Policy and Strategy Documents
Making EbA an Effective Part of Balanced Adaptation Strategies: Introducing the UN Environment EbA Briefing Notes - Briefing Note 1
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This briefing note serves as an introduction to the series, with a focus on creating conceptual clarity on EbA and its relation to other related approaches, as well as how EbA is key to achieving a much needed paradigm shift.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
Selecting Complementary Adaptation Measures - Briefing Note 4
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

To respond to climate change hazards and impacts, an overall adaptation strategy should be devised drawing on the full range of possible adaptation solutions.
This briefing note provides an overview of the range of adaptation approaches that can be implemented alongside EbA measures to form a holistic adaptation strategy. It explores complementarities and limitations between measures, as well as how to bring together the various approaches effectively under one strategy.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
HS Codes for HFCs: Advice for countries in Advance of the 2022 HS Code Update - OzonAction Policy Brief
United Nations Environment Programme

Until the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, or Harmonized System (HS) is revised in 2022, all HS codes for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are contained in a single HS code which does not allow differentiation of the individual chemicals or of mixtures/blends. This document outlines a proactive interim approach, recommended by the World Customs Organization (WCO), to establish additional digits in the existing national HS codes to identify specific HFCs to facilitate monitoring of trade and enable a licencing system to function effectively.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
Developing the Economic Case for EbA - Briefing Note 5
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This briefing note highlights the range of information that should be incorporated in making an economic case for EbA, and the relevance of compiling it for all adaptation solutions to help ensure that EbA options are fairly compared with other adaptation approaches.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
Integrating EbA into National Planning - Briefing Note 6
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

To effectively address the negative impacts of climate change now and in the future, climate change adaptation strategies need to be integrated into wider national policies and planning processes – adaptation cannot stand in isolation.
This Briefing Note covers why, where, when and how to integrate EbA into national adaptation strategies and other sectoral policy, planning and budgetary processes.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
UN Environment and EbA - Briefing Note 7
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

UN Environment has a strong history of supporting the development and implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA). Since the term EbA was adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2010, UN Environment has worked with decision-makers and practitioners from around the world to understand how EbA can best contribute to national adaptation efforts and to support best-practice implementation of EbA measures on the ground.
This briefing note highlights UN Environment’s key strengths in relation to EbA and outlines some of UN Environment’s priorities for EbA work going forward while drawing on its extensive network and resources.


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2019
Factsheets, Policy and Strategy Documents
Taking Urgent Action to Combat Climate Change and its Impact - SDG13 Issue Brief
United Nations Environment Programme

Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG 13) – to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact is one of gravest existential threats facing our collective, sustainable future survival on this planet.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies Opportunities and Challenges in the ASEAN Region - Policy Brief
United Nations Environment Programme, University of Malaya, Technical University of Denmark

Trade in environmentally sound technologies offers triple win opportunities for the environment, economy and people in developing countries. This project aims to support and enable developing countries in the ASEAN region to objectively assess and understand the opportunities, benefits and challenges of liberalized trade in environmentally sound technologies and thus contribute to the implementation of climate goals and the Sustainable Development Goals related to trade, energy, technology and climate change.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
Unlocking Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies to Tackle Air Pollution
United Nations Environment Programme, African Center for Technology Studies, Technical University of Denmark

Environmentally Sound Technologies are defined as technologies that protect the environment, are less polluting, use all resources in a
more sustainable manner, recycle more of their wastes and products and handle residual wastes in a more acceptable way than the
technologies for which they are substitutes. They can also be referred to as “clean” technologies.
Increasing the uptake of environmentally sound technologies can result in several benefits for the environment, including reduced air
pollution. Access to cost-effective technologies through trade can help to both stimulate the green economy and to achieve global sustainable development objectives.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
Shades of Green: An Introduction to the Green Economy for Parliamentarians - Issues Brief February 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

In line with the partnership between UN Environment and the IPU, this issue brief aims to provide parliamentarians with a basic understanding of the green economy and of the policies required to transition toward it.


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2019

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