Reports and Books
Regional Indicators Revision 2011 - ILAC
United Nations Environment Programme

The present publication presents regional data drawn from the indicators used in the Latin American and Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Development (known by its Spanish acronym ILAC). This set of indicators covers, among other issues, those related to biodiversity, human development, human settlements, institutional arrangements, and consumption and production patterns. The indicators provide a tool to gauge the progress that Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has made with regard to sustainable development, and supplies information on a number of environmental trends that demand more immediate attention.


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2010

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Promoting resource efficiency in small and medium sized enterprises: industrial training handbook
United Nations Environment Programme

The PRE-SME toolkit builds upon existing knowledge and tools but focuses on making the content aligned with the specific needs and organisational capabilities of SMEs in developing countries and economies in transition. It was first piloted in Ethiopia and Vietnam.


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2010
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The Potential of Bio-fuel in Uganda: An assessment of land resources for bio-fuel feedstock suitability
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) - Uganda

Bio-fuel production is roofing in Uganda amidst problems of malnutrition and looming food insecurity, and environmental degradation. Meanwhile, controversy surrounds the sustainability of bio-fuels as source of bio-fuel in Uganda with proponents and opponents having convincing reasons. There is concern that bio-fuel feedstock production is likely to aggravate food insecurity and environmental degradation. It is also apparent that bio-fuels can provide clean transportation fuel while contributing to rural poverty alleviation. Given the above circumstances, adequate studies are required to determine the amount of feedstock or energy the agricultural and forestry sector can sustainably provide, the adequacy of land resources of Uganda to produce the quantity of biomass needed to meet demands for food, feed, fiber and also to provide energy. This study was conducted under the framework of the National Environment Information Network with a major objective of assessing the suitability of land resources for bio-fuel production and identifying relevant policy options that seek to integrate bio-fuel feedstock production into the land use planning process.


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2010
Reports and Books
UN-REED programme: 2009 year in review
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme

At the global level, the UN-REDD Programme made a number of significant contributions in the area of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV), engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society in REDD+ activities, promotion of the multiple benefits of forests, and strengthening interagency collaboration.


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2010

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