Adaptation
Building resilience
to climate change
 
Mitigation
Moving towards
low carbon societies
 
REDD+
Reducing Emissions
from Deforestation
and forest Degradation
Finance
New finance models
for the green economy
 
 
 

Publications

Blending Climate Finance through National Climate Funds

This guidebook is part of a series of manuals, guidebooks and toolkits that draws upon the experience and information generated by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) support for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in some 140 countries over the past decade. These resources are intended to enable project managers, UNDP Country O!ces and developing country government decision-makers to acquaint themselves with a variety of methodologies most appropriate to their development contexts in support of their transition to green, low-emission and climateresilient development.

 

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A summary of current climate change findings and figuresA summary of current climate change findings and figures

This WMO information note is the first in a series that will aim to make the science underlying the weather, climate and water issues addressed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) more easily accessible to the general public. The science of climate change continues to advance through the accumulation of additional data and observations and new studies and analyses. The peer-reviewed scientific literature that draws on these data and studies are assessed by the WMO/UNEP Intergovernmen ...

Our Planet: Rio+20:
From Outcome to
ImplementationOur Planet: Rio+20: From Outcome to Implementation

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine for environmentally sustainable development.

Feed-in tariffs and a policy instrument for promoting renewable energies and green economies in developing countriesFeed-in tariffs and a policy instrument for promoting renewable energies and green economies in developing countries

This report is intended as a resource for policy makers in developing countries to make informed policy decisions about the whether,when and how of FITs and to support nationally appropriate policy measures to scale up renewable energy. The report is also intended to improve the understanding of the potential benefits and challenges for developing countries to design FITs as well as the factors influencing their success, more in depth from the policy and legal foci, whilst also analysing the fu ...

Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN Systems Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (2011 edition)Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN Systems Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (2011 edition)

The most recent analysis of the UN's performance in implementing the UN's Climate Neutral Strategy. The report includes the details of the greenhouse gas emissions for 54 entities in 2010, as well as a breakdown of emissions by activity. It also details progress in reducing emissions and plans for the future. The a Foreword by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and a Preface by the UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner, this report is the first and last word in the UN's sustainability performan ...

Ready, Willing
and Able: Empowering countries to meet the climate challengeReady, Willing and Able: Empowering countries to meet the climate challenge

UNEP's work on climate change is shaped by the UNFCCC talks and outcomes and helps countries to respond to their needs under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol

Climate Action 2011Climate Action 2011

Featuring expert analysis and opinion, Climate Action 2011 is an essential guide for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to the impacts of climate change

Tunza Vol. 10.1: Sport
and the
environmentTunza Vol. 10.1: Sport and the environment

UNEP's magazine for youth.

Green Economy in a Blue WorldGreen Economy in a Blue World

The world’s oceans and coasts - the Blue World - are the cornucopia for humanity. They provide us with food, oxygen and livelihoods.

The Business Case for the Green Economy: Sustainable Return on InvestmentThe Business Case for the Green Economy: Sustainable Return on Investment

Environmental stresses are increasingly affecting the financial bottom line of companies all over the world. It makes sense that as we switch to a more resource efficient and Green Economy - one in which economic growth, social equity and human development go hand-in-hand with environmental security - business and industry will be a key driving force. From corner stores, to medium-sized enterprises and international conglomerates, there needs to be an understanding that nature provides us with ...

Investing in a Climate
for Change: UNEPs Energy Finance Programme:
Scaling Up Clean Technology
InvestmentInvesting in a Climate for Change: UNEPs Energy Finance Programme: Scaling Up Clean Technology Investment

Laying the groundwork for clean technology investment, UNEPs energy finance activities aim at building skills, raising awareness and reducing investor risks, so that when the right stakeholders are brought together, financing happens.This brochure details UNEPs energy finance strategy: building sustainable markets by using public sector funds to attract private investment. Fourteen different UNEP energy finance projects, initiatives, and alliances are summarized in this booklet, covering end-us ...