Tagged on: Resource efficiency

Chapters and Articles
Gender Equality: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls
The World Bank

Goal 5 offers an opportunity to deliver transformative actions for addressing these constraints and for accelerating progress toward stronger economies.


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2017
Infographic/Flyer
10 - Reduced Inequalities
United Nations Environment Programme

Sustainable Development Goals illustrations - Goal 10


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2017
Reports and Books
Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-efficient Electric Motors and Motor Systems
United Nations Environment Programme, United for Efficiency (U4E)

The report guides policymakers on how to promote energy-efficient electric motors in their respective national markets. The report is part of a series of U4E reports on five product groups. The other reports in the series cover air conditioners, distribution transformers, lighting, and residential refrigerators. An additional overarching report, “Policy Fundamentals Guide,” provides crosscutting, general guidance critical to the establishment of​ ​a successful energy efficiency programme.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All
The World Bank

More than 90 percent of the world’s people now have access to improved water sources. In the past 25 years 2.1 billion people gained access to improved sanitation facilities. At the same time the share of people practicing open defecation halved, from 27 percent to 13 percent. While such improvements show progress toward access for all, these measures do not capture all dimensions of providing water and sanitation. Goal 6 introduces a new, more comprehensive monitoring framework to ensure access that is safe, equitable, and universal.


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2017
Infographic/Flyer
11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
United Nations Environment Programme

Sustainable Development Goals illustrations - Goal 11


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable, and Modern Energy for All
The World Bank

Goal 7 recognizes that extending access to electricity and other forms of energy is fundamental to improving people’s lives and communities. It aims for efficiencies in energy use and the promotion of renewable sources to sustainably manage resources for development.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote Sustained, Inclusive, and Sustainable Economic Growth, Full and Productive Employment, and Decent Work for All
The World Bank

In addition to sustained job creation, Goal 8 recognizes that decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation is fundamental to sustainable development.


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2017
Case Studies, Manuals and Guides
UNEP Guide for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Laws
United Nations Environment Programme

The Guide describes the key legal issues associated with efficiency and renewable energy resource development, and presents legislative options from both developed and developing countries for dealing with them, including sample excerpts from legislation.


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2016
Reports and Books
The experience of governance innovations in South Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

The Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System has been initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme to advance policy options to improve the financial system’s effectiveness in mobilizing capital towards a green and inclusive economy – in other words, sustainable development. Established in January 2014, it published its final report, The Financial System We Need, in October 2015 and is currently focused on actions to take forward its findings.


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2016
Our Planet
Inclusive Green Economy: Building Bridges to a Sustainable Future - Our Planet March 2016
Unite Nations Environment Programme

The success of green economies hinges on how inclusive they are, with consultation, dialogue and wide participation essential elements. In this issue of Our Planet, policymakers, distinguished stakeholders and environmental experts explore the many pathways towards an inclusive green economy. It is widely agreed that the green economy discourse needs to be brought much closer to the people, with an emphasis on valuing the invisible, involving communities and stimulating environmental employment. Experience proves that “green” policies will struggle to make a long-term impact unless they deliver what communities need. Read within this March issue how small actions from citizens in the city of Seoul, Korea created a greener, healthier city||how China is embracing am ‘ecological civilisation’ and discover the successes that Barbados has achieved in building a green economy. This edition also highlights UNEP’s continuing work on the Inclusive Green Economy plus we profile one of our Environmental Champions, pioneering aviator Bertrand Piccard


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2016