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Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN Systems Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (2011 edition)Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN Systems Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (2011 edition)

The most recent analysis of the UN's performance in implementing the UN's Climate Neutral Strategy. The report includes the details of the greenhouse gas emissions for 54 entities in 2010, as well as ...

Ready, Willing
and Able: Empowering countries to meet the climate challengeReady, Willing and Able: Empowering countries to meet the climate challenge

UNEP's work on climate change is shaped by the UNFCCC talks and outcomes and helps countries to respond to their needs under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol

Climate Action 2011Climate Action 2011

Featuring expert analysis and opinion, Climate Action 2011 is an essential guide for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to the impacts of climate change

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Tunza Vol. 9.3: The road to Rio+20Tunza Vol. 9.3: The road to Rio+20

UNEP's magazine for youth.

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 effect ...

Women at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and hopesWomen at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and hopes

Women are often in the frontline in respect to the impacts of a changing climate. Globally the world is seeing increasingly frequent droughts and floods which are having economic but also profound so ...

Technology Transfer Perspectives Series: Technologies for Adaptation 
Perspectives and Practical ExperiencesTechnology Transfer Perspectives Series: Technologies for Adaptation Perspectives and Practical Experiences

This edition of the Technology Transfer Perspectives Series collects ten articles from adaptation experts and practitioners around the globe. The articles discuss the concept of 'technologies for ada ...

Bridging the Emissions Gap: 
A UNEP Synthesis ReportBridging the Emissions Gap: A UNEP Synthesis Report

The Bridging the Gap: An Assessment is a follow-on to the UNEP 2010 report Emissions Gap: A Preliminary Assessment. It explains to decision-makers and stakeholders the range of potential options ava ...

Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation
into Development Planning:
A Guide for PractitionersMainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners

Climate change adaptation is an area of growing concern and engagement for many developing countries. The myriad and uncertain effects of a changing climate pose significant risks for development and ...

Taking Steps toward Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management - An Introductory GuideTaking Steps toward Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management - An Introductory Guide

Healthy marine and coastal ecosystems provide valuable services - from food security, resources for economic growth and recreation alongside tourism and coastline protection. Among the most productiv ...

Building for the Future
A United Nations Showcase in NairobiBuilding for the Future A United Nations Showcase in Nairobi

The new office facility in Nairobi, houses the headquarters of both the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).

Urban Water Vulnerability to Climate Change in MongoliaUrban Water Vulnerability to Climate Change in Mongolia

This study aims to present the impacts of climate change upon urban water particularly upon the performance of the urban water supply, wastewater and storm water infrastructure, through compiling exi ...

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: Cli ...

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 tren ...

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 ada ...

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