Reports and Books, Manuals and Guides
Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-efficient Lighting - U4E Policy Guide Series
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility, United for Efficiency (U4E)

This guide offers an overview of the key elements required to transform a national appliance market towards more energy-efficient products through the application of the U4E Integrated Policy Approach. It is cross-cutting for all United for Efficiency priority products including lighting, refrigerators, air conditioners, distribution transformers and electric motors.


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2017
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A Framework for Freshwater Ecosystem Management Volume 2: Technical Guide for Classification and Target-setting
United Nations Environment Programme

The main aim of the Framework for Freshwater Ecosystem Management series is to support countries to sustainably manage freshwater ecosystems. The overall aim of this volume is to provide countries with guidance on selected aspects of the Framework for Freshwater Ecosystem Management, particularly in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main objective is to initiate and contribute to national-level discussions to support implementation. It outlines the main issues for consideration, provides examples, and notes links to relevant SDG targets and indicators.


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2017

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Hazard and Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HCVCA) Toolkit: The Afghanistan Resilience Consortium’s Guide to Assessing community Resilience and Vulnerability to Natural Hazards and Climate Change in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme, Afghanistan Resilience Consortium

The following Hazard and Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HCVCA) toolkit has been developed based on in country experience applying community-based and participatory tools with more than 450 communities across eight of Afghanistan’s most hazard-prone provinces. The toolkit objective is to provide development practitioners, community leaders, and decision-makers a framework for researching, analysing, and understanding the underlying causes of vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change in rural Afghanistan. Armed with this greater knowledge, it is hoped that a foundation for resilience-building activities can be established and concrete actions can be taken to better prepare rural Afghanistan’s communities against natural hazards and the adverse impacts of climate change.


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Community-based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) Toolkit: The Afghanistan Resilience Consortium’s Guide to Building Community-based Resilience to Natural Hazards and Climate Change in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme, Afghanistan Resilience Consortium

The overall objective of the community-based disaster preparedness (CBDP) toolkit is to identify the short-, medium- and long-term actions that can be taken with a community in order to address the underlying vulnerabilities to natural hazards and climate change. In doing so, the CBDP toolkit builds upon the data generated by the ARC’s Hazard and Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HCVCA) toolkit, which is the vehicle through which primary data on local community conditions, vulnerabilities, and capacities is collected.


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