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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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.

In Dead WaterIn Dead Water

The new rapid response report entitled In Dead Water has for the first time mapped the multiple and combined impacts of pollution; alien infestations; over-exploitation and climate change on the seas and oceans. The worst concentration of cumulative impacts of climate change with existing pressures of over-harvest, bottom trawling, invasive species , coastal development and pollution appear to be concentrated in 10-15 per cent of the oceans concurrent with today’s most important fishing grounds ...

Investing in a Climate for ChangeInvesting in a Climate for Change

Addressing the serious issue of climate change requires substantial investment in new technologies, processes and services. This investment is not just desirable, it is essential. Without substantial and sustained investment in clean energy and other measures now, the reality of a global economy free of climate change impacts will remain a distant dream.

Investing in a Climate for ChangeInvesting in a Climate for Change

Addressing the serious issue of climate change requires substantial investment in new technologies, processes and services. This investment is not just desirable, it is essential. Without substantial and sustained investment in clean energy and other measures now, the reality of a global economy free of climate change impacts will remain a distant dream.

UNEP 2007 Annual ReportUNEP 2007 Annual Report

This summary of UNEP's activities in 2007 provides an overview of the organization's contribution to the fight against climate change in a year in which unequivocal evidence established that global warming is the defining challenge of our era. The report also looks at the broad range of other activities carried out by UNEP as it follows its mandate to provide environmental leadership and promote sustainable development.

The UNEP YEAR BOOK 2008 (Formerly called GEO Year Book)The UNEP YEAR BOOK 2008 (Formerly called GEO Year Book)

The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human well-being, and economic development. It examines the emergence and influence of economic mechanisms and market driven approaches for addressing environme ...

Reforming Energy Subsidies - Opportunities to Contribute to the Climate Change AgendaReforming Energy Subsidies - Opportunities to Contribute to the Climate Change Agenda

With this booklet, UNEP aims to raise awareness of the various types of energy subsidies, their size and impact and the direct relationship with climate change and sustainable development.

A Reformed CDM – Including new Mechanisms for Sustainable DevelopmentA Reformed CDM – Including new Mechanisms for Sustainable Development

The second of the CD4CDM perspectives series, this collection of thirteen papers considers CDM reform in a post-2012 climate regime, focusing on four issues: sustainable development and equity, institutional reform, expansion of project categories and scaling up mitigation.

Overview of UNEP’s CDM ActivitiesOverview of UNEP’s CDM Activities

This brochure presents an overview of UNEP’s CDM technical assistance and capacity building activities.

Guidebook to Financing CDM ProjectsGuidebook to Financing CDM Projects

One of a series of UNEP publications on the Clean Development Mechanism, this publication serves as a guide for project developers on obtaining financing for the implementation of CDM activities, and describes typical approaches and methods for appraising the viability of CDM projects.

Kathmandu Valley Environment OutlookKathmandu Valley Environment Outlook

The present publication provides a detailed account of the status of the Kathmandu Valley environment. The report highlights the five key environmental issues of air quality, settlement, drinking water, waste management, and natural disaster preparedness, reviews their status, and recommends measures to prevent or minimise the negative impacts. The report provides direct options for management by various levels of government, civil society, the public-private sector and residents. These include ...