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This library contains the most important publications produced by the UN CC:Learn partners on the subject of climate change. It contains over 2100 different documents. Use the search function to the right to look for specific key words, or add filters by organization, theme, or even type of publication.

 

  • UNDP's Response to El Niño and La Niña: From Recurring Crisis to Resilience

    This guidance document explains how UNDP is addressing El Niño and La Niña phenomena.  2015-2016 Ehas been one of the strongest on record for E l Niño, affecting deeply the lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people across 40 countries. It has devastated crops and killed livestock, in some cases dried up water-sources in others caused massive flooding, driven up malnutrition rates, increased disease outbreaks and caused significant migration. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Mitigation, Economic and Development Planning

  • (Un)Natural Disasters: Communicating Linkages Between Extreme Events and Climate Change

    This brief states that there is widespread confusion about the linkages between human-induced climate change and extreme weather, and this is an issue of communication as well as of science. This brief reviews these issues, advancements in event attribution science, and offers suggestions for improvement in communication.

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    Organization(s): WMO

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Science

  • 2015 Annual Performance Report: UNDP Global Environmental Finance Unit

    This activity report focuses on three primary goals: to provide a snapshot of progress made toward multiple development and environment benefits by projects in each region in 2015; to highlight progress made in addressing women, work and the environment; and , to demonstrate the services UNDP provides to the vertical funds that it is accredited to, in particular the Global Environment Facility family of funds.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): GEF

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Gender, Finance

  • 2015 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance

    This activity report provides an overview of mitigation and adaptation finance in the context of the Multilateral Development Banks’ strengthened commitment to work with clients, other development finance institutions, the private sector, and stakeholders to tackle climate challenge with targeted and innovative finance.

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    Organization(s): IDB, WB

    Partner(s): African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Adaptation, Mitigation, Finance

  • 2016 Global Gender and Environment Outlook: The Critical Issues

    This analytical document provides an overview of critical evaluations and analyses the interlinkages between gender and the environment, and their importance for gender-sensitive policymaking and actions. Key policy-relevant questions are addressed: What social forces are producing the changes seen in the environment, and are they gender dependent? What are the large-scale consequences of ongoing ecological changes for social systems and human security, and are the impacts gender-differentiated?

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNDP, UNWOMEN, UNU

    Partner(s): Government of Norway, Government of Sweden, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), Rio + World Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Iceland

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Gender, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • A Climate Resilient, Zero-Carbon Future: UNDP's Vision for Sustainable Development through the Paris Agreement

    This guidance document aims at calling to scale up action in order for countries to deliver zero-carbon economic growth and development for all. Just as the risks and impacts of climate change induced hazards vary between countries, so do the capacities of countries to address them. Developing countries often have less capacity and resources to reduce emissions, adapt to climate impacts, and manage the uncertainty of climate risk, whilst they are confronted with pressing development challenges.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Population Dynamics, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • A Gender Responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture

    This brief provides practical operational information on climate-smart agricultural practices. Taking a gender-responsive approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) means that the particular needs, priorities, and realities of men and women are recognized and adequately addressed in the design and application of CSA so that both men and women can equally benefit.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Partner(s): Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Mitigation, Agriculture and Food

  • A Toolkit for Preparation of Low Carbon Mobility Plan

    This guidance document provides a simplified approach for  Low Carbon Mobility Plan (LCMP) preparation for smaller cities, or cities in which no major investments are envisaged in the short-term. It also gives a step-by-step approach on the methodologies needed for its preparation, and clarifications on the role of stakeholders during the process. The toolkit has a specific focus on cities in less-developed and developing countries where significant infrastructure will be built to cater to a growing transportation demand and, therefore, land-use and transport policies can play an important role in shaping mobility demand and mode choice. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Mitigation, Technology, Transport, Urban

  • A Window to a Greener Future

    This visual resource showcases ICAO's is work to promote and develop capacity building programs to provide further assistance to States and facilitate the development and implementation of States Action Plans. The joint assistance project Capacity building for CO2 mitigation from international aviation aims at providing assistance to a selected group of 14 States in Africa and the Caribbean to support their efforts in developing and implementing their States’ Action Plans on CO2 emissions reduction from international aviation, to establish aviation environmental systems for emissions monitoring at the State level and to identify, evaluate and implement mitigation measures in selected States. 

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    Organization(s): ICAO

    Partner(s): European Commission

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Mitigation, Environment, Industry

  • A World without Hunger Needs Disaster Risk Reduction

    This activity report showcases how WFP implements concrete disaster risk reduction activities, as natural disasters are a leading cause of hunger. Disasters affect the economic and physical access to food, the availability and stability of supplies, and nutrition.

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food

  • Action for Climate Empowerment: Guidelines for accelerating solutions through education, training and public awareness

    This guidance document is designed to help national decision makers better understand the components of Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) and how they can be bolstered by the principles and methods of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The document also aims to provide guidance on engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders, establishing cross-sector partnerships, and mobilizing technical and financial support for ACE.  

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    Organization(s): UNESCO, UNFCCC

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Capacity Development, Training, Children, Education

  • Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) Factsheets

    This is a collection of factsheets highlighting Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme projects. It shows the issues faced by smallholder farmers due to climate change, and the actions IFAD is taking to combat it, and the expected outcomes of these actions. 

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables: Building Secure Food Systems and Celebrating Distinct Culinary Traditions in a World of Climate Uncertainty

    This resource offers recipes from six least developed countries and small island developing states (Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Haiti, Mali, Niger and Sudan) to strengthen climate resilience and enhance food security. It intends to highlight how climate change is impacting specific ingredients and recipes, and how each country's adaptation efforts are changing the ingredients and cooking methods traditionally used.

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    Organization(s): UNDP, CANADA-UNDP

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Ecosystems, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Land Use Management

  • Addressing Climate Change In National Urban Policy: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon and Climate-Resilient Urban Development

    This analytical documents provides a tool for government and other stakeholders that can assist with achieving more sustainable urban development. It facilitates an enabling environment that allows stakeholders to take advantage of urban opportunity. How to address climate change in cities and human settlements represents one of the most pressing challenges facing urban policy-makers today. It recommends how to mainstream such considerations into National Urban Policy, thus helping to empower national governments, local governments, and other stakeholders to effectively address climate change.

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    Organization(s): UNHABITAT

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Economic and Development Planning, Urban

  • Africa Renewal: Africa's Cities of the Future

    This magazine provides an overview of urbanizations and economic development in Africa, as one of the objectives of Sustainable Development Goals is to have sustainable cities that provide opportunities for all, including access to basic services, energy, housing and transport. 

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    Organization(s): United Nations Department of Public Information

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Transport, Urban

  • Africa's Blue Economy: A Policy Handbook

    This guidance document presents a guide to help African member states to better mainstream the Blue Economy into their national development plans, strategies, policies and laws. The Blue Economy approach is premised in the sustainable use, management and conservation of aquatic and marine ecosystems and associated resources.

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Economic Analysis, Environment, Finance, Water

  • African Partnership Facility for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

    This guidance document is based on how crucial coordination and facilitation will be in Africa in order to move forward with the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), as the cornerstone of the Paris Agreement. Parties are now turning their intentions into concrete contributions, facing potential complexities and intricacies in the implementation of nationally determined contributions. 

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): African Union, African Development Bank

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, French

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Economic and Development Planning, Finance

  • After Paris: Fiscal, Macroeconomic and Financial Implications of Global Climate Change

    This analytical document highlights the importance of  practical policy implementation issues, within the context of the December 2015 Paris Agreement's foundation for meaningful progress on addressing climate change. It takes stock of the wide-ranging implications for fiscal, financial, and macroeconomic policies of coming to grips with climate change.

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    Organization(s): IMF

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Economic and Development Planning, Finance

  • Análisis inicial de las implicaciones del Acuerdo de París en la mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático de América Latina y el Caribe

    Este documento analítico se enfoca en las implicancaciones de la implementación en la región de los compromisos referentes a mitigación contenidos en el Acuerdo de París. En particular, se revisa la brecha existente entre las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero compatibles con la meta de mantener la temperatura promedio por debajo de 2° C y las emisiones globales resultantes de la efectiva implementación de las CDN comunicadas a la fecha.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): European Union, EUROCLIMA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): International Law and Policy, Adaptation

  • Analytical Study on the Impacts of Climate Change on the Right to Health

    This analytical document presents that OHCHR organized a panel discussion on the impacts of climate change on the right to health during the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council. The panel discussion was moderated by H.E. Mr. Trung Thanh Nguyen, Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva. The concept note for the discussion and statements of the participants are available below as well as a summary report of the discussion.

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    Organization(s): OHCHR

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Human Rights and Justice

  • Arab Sustainable Development Report: First Edition, 2015

    This activity report examines progress on securing human dignity and well-being in the Arab countries and what is needed to achieve sustainable development in this region in turmoil. It also looks at the complex factors shaping the region: the occupation of Palestinian and other Arab lands; ongoing conflicts; governance, human rights and institutional deficits; and shortcomings in terms of financing, science and technology, trade and statistical capacity.

    The report stresses that urgent action is needed at the national and regional levels, and that integrated, long-term and evidence-based planning and investments that address the root causes of instability in the region are indispensable for achieving the SDGs.

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    Organization(s): UNESCWA, UNEP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Arabic

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Governance – General, Gender, Human Security, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Land Use Management, Security and Defence

  • Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2016: Adapting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the National Level

    This activity report explores ways to adapt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to the unique circumstances, capacities and levels of development of the Asia-Pacific least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States, collectively referred to as countries with special needs (CSN).

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Mitigation

  • Assessing Socioeconomic Resilience to Floods in 90 Countries

    This analytical document presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare, and a tool to help decision makers identify the most promising policy options to reduce welfare losses due to floods.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Risk Reduction/Management, Water

  • Biomass Energy Service-based Rural Energy Entrepreneurship

    The guidance document addresses the challenges of rural energy enterprises in developing countries, and sets out solutions such as cooking energy service parameters. The document also explains the AIREC cooking energy service decision support tool and the performance assessments of various cooking energy technologies. It also identifies the importance of biomass as a potential alternative to fossil fuels, and of many other petrochemicals depending on local resources and community needs.

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    Organization(s): UNESCWA

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Technology, Energy

  • Brochure: Climate is Changing. Food and Agriculture Must Too

    This brochure presents World Food Day on 16 October 2016, which promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. World Food Day is also an important opportunity to send a strong message to the public: we can end hunger in this lifetime and become the Zero Hunger Generation, but everyone needs to work together to achieve this goal.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Russian, French, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • Capacity-building Work of Bodies Established under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol: Compilation and Synthesis Report by the Secretariat

    This policy document aims to inform discussions during the 5th meeting of the Durban Forum for in-depth discussion on capacity-building. The report compiles and synthesizes information on capacity-building contained in reports published by relevant bodies established under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol and by the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism and the Adaptation Fund Board from the 4th meeting of the Durban Forum to the end of December 2015. 

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Capacity Development

  • Carbon Credits and Additionality: Past, Present, and Future

    This technical document clarifies the concept of additionality and its significance for crediting mechanisms; describes the different approaches that have been used to demonstrate or test additionality; and explores the implications of the evolving carbon markets on the application and importance of additionality.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Carbon Financing and CDM, Mitigation, Technology, Finance

  • Catalyzing Climate-Smart Land Use For A Sustainable Future

    This guidance document presents climate-smart land use, which gives an opportunity for advancing the multiple win of sustainable food production, rural development, climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation, and ecosystem resilience. The document also states that climate-smart land use can contribute to improving rural livelihoods and strengthening the resilience of rural communities, while safeguarding the rights of indigenous peoples. 

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    Organization(s): GEF

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Land Use Management

  • Cities and Climate Change Initiative Bulletin (July 2016)

    This analytical report displays CCCI’s engagements with Adaptation Fund, EU Covenant of Mayors, Compact of Mayors, SIDA, Vilankulo, Mozambique, Glasgow and Caribbean cities.

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    Organization(s): UNHABITAT

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Governance – Territorial and Local, Adaptation

  • Cities and Climate Change Initiative Fact Sheet

    This guidance document exposes the Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI), which supports cities in emerging and developing countries to address climate challenge. The Initiative supports cities responding to the negative impact of climate change that is already being felt worldwide, and to put in place appropriate mitigation measures. CCCI places emphasis on participatory processes, sound analysis, sustainable urban planning, good governance, responsive leadership, and practical initiatives at all levels.

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    Organization(s): UNHABITAT

    Partner(s): Kingdom of Norway, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Cities Alliance, European Union

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Mitigation, Economic and Development Planning, Urban

  • Clear the Air for Children

    This guidance document looks at how children, particularly the most disadvantaged, are affected by air pollution. It points out that around 300 million children live in areas where the air is toxic – exceeding international limits by at least six times – and that children are uniquely vulnerable to air pollution, breathing faster than adults on average and taking in more air relative to their body weight. The document also notes that air pollution is a major contributing factor in the deaths of around 600,000 children under age 5 every year and threatens the health, lives and futures of millions more.

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    Organization(s): UNICEF

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Children, Environment, Health

  • Climate and Disaster Resilience

    This analytical document presents transformative opportunities that exist for Pacific Island countries over the next 25 years and identifies the region’s biggest challenges that require urgent action.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): Pacific Possible

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Human Security, Risk Reduction/Management, Water

  • Climate Change and Food Security: Risks and Responses

    This guidance document presents that climate change impacts directly agroecosystems, with in turn has a potential impact on agricultural production, which drives economic and social impacts, which impact livelihoods. In other words, impacts translate from climate to the environment, to the productive sphere, to economic and social dimensions. The document also suggest ensuring food security in the face of climate change is among the most daunting challenges facing humankind. Action is urgently needed now to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience of food systems to ensure food security and good nutrition for all.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Ecosystems, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food

  • Climate Change and Labour: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace

    This analytical document explains the underlying mechanisms of the impact of climate change through altered thermal conditions in the workplace, shows examples of the current and likely future impacts and provides indications of policy response options to these challenges. 

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    Organization(s): ILO, UNDP, UNI, WHO, IOM

    Partner(s): Climate Vulnerable Forum, International Organization of Employers, International Trade Union, Act Alliance

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Mitigation, Labour

  • Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2016

    This guidance document provides a comprehensive review of the potential role of nuclear power in mitigating global climate change and its contribution to other economic, environmental and social sustainability challenges. The document also examines broader issues relevant to the climate change–nuclear energy nexus, such as costs, financing, safety, waste management and non-proliferation. Recent and future trends in the increasing share of renewables in overall electricity generation and its effect on nuclear power are also presented.

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Energy

  • Climate change: Minimizing the Scale and Impact of Climate Change – UNEP 2015 Annual Report

    This activity report presents UNEP's work on climate change, particularly in three areas:

    1) Climate resilience – supporting countries in using ecosystem-based approaches to adapt and build resilience to climate change; 

    2) Low-emission growth – Supporting countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adopt renewable energy, increase energy efficiency measures and reduce air pollution, and; 

    3) REDD+ – Enabling countries to seize investment opportunities that reduce greenhouse emissions from deforestation and forest degradation with adequate social and environmental safeguards.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Forestry

  • Climate Mitigation in China: Which Policies Are Most Effective?

    This technical document develops a practical spreadsheet tool for evaluating a wide range of national level fiscal and regulatory policy options for reducing energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in China. The model, which captures fuel use in the power, transport, and other energy sectors out to 2030, with fuel responsiveness parameterized to empirical literature, estimates the impacts of mitigation policies on CO2 emissions, revenue, premature deaths from local air pollution, household and industry groups. 

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    Organization(s): IMF

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Governance – Territorial and Local, Economic and Development Planning

  • Climate Projections and Extreme Climate Indices for the Arab Region

    This technical document measures the impact of climate change on freshwater resources through an integrated assessment, in order to identify the related underlying causes of socioeconomic and environmental vulnerability in the Arab region. The document is prepared within the framework of the Regional Initiative for the Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region (RICCAR). 

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    Organization(s): UNESCWA

    Partner(s): League of Arab States, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Arabic

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Economic and Development Planning, Water

  • Climate Services Video

    This video focuses on how some vulnerable countries do not have adequate information to manage climate risks. CLimate servics aims to provide suitable climate information to governments, communities and individuals so that they can take better decisions to increase their food security and resilience.

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food

  • Climdev-Africa Youth Platform: Empowering African Youth for Climate Change Dialogue and Response Actions

    This guidance document highlights the urge to engage with non-State actors, especially young people, in the context of the Paris Agreement laying out long-term ambitions for climate change. It explains the ClimDev-Africa Youth Platform, set up by the Climate for Development Programme (ClimDev-Africa),  as a regional platform for the interaction of African youth networks on climate change.

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): African Union, African Development Bank

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, French

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Culture, Education

  • Coping with Water Scarcity in Agriculture: a Global Framework for Action in a Changing Climate

    This brief provides an overview of the relationship between water scarcity and agriculture and states that agriculture is both a cause and a casualty of water scarcity. While demand for water for agriculture and other uses are increasing rapidly, climate change also affects fresh water resources negatively both in terms of quantity and quality. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food, Water

  • Create Green Jobs to Realize the Benefits of Low Emission Development

    This brief gives an overview of selected benefits and development goals linked to low emission development strategies (LEDS) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Partner(s): LEDS Global Partnership

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Green Jobs/Economy, Mitigation, Labour

  • Designing a Nearly Zero Energy Rnovation Project in Hotels - neZEH Training Material for Building Professionals

    This visual resource presents guidelines, policy, terminology, technical requirements and examples of the project nearly Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH), which are particularly useful for building professionals. 

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    Organization(s): UNWTO

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Croatian, French, Greek, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Training, Mitigation, Energy, Tourism

  • Developing Country Support Needs for the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

    This analytical document is based on a survey conducted to assess capacity development support needs among developing countries as they prepare for implementation of the Paris Agreement and, in particular, their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The survey addressed countries’ progress on NDC implementation planning, as well as capacity development or technical assistance needs related to NDC implementation. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Economic and Development Planning

  • Developing the Capacities of the Arab Countries for Climate Change Adaptation by Applying Integrated Water Resources Management Tools Project

    Organization(s): UNESCWA, WHO, UNEP

    Partner(s): Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD), the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Arabic

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Economic and Development Planning, Water

  • Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016: Nurturing Productivity for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

    This analytical document intends to focus on the importance for the Asia-Pacific region to adopt a development model that relies more on domestic and regional demand that, among other things, nurtures inclusiveness, equality and social stability. This comes as the centre of economic gravity is continuing to move eastwards.

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Risk Reduction/Management, Economic and Development Planning

  • El Acuerdo de París y los medios de implementación: su importancia para América Latina y el Caribe

    Este documento analítico se basa en los resultados alcanzados en la 21º Conferencia de las Partes (COP) de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas (CMNUCC), especialmente enfocándose en el Acuerdo de París (AP), adoptado el 12 de diciembre de 2015, y los medios de implementación para su cumplimiento. Además, busca realizar un examen preliminar de las implicancias del Acuerdo para la región de América Latina y el Caribe en relación con los medios de implementación para la acción climática.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): European Union, EUROCLIMA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Economic and Development Planning

  • El Acuerdo de París y sus Implicaciones para América Latina y el Caribe

    Este documento analítico se basa en los resultados alcanzados en la vigésima primera Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas para el Cambio Climático. El estudio tiene como propósito central analizar El Acuerdo de París, así como realizar un examen preliminar de sus implicaciones para la región de América Latina y el Caribe.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): European Union, EUROCLIMA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): International Law and Policy, Adaptation, Economic and Development Planning

  • El Acuerdo de París y sus Implicaciones para América Latina y el Caribe: Sumario

    Este documento analítico  proporciona una perspectiva del Acuerdo de París y sus implicaciones para América Latina y el Caribe, y donde se desarrollan estos temas con mayor profundidad. El objetivo de este documento es proporcionar información sumaria para fomentar la cooperación, refuerzo de capacidades y colaboración Sur-Sur en el marco de la Plataforma Regional de Cambio Climático. También analiza las implicaciones del Acuerdo de París en la mitigación y la adaptación al cambio climático de la región.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): European Union, EUROCLIMA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): International Law and Policy, Adaptation, Mitigation

  • El Niño and Food Security

    This guidance document provides an overview of how El Niño climate pattern, which is strongly linked to weather fluctuations around the globe, is fueling an international food security crisis for millions of people. By disturbing rainfall and temperature patterns, El Niño has affected agriculture, water supplies and the spread of disease, and is now threatening the food security and livelihoods for some 60 million people worldwide. 

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Environment

  • Emissions Trading in Practice: A Handbook on Design and Implementation

    This technical document explains the rationale for an emission trading system (ETS) and sets out a 10-step process for designing an ETS – each step involves a series of decisions or actions that will shape major features of the policy. In doing so, the document draws both on conceptual analysis and on some of the most important practical lessons learned to date from implementing ETSs around the world, including from the European Union, several provinces and cities in China, California and Québec, the Northeastern United States, Alberta, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, Tokyo, and Saitama.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): Partnership for Market Readiness, International Carbon Action Partnership, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Environmental Defense Fund, Vivid Economics

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Carbon Financing and CDM, Mitigation

  • Employment and Labour Market Policies for a Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economy and Societies for All

    This technical document explains how greening of economies through public and private investments in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication will require a mix of macroeconomic, industrial, sectoral, labour market and skills policies. These investments in the formal and informal sector will create and enable sustainable enterprises to prosper. 

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Green Jobs/Economy, Economic and Development Planning, Labour

  • Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050 - RDS-1/36

    This guidance document presents projections of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the world’s nuclear power generating capacity. The document is now in its 36th edition.

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Energy

  • Enhancing Water Resource Mnagement through an Inclusive Green Economy Approach: The Case of Lake Victoria Basin

    This brief provides a synthesis of the findings and recommends of an upcoming report by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The document also shows the development and implementation of an inclusive green economy strategy or framework for water resource management in the Basin under the Lake Victoria Basin Commission.

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Green Jobs/Economy, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Water

  • Ethiopia Climate-Smart Agriculture Scoping Study

    This guidance document aims at identifying and documenting existing climate-smart agriculture practices in Ethiopia that enable stakeholders to understand the opportunities and constraints to adopting particular climate-smart agriculture technologies or practices.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food, Land Use Management

  • Filling Buckets, Fueling Change: Ensuring Gender-Responsive Climate Change Adaptation

    This analytical document is based on a study of gender-responsive adaptation approaches being implemented in six countries.  It targets adaptation practitioners and decision-makers at all levels (from community to global) who are designing new adaptation initiatives and/or developing new climate change-related policies.  It provides a framework in which to examine concrete examples of gender-responsive approaches and how they can lead to greater adaptation impact.  It also makes the argument not only for the need for integrated approaches to gender and climate change but more importantly, to identify what inputs, resources and partnerships are needed to pursue them effectively. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP, CANADA-UNDP

    Partner(s): GEF

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Gender

  • Financing Sustainable Development: The Critical Role of Risk and Resilience

    This activity report is in part based on a set of key messages crafted from the work of a technical workshop featuring the involvement of experts from across the aid and financing worlds. Elaborating on some of these messages, this report is designed to influence state actors, development finance practitioners and private sector stakeholders. Data and examples are used throughout for emphasis, but this report is not a comprehensive analysis of the various risks, and the requirements, for building resilience. It does however make the case that better risk management and the building of resilience are imperative for sustainable development.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Risk Reduction/Management, Finance

  • Food and Agriculture: Key to Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    This guidance document shows that the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda galvanizes and commits the International community to act together to surmount them and trasform our world for today's and future generations.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • Food and Nutrition Security and the Eradication of Hunger CELAC 2025: Furthering Discussion and Regional Cooperation

    This analytical document aims to provide the region’s countries with the information on the status of food and nutrition security. The document analyzes the possibility of addressing malnutrition, in a context where the effects of climate change could threaten the progress achieved.

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNECLAC

    Partner(s): Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración (ALADI)

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Spanish

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Human Security, Agriculture and Food, Health

  • Forestry for a Low-Carbon Future: Integrating Forests and Wood Products in Climate Change Strategies

    This guidance document provides an overview of mitigation in the forest sector, addressing the handling of forests under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The document also describes some activities assessing their mitigation potential and economic attractiveness as well as opportunities and challenges for implementation. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Mitigation, Environment, Forestry

  • Forests and Climate Change

    This guidance document focuses on how forests and trees  are fundamental for food security and improved livelihoods. Forests can be an essential component when designing well-balanced adaptation and mitigation strategies against climate change in countries' INDCs. Sustainably managed forests can also help countries to move from a heavy-impact fossil-fuel lead economy to one with a lighter impact. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Forestry

  • From the Istanbul Programme of Action to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    This guidance document explains how the Istanbul Programme of Action aims at overcoming the structural challenges of the LDCs through building their human and productive capacities and enabling their graduation from the LDC category. Its objective is to support the sustainable development of LDCs.

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Economic and Development Planning

  • Future-Ready Shipping Conference Outcome at A Glance

    This activity report is about the two-day inaugural Future-Ready Shipping 2015 conference. The event provided a dedicated forum for maritime leaders and professionals to review the latest technologies available for improved energy efficiency of ships as well as to discuss how to facilitate successful technology transfers between countries and increase the take-up of maritime technologies worldwide. 

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    Organization(s): IMO

    Partner(s): Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Science, Technology, Energy, Transport

  • GEF Factsheets

    This is a collection of factsheets highlighting IFAD-GEF projects. It shows the issues faced by smallholder farmers due to climate change, and the actions IFAD is taking to combat it, and the expected outcomes of these actions.

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    Organization(s): IFAD, GEF

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • Gender Integration into Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): Tools for Data Collection and Analysis for Policy and Research

    This guidance document provides some insight on the data and tools necessary when dealing with the analysis of the effects of  Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) on food security, focusing on a gender perspective. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Gender, Agriculture and Food

  • Getting Climate-Ready: A Guide for Schools on Climate Action

    This guidance document explains the reason that schools should take on a whole-school approach to climate action and provides six guidelines that suggest how to concretely include climate action in school governance, teaching and learning, campus and facility management, and partnerships with the community. The guidelines and examples are based on a survey looking at climate action projects at 55 schools in 12 countries of UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet). 

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Public Participation, Capacity Development, Training, Adaptation, Children, Education

  • Getting to Zero: A Poverty, Environment and Climate Call to Action for the Sustainable Development Goals

    This guidance document proposes a "triple vision" of zero extreme poverty, zero net climate emissions, and zero net loss of natural assets, which can be achieved through increased empowerment and rights for women and men suffering extreme poverty, developing integrated, inclusive and transformative institutions, inclusive finance and business, and improving and aligning poverty, environment and climate messages, narratives and metrics to galvanize and measure progress toward achieving the SDGs.

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Gender, Human Rights and Justice, Human Security, Mitigation, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • Global Education Monitoring Report 2016: Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All

    This analytical report provides insights for governments and policy makers to monitor and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG 4). The report shows that on current trends, contrary to global commitments for 2030, universal primary education will be achieved in 2042; universal lower secondary completion in 2059; and universal upper secondary completion in 2084.

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Capacity Development, Children, Education

  • Going Further, Faster - Together: Sustainable Energy for All Strategic Framework for Results (2016-2021)

    This technical document aims to provide strategic direction to the Sustainable Energy for All platform and its partners that operate on a global basis. It focuses on how to move further, faster in the coming five years towards the delivery of SEforALL’s three, 2030 objectives: ensure universal access to modern energy services; double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. It is framed in the context of agreements reached on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) on energy and the Paris Agreement on climate change. 

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    Organization(s): SE4All

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Energy, Environment

  • Green Energy Choices: The Benefits, Risks and Trade-Offs of Low-Carbon Technologies for Electricity Production

    This technical document presents the first in-depth international comparative assessment of the environmental and resource impacts of different energy technologies, modelled over the whole life cycle of each technology. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Green Jobs/Economy, Science, Technology, Energy, Transport

  • Greenhouse Gas Data Management Building Systems for Corporate/ Facility-Level Reporting

    The technical document aims to provide specific guidance for policy makers and IT developers on all aspects of designing and developing greenhouse gas (GHG) data management systems that support industry reporting programs.

    Drawing on lessons learned from a number of jurisdictions – including Australia, California, Chile, China, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, and the US – the report highlights the legal, institutional, and technical considerations associated with designing and developing such systems, and describes a step-by-step process for determining their functional and technical requirements.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Carbon Financing and CDM, Economic Analysis, Mitigation, Finance

  • Greening Africa's Industrialization: Economic Report on Africa 2016

    This guidance document shows that structural transformation is a priority for Africa's economy and greening industrialization is the strategy to achieve it in practice. The document also provides policy options to follow. 

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Economic Analysis, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • Greening Economies, Enterprises and Jobs: The Role of Employers' Organizations in the Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Enterprises

    This guidance document provides an overview on: the evolving contribution of business to the sustainable development debate; planetary boundaries, environmental challenges and their implications for business; the greening of enterprises and workplaces, and; the role that business and employers’ organizations can play in lobbying and service development in the environmental field.

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Partner(s): International Organization of Employers

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Green Jobs/Economy, Industry, Labour

  • Guidebook for Online Facilitators: Sharing Experiences from Climate Change and Agriculture Communities of Practice

    This guidance document synthesizes lessons learned from the FAO Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture programme’s work with online communities of practice. The document aims to help others searching for effective ways to organize and facilitate online communities. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Training, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • Guidelines: Implementing the Resilience Pathways Model (RPM)

    This guidance document aims to provide an expanded understanding of the UNOPS Resilience Pathways Model (RPM) as it applies within the development and humanitarian contexts. While the issue of resilience is not new, the RPM represents a unique approach to addressing resilience within the context of all major global frameworks and in particular the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).

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    Organization(s): UNOPS

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Science, Technology

  • Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning Toolkit

    This technical document offers a toolkit providing:

    1. An explanation of “how to” carry out a city-level assessment;

    2. A summary sheet of indicators;

    3. A worksheet for calculating indicator values;

    4. A sample Table of Contents of an assessment report.

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    Organization(s): UNHABITAT

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Capacity Development

  • Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

    This guidance document prsents the inclusion of Science, technology and innovation (STI) in both the Sustainable Development Goals and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. For STI to be effectively implemented for inclusive and sustainable development, it is critical to first chart the practical steps needed for balanced and integrated development. This 2016 publication makes an important contribution to these deliberations.

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Science, Technology

  • High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy

    This analytical document analyzes the impacts of climate change through the water cycle and the consequences across the globe. It also suggests some policies that induce water-use efficiency, and investments in adaptive technologies in order to reduce the negative effects.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Risk Reduction/Management, Environment, Finance, Water

  • Horizons 2030: Equality at the Centre of Sustainable Development

    This analytical document aims to provide a complement to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals from a structuralist perspective and from the point of view of the Latin American and Caribbean countries. In this endeavour, the structuralist tradition is expanded to afford more emphasis to the environmental and global dimensions of economic development. 

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    Organization(s): UNECLAC

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Spanish

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Risk Reduction/Management, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • How Paris Became the Capital of Climate Finance

    This guidance document traces the evolution of the ‘networked solution’ to finance that came together at the COP21 in Paris, linking the formal negotiations with a broader set of actions by financial regulators, by financial institutions and also by civil society. It explores the creative dynamic between France’s efforts to stimulate action within its own domestic financial system, and the international steps harnessing the financial system for climate security. It closes with reflections on how this new approach can be deepened in the year ahead. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Governance – General

  • How to Become a Greenz Climate Champion

    This toolkit aims to introduce the topic of climate change and adaptation in eight activity-based and interactive units to primary school teachers and students in Grenada. The Grenadian-German Programme “Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies” (ICCAS) introduced the toolkit to 49 primary schools in the small island state and is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

    The toolkit consists of a teacher manual, a worksheet collection, student passports, stickers and posters. Grenadian illustrator Stacey Byer developed child-friendly images for each unit. To date, 400 posters and 900 student passports including sticker sets were delivered to primary schools.

     

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Government of Grenada

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Training, Adaptation, Education, Environment

  • ICAO Environment Report

    This activity report shares information on the progress made over the last three years across key areas of ICAO’s environmental protection activities. This fourth edition builds on the success of the past reports. This compendium of technical and scientific articles informs the public of the work of the ICAO Secretariat, ICAO Member States and the many other stakeholders involved. As such, it is considered as the reference document in the area of international aviation and the environment and captures all main developments in this field.

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    Organization(s): ICAO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Environment, Industry

  • ICT in Disaster Risk Management Initiatives in Asia and the Pacific

    This technical document intends to identify innovative initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region that utilize information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enhance disaster risk management. After an overview of ICT in disaster risk management in section 2, the third section provides some examples of innovative ICT solutions used in hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment initiatives in the Asia Pacific region. The focus and angle of analysis is on public-private partnerships (PPPs), e-resilience and community involvement. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Risk Reduction/Management, Technology, Culture

  • Impacts of Electricity Market Reforms on the Choice of Nuclear and Other Generation Technologies

    This analytical document summarizes the insights drawn from detailed studies undertaken by researchers in participating IAEA Member States. The multi-country study in 2010–2014 asked questions such as: 1) What has been the influence of reform and non-reform factors in shaping the technological landscape in various countries? and 2) What are the prospects for nuclear power under alternative market reform schemes? 

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Energy

  • Implementation of the Framework for Capacity-building in Developing Countries: Synthesis Report by the Secretariat

    This policy document has been prepared to support the Subsidiary Body for Implementation in its annual monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the framework for capacitybuilding in developing countries in accordance with decisions 2/CP.7 and 29/CMP.1. The report draws on information synthesized from national communications, biennial update reports, biennial reports, the 2015 annual report of the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol and the 2015 annual report of the Nairobi Framework Partnership.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Capacity Development, Mitigation

  • Impulser le Commerce Alimentaire de L’Afrique Dans le Contexte du Changement Climatique

    Ce document d'orientation explique comment la variabilité et le changement climatiques ont des incidences diverses sur la production agricole. Des cultures qui traditionnellement avaient de bons rendements dans certaines régions, peuvent diminuer alors que d’autres peuvent se développer. De même, des zones où par le passé les rendements étaient faibles, peuvent devenir plus productives avec les variations de la température et de la pluviométrie.

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): African Union, African Development Bank

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): French

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning

  • Inclusive Green Economy Policies for Structural Transformation in Africa

    This brief provides a synthesis of the report by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) entitled “Inclusive green economy and structural transformation in Africa” and highlights its key messages. The ECA report explores the linkages and contributions of inclusive green economy policies and strategies to the structural transformation of African countries, as well as the transmission mechanisms that could ensure the sustainability of the transformation. 

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Green Jobs/Economy, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • Industry and the Green Economy in North Africa: Challenges, Practices and Lessons Learned

    This guidance document shows the views of industrialists regarding the issue of the green economy. The document also provides a review of their understanding on associated challenges and opportunities as well as the progress made in integrating environmental and social challenges into their strategies and activities. The document also highlights the constraints and expectations of enterprises where public policy reforms are concerned.

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • Info Brief 5: Summaries of Information - How to Demonstrate REDD+ Safeguards Are Being Addressed and Respected

    This brief elaborates on UNFCCC guidance to achieve transparency, consistency, comprehensiveness and effectiveness when informing on how all the UNFCCC REDD+ safeguards, also known as the “Cancun safeguards”, are being addressed and respected. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNDP, FAO, UNREDD

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Governance – General, REDD, Forestry

  • Innovaciones de impacto: lecciones sobre adaptación al cambio climático de la agricultura familiar en América Latina y el Caribe

    En este documento de orientación se incluye la narración de los casos ganadores del concurso Fontagro, con el fin de identificar casos exitosos de adaptación al cambio climático en la agricultura familiar, y difundir las lecciones aprendidas. Cada caso incluye datos -cuantificables en la mayoría de los casos- que muestran los resultados obtenidos por los productores familiares después de implementar las innovaciones. En general, los casos han contado con una participación primordial de los usuarios de la tecnología y se han puesto en práctica en alianza con múltiples instituciones de investigación y desarrollo. Finalmente se incluyen algunas reflexiones y una síntesis de las lecciones aprendidas.

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    Organization(s): Inter-American Development Bank

    Partner(s): GEF, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Capacity Development, Agriculture and Food, Education

  • Internal and Cross Border Migration, Displacement and Labour Mobility in the Context of Climate Change

    This policy document is drawn from a chapter on climate change and migration in a forthcoming report by the International Bar Association on the “Legal Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation.” The document considers the legal challenges for persons uprooted by climate change both internally and across borders and explores how regional labour mobility arrangements can support climate adaptation. 

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, International Law and Policy, Adaptation, Labour

  • IPCC Expert Meeting on Communication

    This activity report summarizes the discussions at the Expert Meeting, which yielded recommendations to the IPCC on how it could build on the advances it has already made in communication to ensure that its assessments are clear, accessible, actionable and relevant to all its stakeholders.

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    Organization(s): IPCC, WMO, UNEP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Public Participation, Science

  • IPCC Expert Meeting on the Future of the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impacts and Climate Analysis

    This activity report presents the proceedings and recommendations from the Expert Meeting on the future of the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA) which was held in Geneva, Switzerland from 26 – 27 January 2016. The purpose of the meeting was to obtain input from relevant experts on the future role of TGICA in relation to the needs of the IPCC and in the context of an evolving landscape of climate change related data and scenario provision. The meeting was attended by 57 invited experts from a wide range of organizations and countries.

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    Organization(s): IPCC, WMO, UNEP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Economic Analysis, Science

  • Key Messages on Human Rights and Climate Change

    This brief highlight the essential obligations and responsibilities of States and other duty-bearers (including businesses) and their implications for climate change-related agreements, policies, and actions. The brief suggests that in order to foster policy coherence and help ensure that climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts are adequate, sufficiently ambitious, non-discriminatory and otherwise compliant with human rights obligations, the following considerations should be reflected in all climate action.

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    Organization(s): OHCHR

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Human Rights and Justice

  • La Economía del Cambio Climático en Honduras: Mensajes Clave 2016

    Este informe de actividad se desarrolla en el marco de la iniciativa “La Economía del Cambio Climático en Centroamérica” (ECC CA) desde 2008 con el propósito de estimar y evidenciar los impactos de la variabilidad y el cambio climático y propiciar la discusión sobre políticas públicas en sectores clave. Esta publicación es un resumen de los análisis de impactos potenciales del cambio climático y de las discusiones sobre opciones de políticas públicas en Honduras generadas a partir de la iniciativa ECC CA.

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    Organization(s): UNECLAC

    Partner(s): Secretaría de Energía, Recursos Naturales, Ambiente y Minas de Honudras

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Economic and Development Planning

  • Lao PDR: Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analyzing Resilience

    This activity report examines climate impacts on livelihoods and is intended to be used as a tool to identify adaptation options for the most vulnerable livelihoods. Livelihoods in Lao PDR are diverse owing to a complex topography and the flows of the Mekong River basin. Over 40 unique livelihood groups exist in the country, each with a unique resilience profile.

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Partner(s): Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's Department Disaster Management and Climate Change, USAID

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Agriculture and Food, Urban

  • Los activos abandonados: el desafío del riesgo climático

    Este informe de actividad incluye una extensa revisión de la literatura, análisis de estudios de casos, entrevistas exhaustivas, numerosas consultas informales y una encuesta para identificar las brechas que existen en la literatura sobre activos abandonados. El objetivo del mismo es profundizar en el tema y la bibliografía existente, así como también destacar las oportunidades de desarrollo de trabajos futuros, especialmente en ALC. 

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    Organization(s): Inter-American Development Bank

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Risk Reduction/Management, Environment

  • Loss and Damage: The Role of Ecosystem Services

    This analytical report discusses climate impacts on specific ecosystem services, including on provisioning services, regulating services, supporting services and cultural services. It outlines a range of policy solutions to address climate impacts that are related to: assessing loss and damage to ecosystem services; avoiding and reducing loss and damage; risk reduction; and identifies areas for future research.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Environment

  • Managing Climate Risk Using Climate-Smart Agriculture

    This guidance document suggests that policy-makers need assistance in identifying risk management options in the agricultural sector that allow them to effectively respond to the climate risks they face, while maintaining and enhancing agricultural policy objectives. Climate-smart agricultural (CSA) approach was developed to provide this assistance and this brief highlights some of the key findings related to risk management from CSA case studies.

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    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food

  • Mapping to Support Land-Use Planning for REDD+ in Kenya: Securing Additional Benefits

    This guidance document aims to support REDD+ planning in Kenya through the development of maps on the distribution of drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, potential additional benefits of implementing REDD+ activities, and different implementation possibilities for REDD+ strategy options.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNDP, FAO, UNREDD, Government of Kenya

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Governance – General, Biodiversity, REDD, Ecosystems, Forestry

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