Book/Report
Global Report on the Status of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides a global overview on the progress of countries in passing laws and regulations that limit the manufacture, import, export, sale and use of lead paints. It also illustrates a range of legal approaches that attempt to limit the use of lead-containing paint. In so doing, it becomes a valuable reference for countries seeking to establish their own laws and regulations on lead in paint.


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Book/Report
Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions: Sources and Solutions
United Nations Environment Programme, International Environment Technology Centre, GRID-Arendal, International Solid Waste Association

Mountains play an essential role in supplying water, energy, food and other services to millions of people living in the mountains and downstream. Ensuring the continued supply of these services has never been more important. However, many mountain regions are experiencing a growing solid waste problem, from ever-expanding urban sprawls and cities, increasing consumption patterns, existing and past mining operations, tourism activities and practises of illegal dumping. The good news is that there are many options available to prevent and manage waste in mountain environments, in ways that protect mountain ecosystems and people, and prevent problems from migrating downstream. This report highlights both the challenges and the solutions for sound waste management in mountain regions.


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Summary
Financing the Future: Report of the Italian National Dialogue on Sustainable Finance - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme, Italy, Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea

This report a) sets out the global and national landscape in terms of the challenge of financing sustainable development, with a focus on the environmental dimension; b) explores two of the key priorities that cut across the different parts of the financial system: risk analysis and reporting; c) looks at the experience of and potential for sustainable finance in banking, capital markets, insurance, institutional investment and public finance; and d) examines how progress toward sustainable finance can best be measured and concludes with the set of recommendations for further action.


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Book/Report
On the Role of Central Banks in Enhancing Green Finance - Inquiry Working Paper 17/01
United Nations Environment Programme

This paper examines the role of central banks in ‘greening’ financial systems. Given the enormous investments needed to bring about a green transformation, the financial sector will have to play a central role in allocating resources towards a sustainable and green economy – and stop financing activities that harm the environment. Against this backdrop, the paper examines the extent to which environmental factors impinge on central banks’ conventional goals and provides a theoretical analysis of the cases for and against central banks to respond to environmental and sustainability challenges.


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Toolkit, Training document
Eco-i Manual - Chemicals Supplement
United Nations Environment Programme

The sector specific supplement for chemicals value chains is an integral part of the Eco-I manual, as it applies the eco-innovation methodology with all its phases and activities on the chemicals value chain. Valuable background information, learning case studies as well as tips&tricks give hands on examples and therefore can facilitate the implementation of eco-innovation in the chemicals sector.


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Infographic/Flyer
Sustainable Lifestyles - Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme
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Atlas
Atlas of Africa Energy Resources
United Nations Environment Programme, African Development Bank

This Atlas compiles and synthesizes regional and national information. It presents the scale and distribution of energy resources, production and
consumption trends, as well as the existing potential for environmentally sustainable expansion. It will stimulate decision makers, planners,
investors, energy experts, businesses and citizens to take actions to achieve sustainable, modern and affordable energy for all in Africa.


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Book chapter
Energy Profile: Algeria
United Nations Environment Programme

The population of Algeria in 2013 was just over 39 million (Table 1). In 2015, total production of electricity in the country was 65,588 ktoe with most (99.3
per cent) produced from fossil fuels. Generation from renewable sources is almost negligible. Final consumption of electricity has been increasing over the years from a low of 18,595 ktoe in 2009 to 54,313 ktoe in 2015


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Book chapter
Energy Profile: Angola
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2013, Angola had a population of just over 21 million with an energy sector dominated by hydropower and oil (IEA, 2016). Electricity production in 2015 was 617 ktoe with 73.2 per cent of it generated from hydro and 24.7 per cent from fossil fuels (AFREC, 2015). Total final consumption (TFC) of electricity has been steadily increasing in recent years, rising from 132 ktoe in 2009 to 535 ktoe in 2015. In 2015, industry used 27.4 per cent of total electricity consumption (AFREC, 2015).


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Book chapter
Energy Profile: Botswana
United Nations Environment Programme

According to the African Energy Commission (AFREC, 2015), total electricity produced in 2015 was 278 ktoe with 99.6 per cent of it produced from fossil fuels. Industry consumed 25.1 per cent of all electricity consumed in 2015. Botswana’s energy capacity is thermal, produced mostly in coal-fired plants with a few small diesel generators in rural areas. The 132 MW Morupule coal-fired station generates most of the domestic electricity supply. More than 50 per cent of Botswana’s power requirements are imported from South Africa and Zambia.


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