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

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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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Towards a Green Economy. Pathways to sustainable and poverty eradication (a synthesis for policy makers)Towards a Green Economy. Pathways to sustainable and poverty eradication (a synthesis for policy makers)

UNEP's Green Economy Report, entitled Towards a Green Economy, aims to debunk several myths and misconceptions about the economics of "greening" the global economy, and provides timely and practical guidance to policy makers on what reforms they need to unlock the productive and employment potential of a green economy.

Towards a Green Economy. Pathways to sustainable and poverty eradicationTowards a Green Economy. Pathways to sustainable and poverty eradication

UNEP's Green Economy Report, entitled Towards a Green Economy, aims to debunk several myths and misconceptions about the economics of "greening" the global economy, and provides timely and practical guidance to policy makers on what reforms they need to unlock the productive and employment potential of a green economy.

UNEP 2010 Annual ReportUNEP 2010 Annual Report

The 2010 Annual Report catalogues the beginning of a new, strategic and transformational direction for UNEP as it began implementing its Medium Term Strategy (MTS) for 2010-2013 across six areas: Climate change; Disasters and conflicts; Ecosystem management; Environmental governance; Harmful substances and hazardous waste; Resource efficiency, Sustainable consumption and production. 2010 was important for many reasons, a year of on-going financial instability set against an increase in the fr ...

Our Planet: CLEAN TECH: Low carbon, high growthOur Planet: CLEAN TECH: Low carbon, high growth

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

Tunza Vol. 8.3: Resource UseTunza Vol. 8.3: Resource Use

UNEP's magazine for youth.

High mountain glaciers and climate change: Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptationHigh mountain glaciers and climate change: Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation

Climate change is causing signifcant mass loss of glaciers in high mountains worldwide. Although glacier systems show a great amount of inherent complexity and variation, there are clear overall trends indicating global glacier recession, which is likely to accelerate in coming decades. Large gaps remain in our understanding and ability to model accurately the key processes and cause-effect relationships driving glacier response to climate change. In addition, a lot of data on glacier mass chan ...

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010 ReportGlobal Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010 Report

This annual report released by UNEP SEFI and Bloomberg New Energy Finance provides an overview of capital flows and an analysis of the trends in sustainable energy investment activity.

Bilateral Finance Institutions and Climate Change: A Mapping of 2009 Climate Financial Flows to Developing CountriesBilateral Finance Institutions and Climate Change: A Mapping of 2009 Climate Financial Flows to Developing Countries

This report tracks the funds that flowed through the BFI members of the UNEP Working Group: the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), KfW Entwicklungsbank (Development Bank, Germany), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), and the European Investment Bank (EIB).

UN-REDD Programme: 2009 Year in ReviewUN-REDD Programme: 2009 Year in Review

At the global level, the UN-REDD Programme made a number of significant contributions in the area of measurement, reporting and verifi cation (MRV), engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society in REDD+ activities, promotion of the multiple benefi ts of forests, and strengthening interagency collaboration.

Publicly Backed Guarantees as Policy Instruments to Promote Clean EnergyPublicly Backed Guarantees as Policy Instruments to Promote Clean Energy

The second in the financing mechanisms series of SEF Alliance studies, this report focuses on investment guarantees, assessing different types of publicly backed guarantee structures at various stages of product and technology innovation and deployment, and examining the experience of public financing agencies and relevant lessons learned.