Discussion paper
Bringing the 2015 Summits Home : An Action Agenda for Legislators
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) International

This discussion paper is the result of a year-long collaboration between UNEP and GLOBE International to foster more integrated policymaking and legislative action on key sustainability challenges facing the global community. It focuses on the historic opportunity provided for this in 2015 through the convergence of four major multilateral processes on disaster risk management (Sendai), finance for development (Addis Ababa), sustainable development goals (New York) and climate change (Paris). The paper concludes that the active and informed engagement of legislators will be a crucial factor in the success of the 2015 agreements, and parliaments everywhere must rise to this historic challenge and ‘Bring the 2015 Summits Home’.


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Discussion paper
Promoting Ecosystems for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
United Nations Environment Programme

The main focus of the paper is to examine potential areas of integration and synergy, highlighting how sustainable ecosystems management approaches help facilitate integration of CCA and DRR. A total of 38 (Eco-DRR, EBA and hybrid Eco-DRR/CCA) projects were examined in terms of their aims, assessments, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and policy and institutional contexts to understand how in practice these approaches differ and overlap and to find key integration points. This paper identifies five areas for Eco-DRR and EBA integration in project design and implementation, namely: Defining aims of the project; Conducting risk and vulnerability assessments; Project implementation: methods, approaches, tools; Monitoring and Evaluation; and Policy and institutional engagements.


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Discussion paper
Preventing Conflict in Resource-rich Countries: The Extractive Industries Value Chain as a Framework for Conflict Prevention
Ríos, Mauricio O., Bruyas, Florian, Liss, Jodi

The report’s main objective is to examine the potential opportunities for conflict prevention (both post and pre-conflict) along the extractive industries value chain. This paper aims to demonstrate the feasibility and challenges faced by adopting a conflict-sensitive approach within the World Bank’s EI Value Chain. The approach was to assess each of the links (chevrons) of the value chain in order to identify the potential conflict risks, as well as the potential entry points for conflict prevention measures and policies that will help government, industry, and community, to avoid exacerbating violent conflict in a resource-rich country or project. Such a body of knowledge can help the World Bank, the UN and EU, as well as client countries and other partners, in their planning and coordination of complementary activities when implementing their programmes and projects, particularly when working in the same resource-rich countries.


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