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Chapters and Articles
Bridging the Gap: The Role of Short-lived Climate Pollutants - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 6
Klimont, Zbigniew, Shindell, Drew

This chapter outlines the opportunities to reduce the emissions gap afforded by limiting emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). This is a topic that has not been included in previous Emissions Gap Reports.


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Bridging the Gap: Phasing out Coal - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 5
Garg, Amit, Steckel, Jan Christoph

If the temperature increase is to be kept well below 2°C by 2100, the global economy must undergo rapid decarbonization.


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Bridging the Gap: Sectoral Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Potentials in 2030 - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 4
Blok, Kornelis, Afanador, Angélica, van Vuuren, Detlef

The chapter provides a detailed review of greenhouse gas emission reduction potentials in 2030 for key economic sectors. Sectoral emission reduction potentials, also called bottom-up potentials, provide detailed estimates of the level of emission reductions that is feasible within a certain sector or for a specific emissions category up to a certain marginal cost level.


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The Emissions Gap and its Implications - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 3
den Elzen, Michel, Höhne, Niklas, Jiang, Kejun, Cantzler, Jasmin, Drost, Philip, Fransen, Taryn, Fekete, Hanna, Kuramochi, Takeshi, Lee, David, Levin, Kelly, Rogelj, Joeri, Sha, Fu, Schaeffer, Michiel, Vrontisi, Zoi

This chapter provides an update on the mitigation challenge associated with the global temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, and the estimated global emission levels under various assumptions regarding the implementation of current policies and NDCs or INDCs (hereafter referred to as NDCs, unless specifically mentioned in relation to a country that has not ratified the Paris Agreement).


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Reports and Books
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries: Contributions to Reducing Global Emissions - Third Report
United Nations Environment Programme, The 1 Gigaton Coalition

Providing real world examples of RE and EE initiatives in developing countries, this report features six in-depth case studies of ongoing programmes and policies in cities throughout the world. These case studies demonstrate the compounding benefits to human health, the economy, and environment that result from smartly planned RE and EE efforts. The cases feature collaborative initiatives in which the public sector and private companies work together to develop, implement, and scale climate action.


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Reports and Books
The Adaptation Gap Report 2017:Towards Global Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

The report explores key opportunities and challenges associated with assessing progress on adaptation at the global level. The report synthesizes information relevant for the ongoing work under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to prepare for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.


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Manuals and Guides
Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information: Global Guidance on Making Effective Environmental, Social and Economic Claims, to Empower and Enable Consumer Choice
United Nations Environment Programme

The Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information aim to provide value chain and public sector professionals with clear guidance on how to make effective, trustworthy claims to consumers, on product-related sustainability information. They are applicable to all regions and companies of all sizes. A key, long term objective is to generate global consensus by creating a level playing field for developing new, and revising existing, product sustainability information. Ultimately, the Guidelines aim to empower consumers to make informed sustainable choices.


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Infographics and Flyers
Sustainable Lifestyles - Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme
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Our Planet
Our Planet June 2017: Connecting People to Nature
United Nations Environment Programme

In this issue, government leaders, experts and campaigners explore the benefits of connecting people to nature, and underline how our dependence on natural systems forces us to use Earth’s resources more wisely.


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Reports and Books
Mobilizing Sustainable Finance for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Reviewing Experience and Identifying Options in the G7
United Nations Environment Programme

This report takes stock of existing activities in G7 countries, identifies a range of emerging lessons and suggests possible next steps for action by G7 countries. This report focuses on green and sustainable finance – in other words finance that delivers environmental benefits, within the context of the wider shift to sustainable development.


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