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Reducing Emissions
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New finance models
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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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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.

Clearing the Waters: A focus on Water Quality Solutions	Clearing the Waters: A focus on Water Quality Solutions

The publication addresses the urgency of controlling pollution and preserving water quality around the world. The past few decades have focused on the importance of water quantity in meeting basic human and ecosystem needs for water. Water quality is as important as water quantity for satisfying human and environmental needs, and yet has received far less investment, scientific support, and public attention. An overview of water-quality challenges details the contaminants and human activities t ...

UNEP 2009 Annual ReportUNEP 2009 Annual Report

Providing an overview of UNEP's activities in 2009, this report looks at a broad range of activities carried out by the organization as it follows its mandate to provide environmental leadership and promote sustainable development. Taking the theme of "Seizing the Green Opportunity", the report provides an overview of UNEP's activities in 2009 through the green economy lens. Highlights of the year include the emergence of green growth initiatives around the world, the innovative approaches to a ...

Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean 2010Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean 2010

Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean demonstrates both the urgent need to act and the significant benefits that could be gained by taking early action to adapt and reduce the regions vulnerability to climate change. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) through its Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division and GRID-Arendal hereby present Vital Climate Change Graphics for L ...

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 ...

Technologies for
Climate Change Adaptation: Coastal Erosion and FloodingTechnologies for Climate Change Adaptation: Coastal Erosion and Flooding

Sea level rise, more intense storm surges, and other climate change impacts will pose serious threats to large number of people living along the worlds coasts. This guidebook covers thirteen main adaptation technologies for coastal erosion and flooding due to climate change. For each technology, the authors present a technology description, its advantages and disadvantages, costs and benefits, institutional organisation requirements and detailed examples about its application. This guidebook is ...

Investment in Walking and
Cycling Road Infrastructure
Share the Road:Investment in Walking and Cycling Road Infrastructure Share the Road:

This report outlines the core argument of Share the Road, a campaign that works to help re-balance the current state of road investments across all modes. Share the Road aims to increase investments in walking and cycling infrastructure by working with all stakeholders - governments and donors in particular - to develop and implement strong investment policies specifically for non-motorised transport (NMT). The core impetus is that investments in NMT infrastructure spur a triple win in improv ...

Climate Action 2010-2011Climate Action 2010-2011

Produced to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP), Climate Action provides an essential platform for governments, international opinion leaders, industry experts, distinguished academics and environmentalists to debate the business case for sustainable development and carbon neutrality. Climate Action 2010/11 is a must-have reference guide and assists businesses and organisations – both large and small – to reduce their carbon footprint, highlighting that environment ...

Environment in print 2010Environment in print 2010

The UNEP 2010 catalogue lists some recent tittles. Many are available online on the www.unep.org/publications website and hard copies can be ordered through UNEP's on-line bookstore: www.earthprint.com

Environment in print 2010Environment in print 2010

The UNEP 2010 catalogue lists some recent tittles. Many are available online on the www.unep.org/publications website and hard copies can be ordered through UNEP's on-line bookstore: www.earthprint.com

Our Planet: NATURAL CAPITAL: The Economics of Ecosystems and BiodiversityOur Planet: NATURAL CAPITAL: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

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