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

Library of Documents

  • Words into Action Guidelines: Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation

    This guidance document aims to raise awareness on the importance of river basin management and transboundary cooperation in Disaster Risk Reduction, while taking into account climate change adaptation. The document offers specific advice on the steps suggested to implement a feasible and people-centered approach in accordance with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

     

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Biodiversity, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Green Jobs/Economy, Human Security, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Technology, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Health, Water

  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018 : Smart Choices to Preserve our Land

    This guidance document makes the most of the "World day to combat desertification and drought" to present an overview of such challenges in the Arab region through different statistic tools (ecological footprint, biocapacity reserve, etc). It also promotes the value of organic agriculture and food sustainable production. 

     

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    Organization(s): UNESCWA

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Land Use Management, Water

  • Regional Briefing on NAPs

    This activity report provides a series of Regional Briefings is based on the consultations and discussions of the regional National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) workshops held throughout 2016 and 2017 in Sri Lanka, Cote D’Ivoire and Guyana. It aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the regions and sub-Saharan African countries, and highlight emerging issues, challenges and opportunities. The Regional Briefings focus in particular on the countries that participated in the workshops.

    Download files: PDF icon Africa, PDF icon Asia-Pacific, PDF icon Caribbean

    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP

    Partner(s): GEF, NAP-GSP Partnership

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Economic and Development Planning

  • 100% Electricity Generation through Renewable Energy by 2050 Assessment of Sri Lanka's Power Sector

    This analytical document provides insights into the issues associated with 100 per cent renewable energy targets, as it is understood that over the next decades a number of changes are likely to occur in technology, economics and regulatory environment. The transparently conveyed assumptions and calculations will build a robust basis for future adjustments to changing circumstances. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): ADB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Finance

  • 2017 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance Report

    Thid document show how investments in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—on affordable and clean energy (7), climate action (13), life below water (14), and life on land (15)—accelerate the achievement of other goals aimed at eradicating poverty (1), achieving zero hunger (2), achieving gender equality (5), reducing inequalities (10), and building strong institutions (16).

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): GEF, Adaptation Fund, Green Climate Fund

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Biodiversity, Gender, Agriculture and Food, Energy, Environment, Finance, Land Use Management, Water

  • 9th Consolated Annual Progress Report of the UN-REDD Programme Fund

    This activity report presents the results of the UN-REDD Programme between January and December 2017, in the context of key cumulative achievements since the Programme’s launch in 2008. It shows that technical assistance and National Programmes were increasingly targeted towards REDD+. Plus it explains how and why funds were leveraged into other projects and partnerships, including the Green Climate Fund.

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNDP, UNEP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, REDD, Forestry

  • A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services in Africa

    This activity report showcases a four-year programme supporting work in 11 African least developed countries within the Programme on Climate Information for Resilient Development in Africa (CIRDA). As such, it builds on the expertise of the CIRDA technical team, the products of several workshops, and initial consultations between CIRDA experts and public and private representatives of CIRDA-supported countries. The vision described here is closely related to the work plan and activities of the CIRDA programme.

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    Organization(s): GEF, UNDP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Training, Economic and Development Planning

  • 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:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, COP23 List of UN Publications, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food

  • Abordar la agricultura, la silvicultura y la pesca en los Planes Nacionales de Adaptación: Directrices complementarias

    Este documento de orientación se enfoca en la Planificación Nacional de la Adaptación (PNA) en los sectores agrícolas. Constituye en una guía útil para los planificadores nacionales y los tomadores de decisiones que trabajan en aspectos de cambio climático en los países en desarrollo, y así mismo, para las autoridades y expertos de los sectores agrícolas que participan en los planes de adaptación al cambio climático, y en la formulación y aplicación de los PNA.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): Spanish

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

  • Accelerating Clean Energy through Industry 4.0: Manufacturing the next Revolution

    This report looks into the opportunities and challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also referred to as Industry 4.0, to accelerate the transition towards sustainable energy. Industry 4.0 could contribute to finding new ways of dealing with major global challenges, such as climate change, lack of clean energy access, economic stagnation and reducing the digital divide 

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    Organization(s): UNIDO

    Partner(s): Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Sustainability & Resilience.Co

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Industry

  • Action Against Desertification: Expanding Africa's Great Green Wall

    This infographic showcases an initiative in Africa, as well as in the Caribbean and Pacific, which supports large-scale restoration of degraded land, while stimulating growth by developing the economic potential of non-timber forest products. It highlights how restoration and sustainable land management prove to alleviate the impacts of climate change and desertification. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Partner(s): EU, African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, African Union

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Agriculture and Food, Environment, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in National Adaptation Plans – Supplementary Guidelines

    This guidance document aims to integrate the agriculture sectors in the formulation and implementation of NAPs. The guidelines are intended to be used by decision-makers, authorities and experts working on the agriculture sectors and global climate change experts in developing countries to better understand the need and opportunities for adaptation in the agricultural sectors. These guidelines were developed in a consultative process involving 15 countries and 20 international agencies, 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning

  • Africa Sustainable Development Report

    The analytical report is aligned with the theme of the 2017 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF): “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. It focuses on the following six goals of the HLPF: Goal 1 (End Poverty); Goal 2 – (Zero Hunger); Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-being); Goal 5 (Gender Equality); Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure); and Goal 14 (Life below water). It observes that Africa’s infrastructure deficits undermine industrial development and underline the stagnation in value addition in manufacturing.

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    Organization(s): Africa Development Bank

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Gender, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Health, Industry, Water

  • Agriculture and Migration in the Context of Climate Change

    This guidance document introduces agriculture and how it contributes to climate change and is affected by it: meeting growing demand for food through sustainable productivity increases has become a key challenge for agriculture and rural areas. Agriculture and rural development are key to mitigate and adapt to climate change, thereby assuring the persistence of viable and attractive rural livelihoods. In this context, migration can play an important role in increasing the climate resilience of rural economies.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Partner(s): IOM

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Migration and Refugees, Agriculture and Food, Environment

  • Aid for Trade at a Glance : promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development

    This technical report shows that high trade costs can undermine the potential gains from trade, especially for for small and medium sized enterprises in developing countries which are not able to fully exploit market access opportunities. What emerges from the report is the need for action to streamline priority for
    micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs). 

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    Organization(s): WTO, OECD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Industry

  • Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to Geothermal Energy Resources

    This analytical document aims at testing the Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to Geothermal Energy Resources through fourteen case studies from Australia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines and Russian Federation. This set of studies is designed to facilitate global understanding and communication in the geothermal sector. 

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Science, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Water

  • Articulando la política social y ambiental para el desarrollo sostenible: opciones prácticas en América Latina y el Caribe

    Este informe de actividad pretende ejemplificar casos de integración y complementariedad entre políticas públicas en materia de protección social y sostenibilidad ambiental. En el marco de la implementación de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, es importante resaltar que los modelos y herramientas que pueden generar impactos positivos simultáneos en materia de reducción de pobreza, protección social y sostenibilidad ambiental, necesitan de una mayor visibilidad para que sean escaladas como opciones de política.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNDP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • Boletín Informativo: La estrecha relación entre la degradación de la tierra y la producción de alimentos

    Este boletín informativo destaca las nuevas iniciativas y prioridades que se están desarrollando en Ecuador, en particular el trabajo interinstitucional ejecutado en materia de manejo sostenible de la tierra para combatir la desertificación y la degradación; mitigación y resiliencia ante el cambio climático, buenas prácticas para el fortalecimiento de capacidades y una nota particular sobre el empoderamiento de la mujer.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): Gender, Mitigation, Agriculture and Food

  • Building Capacity for LDCs to Participate Effectively in Intergovernmental Climate Change Processes: Achievements 2014-2017

    This analytical document assesses the capacity building efforts dedicated to the Least Developed Countries. Decisions made at the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – such as those related to finance, adaptation, mitigation, technology, and capacity building – have major ramifications for LDCs. To ensure that the interests of LDCs are adequately and fairly reflected in the ongoing climate change negotiations, it is imperative that LDCs engage effectively in intergovernmental climate change negotiations, decision-making processes and eventual implementation of the decisions taken.

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    Organization(s): UN CC:Learn, UNITAR, UNDP, UNEP

    Partner(s): GEF, IIED

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Training, Adaptation, Economic and Development Planning

  • Capacity Building Programme on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation : Report on the Impacts of Climate Change on Nomadic Livestock Husbandry in Mongolia

    This analytical document aims at understanding the economic costs and benefits of climate change at the micro and sectoral levels in Mongolia. Detailed data capture show the potential vulnerabilities these households face but are also used to propose a more optimal adaptation strategy.  

    The report is structured as follows. The first three chapters provide a brief description of Mongolia, presenting the geography of the country and the agro-ecological zones with a focus on potential vulnerabilities and gains as a result of climate change. Chapter ‘The role of agriculture and the situation analysis of the sector’ provides summary statistics and information on the data that were collected specifically for the study on the vulnerability of livestock to climate change in Mongolia. In chapter ‘Empirical Results’, the econometric model used to evaluate the impact of climate change on agriculture is presented, including initial results that are likely to influence adaptation among livestock herders. Finally, the last chapter presents policy recommendations to policymakers and conclusions.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): USAID

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Carbon Tax Guide : A Handbook for Policy Makers

    This guidance document provides a conceptual analysis and important practical lessons learned from implementing carbon taxes around the world. Recent years have seen renewed and growing interest in carbon taxes that put a price on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This resurgence in interest has come as over three-quarters of the world have developed Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement and are looking for cost-effective ways to achieve these emission reduction goals. 

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    Organization(s): World Bank

    Partner(s): Partnership for Market Readiness, Climate Focus, Gnarly Tree Sustainability Institute, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Cartographie des Flux Financiers Alignés à La REDD+ En Côte d'Ivoire

    This infographic shows public finance that went to activities that impact on land use in 2015 and that are therefore considered “relevant” in the context of Côte d’Ivoire’s National REDD+ Strategy. These sectors include agriculture, forestry, domestic energy, environment, mining, and planning policy.  The study identifies the nature and volume of domestic and international public finance that was already contributing to limiting deforestation and encouraging sustainable land use in the country in 2015. It provides a baseline against which to measure progress towards the levels of investment required to drive sustainable agriculture and reforestation. It also identifies opportunities to increase finance available for implementation of the National REDD+ Strategy.

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    Organization(s): UNREDD

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2017

    Topic(s): Economic and Development Planning, Finance, Forestry

  • Climate and Disaster Resilience Financing in Small Island Developing States

    This report focuses on investments for resilient transport systems as a way to reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts. It not only opens up ways to address our current situation facing climate change impacts but also directly contributes to the accomplishment of Tuvalu’s key strategic goals.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): OECD

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Financial Mechanisms, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management

  • Climate Change Adaptation Technologies for Water: A Practitioner's Guide to Adaptation Technologies for Increased Water Sector Resilience

    This guidance document aims to help address this challenge by providing the missing identification and evaluation assistance that those looking for adaptation solutions initially face. More specifically, it focuses on adaptation technologies for building resilience to climate change induced hazards in the water sector. It provides a simple and comprehensive overview of specific water technologies and techniques that address challenges resulting from climate change and help to build adaptive capacity. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP, CTCN

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Science, Technology, Water

  • Climate Change Adaptation Technologies for Water: A Practitioner’s Guide To Adaptation Technologies For Increased Water Sector Resilience

    The guide focuses on the water climate change adaptation technology taxonomy, systematizing the most pressing climate change challenges in the water sector. It also shows that adaptation technologies are relevant to ensuring sustainable supplies of clean water and mitigation of water-related disasters. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): CTCN

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Technology, Environment, Water

  • Climate-Related Disasters and Food Insecurity in 2017: Preparedness and Response

    This factsheet provides current information showcasing how disasters drive global food insecurity and hunger, particularly when they compound existing economic vulnerability. They destroy agricultural assets and infrastructure, causing serious damage to the livelihoods and food security of millions of vulnerable people.

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food

  • Climate-Smart Agriculture Manual for Agriculture Education in Zimbabwe

    This guidance document is expected to transform Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector into a sustainable production system by maximising the climate opportunities and reducing climate change related risks on the agriculture sector. It was designed to provide adequate and effective training on climate change issues to agricultural extension workers, so that they acquire the expertise to impart climate-smart agriculture practices to rural farmers and build resilience to climate change.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC, UNEP

    Partner(s): UNEP DTU Partnership, CTCN

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate-Smart Healthcare Low-Carbon and Resilience Strategies for the Health Sector

    This guidance document can be used as a tool for the preparation of background sections or policy documents, given their emphasis on climate change and health links. Other sections provide approaches and tools that can be directly extracted and built into projects and programs. More than 20 case studies appear throughout to illustrate the practical value in connecting climate change and health. 

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Human Security, Health

  • Climate-Smart Reporting: A Handbook for Journalists and Communications Professionals

    This technical document aims at raising the voices of the media for climate action, at the national and local levels, in order to address problems related to climate change and build more accountability on how available funds for mitigating and adapting on its impacts are directed. The publication provides 1) an introduction to media matters, 2) climate change issues, facts, and figures, 3) media toolkit, 4) directory of resources, and 5) glossary of terms.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Education, Environment

  • Collection Methodology for Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities

    This technical document provides cities with a methodology on how to collect data or information from key performance indicators (KPIs) for smart sustainable cities (SSC). This set of KPIs for SSC were developed to establish the criteria to evaluate ICT´s contributions in making cities smarter and more sustainable, and to provide cities with the means for self-assessments.

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    Organization(s): ITU, CBD, UNECLAC, FAO, UNDP, UNECA, UNECE, UNESCO, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNHABITAT, UNIDO, UNU, UNWOMEN, WMO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Technology, Industry, Urban

  • Comparative Analysis of the UNFCCC REDD+ Related Decisions and Other Multilateral and Bilateral Requirements to Access Results-Based Payments / Results Based Finance for REDD+ Results-Based Actions

    This guidance document aims to provide a neutral comparison of the similarities and diferences between the UNFCCC REDD+ decisions and the Forest Carbon Partnership Carbon Fund’s Methodological Framework, as well as Germany’s REM Programme. There were two main objectives in conducting this type of comparative analysis. The first is to support countries to address their needs to consider these similarities and diferences, as well as potential implications of these, in order to design efective and coordinated REDD+ Emission Reduction Programmes in their countries. A second objective of the document is to serve as a useful input to support the GCF work on REDD+ RBPs / RBF.

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, REDD, Agriculture and Food, Forestry

  • Compendium on Greenhouse Gas Baselines and Monitoring: Passenger and Freight Transport

    This technical document presents methodologies that cover a broad range of different mitigation action types in terms of scale, type of intervention and affected modes. In addition, focus was put on interventions with significant mitigation potential. It provides an overview of approaches on GHG quantification in the transportation sector, followed by a reader guide to the mitigation action sections.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC, UNDP

    Partner(s): German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany, Center for Clean Air Policy, International Council on Clean Transportation, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Mitigation, Science, Transport, Urban

  • Compendium: Food Security Climate Analyses, Methodologies and Lessons, 2010-2016

    This analytical document provides a compendium of the main findings and lessons learnt from food security climate analyses that have been undertaken by WFP and partners under the Climate Adaptation Management and Innovation Initiative (C-ADAPT). It is targeted at government policy makers, humanitarian partners, and technical analysts interested in accessing a snap shot of a range of food security climate analyses. 

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Agriculture and Food

  • Connecting Cities and Communities with the Sustainable Development Goals

    This guidance document provides an overview of how cities can use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also maps the case studies to the various international agreements as well as the SDGs.

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    Organization(s): ITU, CBD, UNECLAC, FAO, UNDP, UNECA, UNECE, UNESCO, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNHABITAT, UNIDO, UNU, WMO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Technology, Economic and Development Planning

  • Counting the Beans: The True Cost of a Plate of Food around the World

    This analytical document illustrates the disparities in the affordability of food and an attempt to disentangle the factors behind them. It highlights the steps that can be taken to mitigate these disparities in the aim to end hunger by 2030. 

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Partner(s): Mastercard

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning

  • Developing Clean Energy Solutions in Latin America's Major Cities: An Introduction for Subnational Energy Policy Decision-Makers

    This guidance document publication is intended to help sub-national energy policy decision-makers of major Latin American cities as they look to develop and implement clean energy solutions. It aims is to help local actors to understand, plan and execute initiatives successfully which, over time, will: save money, while increasing energy security; increase standards of living and the supply of more efficient and sustainable energy solutions; and reduce the overall use of energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Partner(s): Carbon Trust

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Energy, Urban

  • Economics of Climate Change Adaptation : Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on the Agriculture Sector and Optimal Policy Response in Sri Lanka

    This analytical document aims at understanding the economic costs and benefits of climate change at the micro and sectoral levels in Sri Lanka. Detailed data capture show the potential vulnerabilities smallholder farmers face. It also includes an adaptation strategy and recommendations for policymakers. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): USAID

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Learning Objectives

    This guidance document is designed for education professionals on the use of  Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in learning for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and consequently to contribute to achieving the SDGs. The guide identifies indicative learning objectives and suggests topics and learning activities for each SDG. It also presents implementation methods at different levels, from course design to national strategies. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English, Portuguese

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Economic and Development Planning, Education

  • El futuro de la alimentación y la agricultura: Tendencias y desafíos

    Esta infografía explica la naturaleza de los desafíos que enfrentan los sistemas agrícolas y alimentarios en el presente y durante todo el siglo XXI, incluyendo el cambio climático. Proporciona ideas sobre lo que está en juego y lo que hay que hacer. El estudio concluye que la forma habitual de gestionar la agricultura ya no es una opción, sino que hacen falta grandes transformaciones en los sistemas agrícolas, en las economías rurales y en cómo manejamos nuestros recursos naturales.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): Spanish

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

  • Eliminating Deforestation from the Cocoa Supply Chain

    This analytical report examines the cocoa supply chain, its associated deforestation, and the role and limitations of certification schemes to reduce deforestation. The deforestation-related commitments from cocoa companies are analyzed across the value chain by looking at commitment types, implementation, and the enabling environment. 

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, BioCarbon Fund, World Cocoa Foundation, Climate Focus

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Agriculture and Food, Forestry, Industry

  • Engaging the Private Sector in Results-Based Landscape Programs: Early Lessons from the World Bank’s Forests and Landscapes Climate Finance Funds

    This analytical document captures early observations in engaging the private sector, particularly multinational companies involved in global agricultural commodity supply chains, in the context of emission reductions programs to address land use change. 

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Economic and Development Planning, Finance, Forestry

  • Enhancing Innovation and Participation in Smart Sustainable Cities

    This analytical document provides a series of case studies on smart governance, smart people and smart economy, which will catapult successful smart city practices into the global spotlight.

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    Organization(s): ITU, CBD, UNECLAC, FAO, UNDP, UNECA, UNECE, UNESCO, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNHABITAT, UNIDO, UNU, WMO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Technology, Urban

  • Environmental Performance Reviews

    These analytical documents bring together information to provide an overview of countries' environmental governance and performance, both in terms of achievements and shortcomings. It can be used as a tool to support policymakers and representatives of civil society in their efforts to imrpove environmental management and further promote sustainable development at the country level.

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English, Russian

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

  • Establishing Scaled-Up Crediting Program Baselines under the Paris Agreement: Issues and Options

    This technical document offers guidance and identifying options related to developing scaled-up crediting programs. It focuses on baseline development, in particular how to develop baselines consistent with rules that may arise for international crediting (or other forms of emissions trading or transfers) under the Paris Agreement. In principle, the baseline for a crediting program should represent the GHG emissions that would occur over a specified period of time in the program’s absence, taking into account a range of factors — including domestic policies — that might influence those emissions.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • FAO Corporate Environmental Responsibility Strategy 2017 – 2020

    This report showcases FAO's strategy includes an analysis of the current environmental performance of the Organization in the areas of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, energy efficiency, sustainable procurement, waste management and water usage. As part of the 2030 Agenda and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, FAO is committing to 1) Continue monitoring the environmental impact of its functional operations, 2) Improve its ecological performance and reduce its GHG emissions by 5.4%, 3) Embrace the circular economy principle when procuring goods and services and managing waste, and 4) Develop Environmental Management Systems for Offices.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • FAO Strategy on Climate Change

    This Strategy translates FAO’s mandate into strategic choices and action priorities at global, regional, national and local levels with the central goal of supporting its Member Nations in achieving their commitments to face climate change. Climate change is a top-line corporate priority, thus FAO will focus its work on three fronts: First, to enhance institutional and technical capacities of Member States. Second, to improve integration of food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries within the international climate agenda. And third, to strengthen internal coordination and delivery of FAO’s work.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • FAO's Work on Climate Change: United Nations Climate Change Conference 2017

    This activity report presents the most recent and relevant knowledge, tools and methodologies FAO offers countries to report on their greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture, livestock and forestry sectors.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English, Spanish

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

  • Forest Tenure and Rights of Indigenous People along REDD+ implementation

    This policy document on forest tenure and the rights of indigenous peoples, to be implemented by the UN-REDD Programme in the period 2018–2020, aims at raising global knowledge to sustain country action in support of land and forest tenure governance and the promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples in the context of REDD+ implementation. The Technical Description section offers further details on the work, intended deliverables, focuses and priorities. 

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    Organization(s): UNREDD, UNDP, FAO

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

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

    This technical report summarises work conducted by UN-REDD+ during 2016 to guide the development of policy instruments for the Government of Nigeria in order to combat deforestation within the country. Since 2000 indeed, Nigeria faces a severe rate of deforestation, which results from a range of cumulative effects fundamentally driven by the immediate availability of woody biomass in the form of timber, fuelwood and construction timber; and the opportunity to acquire land for significantly higher agricultural returns.

    The purpose of this study is to analyze the economic value of Nigeria’s forest resources and demonstrate some policy instruments that would alleviate pressure on these natural forest systems. 

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

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, REDD, Economic Analysis, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Forests and Climate Change Working Paper 15: From reference levels to results reporting: REDD+ under the UNFCCC

    This publication provides a status report on progress and achievements related to the MRV of REDD+ activities, as well as an update on activities related to countries’ submissions of their Forest Reference (Emission) Levels (FRELs/FRLs). The report also summarizes experiences with the technical assessment process, as of early 2017, and offers an overview of initial REDD+ results reporting and technical analyses of those reports. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Agriculture and Food, Forestry

  • Frontiers 2017, emerging issues of environmental concern

    This analytical report explains the environmental dimension of the issue of antibiotic residues in the environment,  resistant pathogens and other molecules with antimicrobial properties that enhance the spread of resistance genes in microbial communities. It emphasizes the need for considering the environmental exposure to antimicrobials in efforts to curb the resistance.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Chemicals and Waste, Risk Reduction/Management, Health

  • FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre Newsletter - Volume 10

    This publication provides information on climate change and access to clean energy solutions, as they are increasingly important, judging from the impact the changing climate already has on the livelihoods of populations world-wide. This issue contains articles related to 1) The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report 2017, 2) Frankfurt School's new E-Learning Programme in Climate Adaptation Finance, 3) The Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme, 4) Adaptation and renewable energy trends, and 5) news, project updates and events.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Energy, Finance

  • Games about Change: An Activity Book Highlighting the Impacts of Energy, Infrastructure, Transport, Technology Projects Asia and the Pacific

    This book of impact stories combined with games aims to help people understand some of the terminology and the simple changes we can make now in the way we use energy resources that could make a healthier world for children. Climate change mitigation is central to food security, poor health and income poverty. By supporting access to clean and affordable energy systems and services and promoting low-emission and climate-resilient urban and transport infrastructure, eradication of poverty and a significant reduction in inequalities is supported.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Human Security, Mitigation, Urban

  • GAW Report: Measurement-Model Fusion for Global Total Atmospheric Deposition (MMF-GTAD)

    This analytical report presents key findings of a three-day workshop focusing on measurement-model fusion for global total atomospheric deposition (MMF-GTAD). It presents a review of the state-of the-science and explores the feasibility and methodology of producing, on a routine retrospective basis, global maps of atmospheric gas and aerosol concentrations as well as wet, dry and total deposition via measurement-model fusion techniques.

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    Organization(s): WMO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Science, Technology, Energy, Environment

  • Gender and Adaptation Planning in the Agriculture Sectors: The Case of Uganda

    This case study chronicles Uganda’s experiences developing a gender‑responsive National Adaptation Plan for the Agricultural Sector and related capacity development for gender-responsive policy. Uganda’s experiences suggest the need to align with national gender plans and other related policies, such as finance, planning and climate change, and global climate and development goals and agreements (e.g. Paris Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals).

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNDP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Global Land Outlook

    This analytical document presents a vision for transforming the way in which we use and manage land. It underscores how land is key to human security and future wellbeing, the thread that holds together the fabric of society. It considers challenges we collectively face: from the pressures of population growth, climate change, urbanization, migration, and conflict to food, energy, and water insecurity. In all its dimensions, human security is increasingly fragile and in many parts of the world, land degradation and climate change are now recognized as contributing factors to a sense of growing instability.

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    Organization(s): UNCCD, UNDP, CBD, FAO, IOM, UNEP, WB

    Partner(s): European Commission, The Changwon Initiative, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Government of the Netherlands

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

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

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Ecosystems, Land Use Management

  • Global Tracking Framework: UNECE Progress in Sustainable Energy

    This analytical report highlights the policies and fuels pricing mechanisms that shape the ability to deliver society’s energy needs in the UNECE region. It also gives some recommendations to ensure a sustainable energy future through a tight emissions pathway.

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Partner(s): GTF

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Chemicals and Waste, Economic Analysis, Green Jobs/Economy, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Industry, Land Use Management, Transport, Urban, Water

  • Green Industrial Policy: Concept, Policies, Country Experiences

    This report illustrates how green industrial policy can be a driver for a green economy transformation and highlights the social, environmental and economic co-benefits of green industrial policy. Economic development in the age of industrialization has been achieved at the cost of severe overexploitation of natural resources. Humanity is approaching various ecological tipping points beyond which abrupt and irreversible environmental change at large geographical scale is likely to happen.

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

    Partner(s): German Development Institute, The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Guía Escolar para el Estudio de Ecosistemas de Agua Dulce: Ríos y Lagos - Adaptarse al cambio climático y educar para el desarrollo sostenible

    Esta guía tiene como objetivo fortalecer la enseñanza sobre los efectos del cambio climático en ecosistemas de agua dulce: ríos y lagos; mediante la educación a través de la acción; donde los/las participantes creen y diseñen los conocimientos, fortalezcan sus capacidades y analicen los cambios que sufren estos
    ecosistemas mediante un enfoque multidisciplinario y apoyados en la tecnología de la información
    como herramienta de aprendizaje; mejorando su capacidad de evaluar, de manera crítica, los problemas y conflictos con que se enfrentan y entendiendo que cada uno de nosotros forma parte del cambio.

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    Organization(s): UNESCO, UN CC:Learn

    Partner(s): Consejo Nacional para el Cambio Climático y el Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio (CNCCMDL)

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Education, Water

  • Guide for Peer Review of National GHG Inventories

    This guidance document is intended to highligh experts to assess the GHG inventory and inventory development process. It presents metologies and tools to achieve higher quality reporting and enhanced capacity of national experts involved in the process of the preparation and facilitation of the Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC).

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Carbon Financing and CDM, Training, Adaptation, Green Jobs/Economy, Technology, Education, Environment, Transport

  • Handbook on Use of Radio Spectrum for Meteorology: Weather, Water and Climate Monitoring and Prediction

    This guidance document presents different meteorological systems linked to radio technologies, such radar and satellite service. It explains how data used by each system has a crucial role in detecting, warning and forecasting climate related disasters and thus in increasing policy-making. It also presents the potential risk of limiting meteorological applications in the future.

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    Organization(s): ITU, WMO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Ecosystems, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Science, Technology, Environment

  • How To Make Cities More Resilient A Handbook For Local Government Leaders

    Thid guidance document provides an overview of key strategies and actions as part of an overall sustainable urban development strategy.

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English, Korean, Arabic, Spanish

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Ecosystems, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Population Dynamics, Risk Reduction/Management, Urban

  • Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs: A First Global Scientific Assessment

    This activity report provides the first global scientific assessment of climate change impacts on World Heritage coral reefs. Soaring ocean temperatures in the past three years have subjected 21 of 29 World Heritage reefs to severe and/or repeated heat stress, and caused some of the worst bleaching ever observed at iconic sites. The analysis predicts that all 29 coral-containing World Heritage sites would cease to exist as functioning coral reef ecosystems by the end of this century under a business-as-usual emissions scenario.

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Water

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

    This analytical document presents the key findings from the first year of collaboration between Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative and ITU in a broad range of domains such as transportation, home, business productivity and public sector services. 

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    Organization(s): ITU

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Green Jobs/Economy, Science, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Health, Industry, Labour, Transport, Urban

  • Implementing Sustainable Development Goal 11 by Connecting Sustainability Policies and Urban-Planning Practices through ICTs

    This guidance document provides a study of the advantages of using ICT technologies to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 11, by facilitating the missing linkages that exist between sustainability policies and urban-planning practices through digitally-enabled urban actions.

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    Organization(s): ITU, CBD, UNECLAC, FAO, UNDP, UNECA, UNECE, UNESCO, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNHABITAT, UNIDO, UNU, WMO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Technology, Urban

  • Implementing The Paris Agreement: Response Measures, Economic Diversification and Trade

    This policy document highlights several collective transformations needed to complay with the Paris Agreement in the areas of trade, economy and industry.

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Green Jobs/Economy, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Industry, Trade

  • Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work

    This guidance document analyses the situation of indigenous peoples in the context of climate change. It suggests that indigenous peoples are affected in distinctive ways by climate change, and also by the policies or actions that are aimed at addressing it. At the same time, it highlights that, as agents of change, indigenous people are essential to the success of policies and measures directed towards mitigating and adapting to climate change, especially their sustainable economic model and traditional knowledge. 

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Culture, Education

  • Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme: Kenya

    This case study summarizes the context for the adoption of Kenya’s National Adaptation Plan (2015-2030); details how agriculture sectors can be better integrated into NAPs; and describes how Kenya came to launch one of the first NAPs in Africa and among developing countries.

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme: Uruguay

    This case study builds on an advanced suite of climate change policies, strategies and plans, as Uruguay is implementing innovative dialogues to develop an Agriculture National Adaptation Plan (NAP) through a participatory process. This case study summarises how the sectoral NAP will develop capacities of producers and institutions to implement appropriate and well-monitored adaptation measures.

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English, Spanish

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

  • Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: Global Analysis Key Findings

    This analytical document focuses on developing countries, as targeted interventions in the agriculture sectors have the potential to deliver adaptation and mitigation benefits, as well as economic, environmental and social cobenefits – often simultaneously. As the international community shifts its attention to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, all climate action will be guided by countries’ NDCs and relevant national policy frameworks. Countries will take the lead in taking transformative climate action in the agriculture sectors, but the international community must support developing countries in doing so.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Inter-American Development Bank Sustainability report 2017

    This activity report presents how the Inter-American Development Bank's support translate into positive actions and impacts in the region, while highlighting some examples of how sustainability is the key transversal ingredient to help countries advance in achieving their development objectives. The analysis takes into account The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Climate Change Agreement as well as the specific location of Latin America and Caribbean region, which is susceptible to natural disasters, including hurricanes, landslides, droughts, and earthquakes. 

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    Organization(s): Inter-American Development Bank

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English, Spanish

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Economic and Development Planning, Education, Environment, Industry, Urban

  • La estrategia de la FAO sobre el cambio climático

    Este documento presenta la Estrategia sobre el Cambio Climático, que se centrará en tres aspectos. En primer lugar, aumentar las capacidades institucionales y técnicas de los países miembros. En segundo, mejorar la integración de la seguridad alimentaria, la agricultura, la silvicultura y las pesquerías en la agenda de lucha contra el cambio climático internacional. Y, en tercero, mejorar la coordinación interna y el cumplimiento de las misiones de la FAO.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): Spanish

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

  • Land Degradation Neutrality: Transformative Action, tapping opportunities

    This analytical document showcases unique features of transformative projects and programmes, illustrates ways to tap into financing opportunities and provides an overview of the multiple funding sources available for land degradation neutrality projects and programmes

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    Organization(s): UNCCD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Finance, Land Use Management

  • Livestock Solutions for Climate Change

    This guidance document shows that livestock products are key to food security. The report indicates that livestock products are also responsible for more greenhouse gases emissions than most other food sources, which are caused by feed production, enteric fermentation, animal waste and land-use change.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • Making Ecosystem Restoration meet Multiple Goals for People, Biodiversity and the Climate

    This visual resource sums up in a pedagogical way the benefits of ecosystem restoration. The poster showcases two countries : Mongolia and Paraguay. 

     

     

     

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

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Public Participation, Training, Biodiversity, REDD, Ecosystems, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Making Waves: Community Solutions, Sustainable Oceans

    This activity report presents 15 stories of community and indigenous initiatives working in coastal and marine ecosystems to deliver benefits across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These stories show that indigenous peoples and local communities are some of the most effective stewards of the planet’s marine ecosystems. They also show that the actions taken by these local initiatives can have widespread impact, in many cases across their entire country and beyond. 

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    Organization(s): GEF, UNDP, UNEP, United Nations Foundation, CBD

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Water

  • NAP–Ag Programme Highlights 2015–2017: Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag) Programme

    This activity report focuses on the NAP–Ag Programme, supporting countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to identify and integrate climate change adaptation measures into relevant national planning and budgeting processes. NAP–Ag provides support to countries for accessing climate finance through international mechanisms, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF), bilateral and multilateral funding mechanisms, as well as national financing. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP, FAO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme

    This guidance document gives an outline of the joint  UNDP and UN Environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP). The NAP-GSP, together with partners, is assisting developing countries to identify technical, institutional and financial needs to integrate climate change adaptation into medium and long-term national planning and financing. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP, GEF

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • National Disaster Risk Assessment: Words into Action Guidelines Governance System, Methodologies, and Use of Results

    This guidence document consists in a holistic risk assessment that includes all relevant hazards and vulnerabilities, both direct and indirect impacts, and a diagnosis of the sources of risk in order to support the design of policies and investments in reducing risk efficiently and effectively. It also contributes to achieving the Sendai Framework target on making disaster risk information available to people.

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • National Workshop Jamaica: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure in the Caribbean

    This workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of policy makers, transport planners and transport infrastructure managers in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to understand climate change impacts on coastal transport infrastructure and take appropriate adaptation response measures.  Stakeholders discussed the draft case-study of Jamaica, as well as the draft methodology for assessing climate-related impacts and adaptation options that is being developed under the project. 

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD

    Type of material:Slide Presentation

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Economic and Development Planning, Trade

  • National Workshop Saint Lucia: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure in the Caribbean

    This workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of policy makers, transport planners and transport infrastructure managers in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to understand climate change impacts on coastal transport infrastructure and take appropriate adaptation response measures.  Stakeholders discussed the draft case-study of Saint Lucia, as well as the draft methodology for assessing climate-related impacts and adaptation options that is being developed under the project. 

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD

    Type of material:Slide Presentation

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Economic and Development Planning, Trade

  • Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action on Climate Smart Dairy Livestock Value Chains in Uganda

    This guidance document focuses on the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA), as it triggers resilient low-carbon development in the dairy sector through the introduction of climate-smart agricultural practices and to bring the dairy production sector of Uganda onto a low carbon and more resilient path. The NAMA focuses on a set of interventions and measures related to policy development, technical assistance, and access to finance that will be integrated within sustainable commercial oriented investment activities that contribute to enhanced agriculture productivity, climate change mitigation and adaptation, improved food security, and increased incomes.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of Uganda

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • No Place to Call Home: Protecting Children's Rights When the Changing Climate Forces Them to Flee

    This report focuses on the impact on children’s rights when children are forced to flee from home because of climate change. It reveals that, despite the enormous risks they face, children have been almost entirely overlooked in the emerging debate, research and policies on climate-driven migration and displacement. It sets out the vital steps that states must take to place children’s rights at the heart of international and national climate, humanitarian, disaster risk reduction, development, and migration strategies.

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    Organization(s): UNICEF

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Governance – General, Children, Migration and Refugees, Population Dynamics

  • Nuclear Power for Sustainable Development

    This analytical document provides an overview of linkages between nuclear power and sustainable development. It explains how nuclear power — with other technologies — can provide the energy to ultimately achieve high living standards, good health, a clean environment and a sustainable economy.

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Overcoming Barriers to Investing in Energy Efficiency

    This analytical document looks into financial, technical and policy barriers to investing in energy efficiency and ways to overcome them. The report is based on the results of a global survey which was widely distributed among private sector, financial institutions, international organizations, non-profit organizations, academia, and independent experts.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNECE

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Mitigation, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Finance

  • Primer on Sustainable Development

    This guidance document serves as an entry-point to understanding the 2030 Agenda. The primer explains what the agenda is about, provides a brief description of the historical process that led to its adoption, and explains the core principles underlying the agenda, its 5 dimensions, the sustainable development goals as well as their interlinkages. 

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    Organization(s): UNSSC

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish, Russian, Dutch

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Economic and Development Planning, Education

  • Priority Needs for the Operationalization of the Global Framework for Climate Services (2016–2018)

    This analytical document highlights the identification of priority needs for operationalization of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), based on the foundations and context of the 10-year GFCS Implementation Plan. The Plan identifies three phases implementation: I focused on establishing the Framework’s infrastructure and initiating and facilitating demonstration projects in the initial priority areas; II is the development phase, focusing on the core regional and national mechanisms for climate services; and III, the expansion and continuation phase, during which maintenance and sustainability of institutional mechanisms will be emphasized.

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    Organization(s): WMO

    Partner(s): Global Framework for Climate Services

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Energy, Health, Water

  • Programa Regional Centroamericano para la educación, capacitación y sensibilización sobre cambio climático en los países SICA

    Este Plan Regional, elaborado por los ocho Estados Miembros del Sistema de Integración Centroamericana (SICA), establece acciones ambiciosas para desarrollar la capacidad humana para adaptarse a los riesgos del cambio climático y aprovechar las oportunidades de inversión.

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    Organization(s): UN CC:Learn, UNITAR

    Partner(s): Comisión Centroamericana de Ambiente y Desarrollo (CCAD)

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): Spanish

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

  • Rapport sur les objectifs de développement durable 2017

    Ce rapport fournit un aperçu des efforts accomplis jusqu’à présent. Il met l’accent sur le fait qu'une direction politique de haut niveau et de nouveaux partenariats seront essentiels pour maintenir l’élan. Il souligne aussi le besoin de données fiables, actualisées, accessibles et ventilées pour mesurer les progrès, informer les décideurs et s’assurer que tout le monde est pris en compte.

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    Organization(s): UN

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): French

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Population Dynamics, Economic and Development Planning

  • Recomendaciones de política pública para enfrentar el cambio climático y la vulnerabilidad de la seguridad alimentaria

    Este informe presenta el proyecto de  Evaluación de los impactos del cambio climático y mapeo de la vulnerabilidad a la inseguridad alimentaria bajo el cambio climático para reforzar la seguridad alimentaria familiar con enfoques de adaptación de los medios de subsistencia. Proporciona recomendaiones, una evaluación del impacto del cambio climático en 16 cuencas y 16 cultivos en el Perú y un análisis de los factores de vulnerabilidad de la seguridad alimentaria de los hogares rurales para el año 2050. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Agriculture and Food

  • REDD+ Côte D'Ivoire : National Strategy

    This guidance report analyses the direct drivers of deforestation and takes into account the environmental, economic and social aspirations in Côte d'Ivoire. The paper is declined into eight policy options that would enable to treat all drivers of deforestation and degradation of forests in Côte d'Ivoire, as part of the National Strategy -one of the four structuring elements that was agreed upon at the international level as a prerequisite for the implementation of REDD+-. Omong others, it investigates for example the impacts of a "Zero Deforestation Agriculture in public-private partnership" and a "Sustainable Domestic Energy Strategy with value-creation of the agricultural biomass". 

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    Organization(s): REDD+ Côte d’Ivoire, UN-REDD, WB

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, REDD, Forestry

  • REDD+ Safeguards Information Systems: Practical Design Considerations

    This technical document provides information on safeguards requirements for REDD+, particularly in terms of safeguards information system (SIS) design in line with UNFCCC guidance. It highlights SIS design will be influenced by a country’s safeguards approach, including how a country has defined the goals, scope and scale of safeguards application, also whether the environmental and social benefits and risks of REDD+ actions have been assessed .

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

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, REDD, Environment, Forestry

  • Regional analysis of the Nationally Determined Contributions of Eastern Africa

    This analytical report identifies the current commitments, gaps and opportunities for enhancing regional mitigation and adaptation ambitions in the agriculture sectors.  The report aims to provide developing countries with the support required for implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and ensuring future commitments are transparent, quantifiable, comparable, verifiable and ambitious. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries : Contributions to Reducing Global Emissions

    This analytical document evaluates the impact of Developping countries projects and initiatives through renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE). The analysis shows that low-carbon forms of development – particularly city-based public private partnerships – generate multiple co-benefits. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Urban

  • Report : Global NDC Conference 2017

    This activity report provides an overview of measures taken to contribute to climate change mitigation during the global NDC Conference 2017 in Berlin. It presents a broad range of key messages about integrated governance, finance and transparency. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): LEDS Global Partnership, GIZ, NDC Partnership

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Training, Adaptation, Mitigation, Finance

  • Report of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices

    This Commission to explores explicit carbon-pricing options and levels that would induce the change in behaviors— particularly in those driving the investments in infrastructure, technology, and equipment—needed to deliver on the temperature objective of the Paris Agreement, in a way that fosters economic growth and development, as expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals. It also covers other policies relevant and important to carbon-pricing design and delivery on the Paris agreement.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie, France Ministère
de la transition écologique et solidaire

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Energy

  • Resilient: Zero-Carbon, Risk-Informed, Sustainable

    This activity report is comprised of 15 country case studies that provide examples of climate action, disaster risk reduction and recovery, and sustainable energy. Each case, efforts have been made to emphasize the integrated approach to these work streams and similarly, the linkages and benefits that each extends to the others.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Energy

  • Results -Based Climate Finance in Practice: Delivering Climate Finance for Low -Carbon Development

    This activity report aims to (i) assess the characteristics and overall volume of funding flowing through Results-Based Climate Financing/Finance (RBCF) programs, (ii) describe the various approaches to designing and implementing RBCF programs, and (iii) compare practical experiences in applying RBCF with the existing theory and literature describing this financing approach. 

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    Organization(s): WB, UNEP

    Partner(s): Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Risk Reduction/Management, Environment, Finance

  • Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality

    This technical document provides a scientifically-sound basis for understanding and implementing Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN), and to inform the development of practical guidance for pursuing LDN and monitoring achievement of LDN target. The LDN conceptual framework focuses on the goal of LDN and the supporting processes required to deliver this goal, including biophysical and socio-economic aspects, and their interactions. 

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    Organization(s): UNCCD

    Partner(s): Science-Policy Interface

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Ecosystems, Science, Land Use Management

  • Sea, My Life: Protecting Oceans, Sustaining our Future

    This activity report showcases a set of case studies that present the work of a wide range of financed and supported projects that make a case for further investment in marine protected areas to restore the health of oceanic and coastal ecosystems, strengthen resilience in the face of climate change, sustain fisheries and other economic activities, and improve the lives of the world’s poorest communities.

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    Organization(s): GEF, UNDP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Economic and Development Planning, Water

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