Tagged on: Resource efficiency

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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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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