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

Library of Documents

  • Forests and Climate Change

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

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

    This book provides a collection of mitigation options offered by forests and wood products and on the enabling conditions for realizing their potential. It's designed primarily for policymakers, negotiators and other experts contributing to climate change strategies, but will also be of interest for professionals in such fields as energy, architecture and construction. Its aim is to provide elements for decisions on a policy mix that will optimize carbon emission reduction (less carbon content per unit of output) and socioeconomic benefits with the needed urgency.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Forestry, Industry

  • Forests Slow Climate Change and Increase Resilience

    This infographic showcases how forests are key to climate, water, health, and livelihoods. Forests and trees are a cornerstone of addressing climate change and achieving sustainable development, as they are some of the most vital storehouses of carbon on our planet. However, when forests are cleared to make way for agriculture or infrastructure, they emit large quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which contributes to climate change. At the same time, standing forests make a crucial contribution to addressing the impacts of climate change not only by absorbing greenhouse gases but also by building more resilient landscapes.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Future-Ready Shipping Conference Outcome at A Glance

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

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    Organization(s): IMO

    Partner(s): Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • GEF Factsheets

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

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    Organization(s): IFAD, GEF

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Gender Equality in National Climate Action: Planning for Gender-Responsive Nationally Determined Contributions

    This report provides an analysis of the status of gender equality in national climate policy in light of the Paris Agreement. It also presents a framework for integrating gender equality into Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) planning and implementation. This report analyses the degree to which the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted as of April 2016 have recognized and/or integrated gender equality.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Global Gender and Climate Alliance, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Geodecisión: Una Herramienta Espacial Flexible Para Orientar la Toma de Decisiones Ambientales

    Este recurso visual presenta Geodecisión, una herramienta en línea, gratuita y fácil de usar, diseñada para facilitar el acceso a la información espacial sobre el uso de la tierra en el Perú, facilitando así la toma de decisiones. 

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

    Partner(s): Ministry of Environment of Peru, Bosques en tus manos

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): Public Participation, Adaptation, Mitigation, Forestry, Land Use Management

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Public Participation, Capacity Development, Training, Adaptation, Children, Education

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Global Climate Commitments in Action: 2016 Progress Report

    This report presents country trends in climate technology transfer needs, assessed throughout a period of 3 years. The findigns highlight that demand for technology transfer in support of achieving countries' national commitments is growing rapidly. Approximately 30% of all incoming mitigation-related requests focus on energy efficiency. Among adaptation-related requests for technical assistance, an increasing number of countries are focusing on early warning systems. A growing number of requests include appeals for assistance in catalysing project financing; the consideration of gender is essential too. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNFCCC, UNIDO

    Partner(s): Climate Technology Centre and Network

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

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

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): SE4All

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Green Jobs: Progress Report 2014-2015

    This activity report provides an update on the activities which unfolded in 2014 and 2015 with the continued support of the Green Jobs Programme’s networks and partners. The Programme aims to promote green job creation and the greening of existing jobs, enterprises and economies, as they are an essential means of achieving sustainable development and providing decent work for all. 

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Partner(s): International Organization of Employers

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Guide to Banking and Sustainability

    This guidance document addresses what a sustainable bank looks, by opting for a hands-on, practitioner-oriented format to prioritise action over theory. Banking supervisors and regulators have demonstrated growing awareness of the materiality of sustainability issues, as shown by the establishment of the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Guidelines: Implementing the Resilience Pathways Model (RPM)

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

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    Organization(s): UNOPS

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning Toolkit

    This technical document offers a toolkit providing:

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

    2. A summary sheet of indicators;

    3. A worksheet for calculating indicator values;

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

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    Organization(s): UNHABITAT

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices

    This technical document focuses on the importance to monitor droughts, as they are a normal part of the climate, and they can occur in any climate regime around the world, even deserts and rainforests. Droughts are one of the more costly natural hazards on a year-to-year basis; their impacts are significant and widespread, affecting many economic sectors and people at any one time. The handbook addresses the needs of practitioners and policymakers  and is considered as a resource guide/material for practitioners.

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    Organization(s): WMO

    Partner(s): Global Water Partnership

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Risk Reduction/Management

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Science, Technology

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

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

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Horizons 2030: Equality at the Centre of Sustainable Development

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

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    Organization(s): UNECLAC

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Spanish

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

  • How Paris Became the Capital of Climate Finance

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

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Governance – General

  • How to Become a Greenz Climate Champion

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

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

     

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    Organization(s): UNDP

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

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • ICAO Environment Report

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

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    Organization(s): ICAO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Impact Evaluation of the WFP Enhancing Resilience to Natural Disasters and the Effects of Climate Change Programme with a Specific Focus on the Resilience Dimension

    This activity report aims at assessing the Enhancing Resilience to Natural Disasters and the Effects of Climate Change (ER) programme’s effectiveness in terms of improving beneficiaries’ resilience. The impact evaluation was constructed around two hypotheses: (i) at the outcome level, ER-beneficiaries were expected to show lower propensity to adopt detrimental responses and higher propensity to adopt positive responses; (ii) at the impact level, ER-beneficiaries were expected to show faster recovery rates than households in the control group.

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Partner(s): Government of Sweden

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning

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

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

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Imperatives for Sustainable Delta Futures

    This analytical document focuses on river deltas, as they are significant in the global economy and support large human populations and biodiversity. Deltas, due to their global relevance, require targeted attention and action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The impacts of climate change and sea level rise tend to be intensified by direct anthropogenic modifications (e.g. river control structures, coastal embankments, and upstream reservoirs) on the delta plain.

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    Organization(s): UNU, UNU-EHS

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

    This report showcases Dubai’s journey towards becoming a smart city, a venture worthy of emulation by other aspiring smart cities around the world. To assist aspiring smart sustainable cities in their journeys, this case study also derives best practices based on Dubai’s current activities. 

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    Organization(s): ITU

    Partner(s): Smart Dubai

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): African Union, African Development Bank

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): French

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

  • Inclusive Green Economy Policies for Structural Transformation in Africa

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

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Increasing Climate Resilience: Addressing the Impact of Extreme Events on Agriculture and the Way Forward

    This report results as part of the strategic objective on increasing the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises, as FAO works with member countries to enhance and harmonize the assessment of damage and losses from disasters in crops, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and forestry, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of DRR/M and CCA good practice technologies in agriculture. Advancements and improvements in the field of damage and losses monitoring are crucial to support global and regional initiatives on climate change adaptation in agriculture.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, French

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

  • Indigenous Peoples Can Feed the World

    This infographic explains the inextricable relationship which exists between nature and indigenous peoples’ livelihoods, FAO protects the environment and those who depend on it for survival. FAO projects relate to indigenous peoples even if indirectly, in their promotion of biological and cultural diversity as the underpinnings of food and livelihood security as well as quality of life.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

    Topic(s): Ecosystems, Agriculture and Food, Culture

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): Inter-American Development Bank

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • IPCC Expert Meeting on Communication

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

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    Organization(s): IPCC, WMO, UNEP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): IPCC, WMO, UNEP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Key Messages on Human Rights and Climate Change

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

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    Organization(s): OHCHR

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Kiribati: Climate Change and Migration - Relationships Between Household Vulnerability, Human Mobility and Climate Change

    This technical document presents the results of the first nationally representative empirical study of relationships between household vulnerability, human mobility and climate change in the Pacific. Findings are based upon quantitative and qualitative fieldwork carried out in Kiribati during the early part of 2015. Project fieldwork involved implementation of a total of 377 household surveys in South Tarawa, North Tarawa, Marakei, Kiritimati and Butaritari.

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP, UNU-EHS, ILO, UNDP

    Partner(s): European Union

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Migration and Refugees, Science, Labour

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNECLAC

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

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

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

  • Land and Forest Tenure in Laos: Baseline Overview 2016 with Options for Community Participation in Forest Management

    This analytical document seeks to provide a common basis for ongoing policy discussions in the land and forest sectors. Its goal is thus to find a middle ground between overly simplistic descriptions of tenure security, such as those based only on formal status, and the widely held but difficult-to-use acknowledgment that “it’s complicated.” This review describes seven sets of processes that influence this context, and therefore shape land and forest tenure in contemporary Laos. These include:

    1. Macro-scale forest management,
    2. Village-scale zoning and land-use planning,
    3. Large-scale investment and infrastructure,
    4. Individual land titling,
    5. Smallholder cash cropping and contract farming,
    6. Community-oriented forestry including but not limited to REDD+, and
    7. Community-scale land titling and other forms of tenure recognition.

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

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Land in Balance: The Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality

    This technical document provides an overview of the scientific conceptual framework for land degradation neutrality (LDN). The conceptual framework creates a common understanding of the LDN objective and consistency in approaches to achieving LDN.

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    Organization(s): UNCCD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

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

  • Lao PDR: Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analyzing Resilience

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

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    Organization(s): WFP

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

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Learning for an Inclusive Green Economy: Assessing Priorities and Steering Action - Guidance Note

    This guidance document provides methodological and organizational guidance to countries interested in taking a systematic approach to education and training for an inclusive green economy. This document draws on the experience of three Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) partner countries; Ghana, Mongolia and South Africa that have conducted learning assessments and developed action plans or strategies. 

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Leaving No One Behind: Addressing Climate Change for a World Free of Poverty and Hunger

    This guidance document explains how  climate change is already hurting the rural poor, damaging infrastructure, depressing crop yields, jeopardizing fish stocks, eroding natural resources and endangering species, causing significant damage to agriculture, water resources, ecosystems, and human health. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Livestock and Climate Change

    This guidance document explains how smallholder livestock keepers, fisherfolks and pastoralists are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Moreover, 14.5% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions come from livestock supply chains. The main sources of emissions are: feed production and processing and methane from ruminants’ digestion. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Los activos abandonados: el desafío del riesgo climático

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

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    Organization(s): Inter-American Development Bank

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

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

  • Los pueblos indígenas pueden alimentar al mundo

    Esta infografía proporciona una introducción a cómo los pueblos indígenas pueden aportar soluciones orientadas a la seguridad alimentaria y el cambio climático desde diferentes áreas, incluyendo: conocimientos tradicionales,  sistemas alimentarios y conservación de la biodiversidad.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

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

  • Loss and Damage: The Role of Ecosystem Services

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

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Making Climate Risk Insurance Work for the Most Vulnerable: Seven Guiding Principles

    This policy document illustrates how well-designed climate risk insurance – when applied in conjunction with other disaster risk management measures and strategies – can protect people against climate shocks by acting as a safety net and buffer shortly after an extreme weather event.

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    Organization(s): UNU, UNU-EHS

    Partner(s): Munich Climate Insurance Initiative

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Population Dynamics, Finance

  • Managing Climate Risk Using Climate-Smart Agriculture

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

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Managing Climate Risk Using Climate-Smart Agriculture

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

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    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

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

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

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

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Methanol as Marine Fuel: Environmental Benefits, Technology Readiness, and Economic Feasibility

    This technical document intends to determine the environmental benefits of using methanol as fuel on ships with regards to emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), NOx and SOx. The potential environmental gains are seen in the context of current and future environmental regulations for methanol in maritime use, and in context of the costs of adaption and technical readiness.

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    Organization(s): IMO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Mitigation, Data & Analysis: Mitigation and Transparency

    This brief summarises mitigation and transparency issues following the last United Nations Framework Conventions for Climate Change May session, SB44.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Environment

  • Modelling REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    This analytical document reviews four policy scenarios using the ‘Threshold 21’ (T21) simulation model for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in order to evaluate their potential to meet the country’s REDD+ and sustainable development goals by 2035. 

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    Organization(s): UNREDD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Science, Technology, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • More Money, More Impact? China's Climate Change South-South Cooperation to Date and Future Trends

    This guidance document provides an overview of the historic development and current state of China’s South-South cooperation on mitigating and adapting to climate change. Based on the findings of a global survey and interviews, it considers and analyzes the experiences, needs and priorities of China’s partner countries and how China could support other developing countries in the future.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Movilidad eléctrica. Oportunidades para América Latina

    Este documento analítico estudia el sector de automóviles en Latinoamérica y proyecta cómo su crecimiento tendrá un efecto importante en la demanda de combustibles. El transporte público en la región posee un potencial estratégico para ser la punta de lanza de la movilidad eléctrica, a través de buses eléctricos. El transporte público eléctrico resulta muy apropiado para aprovechar los beneficios de esta tecnología, observándose un aumento de los programas demostrativos en muchas ciudades. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): European Union, EUROCLIMA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

    Topic(s): Technology, Energy, Environment, Transport

  • NAMA for a Circular Economy Solid Waste Management Approach for Urban Areas in Kenya

    This policy document shows the conceptualization of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Kenya in the field of circular economy. It proposes incentives and strategic framework for solid waste management approach in urban areas. After reviewing Kenya's environment policy and waste management, different scenarios are analysed in the context of climate change, taking account of several co-benefits as well as barriers and risks. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Chemicals and Waste, Economic Analysis, Mitigation, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Industry, Urban

  • NAMA for Integrated Sustainable Energy Solutions for Schools in Uganda

    This policy document shows the conceptualization of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Uganda in the field of sustainable energy. It proposes incentives and strategic framework for sustainable electrification in rural schools. After reviewing Uganda's energy and education system, different scenarios are analysed in the context of climate change, taking account of several co-benefits as well as barriers and risks. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Economic and Development Planning, Education, Energy, Finance

  • NAMA for the Renewable Sector of LAO PDR

    This policy document shows the conceptualization of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Lao in the field of renewable energy. It proposes incentives and strategic framework for rural and sustainable eletrification. After reviewing Lao's electrification system, different scenarios are analysed in the context of climate change, taking account of several co-benefits as well as barriers and risks. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, Lao

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Economic Analysis, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment

  • NAMA on Afforestation of Degraded Land, Riverside Areas and Protection Belts in the Republic of Moldova

    This policy document shows the conceptualization of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Moldova in the field of degraded land, riverside areas and protection belts. It proposes incentives and strategic framework to reverse the trend of forest degradation so as to strengthen capacities of local communities to afforest degraded land.  After reviewing Moldovan forestry sector, different scenarios are analysed, taking account of several co-benefits as well as barriers and risks. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Ministry of Environment of Moldova

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Ecosystems, Green Jobs/Economy, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Finance, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Natural Catalysts for Accelerating Action on Sustainable Development Goals

    This technical document highlights the potential need for targeted support to countries to implement key thematic areas. This analysis will enable governments, and the organizations that support them, to focus their efforts on supporting those thematic areas that will have the most impact in accelerating progress in implementing NBSAP actions. Furthermore, because NBSAPs are adopted as policy instruments, they provide a ready pathway for fast implementation of national sustainable development goals.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Biodiversity

  • NDC Implementation Readiness Checklist

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

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): WRI

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • NDC Invest

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

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    Organization(s): Inter-American Development Bank

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, Spanish

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNWTO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • neZEH Brochure

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

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    Organization(s): UNWTO

    Partner(s): European Commission

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

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

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): CDKN Advocacy Fund

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development

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

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, COP23 List of UN Publications, Governance – General, Economic and Development Planning, Energy

  • Nuclear Power and the Paris Agreement

    This analytical document summarizes the potential role of nuclear energy in climate change mitigation and sustainable development. It explains to what extend nuclear power contributed to low carbon electricity historically and gives some prospect and challenges to foster low carbon technologies. 

     

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    Organization(s): IEAE

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    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, Health, Industry, Transport, Water

  • Nuclear Power and the Paris Agreement

    This analytical document summarizes the potential role of nuclear power in climate change mitigation and sustainable development, as all low-carbon energy technologies, including nuclear power, are needed to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting the rise of global temperatures to below 2°C. 

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Nuclear Techniques for Climate-Smart Agriculture

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

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    Organization(s): FAO, IAEA

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNECLAC

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): Spanish

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, COP23 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Mitigation, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Transport

  • Options for Results Monitoring and Evaluation for Resilience-building Operations

    This guidance document synthesizes recent work on climate and disaster resilience monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to help identify emerging lessons from early applications and to define the key steps to develop a M&E system for climate and disaster resilience-building operations, particularly at the project level. 

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management

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

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

    The video "About OSCAR" is available here

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    Organization(s): UPU

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

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

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

  • Our Planet: Inclusive Green Economy: Building Bridges to a Sustainable Future

    This guidance document explores many pathways towards an inclusive green economy. The document suggests that green economy discourse needs to be brought much closer to the people, with an emphasis on valuing the invisible, involving communities and stimulating environmental employment. The report also shows that “green” policies will struggle to make a long-term impact unless they deliver what communities need.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Peatlands and Climate Change: Peatlands Provide Vital Ecosystem Service

    This infographic provides an overview of the role of peatlands for climate change adaptation and mitigation. It also presents key actions and strategies for responsible peatland management that maintain peatland ecosystem services while sustaining and improving livelihoods.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Plates, Pyramids and Planets Developments in National Healthy and Sustainable Dietary Guidelines: A State of Play Assessment

    This guidance document specifically examines the role of national level dietary guidelines in providing a steer on what dietary patterns that are both healthy and sustainable look like.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Partner(s): University of Oxford

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNECA

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

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Policy Brief: Climate Change Education From Critical Thinking to Critical Action

    This guidance dodocument proposes recommendations on how to close the gap between education and action on climate change. The document states that effective policy related to climate change education requires not only a commitment to teach and learn but a commitment to act. 

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    Organization(s): UNU, UNU-IAS

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Capacity Development, Education

  • Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Green Industrial Policy

    This guidance document provides advice on the evolving concept of Strategic Green Industrial Policy (SGIP) for policy practitioners. It details tools that can be applied to what industrial policymakers may consider to be relatively under-explored territory. And indeed, some of the changes required for a transition to a green economy imply significant restructuring (if not disruption of technological paths). This guide also aims to ease this transition by providing detailed guidance, highlighting a number of changes that are relatively easy to implement.

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

    Partner(s): The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Preventing Disease through Healthy Environments: A Global Assessment of the Burden of Disease from Environmental Risks

    This guidance document presents that premature death and disease can be prevented through healthier environments. This report covers more than 100 diseases and injuries by analysing the latest data on the environment-disease nexus and the devastating impact of environmental hazards and risks on global health, together with expert opinions. 

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    Organization(s): WHO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Environment, Health

  • Prioritizing Agriculture Sectors in Climate Change Adaptation

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

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Prioritizing Agriculture Sectors in Climate Change Adaptation

    This infographic shows how the changing climatic conditions and more frequent extreme weather events can negatively affect the livelihoods of rural people and food and nutrition security.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Private Sector Investment in Climate Adaptation in Developing Countries: Landscape, Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

    This report examines the evidence base on efforts to support private sector investment in climate adaptation. Analysis shows that multilateral development banks (MDBs) and the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, a funding window of the Climate Investment Funds, are at the forefront. In the challenging, complex field of private sector adaptation, MDBs are uniquely positioned to provide the technical and financial support that lenders and investors need to overcome barriers to action. 

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): Climate Investment Funds, Pilot Program for Climate Resililence

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): African Union, African Development Bank

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): French

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

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

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

     

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Chemicals and Waste, Science, Energy, Environment

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