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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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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 ...

The Fifth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5)The Fifth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5)

In 1995, in support of UNEPs unique mandate within the UN system to keep under review the world environmental situation, (GA resolution 2997 of December 1972), the UNEP Governing Council requested a new, comprehensive report on the state of the world environment (Decision 18/27 C). The tool that UNEP employs to do this is the Global Environment Outlook or GEO. GEO is a process of conducting a global integrated environmental assessment that delivers the best available scientific findings to po ...

Enhancing Information for Renewable Energy Technology
Deployment in Brazil, China and South AfricaEnhancing Information for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment in Brazil, China and South Africa

This report documents crucial information to support deployment of renewable energies in three key emerging markets - Brazil, China and South Africa - and provides information for policy-making aimed at supporting renewable energy markets in these countries. Specifically this study collates information on solar and wind resources and resource information, renewable energy support policies and goals, risk management and technologies integral to the increased renewable energy technology deploymen ...

Our Planet: 40 Years of WEDOur Planet: 40 Years of WED

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

Tunza Vol. 09.4: The Green EconomyTunza Vol. 09.4: The Green Economy

UNEP's magazine for youth.

Our Planet: Rio+20Our Planet: Rio+20

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

UNEP 2011 Annual ReportUNEP 2011 Annual Report

2011 proved a landmark year in which many of the transformational reforms, launched in 2008, really began to bear fruit in terms of a transition to a results-based, more effective and more responsive UNEP.

UNEP Year Book 2012:Emerging Issues in our Global EnvironmentUNEP Year Book 2012:Emerging Issues in our Global Environment

The UNEP Year Book 2012 shows that we have been experiencing an exceptional level of ecological extremes. However, scientists and policy makers have been making headway on addressing some of the most pressing environmental issues. The 2012 Year Book presents the most important events and developments from the year, gives a picture of the status of key environmental indicators, and also highlights two emerging issues in detail: the benefits of soil carbon and the decommissioning of nuclear power ...

A practical framework
for planning
pro-development
climate policyA practical framework for planning pro-development climate policy

MCA4climate is a major new UNEP initiative providing practical assistance to governments in preparing their climate change mitigation and adaptation plans and strategies. It aims to help governments, particularly in developing countries, identify policies and measures that are low cost, environmentally effective and consistent with national development goals. It does this by providing a structured approach to assessing and prioritizing climate-policy options, while taking into consideration ass ...

30 Ways in 30 Days30 Ways in 30 Days

From creating mass markets for solar water heaters, improving vehicle efficiency, using waste for energy or installing energy-efficient cooking stoves or planting trees and protecting forests, UNEP's 30 case studies prove that solutions to combat Climate Change are available, accessible and replicable. Across the globe, in myriad ways, from community-based programmes to large entrepreneurial endeavors, the solutions have much in common. These projects do not represent the status quo, they embo ...

Livelihood Security: Climate change, conflict and migration in the SahelLivelihood Security: Climate change, conflict and migration in the Sahel

The Sahelian countries (CILSS) are among the poorest countries in the world with the most degraded environments. They are also among the countries that are the most vulnerable to the estimated effects of climate change. This makes the region an area to focus regional and international attention on, in respect to the possible effects of climate change and its potential linkages to migration and/or conflict. UNEP’s study focuses on the nine countries that form the Permanent Inter-State Committee ...