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Faith for Earth Updates - September 12, 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Faith for Earth Updates


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2018
Reports and Books
Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies in the East African Region
United Nations Environment Programme

Environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) are increasingly being promoted internationally, regionally and nationally as potential solutions to environmental challenges such as climate change and pollution, while building resilience and creating opportunities for trade, economic growth and jobs. This report provides an overview of trade in ESTs in the East African Community (EAC) and its drivers and barriers, aiming to support policy makers in knowledge-based decision making, enabling them to harness the opportunities that trade in ESTs offers. It therefore maps the policy landscape related to trade in ESTs and provides a detailed account of trade in five selected ESTs in the East Africa region, with a focus on identifying opportunities and barriers to such trade. The specific ESTs considered in the report are solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, solar water heaters, wind turbines, biomass boilers and hydroelectric technology. While the trade flow analysis focused on these goods, it should be noted that EST goods and services are oftentimes complementary and delivered in a joint manner. Barriers to the trade and diffusion of one therefore also often hampers the deployment of the other. The report also provides an in-depth case study of the national solar PV industry in Kenya, and analyses the main opportunities and barriers to trade and to the diffusion of solar PV products along the domestic value chain.


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2018
Reports and Books
Overview of the Guidelines for the Monitoring and Assessment of Plastic Litter in the Ocean
United Nations Environment Programme, Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection

The report is intended to provide a step-by-step approach to designing and implementing a programme for
monitoring marine plastic litter, assuming no prior knowledge (Figure 1). Using definitions and terminology that
are widely accepted and understood by the user group is key to creating a harmonised approach and increasing
the potential for sharing data and information.


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Factsheets
5 Projects at a Glance: Ghana - Project Sheet for SWITCH Africa Green Programme
United Nations Environment Programme, Switch Africa Green

This fact sheet highlights the progress in greening the business in the selected MSMEs in Ghana. The selected priority areas for Ghana are Manufacturing, Integrated Waste Management and Tourism.


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2018
Factsheets
4 Projects at a Glance: Burkina Faso - Project Sheet for SWITCH Africa Green Programme
United Nations Environment Programme, Switch Africa Green

This fact sheet highlights the progress in greening the business in the selected MSMEs in BUrkina Faso. The selected priority areas for Burkina Faso are Manufacturing, Integrated Waste Management and Tourism.


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Reports and Books
Ulaanbaatar Household Waste Composition Study Report 2018 (Mongolia)
United Nations Environment Programme, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, The Asia Foundation

The report is one of the products of the Waste and Climate Change project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and implemented by UNEP IETC in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar City Mayor’s office, and the Asia Foundation. This new study is expected to play a vital role in policy development, as the city had relied on the outdated waste composition study conducted in 2007 until this new report was completed.


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2018