Tagged on: Resource efficiency

Reports and Books
The United Nations Environment Programme and the 2030 Agenda: Global Action for People and the Planet
United Nations Environment Programme

Unemployment, resource scarcity, climate change, food insecurity and inequity all signal the need for radical change in our societies. To bring this change, the entire UN system must meet the challenge of delivering sustainable development with shared prosperity for all, within the ecological limits of our planet. The UN’s role in this transformation is to assist countries to implement the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a balanced and integrated manner.


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2015
Reports and Books
ECGFS Detailed Recommendation 2: Green Funds
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2014 the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China convened a Green Finance Task Force made up of 40 experts from ministries, financial regulators, academics, banks and other financial institutions, complemented by international experts brought together by the UNEP Inquiry to consider the steps that China could take to establish a green financial system.This detailed report on one of the fourteen recommenda4ions complements the main report."


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2015
Programme Performance Reports
UNEP Programme Performance Report 2014-2015
United Nations Environment Programme

The biennium 2014-2015 marks the end of the first half of the UNEP Medium-Term Strategy for the period 2014-2017 and the implementation of the Programme of Work for 2014-2015. UNEP’s performance review shows that as of December 2015, 70 per cent of expected accomplishments (i.e. planned outcomes) in the Programme of Work for the biennium 2014-2015 had been achieved, and 79 per cent of the targeted indicators had been achieved (see Figures 1 and 2). This result was based on a total expenditure of $795.8 million, 128.6 per cent of the biennium’s projected budget. Income exceeded the projected budget.


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2015
Manuals and Guides
Towards a more sustainable tannery sector in the Mediterranean
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

This technical guide provides information on alternatives to leather that can prevent the environmental and human health impact while promoting local employment and sustainable economic opportunities, and summarises associated environmental problems caused by the tanning sector in the air, water and soil vectors and main generated pollutants. It also describes some available tools to implement a sustainability policy in the tanning


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2015
Reports and Books
Green energy choices: The benefits, risks and trade-offs of low-carbon technologies for electricity production: Summary for policy makers
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents an assessment of the impacts of nine main electricity production technologies on human health, ecosystem health and resource use, taking a life-cycle approach. It covers coal and gas with and without CCS, photovoltaic power, concentrated solar power, hydropower, geothermal, and wind power.


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2015
Reports and Books
The State of Food and Agriculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on reducing poverty have been met by many countries, yet many others lag behind and the post-2015 challenge will be the full eradication of poverty and hunger. Many developing countries increasingly recognize that social protection measures are needed to relieve the immediate deprivation of people living in poverty and to prevent others from falling into poverty when a crisis strikes.


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2015
Reports and Books
ECGFS Detailed Recommendation 13: Lender Liability
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2014 the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China convened a Green Finance Task Force made up of 40 experts from ministries, financial regulators, academics, banks and other financial institutions, complemented by international experts brought together by the UNEP Inquiry to consider the steps that China could take to establish a green financial system.This detailed report on one of the fourteen recommendations complements the main report."


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2015
Reports and Books
ECGFS Detailed Recommendation 11: Green Investor Networks
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2014 the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China convened a Green Finance Task Force made up of 40 experts from ministries, financial regulators, academics, banks and other financial institutions, complemented by international experts brought together by the UNEP Inquiry to consider the steps that China could take to establish a green financial system.This detailed report on one of the fourteen recommendations complements the main report."


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2015
Reports and Books
Reforming Electronic Markets and Trading
United Nations Environment Programme

On 3 November 2014 Ethical Markets Media and the UNEP Inquiry convened an expert seminar in New York, bringing together securities market experts and traders to examine how the issues of electronic markets and high-frequency trading relate to the broader efficiency, effectiveness and resilience of financial markets in the face of environmental and social challenges, and to consider the potential of several market-based reforms. This paper documents the proceedings of this expert seminar, chaired by Ethical Market’s Media founder, president and editor-in-chief, futurist and author Hazel Henderson.


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2015
Reports and Books
Investing in Natural Capital for a Sustainable Future in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Asian Development Bank

Natural capital has been a key contributor to the subregion’s rapid economic growth over the past 3 decades or so. However, the subregion’s key natural capital stocks are in a state of decline. This is evident by the degradation of arable land||considerable losses in forests, wetlands, and mangroves||and many species of fauna and flora becoming endangered or even extinct. The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is poised to continue developing at a significant pace.


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2015