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Reducing Emissions
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and forest Degradation
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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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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.

Manual for the Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Technicians and Engineers: Post phase-out period of CFCs and beginning of phase-out of HCFCsManual for the Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Technicians and Engineers: Post phase-out period of CFCs and beginning of phase-out of HCFCs

The manual provides new approaches to prevent emissions of CFCs during the operation and servicing of equipment and catalogues steps to recycle the CFCs and retrofit the equipment. Developing countries, called Article 5 countries under the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer are also embarking on the second stage i.e. phasing-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), the last remaining refrigerant that is ozone depleting. The manual also contains the guidelines for th ...

UNEP Six Priority Areas FactsheetsUNEP Six Priority Areas Factsheets

Factsheets in this series: Climate change, Resource efficiency, Disasters and conflicts, Environmental governance, Harmful substances and hazardous waste, Ecosystem management

Green Economy - Developing Countries Success StoriesGreen Economy - Developing Countries Success Stories

The economic analysis in the Green Economy Report builds in part on the encouraging signs and results of many initiatives around the world. A number of these come from developing countries, including emerging economies, and illustrate a positive benefit stream from specific green investments and policies, that if scaled up and integrated into a comprehensive strategy, could offer an alternative development pathway, one that is pro-growth, projobs and pro-poor.

Dead planet, living planet: Biodiversity and ecosystem restoration for sustainable developmentDead planet, living planet: Biodiversity and ecosystem restoration for sustainable development

Biodiversity and ecosystems deliver crucial services to humankind - from food security to keeping our waters clean, buffering against extreme weather, providing medicines to recreation and adding to the foundation of human culture. Together these services have been estimated to be worth over 21-72 trillion USD every year - comparable to the World Gross National Income of 58 trillion USD in 2008.

Regions: A solution to climate change
Territorial Approach to Climate Change - a global partnership between the United Nations and sub-national governments.Regions: A solution to climate change Territorial Approach to Climate Change - a global partnership between the United Nations and sub-national governments.

Booklet

UNEP Year Book 2010UNEP Year Book 2010

The UNEP Yearbook 2010 is essential, informative and authoritative reading and within six chapters the Year Book addresses the following: In 2009, efforts to advance international environmental governance focussed on defining key objectives and functions for an improved UN architecture to address global environmental change. Ecosystems are being pushed beyond thresholds. Drivers of change that lead to biodiversity loss and changes in ecosystem services are growing in intensity. Dead zones in ...

Pathways for Implementing REDD+Pathways for Implementing REDD+

The critical role of REDD+ in contributing to the global objective of climate change mitigation is increasingly recognised. REDD+ offers significant potential for rapid and low-cost emission reductions, with the added co-benefits of biodiversity, water and soil conservation, as well as poverty reduction. To date, more than four billion dollars in additional funding have been pledged by developed countries to support REDD+ activities in developing countries, which have in turn announced ambitiou ...

South Asia Environment Outlook 2009South Asia Environment Outlook 2009

The South Asia Environment Outlook 2009 covers the state and trends of the environment (land, air, water, biodiversity) and five key issues - (1) Climate Change, (2) Food Security, (3) Water Security, (4) Energy Security, and (5) Managing Urbanization. The report highlights that South Asia is very vulnerable to climate change.

INDUSTRY SECTORAL APPROACHES
AND CLIMATE ACTION:
FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL LEVEL IN A
POST-2012 CLIMATE FRAMEWORKINDUSTRY SECTORAL APPROACHES AND CLIMATE ACTION: FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL LEVEL IN A POST-2012 CLIMATE FRAMEWORK

This Discussion Paper on Industry Sector Approaches to Climate Change is intended to assist negotiators, policymakers and other interested parties in the definition, development and implementation of sectoral approaches. In doing so, it seeks to provide a broad introduction to non-specialists on the subject of sectoral approaches.

Climate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 WorldClimate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 World

The publication "Climate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 World" is the result of a joint effort by UNEP and the ADAM project ("Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies: Supporting European Climate Policy"). The publication provides a collection of short forward-thinking articles by leading experts on the relationship between trade and climate change policies. The authors closely examine a number of timely trade and climate change issues, including the potential use of climate-related border adjus ...