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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Reports
Financing Sustainable Development: Moving from Momentum to Transformation in a Time of Turmoil
United Nations Environment Programme

Unlocking finance for sustainable development is a challenge of our times that we must address head on. This report highlights real options to do just that. It shows us how we can work beyond today’s turmoil, or even how to build on its momentum. Grounded in the innovations being taken forward by
policymakers and market players from around the world, it shows us that it is possible to reshape global finance to meet the needs of sustainable
development.


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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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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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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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Assessment report, Book/Report, Desk study
Interim Assessment of Revised National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPS)
United Nations Environment Programme, Fridtjof nansens instiutt, Global Environment Facility, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

This interim assessment of post-2010 NBSAPs undertakes a preliminary review of how countries have considered the Strategic Plan of the CBD and the readiness to achieve the Aichi Targets at national level.


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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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Presentation
The Emissions Gap Report 2016: What Are the Implications of the Paris Agreement?
United Nations Environment Programme

Presentation at the COP 22, Marrakech, 14 November, 2016


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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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Other
Fe De Erratas
United Nations Environment Programme

Errata referring the GEO Cities Methodology (page 18 of the English version and page 16 of the Spanish version)


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