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Green and decent jobs for poverty eradication : UNEP Post 2015 Note 4
United Nations Environment Programme

Green jobs are not just for high-tech enterprises. Nature-based and other green jobs can create prosperity for all while safeguarding the Earth’s life support systems and the ecological foundation of the economy.


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2014
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Green Growth Indicators
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

A first set of green growth indicators was proposed in Towards Green Growth: Monitoring Progress in 2011. This report updates and extends those indicators. It charts the progress that countries have made in four areas: the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient economy||maintaining the natural asset base||improving people’s environmental quality of life||and implementing policies for, and realising the economic opportunities associated with, green growth.


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2014
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UN-REDD National Programme Submission Form: Argentina
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

This Roadmap sets out how Argentina will implement its REDD+ Readiness activities and develop a comprehensive National REDD+ Strategy in Phase 1 of REDD+. Considering progress made and challenges faced in the forestry and climate change sectors in the country, the Government's and other local stakeholders' (including indigenous peoples and peasant communities) concerns and the comparative advantages of the United Nations organizations constituting the UN-REDD Programme, Programme support will focus on four components consistent with the REDD+ decisions adopted by the UNFCCC – particularly, those of Cancun and Warsaw – and also respond to what was set forward in the R-PP.


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2014
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Horizon 2020 Mediterranean Report
European Environment Agency, United Nations Environment Programme/MAP

The H2020 Mediterranean Report is a joint effort of the EEA and UNEP/MAP resulting from the creation of a regular review mechanism of environmental progress in the three H2020 policy priorities. These are municipal waste, urban waste water and industrial pollution. The report also serves as a contribution to the mid-term review of the H2020 initiative.


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2014
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Environment Statistics of Nepal, 2013
Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal

The development of Environment Statistics is still at infancy stage in Nepal. It is a new area in the Statistical System of Nepal. Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) first published a compendium on Environment Statistics in 1994 which provided valuable insights into the importance and usefulness of the subject matter. ‘A Compendium on Environment Statistics 1998 Nepal’ was brought as second publication with an attempt to analyze available data on various aspect of the environment of Nepal. However, database on the environment was limited. Therefore, CBS continued attempts to bring out the environment related statistics by compiling and publishing its publication ‘Environment Statistics of Nepal, 2001’ in the form of environment database of Nepal. The present issue of ‘Environment Statistics of Nepal, 2013’ is the eighth in the series.


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2014
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The Environment and Climate Change Outlook of Pakistan
United Nations Environment Programme

The Environment and Climate Change Outlook of Pakistan is a review of the environmental conditions, the impacts of climate change and the status of national response to the changing situation in the country. Its objective is to provide a general evaluation of the quality of the environment and emerging sustainable development trends in the country.


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2014
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Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Ibadan
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the findings of a knowledge assessment on urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) for the city of Ibadan, Nigeria that was conducted in 2012. It examines the state of UPA in the city through the lens of intensifying urban pressures and increasing climate risks with the objective of identifying how these and other drivers potentially interact to affect the long-term sustainability of UPA, and what response options are needed to address existing and emerging challenges.


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2014
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Vital Signs Tanzania: The Measure of a Land
Conservation International

Vital Signs (VS) was designed to address this challenge by providing integrated, near real-time measurements of agriculture, ecosystem services, and human well-being. These measurements are made at all of the scales relevant to agricultural decision making—from a household to a farm, a landscape, and at the scale of a nation.


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2014
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Vital Signs: Survey Protocols Field Manual
Conservation International

Vital Signs (VS) was designed to address this challenge by providing integrated, near real-time measurements of agriculture, ecosystem services, and human well-being. These measurements are made at all of the scales relevant to agricultural decision making—from a household to a farm, a landscape, and at the scale of a nation.


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2014
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Financial System Impact of Disruptive Innovation
United Nations Environment Programme

This report examines disruptive innovations and their implications for the design of a green and inclusive financial system – innovations driven by top-down, centralised innovation in policy and regulation or by bottom-up, decentralised financial market innovation||innovations stimulated by long-terms shifts in environmental and social factors or technological innovations. The scale of the challenge of the transition to such a system calls for flexibility and experimentation with a diverse set of policy approaches."


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2014