Tagged on: Resource efficiency

Chapters and Articles
Energy Profile: Mali
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2015, total electricity produced was 225 ktoe, of which 58.2 per cent came from fossil fuels, 38.6 per cent from hydro and 2.6 per cent from biofuels and waste.


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Energy Profile: Tanzania
United Nations Environment Programme

Total electricity production in 2015 was 555 ktoe, with 70.9 per cent from fossil fuels and 27.2 per cent from hydro sources, as shown in Table 2. Final consumption of electricity was 526 ktoe in 2015 (AFREC, 2015).


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Reports and Books
El Desarrollo Sostenible En El Sistema Bancario de Chile
United Nations Environment Programme, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina

El presente estudio realizado por la Iniciativa Financiera de ONU Ambiente (UNEP FI) y CAF – Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, muestra el esfuerzo realizado por las instituciones de la banca nacional y de bancos internacionales que operan en Chile, en su camino hacia el desarrollo sostenible. La muestra de estudio representa aproximadamente el 70% de los activos totales del mercado chileno.


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Women and the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication makes the often hidden links between women and the environment visible, with an explicit focus on the gender-related aspects of land, water and biodiversity conservation and management. UNEP hopes that Women and the Environment will inspire the environmental and sustainable development community to better understand the importance of gender, and to integrate a gender perspective across all of its work.


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Energy Profile: Gabon
United Nations Environment Programme

Gabon had a population of 1.67 million in 2013. In 2015, total electricity produced was 199 ktoe with 51.7 per cent produced from hydro and 48.2 per cent from fossil fuels


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The Long View: Exploring Product Lifetime Extension
United Nations Environment Programme

The aim of this study is to provide recommendations on the opportunities available to consumers, private sector and especially governments, of developed and developing economies, to address product lifetime extension. Seven products representing different lifetime expectancies by consumers for their optimal replacement moments and actual lifetimes in selected countries are analysed: washing machines, refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, laptops and clothing. The report provides three policy perspectives, two for developed and one for developing countries, for designing measures to address product lifetime extension.


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Summaries
Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya: A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure - Summary for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme

This report analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures (PAMs) for the Government of Kenya (GoK) to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation.


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Direcionando as Cidades para o Uso Eficiente de Recursos: 8 Mensagens Principais para Formuladores de Políticas
United Nations Environment Programme

Este documento visa apresentar aos decisores políticos das cidades um conjunto de oito mensagens-chave que a ONU Meio Ambiente reconhece como fundamentais para tornar as cidades mais eficientes no uso de recursos. O documento também traz exemplos concretos de políticas locais bem-sucedidas. Cada mensagem apresenta um estudo de caso de uma cidade para destacar os benefícios das medidas tomadas para aumentar a eficiência dos recursos.


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Reports and Books
Fintech and Sustainable Development: Assessing the Implications
United Nations Environment Programme

The report, a companion to the second edition of “The Financial System We Need”, assesses how the financial system’s core functions are likely to be disrupted by financial technology (“fintech”) innovations and how they could help – or hinder – efforts to align financing with sustainable development. It considers ways to: Unlock greater financial inclusion by reducing the costs for payments and providing better access to capital domestically and internationally; Mobilize domestic savings at a scale that will enable long-term investment directed at the long-term sustainability of the real economy; Disrupt the provision of financial protection, risk management, risk transfer and risk diversification for vulnerable and exposed communities, real economy assets and infrastructures, and nature’s ecosystems; Collect, analyze and distribute information on the financial system and the real economy for better economic decision-making, regulation and risk management; Provide financial markets with the level playing field and market integrity needed for long-term real economy investments aligned with the sustainable development agenda.


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Responsible Resource Management for a Sustainable World: Findings from the International Resource Panel
United Nations Environment Programme

This synopsis highlights key findings from the following reports of the International Resource Panel: A) Priority products and materials: assessing the environmental impacts of consumption and production; B) Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth; C) Metal Stocks in Society; D) Recycling Rates of Metals; and E) Assessing biofuels: towards sustainable production and use of resources.


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