfoque integrado en América Latina y el Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme

El propósito de esta publicación es
apoyar a los responsables de la formulación
de políticas a equilibrar la integración
entre los diferentes objetivos de desarrollo,
presentando casos prácticos aterrizados
a los retos que enfrenta la región.
También presenta los roles que diferentes
actores pueden desempeñar en los procesos
de desarrollo , desde los gobiernos hasta
la sociedad civil y el sector privado. Para
lograrlo, ofrece una visión general de conceptos
y herramientas que se han utilizado
con éxito en iniciativas de la región ALC.


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2016