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Partnership on Science to Policy Forum
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme Institutional authors
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2016
Kenya Green University Network Launch
United Nations Environment Programme
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2016
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Faces of Change
United Nations Environment Programme

It’s easy to get bogged down in the debate and forget the human face of climate change. Climate change is not just an abstract debate over statistics – it’s about people and the impacts they’re facing but it’s also about people taking action. Yet, the stories are often untold . UN Environment has teamed up with renowned photo-journalists to put a face on some of the good initiatives underway. For the first time, this series of images will reveal these extraordinary ‘Faces of Change’ to the rest of the world.


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2016
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Regional State of the coast Report Western Indian Ocean: Split
United Nations Environment Programme, Bosire, Jared, Paula, José, Schleyer, Michael H.
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2015
Eighth Conference of Parties REPORT June 2015 Mahe Seychelles
United Nations Environment Programme Institutional authors

The Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region (Nairobi Convention) and its two protocols (Protected Areas and Wild Fauna and Flora in the Eastern African Region and Cooperation in Combating Marine Pollution in Cases of Emergency in the Eastern African Region). The convention that was adopted in June 22 1985 came into force in May 1996. Following their entry into force, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) convened the first meeting of the Contracting Parties in March 1997 in Seychelles and subsequently the Conference of Parties is held after two years to review the implementation of decisions of the COPs and to adopt the work program for the Nairobi Convention.


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2015
AFRICAN ENVIRONMENT DAY/WANGARI MAATHAI DAY 2014 CELEBRATIONS - KENYA Theme: YOUTH – Healing the Earth: Environment . Education . Empowerment
United Nations Environment Programme

AFRICAN ENVIRONMENT DAY/WANGARI MAATHAI DAY 2014 CELEBRATIONS - KENYA
Theme: YOUTH – Healing the Earth: Environment . Education . Empowerment


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2015
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Economic Survey
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Kenya’s economy is estimated to have expanded by 5.3 per cent in 2014, compared to a growth of 5.7 per cent in 2013. From the demand side, growth was mainly driven by an increase in private final consumption and a rapid growth in capital investment. From the supply side, the major drivers of the economy were agriculture, forestry and fishing||construction||wholesale and retail trade||education||and finance and insurance. However, accommodation and food services (hotels and restaurants) sector contracted for the second year in a row.


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2015
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Aligning Kenya’s Financial System with Inclusive Green Investment
United Nations Environment Programme

This summary paper explores the state of green investment in Kenya, and the role of the financial sector and potential financial policy innovations that could increase the flow of domestic green investment. This paper is part of a broader analysis on scaling domestic sustainable finance in Kenya and is being led by the International Finance Corporation and UNEP’s Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. The IFC, as the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries, has been utilizing its investment and advisory services to develop local financial markets and leverage the private sector to advance innovative and viable solutions to ensure environmental and social sustainability. The UNEP Inquiry was set up to advance policy options to deliver a step change in the global financial system’s effectiveness in mobilizing capital towards a green and inclusive economy, through including producing country specific policy reports


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2015
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Design options for a sustainable financial sector: Lessons from inclusive banking experiments
United Nations Environment Programme

Over 200 years ago, Adam Smith put forward the notion that individuals seeking to benefit themselves through trade were led as if by an invisible hand to a situation in which society as a whole could benefit. It can be argued, however, that social objectives such as sustainability, and inclusiveness, do not emerge spontaneously through market forces. Such outcomes have to be designed through legal structures and institutions. In other words, for the invisible hand to operate, there needs to be a visible hand behind it. The financial inclusion experiment in South Africa provides lessons for the design of the type of financial sector required for the transition from greed to green. "


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2015
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The Financial System We Need: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

The global report of the UNEP Inquiry argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system. The report draws together practical examples of policy changes in banking, capital markets, insurance and institutional investment, drawing on detailed work in countries such as Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, the UK and the USA. It offers a Framework for Action that shows how a systematic approach can now be taken at both the national and international levels.


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2015