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Background to Sustainability Reporting - Enhancing the Uptake and Impact of Corporate Sustainability Reporting: A Handbook and Toolkit for Policymakers and Relevant Stakeholders Section A - Handbook
United Nations Environment Programme

The first chapter of this section introduces a basic definition of corporate sustainability reporting; it presents the set of drivers for companies to produce sustainability reports; it touches on the main benefits and status quo of sustainability reporting, while making the link with the global sustainability agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals; and it provides an overview of the key existing frameworks and initiatives on the subject. The second and third chapters of section A focus on the key areas for improving the quality of sustainability reports; they discuss the most frequently reported social and environmental topics; and they provide information on the role of monitoring and performance indicators.


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Energy Profile: Côte d'Ivoire
United Nations Environment Programme

Energy is a growth industry in Côte d’Ivoire. The country is an important supplier of energy to the region due to the excess electricity it generates, and its reserves of natural gas and recent offshore finds of oil and natural gas. Electricity production in 2015 was 648 ktoe with 66.5 per cent produced from fossil fuels and 31 per cent from hydro sources. Final consumptionof electricity in the same year was 774 ktoe with industry consuming 19.2 per cent and transport consuming 99 per cent of electricity produced (Table 2) (AFREC, 2015).


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Energy Profile: Uganda
United Nations Environment Programme

Total electricity production in 2015 was 276 ktoe with 74.6 per cent produced from hydro, 19 per cent from fossil fuels and 5.4 per cent from biofuels and waste. Final electricity consumption in the same year was 200 ktoe.


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Bridging the Gap: The Role of Short-lived Climate Pollutants - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 6
Klimont, Zbigniew, Shindell, Drew

This chapter outlines the opportunities to reduce the emissions gap afforded by limiting emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). This is a topic that has not been included in previous Emissions Gap Reports.


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Energy Profile: Nigeria
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2015, total electricity produced was 6,738 ktoe, of which 91.5 per cent came from fossil fuels and 8.3 per cent from hydro sources. Final electricity consumed was 2,218 ktoe (AFREC, 2015).


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Energy Profile: Comoros
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2013, the population of the Comoros was 13.1 million people (World Bank, 2016). Electricity production in 2015 was 6 ktoe, with all of it generated from fossil fuels. Final electricity consumption in the same year was 6 ktoe (AFREC, 2015). Table 2 shows the main energy statistics.


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Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 7: Ogoniland’s Path to Sustainability
United Nations Environment Programme

While the technical recommendations made in this report are essentially aimed at securing environmental improvements throughout Ogoniland, ensuring long-term sustainability is a much bigger challenge – one that will require coordinated and collaborative action from all stakeholders. This can only be achieved when there is sufficient dialogue, confidence and trust between all the parties involved.


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Global Outlook for Ice and Snow: Chapter 7 - Frozen ground
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

Permafrost temperatures have increased during the last 20–30 years in almost all areas of the Northern Hemisphere. An increase in the depth of the active layer above the permafrost, which thaws in the summer, is less certain. Further increases in air temperatures predicted for the 21st century are projected to initiate widespread permafrost thawing in the subarctic and in mountain regions in both hemispheres. Widespread thawing of permafrost will speed up the decomposition of organic material previously held frozen in permafrost, emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Thawing of ice-rich permafrost may also have serious consequences for ecosystems and infrastructure, and in mountain regions, may reduce the stability of slopes and increase the danger of rock falls and landslides


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Module 7 – Assessing the State of the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

Training Manual on Integrated Environmental Assessment and Reporting in Africa


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Freshwater - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 9
United Nations Environment Programme

The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) highlights links between water (SDG 6) and health (SDG 3).


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