Monograph
The oil industry experience: technology cooperation and capacity building
UNEP, IPIECA

This report describes industry initiatives contributing to sustainable development by improving national economies and local communities' quality of life via technology cooperation and capacity building while boosting the companies' long-term business success.


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Bulletin
Integration and universality key to post-2015 sustainable agenda : UNEP Post 2015 Note 8
United Nations Environment Programme

An unprecedented series of decisions by governments since the 2012 Rio+20 conference has yielded progress towards a universal commitment to achieve sustainable development. The year 2015 will see additional efforts to finalize the global agenda, address its means of implementation, and set up ways to measure and monitor progress.


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Monograph
Disaster risk reduction in tourism
United Nations Environment Programme

The ‘Disaster Risk Reduction in Tourism’ project aims at increasing the disaster management capacity of the main stakeholders in three tsunami hit tourism destinations (i.e. Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu State, India||Patong, Phuket and Pi-Pi Island, Krabi, Thailand). This will be achieved by improving the local authorities’ and the private sector’s ability to manage natural and man-made disasters and by educating the residents and tourists on how to properly prepare and react to disasters.


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Infographic/Flyer
Como os metais determinam nossas vidas
United Nations Environment Programme
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Infographic/Flyer
10YFP: O Quadro Decenal de Programas sobre Consumo e Produção Sustentáveis
United Nations Environment Programme
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Summary
Bâtir un système financier durable dans l’Union Européenne: Les 5 R de l'innovation politique et de marché pour la transition verte - Résumé
United Nations Environment Programme, Inquiry: Design of a Sustainable Financial System

Ce rapport fait état des actions en cours au niveau de l’Union et dans certains États membres pour aligner les règles gouvernant le système financier avec la durabilité environnementale. Ce débat évolue rapidement, avec des développements mondiaux comme le lancement par la Chine du nouveau Groupe d’Etudes du G20 sur la Finance Verte soulignant la nature stratégique de l’ordre du jour.


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Training document
OARE Basic Course Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5A & B, 6, 7 Workbook
United Nations Environment Programme

Workbook


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Assessment report
Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Assessment Report for the UNEP International Resource Panel
United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel

This report finds that global material use has tripled over the past four decades, with annual global extraction of materials growing from 22 billion tonnes (1970) to 70 billion tonnes (2010). It also provides a new material footprint indicator, reporting the amount of materials that are required for final consumption, which sheds light on the true impact of economies. By relating global supply chains to final demand for resources, the indicator is a good proxy for the average material standard of living in a country. It indicates that the level of development and well-being in wealthy industrial countries has been achieved largely through highly resource-intensive patterns of consumption and production, which are not sustainable, even less replicable to other parts of the world.


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Book/Report
Cleaning Up the Global On-Road Diesel Fleet: A Global Strategy to Introduce Low-sulfur Fuels and Cleaner Diesel Vehicles - As prepared by the Heavy - Duty Diesel Initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition
United Nations Environment Programme

This document presents a strategy for how the world can transition to low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles within the next decade. It also outlines why this is imperative for both health and climate goals. Achieving this change will require a focus on countries that are fuel importers, those struggling to secure financing for refinery upgrades, and those that have yet to match already- available low-sulfur fuels with the vehicle emission standards that secure the full air quality and climate benefits of desulfurization.


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Summary
Opening the Door to Cleaner Vehicles in Developing and Transition Countries: The Role of Lower Sulphur Fuels: A report of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) - Summary
United Nations Environment Programme
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