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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.

 

  • (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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • NDC Implementation Readiness Checklist

    This guidance document identifies nine key steps or stages that countries will need to consider as they prepare for implementation of their current and future Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The checklist is intended to be used by governments to guide national conversations around the topic of NDC implementation, moving from planning to action. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): WRI

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • NDC Invest

    These guidance documents allow countries to access resources for transforming their national commitments into achievable investment plans. It is comprised of four main elements: 1) NDC programmer, 2) NDC pipeline accelerator, 3) NDC market booster, and 4) NDC finance mobilizer. The Paris Agreement, the UN’s sustainable development goals and the delivery of iNDCs marked a turning point towards shouldering climate responsibility and improving human welfare.

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    Organization(s): Inter-American Development Bank

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Spanish

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

  • Nearly Zero Energy Hotels: Towards Low Carbon Growth in the European Union - neZHE Position Paper

    This guidance document gives an overview of the initiative Nearly Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH), which aims to support the European accommodation industry in accelerating the rate of refurbishment of existing buildings into Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB), providing technical advice to hoteliers for NZEB renovations, demonstrating the sustainability of such projects and challenging further large scale renovations through capacity building activities, showcasing best practices and promoting the front runners. 

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    Organization(s): UNWTO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • New and Renewable Energy: Apprise Yourself with the Latest Technological Innovations

    This guidance document intends to provide readers up to date of most of the relevant and latest technological developments and events in the field of New and Renewable Energy. The Update is tailored to policy-makers, industries and technology transfer intermediaries. This issue highlights 1) Thin-film solar cells, 2) Bladeless wind energy convertor, 3) Device to harvest wave energy, 4) Carbon capture through fuel cells, 5) Production of ultra-pure hydrogen, and 6) Biodiesel fuel from algae.

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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, Technology, Energy, Environment

  • neZEH Brochure

    This brochure introduces a project "nearly Zero Energy Hotels" (neZEH), which is co-funded by the European Commission in the frame of the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, aiming to accelerate the rate of large scale renovations of hotels into nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) by providing technical advice to committed hoteliers and demonstrating flagship nZEB projects in the European hospitality sector.

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    Organization(s): UNWTO

    Partner(s): European Commission

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

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

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

  • Non-carbon Benefits of REDD+: The Case for Supporting Non-carbon Benefits in Africa

    This analytical document emanates from the discussion of how countries might incentivize NCBs. It differentiates between co-benefits and non-carbon benefits on the basis that the latter are a precondition for the sustainability of REDD+ while the former are opportunistic benefits (so-called “lowhanging fruit”) that have not been specifically planned for.  

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): CDKN Advocacy Fund

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development

    This guidance document explores the possible contribution of nuclear energy to addressing the issues of sustainable development through a large selection of indicators. The document reviews the characteristics of nuclear power in comparison with alternative sources of electricity supply, according to economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainability. The findings suggest the contribution that can be made by the development and operation of nuclear power plants in contributing to more sustainable energy systems.

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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, Governance – General, Economic and Development Planning, Energy

  • Nuclear Techniques for Climate-Smart Agriculture

    This brief introduces the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/ International Atomic Energy Agency (FAO/IAEA) Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, which aims to optimize and strengthen the capacities of member countries in using nuclear and isotopic techniques to improve agricultural resilience and the adaptation to climate change. 

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    Organization(s): FAO, IAEA

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y Retos del Desarrollo Rural en Centroamérica y la República Dominicana

    Este documento analítico se enfoca en la identificación de los retos económicos, sociales y ambientales del desarrollo rural y agroalimentario en Centroamérica y la República Dominicana, y la importancia de los sistemas de información para la formulación, monitoreo y evaluación de políticas públicas. Asimismo, se muestra la interconexión de dichos retos con los ODS y con las demás metas e indicadores sobre la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional y el desarrollo rural. 

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    Organization(s): UNECLAC

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

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

  • Oceans Economy and Trade: Sustainable Fisheries, Transport and Tourism

    This summary by the chairperson presents the outcome of a joint seminar, co-organized by UNCTAD, in an interdivisional effort and in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Oceans Institute. The event was held on 10-12 May 2016 in Geneva and focused on SDG 14 as well as on other Sustainable Development Goals and targets and considered, inter alia, a range of interconnected issues related to sustainable transport, ship-source pollution prevention and control and climate change adaptation for ports and other critical transport infrastructure. 

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • OSCAR – Online Solution for Carbon Analysis and Reporting: The Postal Industry Rises to the Challenge of Climate Change

    This flyer presents the Online Solution for Carbon Analysis and Reporting (OSCAR) for the postal industry, which is the latest tool offered, free of charge, by UPU to its 192 members. The tools assists in creating comprehensive reports on greenhouse gas emissions with 20 key carbon performance indicators that enable postal services to track their progress overtime, benchmark their performance against industry averages, and ultimately to reduce and offset their emissions.

    The video "About OSCAR" is available here

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    Organization(s): UPU

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Arabic, English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese

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

  • Planning and Implementing a National Page Partnership: Guidance for Page Partner Countries

    This guidance document provides information and suggestions concerning a partnership between countries interested in and committed to greening their economy and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE). It serves as a resource for national governments and institutions undertaking PAGE-supported analysis and policy reforms, as well as international partners engaged in PAGE and green economy action. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNIDO, ILO, UNDP, UNITAR

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Green Jobs/Economy, Environment

  • Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Climate-Smart Agriculture in Smallholder Farming Systems: The experience of the MICCA pilot projects in Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania

    This activity report provides an overview of the approach taken in the Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture pilot projects (2011-2014) to support the implementation of climate-smart agriculture in Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania. The objective of these pilot projects was to show that smallholder farmers can improve their livelihoods and increase their productivity and contribute to climate change mitigation at the same time. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Policy Brief - The Paris Agreement: The future relevance of UNFCCC-backed carbon markets for Africa

    This policy brief is developed based on 5 key messages: 1) A fresh start for international climate policy, 2) Not words only but action, 3) Continued CDM reform, 4) Create post-2020 public CER demand and investment certainty, and 5) The SDM should primarily work as a market mechanism, but also serve as a tool for results-based mitigation finance.

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): African Union Commission, African Development Bank

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Prioritizing Agriculture Sectors in Climate Change Adaptation

    This infographic on the actions that need to be prioritized to improve the adaptive capacity in agriculture sectorsto ensure food security and build resilience against climate change impacts. It creates understanding on the most vulnerable groups to climate impacts, and how countries with intended contributions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, can be supported.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Programme de Jeunes Juristes africains (YAL) sur les changements climatiques

    Ce document d'orientation présente le programme des jeunes juristes africains (YAL), qui reconnaît l’importance de la lutte contre les impacts du changement climatique de façon globale ainsi que les rôles et les responsabilités sans pareil des juristes dans le processus,  rassemble des jeunes juristes africains et motivés en vue d’ intégrer les réponses au changement climatique dans le programme de développement de l’Afrique. 

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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, Training, Education

  • Proportions of Convective and Stratiform Precipitation Revealed in Water Isotope Ratios

    This analytical document shows that stable isotope ratios can be used to monitor changes in the character of precipitation in response to periodic variability or changes in climate. This study also provides observational constraints for an improved simulation of convection in models simulating present and future climate models and a better understanding of isotope variations in proxy archives, such as speleothems and tropical ice.

     

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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, Chemicals and Waste, Science, Energy, Environment

  • Protecting People and the Environment: Lessons Learnt from Brazil's Bolsa Verde, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, South Africa and 56 Other Experiences

    This activity report provides an overview of international experiences that combine social and environmental objectives within one programme and extract some lessons learned from existing Payments for Environmental Services (PES) schemes that may be useful when designing, implementing and monitoring social protection programmes such as the Bolsa Verde programme.

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Pulses and Climate Change

    This brief introduces pulses into farming systems, which can be a key to increasing resilience to climate change.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

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

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

  • Q&R Appuyer les CPDN en Afrique

    Ce document technique présente une revue des difficultés rencontrées au cours du processus Contributions Prévues Déterminées au Niveau National (CPDN) , les points de friction dans le texte de Lima et l’épineuse question relative au financement indispensable à la mise en œuvre de ces plans.

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): African Union, African Development Bank

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): French

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

  • Recipes for Change

    This video is a series of recipes from developing countries which bring to you a taste of someone else's life. It gives you the chance to cook the same meal as the Hong family in the Mekong Delta or Olive Bibutsuwahoze and her family in eastern Rwanda. The Recipes for change takes a traditional recipe and examines how its ingredients are becoming threatened by climate change. 

    Recipes for Change 

    R4C Vietnam /R4C Senegal /R4C Rwanda /R4C Bolivia /R4C Cambodia /R4C Morocco /R4C Tonga 

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • REDD+ and FLEGT: Working Together to Strengthen Forest Governance and Mitigate Climate Change

    This brief presents shows that approaches to reducing deforestation and forest degradation and strengthening forest governance – such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) – can be effective in countering forest loss if they are jointly implemented. Both are incentive-based mechanisms to promote the sustainable management of forests, and both place strong emphasis on forest governance for their success.

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

    Partner(s): European Commission, Government of Sweden, UK Aid

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

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

  • Reducing Enteric Methane for Improving Food Security and Livelihoods

    This brief gives an overview of the enteric fermentation, which is a natural part of the digestive process of ruminants where microbes decompose and ferment feed present in the digestive tract to produce energy and protein along with methane.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Regional Training Workshops on Capacity Development for Climate Change Negotiations for the Arab Countries

    Organization(s): UNESCWA, UNEP, UNESCO

    Partner(s): League of Arab States (LAS)

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Governance – General, Adaptation

  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment

    This policy document describes the increasing attention paid to the relationship between climate change and human rights in recent years, reviews the effects of climate change on the full enjoyment of human rights and outlines the application of human rights obligations to climate-related actions. The document also explains that States have procedural and substantive obligations relating to climate change, as well as duties to protect the rights of the most vulnerable.

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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

  • Resolution 32/33 - Human Rights and Climate Change

    This resolution presents that the Council urged Parties to integrate human rights in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and called for a panel discussion on the adverse impact of climate change on the rights of the child to be held in the 34th session.

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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, Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Human Rights and Justice, Mitigation

  • Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on Climate Change and Cities

    This guidance document aims at facilitating access to learning by providing a “guided tour” to materials that are already available, focusing mainly on those available from within the UN system. This Guide is part of a series developed through UN CC:Learn to facilitate access to existing state-of the-art materials relevant for climate change learning on particular topics. 

    The interactive version is available here.

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    Organization(s): UNITAR, UNHABITAT

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Response to the request of Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA)

    This submission highlights some key entry points for human rights integration in implementation of the Paris Agreement including in the processes and mechanisms outlined for measurement, reporting and verification. 

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    Organization(s): OHCHR

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Response to the UNFCCC Secretariat request for submissions on: Lima Work Programme on Gender – views on possible elements and guiding principles for continuing and enhancing the work programme (SBI), FCCC/SBI/2016/L.16, paragraph 5

    This submission shows OHCHR's emphasis on the importance of promoting and protecting women’s human rights and gender equality in all climate action, including at the UNFCCC.  

     

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    Organization(s): OHCHR

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Response to the UNFCCC Secretariat request for submissions on: Paris committee on Capacity-Building – views on the annual focus area or theme for the Paris Committee on Capacity-Building for 2017 (SBI), FCCC/SBI/2016/L.24

    This submission shows that OHCHR's emphasis on the capacity-building in the area of human rights and climate change. 

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    Organization(s): OHCHR

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Response to UNFCCC Secretariat request for submissions on: Nairobi Work Programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change - health impacts, including occupational health, safety and social protection, FCCC/SBSTA/2016/2, para 15(a) (i)

    This submission draws on findings and conclusions of the Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to the thirty-second session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), Analytical study on the relationship between climate change and the human right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, 6 May 2016, A/HRC/32/23.

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    Organization(s): OHCHR

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Sand Art on UNECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

    This video highlights air pollution as the world’s largest environmental health risk. It damages ecosystems and biodiversity and decreases agricultural crop yields. In 1979, UNECE member States agreed to reduce their emissions to atmosphere, signing the first international treaty to deal with air pollution on a broad regional basis. Improving air quality benefits our health, economy and environment – including our climate.

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Scaling Up Climate Action to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    This activity report emphasizes successes and notes the opportunities that climate action presents for countries as they transition their economies towards zero-carbon and climate-resilient sustainable development, as countries begin to take concrete action to deliver on their national climate goals. In this report, is a special focus on the linkages between climate change and sustainable development. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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