Building resilience
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Moving towards
low carbon societies
Reducing Emissions
from Deforestation
and forest Degradation
New finance models
for the green economy


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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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 ...

Equal Exchange: Determining a Fair Price for CarbonEqual Exchange: Determining a Fair Price for Carbon

The first of the CD4CDM perspectives series, this publication provides insights and in-depth analysis from traders, DNAs, legal advisers, investors, and CDM developers. An essential guide for understanding the complex issues in determining equitable prices in CDM deals.

UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy ResourcesUNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources

With its emphasis on adaptation to local country needs and conditions, this handbook describes key environmental and implementation issues associated with efficiency and renewable energy resources, presenting legislative options from both developed and developing countries for dealing with them.

Global Environment Outlook 4 (GEO-4) :Summary for
Decision MakersGlobal Environment Outlook 4 (GEO-4) :Summary for Decision Makers

The Summary for Decision Makers (SDM) was prepared by UNEP with technical inputs from the coordinating lead authors and inputs from the members of the High-level Consultative Group. It underwent two rounds of extensive expert and government peer review. Finally, the SDM was subject to in-depth consideration by the Second Global Intergovernmental and Multistakeholder Consultation in September 2007. The consultation adopted a statement which endorsed the SDM.

Current Status of Renewable Energies in the Middle East  North African RegionCurrent Status of Renewable Energies in the Middle East North African Region

The directory reviews renewable energy applications and potential within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and identifies the steps necessary to further exploit and apply these resources throughout the region. Its objective is to create awareness among governments, energy planners, policy makers and stakeholders, including the public, in the MENA region to utilize renewable energy sources and to demonstrate to them the economic, technological and environmental benefits of these res ...

Climate ActionClimate Action

Climate Action is an international communication platform established by Sustainable Development International in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to educate businesses, governments and NGOs as to what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Further, the high-profile publication and supporting website will assist institutional investors in analysing and comparing companies that are responding to the business risks ...

Global Outlook for Ice and SnowGlobal Outlook for Ice and Snow

Global Outlook for Ice and Snow provides an up-to-date, concise review of the state of the environment and the trends in ice and snow-covered regions (cryosphere) of the world. It features case studies, illustrations, graphics and maps and serves as an educational and reference publication. With a broad target audience that includes decision-makers at many levels, the report looks at the significance of changes in the cryosphere to human well-being and the implications for policy.

Our Planet:Climate Change and the CryosphereOur Planet:Climate Change and the Cryosphere

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

Global Environment Outlook  4 (GEO-4)Global Environment Outlook 4 (GEO-4)

The fourth report in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provides a comprehensive, scientifically credible, policy-relevant and up-to-date assessment of, and outlook for, the state of the global environment. GEO-4 is published 20 years after the landmark World Commission on Sustainable Developments Bruntland Report of 1987. Environment for Development is the GEO-4 underlying theme and the report pays special attention to the role and ...

Analysing Our Energy Future - some pointers for policy-makers
Analysing Our Energy Future - some pointers for policy-makers

A non-technical summary of the International Energy Agency’s ‘World Energy Outlook’ – focusing on the ‘alternative policy’ and ‘beyond the alternative-policy’ scenarios, highlighting the implications of future energy development paths.

UNEP 2006 Annual ReportUNEP 2006 Annual Report

This is a summary of UNEP's activities in 2006.