Investing in People and Learning to Foster a Climate Resilient and Green Transition

Library of Documents

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

  • A Learning Review of the Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in the Forest Investment Program of the Climate Investment Funds

    This learning review aims to capture the experience of the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP) in encouraging greater involvement of Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in financial and policy processes that relate to forests. It focuses on the use of an innovative Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) and serves as a resource for stakeholders – including forest-dependent communities, DGM practitioners, donors, multilateral development banks and climate funds – to understand the early outcomes of the DGM and identify useful lessons and insights to guide current and future DGM implementation.

    The DGM is a special initiative under FIP to support the full and effective participation of IPLCs in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and promote sustainable forest management and forest carbon stocks, a global process known as REDD+.

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): Itad

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Governance – Territorial and Local, Training, REDD, Ecosystems, Population Dynamics, Education, Finance, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Climate Adaptation in Rural Development (CARD) Assessment Tool

    The Climate Adaptation in Rural Development – Assessment Tool (CARD) is a platform to explore the effects of climate change on the yield of major crops. It is intended to support the quantitative integration of climate-related risks in agricultural and rural development investments and strategies, including economic and financial analyses (EFA).

    This tool provides data for 17 major crops in nearly all African countries. It is currently available for North Africa, West and Central Africa, and East and Southern Africa. All IFAD regions will be available in the course of 2019. 

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too

    This activity book for kids explores key concepts of climate change and its relation to food waste, natural resources, fisheries, and food systems. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Adaptation, Children, Agriculture and Food, Education, Environment

  • Eating Healthy Matters

    This activity book is for young people interested in learning more about healthy diets. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Children, Agriculture and Food, Education, Environment

  • Evaluation and Learning Partnership on financing forest-related enterprises: Learning from the Forest Investment Program and other initiatives

    The objective of this learning review is to learn lessons from the experience of the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF)  Forest Investment Program (FIP) and other initiatives in supporting investments in forest-related enterprises. The study identifies key barriers and risks that impact leveraging private finance and examines how to overcome these challenges to increase the viability and scale of private-sector investments, with an emphasis on small and medium-scale enterprises.

    FIP works primarily through multilateral development banks (MDBs) to put in place enabling investments, with aspirations towards piloting replicable models of REDD+ asset investment that will attract new and additional sources of finance.

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): IIED, LTS International

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, REDD, Ecosystems, Green Jobs/Economy, Finance, Forestry

  • Evaluation of Transformational Change in the Climate Investment Funds

    This evaluation seeks to understand the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) contribution to transformational change toward low-carbon and climate-resilient development in the areas of mitigation, resilience, and forestry. The evaluation aims to bring about more transformative climate programming by providing findings to improve the design and delivery of existing CIF programs; inform the operation of other climate funds; help design future climate finance initiatives; and aid those engaged in monitoring, evaluation, and learning for climate funds.

    This evaluation does not seek to evaluate CIF’s overall performance but rather to understand how, and to what extent, CIF has been able to contribute to transformational change. A theory-based approach is used exploring the mechanisms of how and under what circumstances transformational change takes place and identifying the role that CIF has played in these changes.

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): Itad

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Gender, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Finance, Forestry

  • Plan de lecciones de TROP ICSU sobre el cambio climático para docentes

    El Plan de la lección consiste en un conjunto de herramientas de enseñanza y una redacción, empaquetadas en forma de una guía paso a paso.

    El contenido de un Plan de Lección describe cómo se puede enseñar un tema en una disciplina en particular, como la Física, la Humanidad, la Economía o la Biología, utilizando ejemplos, estudios de caso y ejercicios relacionados con el cambio climático.

    Los educadores pueden utilizar estos Planes de Lecciones como ayudas suplementarias o pueden integrarlos con sus módulos de enseñanza existentes.

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    Partner(s): TROP ICSU

    Type of material:Audio/Visual ResourceOther

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): Inglés

    Topic(s): Training, Children, Education, Environment

  • Plan de leçons du TROP ICSU sur le changement climatique pour les enseignants

    Le plan de leçon se compose d'un ensemble d'outils d'enseignement et d'un résumé, présenté sous la forme d'un guide étape par étape.

    Le contenu d'un plan de leçon décrit comment un sujet dans une discipline particulière comme la physique, l'humanité, l'économie ou la biologie peut être enseigné en utilisant des exemples, des études de cas et des exercices liés au changement climatique.

    Les éducateurs peuvent utiliser ces plans de leçon comme aides supplémentaires ou les intégrer à leurs modules d'enseignement existants.

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    Partner(s): TROP ICSU

    Type of material:Audio/Visual ResourceOther

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): Anglais

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Children, Education, Environment

  • Scaling up of Rooftop Solar in the SME Sector in India

    This study aims to diagnose the reasons for the slow growth and low investments in solar rooftop in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector in India and assess the key barriers and potential ways to help scale up. 

    The study also evaluates appropriate financial instruments that balance the concerns of lenders with the needs of MSMEs. A total of 150 MSMEs were surveyed across six identified clusters (rubber and plastic; pharmaceuticals; auto; paper; food and beverage; textiles). Through this lens, the study proposes interventions to promote and increase uptake of rooftop solar in the MSME segment in India.

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): Deloitte

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2019

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Green Jobs/Economy, Technology, Energy, Finance, Industry

  • Skills for a Greener Future - Background Country Studies

    These analytical documents provide policy-applied research into skill needs for greener economies. The research is based on 32 country studies worldwide with a primary focus on good practice examples of how national policies for greening economies are complemented by identification of skills needs and efficient skills response strategies. Background studies are available for Barbados, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kyrgyz Republic, Senegal, Mauritius, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Mali, Philippines, Uganda, South Africa, Tajikistan, and the United Arab Emirates. 

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Training, Economic Analysis, Gender, Green Jobs/Economy, Technology, Education, Environment

  • Skills for a Greener Future: Key Findings

    This analytical document provides an extensive piece of empirical research and modeling on skills for a greener future, offering new insights into likely occupational skill effects in declining and growing industries by 2030 based on two global quantitative scenarios. Evidence of good practices collected in the surveyed countries demonstrates how skills development can underpin the green transition.

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English, Spanish and French

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Training, Economic Analysis, Gender, Green Jobs/Economy, Technology, Education, Environment, Labour

  • The Clean Technology Fund and Concessional Finance

    This study takes one of the first comprehensive looks at how concessional finance has already been used and could be used in the future to accelerate deployments of clean energy technologies in emerging markets. It then analyzes how concessional funds may be effectively deployed in the future, and in what types of markets concessional finance can generate the greatest impact by driving down technology costs, creating and de-risking markets, and opening doors for commercial finance.

    This study reviews concessional finance efforts of the Climate Investment Funds' (CIF) Clean Technology Fund (CTF) in five countries: Chile, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, and Thailand. The CTF was established to provide scaled-up financing to developing countries for the demonstration, deployment, and transfer of low-carbon technologies with a significant potential for long-term greenhouse-gas emissions savings.

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): BNEF

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): Engish

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Technology, Energy, Environment, Finance

  • Towards Large-Scale Commercial Investment in African Forestry

    This study reviews the conditions that enabled the successful structuring of the few recent private sector investments in African forestry. It aims to assess the current market potential for commercial forestry in Africa, to analyze alternative investment models for its development, and to advise on the feasibility of a dedicated fund promoting new and additional investments in the sector.

    Findings from this study are intended to support the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Kenya in evaluating and designing alternative private funding models for commercial forestry in Africa with a view to ultimately establish, or aid the establishment of, a specialized investment vehicle for commercial forestry plantations.

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): Acacia Sustainable Business Advisors, AfDB, WWF

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): Engish

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Green Jobs/Economy, Finance, Forestry

  • TROP ICSU Lessons Plan on Climate Change for Teachers

     Lesson Plan consists of a set of teaching tools and a write-up, packaged in the form of a step-by-step guide.

    The content in a Lesson Plan describes how a topic in a particular discipline such as Physics, Humanity, Economics or Biology can be taught by using examples, case studies, and exercises related to climate change.

    Educators can use these Lesson Plans as supplementary aids or can integrate them with their existing teaching modules.

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    Partner(s): TROP ICSU

    Type of material:Audio/Visual ResourceOther

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Training, Children, Education, Environment

  • UN CC:Learn Annual Report Year 3 / 2014-2018 Implementation Phase

    The UN CC:Learn annual report 2018 includes key activities at global and national levels to advance climate literacy as well as new partnerships and achievements. 

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    Organization(s): UN CC:Learn

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Training, Education, Environment

  • UNICEF Youth

    The UNICEF Youth website provides several activities, materials, lessons, and resources on climate action for students to discuss the impacts of climate change on the world and the humanitarian effects that it causes. Students will also gain knowledge in their own role to fight for climate justice and the movements that have already taken shape by young people around the globe.

     

    Organization(s): UNICEF

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Training, Biodiversity, Children, Green Jobs/Economy, Human Rights and Justice, Science, Education, Environment

  • World Bank Action Plan on Adaptation and Resilience

    This Action Plan is part of the WBG 2025 Climate Change Targets that expand the commitments made under the WBG 2016 Climate Change Action Plan and increase the emphasis on adaptation and resilience. Special attention will be given to vulnerable populations, including the poor, those affected by fragility, conflict, and violence, and small island states. At the same time, to reduce the negative impacts of climate change worldwide, the WBG will also encourage countries to deliver on their commitments to reduce emissions.

    The Action Plan is structured around three objectives:

    -Boost adaptation financing: expanding access to and the effectiveness of additional climate adaptation finance;
    -Drive a mainstreamed, whole-of-government programmatic approach: mainstreaming systematic climate risk management at the country and sector levels;
    -Develop a new rating system: better tracking and incentivizing global progress on adaptation and resilience.

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    Organization(s): World Bank

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2019

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Mitigation, Population Dynamics, Environment, Finance

  • 2018 World Green Economy Report

    This technical document aims to illustrate the diversity and depth of innovation that is already underway towards a green economy and to highlight opportunities and priorities for action.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): The University of Cambridge, The World Green Economy Organization

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Green Jobs/Economy, Agriculture and Food, Environment, Land Use Management, Trade

  • A Better World: Actions and commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals

    This analytical document entitled 'A Better World: Volume 4' outlines the concept, the main elements and the current international framework for assessing the progress towards SDG 15 on Life on Land. It proposes a stepwise approach to further tailor national requirements with the overall goal of LDN implementation. The articles discuss the progress and challenges in this essential topic, highlighting good practices in a wide variety of societies and disciplines.

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    Organization(s): UNCCD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Biodiversity, REDD, Mitigation, Agriculture and Food, Culture, Education, Energy, Environment, Forestry, Health, Land Use Management, Tourism, Water

  • A Rising Africa in a Fragile Environment: The Initiative on Sustainability, Stability and Security

    This analytical document is part of the 3S Initiative – for Sustainability, Stability and Security in Africa – an inter-governmental initiative helping to transform the narrative and unlock Africa’s potential. It showcases several initiatives to overcome climate change challenges towards a sustainable and resilient society.

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    Organization(s): UNCCD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Children, Gender, Green Jobs/Economy, Migration and Refugees, Agriculture and Food, Forestry, Land Use Management, Urban

  • Analyses to Identify Priority Areas for the Implementation of REDD+ Actions

    This slide presentation presents an overview of priority areas for the implementation of REDD+ actions. It shows that benefits and risks are not spatially uniform and promotes the value of spatial workflow. 

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

    Type of material:Slide Presentation

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Biodiversity, REDD, Technology, Forestry

  • ARC Replica: WFP’s Partnership with the African Risk Capacity (ARC) for the Expansion of Climate Risk Insurance

    This activity report presents an overview of the work carried out by the World Food Programme (WFP) to expand climate risk insurance coverage in Africa through the African Risk Capacity (ARC) programme. It shows how ARC improves the effectiveness of emergency humanitarian response in vulnerable African countries prone to climate risks. 

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Environment, Finance, Labour

  • Assessing the Institutional Capacity of Latin American Countries for Sustainable Infrastructure Planning and Delivery

    This analytical document reviews country- and sector-level upstream planning and procurement approaches of water, transport, and energy infrastructure projects in Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Peru. For each country and sector, institutional frameworks, policies and legislation are reviewed for sustainable infrastructure planning. The report also identifies the main institutional gaps that need to be addressed in Latin American and Caribbean countries so they can improve their planning and preparation of sustainable infrastructure projects.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Industry, Transport, Urban

  • Briefing Note: Cost-Benefit Analysis for Climate Change Adaptation Policies and Investments in the Agriculture Sectors

    This briefing note illustrates the role and logic of Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) in the evaluation of climate change adaptation policies and projects in the agriculture sectors and describes the main analytical steps for conducting it, providing practical examples. The note describes the standard CBA methodology but highlights the peculiarities related to its implementation in the context of climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectors. 

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Agriculture and Food, Finance

  • Briefing Note: Institutional Capacity Assessment Approach for National Adaptation Planning in the Agriculture Sectors

    The briefing note highlights the need to apply a country-driven institutional capacity development approach for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) for more impactful and sustainable climate adaptation action. It provides guidance on how to identify country strengths and needs for NAP through a participatory institutional capacity needs assessment process to improve cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination mechanisms between ministries and relevant stakeholders. 

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNDP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Training, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food, Education

  • Briefing Note: Promoting Gender-Responsive Adaptation in the Agriculture Sectors: Entry Points within National Adaptation Plans

    This briefing note provides an overview of the key issues to consider and main entry points for gender mainstreaming in the development of  National Adaptation Plans for the agriculture sectors, as . climate change does not impact everyone in a community or country in the same way; greater attention to the structural inequalities and gendered power relations that impact resilience and adaptation, particularly in the context of small-holder agriculture, pastoralism, fisheries and forestry is crucial for effective adaptation planning in the agriculture sectors.

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Gender, Agriculture and Food, Education

  • Briefing Note: Using Impact Evaluation to Improve Policymaking for Climate Change Adaptation in the Agriculture Sectors

    This briefing note introduces evaluation methods that provide programme managers and policymakers with thorough evidence on the impact of adaptation interventions, allowing them to make informed policy choices on adaptation options. By engaging in detailed, evidence-based evaluation, policymakers and programme managers can address critical elements for the formulation and implementation of the National Adaptation Plans. 

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food

  • Building Resilience through Decentralized Water Resource Management in the Caribbean

    The case studies presented in this research brief provide some examples of how Caribbean countries under the Climate Investment Fund’s (CIF) Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) are working towards achieving enhanced water resilience through decentralized solutions. These include rainwater harvesting, community storage tanks, and small-scale desalination. In addition, the case studies point towards the factors that affect the adoption of such solutions.

    This brief is part of the PPCR Knowledge for Resilience Series. The Series aims to share the lessons learned by countries implementing projects under the CIF’s PPCR.

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): Oxford Policy Management, OneWorld

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Public Participation, Financial Mechanisms, Green Jobs/Economy, Population Dynamics, Environment, Finance, Water

  • Cartographie des besoins et des capacités institutionnelles d’apprentissage en économie verte inclusive: Sénégal

    Ce document politique fait l’évaluation de l'économie verte au Sénégal et montre qu'elle reste dans son ensemble embryonnaire. L'étude dresse une cartographie des besoins d'apprentissage et formule des recommandations pour une transition réussie vers la résilience aux changements climatiques et vers l’industrie verte. 

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    Organization(s): UNITAR

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): French

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Training, Adaptation, Chemicals and Waste, Green Jobs/Economy, Education, Energy, Environment, Forestry, Urban

  • Catalysing Finance for Incubators and Accelerators, Addressing Climate Change Through Innovation

    This analytical document examines the feasibility of the incubator and accelerator approaches for climate technology entrepreneurship in developing countries. It provides findings and recommendations on how such organizations can scale-up and speed-up technology innovation for addressing climate change.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Partner(s): GCF, CTCN

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • CCAC Annual report

    This report is an overview of the Coalition’s progress from 2016 to 2017 and includes information on the status of short-lived climate pollutants emissions, actions and policy trends. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical DocumentActivity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Energy, Environment

  • Clean Water and Sanitation

    This technical document reviews and includes data on the global baseline status of SDG 6, the current situation and trends at global and regional levels, and what more needs to be done to achieve this goal by 2030. The report is based on the latest data available for the 11 SDG 6 global indicators, plus complementary data and evidence from a wide range of sources.  

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    Organization(s): UN Water, FAO, ILO, UNDP, UNECE, UNEP, UNESCO, UN habitat, UNICEF, UNU, WB, WHO, WMO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Water

  • Climate Box: An Interactive Learning Toolkit on Climate Change

    This toolkit provides school students with an illustrated encyclopedia about global climate change in an interesting, attractive and entertaining way. It also includes as recommendations to teachers on the use of its resources in the school curriculum.

    The Climate Box consists of:

    • An illustrated textbook for students with educational materials and a variety of questions and tasks for individuals and groups, as well as guidelines for teachers on the use of the toolkit during lessons for students in different age groups;
    • The Climate Quiz – a set of game cards;
    • A wall map illustrating the possible effects of climate change on nature and mankind in various parts of the world by the end of the 21st century;
    • A poster with tips on how to reduce carbon footprint;
    •A disk with all of the toolkit materials.

    Through these materials, readers will learn how the Earth's climate has changed from the earliest geological epochs, what climate changes are happening now, how these changes affect nature and humanity, whether we can adapt to the inevitable impacts, how to prevent the most dangerous consequences of global warming, and what is already being done in different regions of the world.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): GEF, Government of the Russian Federation and Coca-Cola Company

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English, Russian

    Topic(s): Green Jobs/Economy, Human Security, Agriculture and Food, Education, Energy, Environment, Forestry, Industry

  • Climate Change Adaptation In Africa: UNDP Synthesis of Experiences and Recommendations

    This analytical report provides an overview of the work carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to contribute to climate change adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa from 2000 to 2015. This document also stresses the scope of global efforts to mainstream and accelerate climate actions in Africa and across the globe.

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    Organization(s): UNDP, GEF

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Training, Adaptation, Ecosystems, Green Jobs/Economy, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Technology, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Industry, Labour, Land Use Management, Urban, Water

  • Climate Change Adaptation in the Arab States

    The purpose of this publication is to detail lessons learned from UNDP’s Climate Change Adaptation work and achievements in the Arab region on achieving sustainable and lasting results. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): GEF

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Ecosystems, Population Dynamics, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Health, Land Use Management, Water

  • Climate Change Adaptation in the Arab States

    This report seeks to elaborate UNDP’s vision for helping countries achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and goals elaborated in their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to climate change.

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    Organization(s): UNDP, GEF

    Partner(s): GCF

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Adaptation, Mitigation

  • Climate Change and Nuclear Power

    This technical document summarizes the latest knowledge of anthropogenic climate change, its impacts and efforts to mitigate it. The role of the energy sector in climate change and the possible contribution of nuclear energy to reducing GHG emissions are discussed in detail. Selected issues pertaining to the challenges and development potential of nuclear energy are also presented.

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Chemicals and Waste, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment

  • Climate Change in MENA: Challenges and Opportunities for the World’s most water stressed region

    This activity report provides a short overview of the work carried out by the World Bank (WB) to contribute to climate change mitigation in the areas of agriculture, livelihoods and food security in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). 

    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – Territorial and Local, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Environment, Land Use Management, Water

  • Climate Change, Energy and Nature Based Solutions for Conflict Affected Communities in the Arab Region

    This document provides an holistic analysis on Sustainable Deveopment Goals in the Arab Region.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Chemicals and Waste, Ecosystems, Risk Reduction/Management, Energy, Environment, Water

  • Climate Information Services: training and tools to boost uptake across Africa

    This technical document explres key guidelines for developing a comprehensive, multi-faceted training
    programme.

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): ACPC, UKaid

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Training, Energy, Environment

  • Climate Policies, Economic Diversification and Trade

    This analytical report has surveyed two areas of trade-related policy to assess their potential for reducing the impacts of the implementation of response measures via economic diversification: global value chains and innovation. It also explored the idea of green industrial policy. Ultemately, the report found a number of ways in which trade policy and trade-related policies could further the goal of economic diversification, helping to reduce response measure vulnerability, and in the process helping to implement the goals of the Paris Agreements.

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Green Jobs/Economy, Industry, Trade

  • Climate-Smart Agriculture

    This training manual aims at exploring the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security as well as presenting key concepts on climate-smart agriculture including gender dimensions. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Training, Agriculture and Food, Environment

  • Discovering Forests

    This teaching guide provides key elements on how to integrate the theme forest into the classroom. It helps youth to understand forest as well as effective pedagogical approach for teachering plan. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Training, Children, Agriculture and Food, Education, Environment, Forestry, Water

  • Economic losses, poverty & disasters: 1998-2017

    This report evaluates total disaster-related economic losses and fatalities between 1998 and 2017.

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Economic Analysis, Environment

  • Education for Sustainable Development: Learning to Act, Learning to Achieve

    This policy brief examines how education for sustainable development policies may be advanced to support the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and ultimately help empower a learning society for sustainability. It highlights the role of education in supporting the implementation of the sustainable development agenda and its importance for human development. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050

    This analytical document explores the status of nuclear power in each part of the world at the end of 2017 and presents nuclear and electrical energy capacity projections up to 2050. 

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Chemicals and Waste, Human Security, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Science, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Industry

  • Enhancing Cooperation for Sustainable Development

    This policy document aims at recording the gradual convergence of CITES and the WTO around the principle of sustainable development over the past four decades as well as in the future. 

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    Organization(s): WTO

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Evaluation of the Climate Investment Funds’ Programmatic Approach

    This evaluation seeks to understand the concept of the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) programmatic approach and how it has been applied. The evaluation aims to inform future enhancements to the programmatic approach in CIF recipient countries and identify good practice examples for the benefit of other climate finance mechanisms.

    The CIF’s programmatic approach brings systems-level thinking and solutions at scale to help countries meet their climate ambitions and is often cited as one of the CIF’s distinctive features and comparative advantages. It is centered around developing country-led investment plans and thematic programs supported by multi-lateral development bank (MDB) collaboration. The programmatic approach is part of the original design of the CIF and remains its main modality of delivery for all four of CIF’s programs: The Clean Technology Fund (CTF), Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), Forest Investment Program (FIP), and Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP).

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): ICF

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): Engish

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Green Jobs/Economy, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Finance, Forestry

  • Exploring the Potential for Adopting Alternative Materials to Reduce Marine Plastic Litter

    This analytical document aims to explore the potential for adopting alternative materials to reduce marine plastic and microplastic litter. It presents compostable and natural polymers, as well as less obvious solutions including algae, fungi and pineapple leaves. In total, the report features 25 case studies from around the world on reducing dependence on plastic.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Chemicals and Waste, Ecosystems, Mitigation, Technology, Environment, Tourism, Urban, Water

  • Financing the 2030 Agenda : An Introductory Guidebook for UNDP Country Offices

    This policy document is intended to be an “entry point” for advice and information on financing climate change mitigation agenda. The report includes some of the most widely-used financial instruments as well as innovative finance mechanisms and looks at their pros and cons.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Forestry and Macroeconomic Accounts of Uganda: The Importance of Linking Ecosystem Services to Macroeconomics

    This analytical document summarises work conducted by the Uganda UN-REDD+ National programme during 2017 to guide the development of policy instruments for the Government of Uganda in order to evaluate the contribution of forests to the economy. The work conducted comprised economic modelling and analysis with the purpose of valuing the benefits of forest ecosystem services.

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    Organization(s): UN-REDD, FAO, UNDP, UNEP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Agriculture and Food, Environment, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Framework for Assessing and Monitoring Forest Governance

    This activity report provides an overview of the efforts of a group of experts who met on two occasions – in Washington DC, USA, and in Varazdin, Croatia –to develop technical inputs to draft a framework on forest governance in the context of climate change mitigation. 

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    Organization(s): UNREDD, FAO

    Partner(s): Programme on Forests (PROFOR)

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – Territorial and Local, Adaptation, REDD, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Environment, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • GACSA: Compendium on Climate-Smart Irrigation

    This analytical document develops the concept of Climate-Smart Irrigation as an integral part of Climate-Smart Agriculture and intends to complement the existing literature and guidance on this topic.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Partner(s): IWMI, IIASA, ICATALIST, WWF, GWA, ICIMOD, CEAPRED, HIDROSOPH

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Biodiversity, Chemicals and Waste, Economic Analysis, Ecosystems, Green Jobs/Economy, Mitigation, Technology, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Labour, Land Use Management, Water

  • GAW Report: Calibration Methods of GC-μECD for Atmospheric SF6 Measurements

    This technical document presents different calibration methods of GC-μECD for Atmospheric SF6 measurements through a test overview, preparations, a diagnostic, a linearity check of instrumental responses, determination of mole fraction and analysis of uncertainty with one-point calibration.

     

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    Organization(s): WMO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Training, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Science, Technology

  • Gender Action Plan

    The purpose of this technical document is to make the implementation of the Convention and the UNCCD 2018- 2030 Strategic Framework gender-responsive and transformative, and thus more effective, efficient and successful, by providing guidance to Parties and other actors on policies and measures to mainstream gender and achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

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    Organization(s): UNCCD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Gender

  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018

    This report provides an outlook of the current status and trends in renewable energy. It finds that falling costs for solar electricity, and to some extent wind power, is continuing to drive deployment. More electricity generated by renewable sources in 2017 signals strong commitment to addressing climate change and reducing carbon emissions.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNFCCC

    Partner(s): Bloomberg, Frankfurt School

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Economic Analysis, Energy, Finance

  • Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration

    This report finds that climate change will push tens of millions of people to migrate within their countries by 2050. It highlights that internal climate migration will likely rise through 2050 and then accelerate unless there are significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and robust development action.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Emergency Preparedness and Response, Migration and Refugees, Risk Reduction/Management

  • Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries and Aquaculture: Synthesis of Current Knowledge, Adaptation and Mitigation Options

    This document investigates the impacts of extreme events, as there is growing confidence that their number is on the increase in several regions, and is related to anthropogenic climate change. Climate-related disasters now account for more than 80 percent of all disaster events, with large social and economic impacts.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Agriculture and Food, Water

  • Implementation Guide for Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Strategies

    This guide responds to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015- 2030concern that more dedicated action needs to be focused on tackling underlying disaster risk drivers and strengthening good governance in disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies, at all levels and across sectors and actors.

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Risk Reduction/Management, Urban

  • Implementing ITU-T International Standards to Shape Smart Sustainable Cities: The Case of Moscow

    ITU has developed a set of International Standards  on key performance indicators (KPIs) for smart sustainable cities (SSC) to assist cities in becoming smarter and more sustainable and provide cities with a tool for self-assessment. This activity report documents the key findings arising from the first year of the close working relationship between Moscow and ITU. It also highlights the activities carried out by different entities to support Moscow’s various Smart City initiatives. 

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    Organization(s): ITU

    Partner(s): United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) Initiative

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Transport, Urban

  • Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and natural resources

    This analytical document is providing lessons on how indigenous people and their representing institutions can create enabling environments to secure their access to collective rights over ancestral territories, improve the sustainable management of indigenous lands, regulate the community use of natural resources and reduce conflicts over lands and resources.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

    Topic(s): Human Rights and Justice, Agriculture and Food, Environment, Land Use Management

  • Informe Técnico : Potenciando los Beneficios Sociales y Ambientales de la Implementación del Plan de Acción Nacional de Bosques y Cambio Climático de Argentina

    Este documento normativo describe el marco conceptual y metodológico implementado para realizar el Plan de Acción Nacional de Bosques y Cambio Climático (PANByCC).  El presente describe como el plan puede beneficiar a distintas regiones al nivel social y ambiental,  tomando en cuenta vulnerabilidades y riesgos, en el contexto de mitigación del cambio climático

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    Organization(s): UNREDD, UNEP

    Partner(s): Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable de Argentina

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, REDD, Ecosystems, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Environment, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Innovative or Ancient? Increasing Water Resilience in Nepal

    This case study focuses on innovative solutions that the Nepal Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Community of Practice (COP) has introduced to increase water security. It also looks at how ancient practices are being reinstated to revive dried-up springs. New uncertainty on the availability of freshwater resources in many parts of the world call for global climate efforts to focus on transformative actions that increase water security, and to reduce the impact on vulnerable communities. The Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) PPCR is funding many such initiatives.

    This brief is part of the PPCR Knowledge for Resilience Series. The Series aims to share the lessons learned by countries implementing projects under the CIF’s PPCR.

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): Oxford Policy Management, OneWorld

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Adaptation, Environment, Finance, Water

  • Introduction and User Manual: Sustainable Energy Regulation and Policymaking for Africa

    This analytical document, composed of 19 modules on “Sustainable Energy Regulation and Policymaking for Africa”, provides an introduction to the key issues relating to the energy market and energy regulation, as they affect sustainable energy (energy efficiency, cogeneration and renewable energy).

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    Organization(s): UNIDO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Training, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Green Jobs/Economy, Mitigation, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment

  • Issues and trends in Education for Sustainable Development

    This analytical document presents an overview of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and highlights key issues related to ESD policy and practice. Topics include key ESD competencies and themes, policy, changes in the learning environment, teacher training, youth as lead actors, and scaling-up action for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Public Participation, Adaptation, Education

  • Joint Reports on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance

    This activity report presents the amount of climate finance that was provided by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). It also provides: an overview of and guidance on the adaptation finance tracking methodology; the context of vulnerability to climate variability and change; a clear and direct link between climate vulnerability and project activities; and adaptation case studies. 

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    Organization(s): IDB, WB

    Partner(s): ADB, AfDB, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Kitakyushu City, the Sustainable Development Goals Report

    This analytical document illustrates practical examples and the direction of future initiatives related to the SDGs in Kitakyushu in a format that, where possible, is in line with the United Nations handbook for the preparation of Voluntary National Reviews (VNR). It also aims at communicating about Japanese efforts to achieve the SDGs, in areas including environment and energy, health and welfare, advancement of women, and promotion of industry. 

    Kitakyushu takes part, jointly with Shimokawa and Toyama cities, of the 'SDGs Futures cities', announced by the Japanese governement in June 2018.  

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    Organization(s): IGES

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Gender, Green Jobs/Economy, Energy, Environment, Health, Urban

  • Knowledge Management as an enabler of co-production, uptake and use of climate information services

    This document shows how taking the right measures to strengthen knowledge management can ensure that climate information is captured, tailored and disseminated to users that need it.

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): ACPC, UKaid

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Education, Environment

  • La prévention des catastrophes : le rôle de l'UNESCO

    Ce document analytique cherche à appréhender le rôle de l'UNESCO dans la prévention des risques climatiques et des catastrophes naturelles à l' échelle mondiale, ou plutôt dans la "promotion d’une culture mondiale de mitigation des risques et de préparation aux catastrophes." Après avoir défini les cinq actions prioritaires de Hyogo, le rapport analyse de manière quantitative et qualitative le poids des catastrophes, puis souligne le rôle crucial de l'éducation des populations, de l'information et de la formation aux techniques de prévention et de réaction.

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Training, Adaptation, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Science, Technology, Environment, Security and Defence

  • Land Tenure Considerations in Sri Lanka’s Proposed National REDD+ Strategy

    This analytial report provides an overview of the forest and land use situation in Sri Lanka where forests have declined rapidly over the past several decades and where indigenous people -known as the Veddha-have been largely alienated from forest lands that they traditionally managed.

    The aim of this paper is to analyze the tenure considerations related to potential PAMs in order to identify the risks (conflicts, political divisions, involuntary resettlement cases to be dealt with, loss of tenure rights with negative livelihood implications) and benefits (carbon sequestration, better informed and equipped officers better able to perform their duties, more sustainable and productive land use, better recognition of tenure rights in development planning, etc) associated with each one.

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

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – Territorial and Local, Human Rights and Justice, Population Dynamics, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Law and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans

    This analytical documents provides an overview of the legal frameworks to implement the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 in the context of climate change. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Lebanon : Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

    This policy document adresses Lebanon's contributions to climate change mitigation under the UNFCCC. The report gives an overview of sustainable energy in Lebanon, includes a modelling analysis and identifies investment targets and risks in the private sector.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): GEF, Australian Government, Ministry of environment Libanon

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Green Jobs/Economy, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy

  • Microfinance for Climate Adaptation: From Readiness to Resilience

    This research brief uses a case study approach to document best practice and innovation on intermediated, concessional, microfinance mechanisms that have arisen from a variety of climate-direction interventions funded through the Climate Investment Fund’s (CIF) Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR). It shows that using intermediated, concessionary finance to enable inclusive, microfinance solutions allows communities vulnerable to climate change to adapt and build resilience by financing income-producing activities, building up their assets, stabilizing consumption and taking measures to protect themselves against climate risks.

     

    This brief is part of the PPCR Knowledge for Resilience Series. The Series aims to share the lessons learned by countries implementing projects under the CIF’s PPCR.

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): Oxford Policy Management, OneWorld

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Adaptation, Ecosystems, Risk Reduction/Management, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Finance

  • Minimizing First-mover Adaptation Costs: Jamaica

    This case study captures emerging trends in adaptation-directed microfinance in Jamaica. Microfinance is a critical enabler of climate resilience because it provides communities with direct access to the financial resources they require to address their most pressing needs. The findings in this case study have emerged from a variety of country interventions funded by the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR).

    This brief is part of the PPCR Knowledge for Resilience Series. The Series aims to share the lessons learned by countries implementing projects under the CIF’s PPCR.

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): Oxford Policy Management, OneWorld

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Adaptation, Green Jobs/Economy, Environment, Finance

  • Nature Opportunities for Human Security

    This guidance document shows the role of biodiversity in achieving human security and wellbeing and presents the development of a post-2020 global strategy for biodiversity. 

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    Organization(s): EMG, UNEP, IFAD, IMO, IOM, OHCHR, UNCTAD, UNDESA, UNECE, UNESCO, WHO

    Partner(s): CBD, CITIES

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Biodiversity, Human Security, Security and Defence

  • Nature-based Solutions for Water

    This technical document focuses on opportunities to exploit the natural processes in the water cycle, which have become known collectively as "Nature-based Solutions" (SfNs) for water. It explains what mechanisms can be achieved to accelerate the adoption of SfN for water.

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    Organization(s): UNESCO, FAO, UNDP, UNEP, UNU

    Partner(s): Programme hydrologique international, World Water Assessment Programme

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Water

  • Navigating a New Climate : Assessing Credit Risk and Opportunity in a Changing Climate

    This analytical report focuses on financial risk resulting from climate variability and extreme events on long-term shifts. This pilot project represents a first step in the development of methodologies linked to climate finance, and constitutes the result of a working group composed of 16 different banks. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Economic Analysis, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Environment, Finance

  • Operationalising and Financing National REDD+ Strategies: From Programming and Financing Implementation to Results-Based Payments

    This guidance document presents strategies on how to achieve REDD+ programming and financing implementation in the Asia-Pacific region. This action plan is one of the prerequisites for accessing results-based payments (RBPs) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Mitigation, Economic and Development Planning, Finance

  • Policy Brief: Regional Education for Sustainable Development Networks

    This brief presents key findings and trends over the 10 years of the Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), highlighting the importance and effectiveness of stakeholder engagement, partnerships and networks in promoting and advancing ESD. This brief examines the importance of regional networks.

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Economic and Development Planning, Education, Environment

  • Port Emissions Toolkit Guide No.1: Assessment of port emissions

    This guide is intended to serve as a resource guide for ports intending to develop or improve their air pollutant and/or GHG emissions assessments. This guide builds on and updates previous work of International Association of Ports and Harbors and its members, incorporating the latest emissions inventory methods and approaches.

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    Organization(s): IMO

    Partner(s): GEF, UNDP, Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships, International Association of Ports and Harbors

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Technology, Environment, Trade, Transport, Water

  • Port Emissions Toolkit Guide No.2: Development of Port Emissions Reduction Strategies

    This guide is intended to serve as a resource guide for ports intending to develop or improve their air pollutant and/or GHG emissions assessments. It focuses on planning and key decision steps related to port emissions assessments.

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    Organization(s): IMO

    Partner(s): GEF, UNDP, Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships, International Association of Ports and Harbors

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Technology, Environment, Trade, Transport, Water

  • R4: Rural Resilience Initiative

    This activity report provides an overview of the work carried out by the World Food Programme (WFP) and Oxfam America (OA) to contribute to resilience to climate change through the R4 Rural Resilience Joint Initiative. It aims at enabling rural households to increase their food and income security in the face of increasing climate risks.

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Partner(s): Oxfam America

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Green Jobs/Economy, Mitigation, Population Dynamics, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Labour

  • Regional briefing on National Adaptation Plans: Africa in Focus

    This activity report aims to provide a brief overview of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) experiences in African developing countries, highlighting emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP, GEF

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Mitigation, Technology, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • Regional briefing on National Adaptation Plans: Asia-Pacific in Focus

    This activity report on Asia- Pacific National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the Asia and Pacific region (excluding Central Asia), and highlights emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP, GEF

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Mitigation, Technology, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • Regional briefing on National Adaptation Plans: Caribbean in Focus

    This activity report on National Adaptation Programmes (NAPs) for the Caribbean aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of Caribbean countries, and highlights emerging issues, challenges and opportunities. 

    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP, GEF

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Mitigation, Technology, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • Rethinking Human Development in an Era of Planetary Transformation

    This document reflects on what the nexus people-planet means for the SDG implementation agenda with a view to making the human development paradigm fit-for-purpose in an era of ecological change.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Ecosystems, Human Security, Environment, Water

  • Share the Road Programme Annual Report 2017

    This activity report highlights the global challenge of tackling man-made climate change, air quality issues and poor road safety; and in particular the role played by transport. It showcases solutions are available which can contribute to reversing those negative trends and make rapid progress towards zero emission and human powered transport; in particular walking and cycling.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Share the Road, FIA Foundation

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Risk Reduction/Management, Culture, Transport, Urban

  • Shimokawa Town, the Sustainable Development Goals Report

    This analytical document illustrates practical examples and the direction of future initiatives related to the SDGs in Shimokawa in a format that, where possible, is in line with the United Nations handbook for the preparation of Voluntary National Reviews (VNR). It also aims at communicating about Japanese efforts to achieve the SDGs, in areas including environment and energy, health and welfare, advancement of women, and promotion of industry. 

    Shimokawa takes part, jointly with Kitakyushu and Toyama cities, of the 'SDGs Futures cities', announced by the Japanese governement in June 2018.  

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    Organization(s): IGES

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Gender, Green Jobs/Economy, Energy, Environment, Health, Urban

  • Ship Emissions Toolkit Guide No.1: Rapid Assessment of Ship Emissions in the National Context

    The Ship Emissions Toolkit provides a structured framework as well as decision support tools for evaluating
    emissions reduction opportunities in maritime transport. It offers guidance to rapid assessment of ship emissions in the national context: offers guidance for conducting a rapid assessment and generating both quantitative and qualitative information about a country’s maritime emissions status at the time of analysis.

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    Organization(s): IMO

    Partner(s): GEF, UNDP, Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships, International Association of Ports and Harbors, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Ecosystems, Technology, Trade, Transport, Water

  • Ship Emissions Toolkit Guide No.2: Incorporation of MARPOL Annex VI into National Law

    The Ship Emissions Toolkit provides a structured framework as well as decision support tools for evaluating
    emissions reduction opportunities in maritime transport. This guidance document provides useful information for policy-makers and legislators in countries preparing for accession to the 1997 Protocol or for contracting Parties to the 1997 Protocol which have not yet developed the legal framework to implement the regulations in MARPOL Annex VI in the domestic legislation.

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    Organization(s): IMO

    Partner(s): GEF, UNDP, Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships, International Association of Ports and Harbors, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Biodiversity, Technology, Trade, Transport, Water

  • Ship Emissions Toolkit Guide No.3: Development of a National Ship Emissions Reduction Strategy

    The Ship Emissions Toolkit provides a structured framework as well as decision support tools for evaluating
    emissions reduction opportunities in maritime transport. It includes the development of a national ship emissions reduction strategy: supports countries in developing a national ship emissions reduction strategy that can guide potential policy and investments options.

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    Organization(s): IMO

    Partner(s): GEF, UNDP, Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships, International Association of Ports and Harbors, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Technology, Trade, Transport, Water

  • South Asia’s Hotspots : The Impact of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards

    This analytical report breaks new ground in understanding how weather conditions affect living standards by combining and analyzing granular temperature and precipitation information and household survey data. It identifies climate “hotspots”— areas where changes in average weather are predicted to have a negative impact on living standards—in South Asia.  Two future climate scenarios are particulary analyzed — one that is “climate-sensitive,” in which some collective action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions, and one that is “carbon-intensive,” in which no action is taken.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Energy, Environment, Land Use Management

  • State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018

    This analytical report focuses exclusively on data and information on the evolving initiatives that put a price on carbon, in terms of their most current status and emerging trends. It includes an expanded discussion on what the trends are telling us about the underlying motivations of and the direction the world is moving in when it comes to carbon pricing.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Carbon Financing and CDM, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Energy

  • Strategic Approach to Capacity Development for Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction : A Vision of Risk-Informed Sustainable Development by 2030

    This guidance document aims at understanding capacity development obstacles and challenges in the disaster risk reduction context, and especially the linkages with the Sendai Framework Monitor. It reviews action areas for capacity development, driving principles, capacity development planning tools as well as stakeholders and partners.

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – Territorial and Local, Adaptation, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Population Dynamics, Risk Reduction/Management, Economic and Development Planning, Land Use Management

  • Talanoa and Beyond: Raising Ambition with Cities and Regions

    This technical document presents evidence to demonstrate that each tier of government (national, regional, local) has a unique and potentially complementary role to play in delivering low emission and climate resilient development. This means that effectively co-ordinated multilevel action can help nations implement their Nationally Determined Contributions. It provides key arguments to national government for integrating sub-national government in climate change policy, action and financing, and gives examples of where this has been achieved.

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    Organization(s): UNHABITAT

    Partner(s): German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • The Business Advantage: Mobilizing Private Sector-Led Climate Actions in Agriculture

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 4 case studies: Buthan,  Nicaragua, Niger, Viet Nam.  This document reviewed the 39 Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programmes globally. 

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • The Gender Advantage: Women on the Front Line of Climate Change

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 10 case studies: Plurinational State of Bolivia, Mali, Bangladesh, Mauritania, Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Swaziland, India, China and Peru. This publication illustrates IFAD’s experience in closing the gender gap and mobilizing the ‘gender advantage’ in climate change adaptation through ten case studies from across the world. The case studies show that gender-sensitive adaptation results in better livelihood options and incomes, improved yields, more food security and reduced workloads for women and their families. 

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Biodiversity, Gender, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Water

  • The IAEA and... Climate Change

    This activity report provides an overview of the work carried out by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to contribute to climate change mitigation in the nuclear science and technology sectors through three country-cases: Costa Rica, China and Sudan.  

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Chemicals and Waste, Ecosystems, Green Jobs/Economy, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Science, Technology, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Industry, Water

  • The IFAD-GEF Advantage II: Linking Smallholders and Global Environmental Benefits

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 5 case studies: Kenya, Republic of Moldova, Peru, Niger and Sri Lanka. The case studies provide a snapshot from different regions of the current partnership between the GEF and IFAD.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Population Dynamics, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Land Use Management

  • The Market Matures for Microfinance: Tajikistan

    This case study captures emerging trends in adaptation-directed microfinance in Tajikistan. Microfinance is a critical enabler of climate resilience because it provides communities with direct access to the financial resources they require to address their most pressing needs. The findings in this case study have emerged from a variety of country interventions funded by the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR).

    This brief is part of the PPCR Knowledge for Resilience Series. The Series aims to share the lessons learned by countries implementing projects under the CIF’s PPCR.

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    Organization(s): CIF

    Partner(s): Oxford Policy Management, OneWorld

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Adaptation, Green Jobs/Economy, Agriculture and Food, Energy, Environment, Finance

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