Training document
IEA Training Manual Volume Two: Themes: Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Assessment in Cities
United Nations Environment Programme

The objectives of this module are to complement the GEO Cities Methodology to assist government and other institutions that are supporting climate change adaptation either from a technical or a policy perspective. It is aimed at broadening technical and institutional capabilities in the context of climate change, as outlined in the Bali Strategic Plan for Technology Support and Capacity Building. The GEO Cities Methodology should be used as a basic reference guide for integrated environmental assessments in cities


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Guideline, Training document
GEO Cities Manual/Guidelines for Integrated Environmental Assessment of Urban Areas: Working Manual: Arab Region
United Nations Environment Programme

GEO Cities Manual/Guidelines for Integrated Environmental Assessment of Urban Areas for Arab Region is an integral part of the Global Environment Outlook process of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It aims to build capacities in the Arab Region for integrated environmental assessment and reporting at city and local levels.


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Training document
Methodology for the Preparation of GEO Cities Reports: Training Manual Version 3
United Nations Environment Programme

The GEO Cities methodology, available as an application manual, is a very useful tool that will strengthen institutional capacities to prepare environmental assessments and reports on cities and that, over the long term, will lead to better urban environmental management and improve the quality of life of their inhabitants.


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Book/Report
Mapping Multilateral Environmental Agreements to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP - WCMC), Finland, Ministry of Environment

Results from this mapping exercise have identified themes where capacity building activities could be designed to address the needs and interests of more than one convention. These themes include: enabling environments for business engagement, sustainable tourism, creation of incentives for biodiversity conservation as well as the elimination of harmful policies, and supporting operationalisation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation to the CBD.


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Guideline
Guidelines for the Development of National Legislation on Access to information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of these voluntary guidelines is to provide general guidance, if so requested, to States, primarily developing countries, on promoting the effective implementation of their commitments to Principle 10 of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development within the framework of their national legislation and processes. The Guidelines demonstrate a willingness by Governments to more thoroughly engage the public at all levels to protect and manage the environment and related resources.


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Briefingpaper
Environmental Rule of Law: Critical to Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

Environmental rule of law integrates the critical environmental needs with the essential elements of the rule of law, and provides the basis for reforming environmental governance. It prioritizes environmental sustainability by connecting it with fundamental rights and obligations


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Reports
Global Status Report 2016: Towards Zero-emission Efficient and Resilient Buildings
United Nations Environment Programme

This is the first draft of the Global Status Report, which will track each year the progress made in the transition towards low-emission and resilient real estate.


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Working Document
Greening the Banking System: Taking Stock of G20 Green Banking Market Practice. Inquiry Working Paper 16/12
United Nations Environment Programme

This paper takes stock of G20 experience with green banking, focusing on market practice. It assesses the evolving green banking agenda, focusing on mainstreaming and mobilization, drivers of progress, and key barriers. It concludes with a set of options for consideration by the G20.


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Working Document
Definitions and Concepts: Background Note. Inquiry Working Paper 16/13
United Nations Environment Programme

This paper provides an initial mapping of existing practice in G20 and other countries and, where relevant internationally, highlights areas of convergence and difference, as well as distinctions between green, climate, and sustainable finance


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Reports
Green Finance for Developing Countries: Needs, Concerns and Innovations
United Nations Environment Programme

This briefing outlines key concerns and needs of developing countries in relation to green finance, particularly focusing on developing countries that are not members of the G20. It also highlights emerging innovations, drawing in particular from engagement with practitioners and regulators from Bangladesh, ColombiaEgypt, Honduras, Jordan, Kenya, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Nigeria, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, and the findings from the UNEP Inquiry’s country studies.


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