Adaptation
Building resilience
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Moving towards
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REDD+
Reducing Emissions
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New finance models
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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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Our Planet:Living Legacy - The future of forestsOur Planet:Living Legacy - The future of forests

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

Environment Outlook in the Amazonia - GEO AmazoniaEnvironment Outlook in the Amazonia - GEO Amazonia

Over a decade, UNEP has carried our a series of integrated environmental assessments, called GEO, aimed at providing comprehensive, scientifically credible, and policy-relevant assessments on the interaction between environment and society. The methodology used to produce GEO assessments ensures the integrated analysis of the state of the environment and policies, along with the provision of an outlook for the future and concrete policy proposals. The methodology prides itself on a participa ...

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2008-Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Financing of Renewable Energy and
Energy EfficiencyGlobal Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2008-Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Financing of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

This report presents the financial perspective, or ‘dollar view’, of the current state of play in sustainable energy development. The analysis in this report consists of actual data on the different types of capital fl ows and their movement over time, combined with analysis of regional and sectoral trends. This information is intended to be a strategic tool for understanding the status of the clean energy sector’s development and for weighing future public and private commitments to the sector

Togu and the Trees of LifeTogu and the Trees of Life

Children's environmental awareness booklet on forests with its fauna and flora. This publication is aimed at sensitizing children to the importance of forests and the need to conserve them and also promote tree planting. 'Togu and the Trees of Life' is part Tunza Environmental Series for Children. ''Tunza'' means to treat with care of affection in Kiswahili.

Africa : Atlas of Our Changing EnvironmentAfrica : Atlas of Our Changing Environment

This Atlas underscores the importance of developing, harnessing and sharing technologies that help provide deeper understanding of the dynamics of the changes. The words and pictures within these pages also serve as a vivid reminder that Africa's environment is a source of livelihoods from many African communities. It contributes significantly to socio-economic development of the continent, and sound policy decisions and positive actions by societies and individuals are needed to sustain the en ...

Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Climate NeutralityKick the Habit: A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality

KICK THE HABIT A UN guide to Climate Neutrality is written by experts from many disciplines and various countries, with leading research organizations involved in preparing and reviewing the publication. It is aimed at a broad audience, and it presents solutions for individuals, businesses, cities and countries plus other groups that have similar characteristics such as NGO and intergovernmental organizations. The book is rich in case studies, illustrations, maps and graphics and serves also a ...

Ozzy Ozone: Defender of Our Planet - Ozzy goes Island HoppingOzzy Ozone: Defender of Our Planet - Ozzy goes Island Hopping

The fourth issue of the “Ozzy Ozone: Defender of our Planet” comic book series, entitled “Ozzy Goes Island Hopping” features ozone depletion and climate change with a special focus on Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). In this story Ozzy and Zoe Ozone travel from the stratosphere to visit their friends Alida, the leatherback turtle; Guno, the sand crab and Ronaldo, the red snapper in Suriname to learn about the effects of climate change in small islands and low-lying coastal states. They also ...

Tunza Vol. 6 No. 1: Kick the HabitTunza Vol. 6 No. 1: Kick the Habit

UNEP's magazine for youth.

Ting and the Possible Futures	Ting and the Possible Futures

This science fiction story brings to life the frightening but real possibilities of an out-of-control climate crisis. It also introduces the positive, creative—and very doable—steps we can all take to save our climate, and in so doing build a greener, more humane and beautiful future. Ting and her three best friends have worked all year on a project for the science fair. It’s a Possible Futures Transporter—a time machine that carries you to different scenarios in the same place and time. T ...

Our Planet:Kick the Habit - Towards a low carbon economyOur Planet:Kick the Habit - Towards a low carbon economy

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

Plant for the Planet:
The Billion Tree CampaignPlant for the Planet: The Billion Tree Campaign

This publication can introduce but a fraction of the energy and results inspired by the Campaign. It is intended to convey the range of partners moved to action: from children to giant corporations, from womens groups to technocrats, dancers to diplomats, farmers to national governments. Trees are more significant than many of us might imagine. They commemorate births and lives lived. They beautify slums, farms and grand avenues. They provide shade, oxygen, and delight. They cool the Earth.