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

Library of Documents

  • UNDP Innovation Facility: 2015 Year in Review

    This report shows 62 initiatives in 45 countries that tested or scaled new approaches and emerging technologies to eradicate poverty, protect the planet, manage climate risk and natural hazards, advance gender equality and prevent conflict.

     

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Government of Denmark

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • UNECE and Climate Change

    This guidance document aims to explain UNECE's work on climate change in the pan-European region, by transforming global goals into practical norms, standards and conventions. UNECE climate change mitigation work targets cross-cutting areas that can achieve large greenhouse gas reductions. Adaptation work helps countries to address the impacts of climate change – from transport and cities to water management and forests.

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: Guidance from the Conference of the Parties and Responses by the Global Environment Facility COP1 - COP21

    This guidance document summarizes all COP guidance dating from the first COP to COP 21 and the corresponding GEF responses. The goal of this publication is to provide full documentation of the evolution of GEF activities and policies as informed by guidance from the COP. 

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    Organization(s): GEF

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Unleashing the Potential of the Internet of Things

    This technical document presents a compendium of the first set of ITU international standards for  Internet of Things (IoT), providing a resource to standards experts interested in contributing to the work on IoT and Smart Cities and Communities (SC&C). This compendium is also expected to assist the wide variety of stakeholders interested in implementi ng these IoT standards or calling for adherence to standards in policy and regulatory frameworks relevant to IoT. 

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    Organization(s): ITU

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • UNOPS Resilience Pathways Model

    This brief gives an overview of Resilience Pathways Model (RPM), which is a tool designed to help countries integrate resilience planning across multiple sectors of their hard and soft infrastructure. The model also provides a framework to advise and provide strategic guidance on delivering against the key global policy frameworks in an integrated and cohesive way.

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    Organization(s): UNOPS

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Use of Climate Predictions to Manage Risks

    This analytical document provides an understanding and examples of the range of currently available operational climate prediction products and services and climate products that are still under research and development with the potential of transitioning into operations. It is intended for all audiences from policymakers to practitioners and users. The figures shown should not be used as actual predictions; they are intended to illustrate products and services.

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    Organization(s): WMO

    Partner(s): Global Framework for Climate Services

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Ecosystems, Risk Reduction/Management, Water

  • Voices of Impact : Speaking for the Global Commons

    This activity report connects different stories which underline the work UNDP and GEF have realized so far to protect the health of the planet. Spanning all 25 years of UNDP’s partnership with the GEF, the storytellers include people from all walks of life, including subsistence farmers, civil society leaders, captains of industry and government ministers. The topics of their stories vary also widely, ranging from increasing the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate-induced risks, to ridge-to-reef approaches to conserving threatened species.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): GEF

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Public Participation, Adaptation, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Education, Environment

  • Water Megacities & Global Change

    This analytical document of 15 emblematic cities is simultaneously the result of concrete scientific presentations and a call for general mobilization to devise the sustainable urban policies the world needs. All these urban centres share a number of common characteristics: expansive size, disparities between rich and poor districts, environmental and industrial demand that strains the natural resources of an entire region – not to mention the economic weight of the country as a whole – and a wide range of cultural, scientific and educational resources. The international conference ‘Water, Megacities and Global Change’, organized at UNESCO Headquarters in December 2015 during COP21, shone a light on the key role that cities play in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 6 of the 2030 Agenda, pertaining to universal access to water and sanitation. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Partner(s): Association Recherche Collectivités dans le domaine de l'EAU Île-de-France, Comisión Nacional del Agua, Syndicat interdépartemental pour l’assainissement de l’agglomération parisienne

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Ecosystems, Risk Reduction/Management, Economic and Development Planning, Land Use Management, Urban, Water

  • Water Partnership Program FY15 Annual Report: A Waterway to Resilience

    This activity report highlights the program’s progress and results during Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15). This year’s report showcases three focus areas in water: building resilience; helping service providers become more efficient and sustainable; and using integrated approaches to confront complexity. 

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Weather, Climate and Hydrological Services: How WMO supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    This guidance document schowcases how meteorological services support the SDGs. The demand for accessible and accurate weather, climate, hydrological, marine and related environmental services will continue to grow in the years ahead. Continuing advances in weather and climate science will make it possible for the WMO community to satisfy this demand for continuously improved services, as well as to contribute to the 2030 Agenda.

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    Organization(s): WMO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin (GHG Bulletin) - N°12: The State of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere Based on Global Observations through 2015

    This bulletin reports on the atmospheric burdens and rates of change of the most important long-lived greenhouse gases (LLGHGs) – carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, CFC-12 and CFC-11 – and provides a summary of the contributions of the other gases.

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    Organization(s): WMO

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • WMO provisional Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2016

    This analytical document highlights how 2016 is very likely to be the world’s hottest year on record. Global temperatures for January to September 2016 have been 0.88 °C (1.58 °F) above the average for the 1961-90 reference period and approximately 1.2°C above those of the pre-industrial period. Preliminary data for October indicate that temperatures are continuing to be at a sufficiently high level to remain well above the 0.77 °C (1.39 °F) annual value set in 2015.

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    Organization(s): WMO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Women’s Inclusion in Forest and Other Natural Resource Management Sectors

    This activity report shows existing good practices and recommendations provided in scoping study report finalized in August 2013. As part of this work, multi-sectorial and stakeholder dialogues were also undertaken within country-specific case studies in Cambodia (September 2013),  Sri Lanka (October 2013) and Philippines (March 2014).  

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

    Partner(s): Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, USAID

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan 2016–2020

    This action plan lays out concrete actions to help countries deliver on their Nationally determined contributions and sets targets for 2020 in high-impact areas, including clean energy, green transport, climate-smart agriculture, and urban resilience, as well as in mobilizing the private sector to expand climate investments in developing countries.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Agriculture and Food, Energy, Transport

  • World Cities Report 2016: Urbanization and Development - Emerging Futures

    This analytical document shows that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The report demonstrates that the current urbanization model is unsustainable and suggests that the pattern of urbanization needs to be changed.

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    Organization(s): UNHABITAT

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • World Heritage and Tourism in A Changing Climate

    This analytical document provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of Word Heritage sites to climate change impacts as well as the potential implications on global tourism. The report also examines the relationship between World Heritage and tourism, and how climate change is likely to exacerbate problems caused by unplanned tourism development and uncontrolled or poorly managed visitor access, as well as other threats and stresses.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNESCO

    Partner(s): Union of Concerned Scientistics, Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Mitigation, Environment, Tourism

  • World Risk Report 2016

    This reports showcases the way in which logistics and infrastructure play a crucial role in determining whether an extreme natural event turns into a disaster. During extreme natural events, a fragile infrastructure can have grave consequences for the local population, for whom it represents a direct threat. In addition, it delays the effective potential for those affected to help themselves and impedes humanitarian relief provided by the local authorities or from abroad.

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    Organization(s): UNU, UNU-EHS

    Partner(s): Universitat Stuttgart, Bundis Entwicklung Hilft

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Risk Reduction/Management, Urban

  • Youth Climate Dialogues: Guiding Tips to Get You All Set

    This guidance document illustrates the steps to set up a Youth Climate Dialogue (YCD), which is an event that features a video-conference dialogue between schools in different parts of the world about how youth perceive climate change, how it affects their lives, and what actions they consider most important. 

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    Organization(s): UNITAR

    Partner(s): Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English, French

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

  • YouthXchange Green Skills and Lifestyles Guidebook

    This guidance document aims to help young people connect the talk about the green economy, green societies and green jobs to their lifestyles. It focuses on the skills required to make these transitions by providing case studies and insight on green jobs and the skills they will require in terms of social innovation and entrepreneurship, the role of different stakeholders (government and private sector) and life skills.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, ILO, UNESCO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Public Participation, Children, Green Jobs/Economy, Education

  • Zeid Urges Climate Change Ambition as Paris Deal Enters into Force

    This brief shows the comments of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the entry into force on 4 November of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. 

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    Organization(s): OHCHR

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • Two Minuts on Climate Change and Hunger - A Zero Hunger World Needs Climate Resilience

    This brief shows how the World Food Programme helps build the climate resilience of the world’s most food insecure populations, most of whom live in fragile, disaster-prone areas.

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish, French

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

  • UN CC:Learn Annual Report Year 1 / 2014 -2017 Implementation Phase

    This activity report presents a summary of the Green Development and Climate Change Programme challenges and successes during its first year of the implementation phase (2014 - 2017)

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    Organization(s): UN CC:Learn

    Partner(s): Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Training, Adaptation, Mitigation, Education, Environment

  • A Practitioners’ Guide to Establishing a Community-Based Adaptation Programme: Recommendations Based on the UNDP-GEF CBA Pilot Project

    This guidance document is based on examples from Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) projects of the GEF Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP and aims to guide practitioners in developing CBA projects from design to implementation. It includes recommendations on country entry points, roles and responsibilities of multi-level stakeholders, financial management, use of methodologies, applying the Theory of Change (ToC) and more.

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    Organization(s): UNDP, GEF

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • A Wake-up Call: El Niño’s Impact on Children

    This guidance document highlights the various negative impacts of El Niño’s on children and importance of greenhouse gas emission reduction to mitigate its impact. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Children, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Health, Water

  • A World With Zero Hunger Needs Resilience to Climate Change

    This infographic shows how more frequent and intense droughts and floods affect the most vulnerable households at risk of hunger, and what World Food Programme is doing to help people adapt and build resilience to climate change.

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish, French

    Topic(s): Agriculture and Food, Environment

  • Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa through Inclusive Green Growth: Agriculture, Ecosystems, Energy, Industry and Trade - The Sustainable Development Report on Africa Fifth Edition

    This analytical document is a tool for monitoring and assessing progress on sustainable development as well as for engagement on topical issues relevant to the region’s development aspirations. 

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    Organization(s): UNECA, UNEP, FAO, UNIDO, UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Ecosystems, Agriculture and Food, Energy, Industry

  • Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Philippine Rice Cultivation

    This manual report focuses on the Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture (AMIA) that are designed for a rice cultivation sector. This sector is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and commonly associated with food security. The report shows that introduction of Alternative Wetting and Drying in irrigated rice fields could achieve substantial emission reductions by 2020. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) Brochure

    This brochure provides a summary of IFAD's Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme, the world's largest adaptation platform for smallholder farmers. It provides a new source of co-financing to scale up and integrate climate change adaptation with IFADs regular investments.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

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

  • Adaptation to Climate Risk and Food Security: Evidence from Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia

    This analytical report aims to explore the impact of climate risk on the risk decreasing practices' adoption and evaluates their impact on household welfare. It shows that as risk increases, the use of risk-reducing inputs increases, such as climate-smart agriculture (CSA) inputs, while the use of modern inputs such as chemical fertilizer decreases. Also, yield-enhancing inputs such as chemical fertilizer and improved seeds are mainly adopted by wealthier households whereas risk-reducing inputs are frequently used by households with a lower level of wealth and limited access to credit.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Partner(s): European Union

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Adapting from the Ground Up: Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change

    This guidance document suggests that governments, climate finance providers and large corporations can encourage micro and small businesses in developing countries to invest in adaptation and support efforts to build resilience. The report emphasizes that small businesses are well positioned to build climate resilience because they are embedded in communities and work in vulnerable sectors, such as agriculture.
     

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): World Resources Institute

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Land Use Management

  • Addressing Climate Change within Disaster Risk Management: A Practical Guide for IDB Project Preparation

    This technical document identifies climate change risk management options that can be incorporated into Inter-American Development Bank investments and presents considerations for monitoring and evaluation strategies to track the effectiveness of such actions. 

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Africa Mountains Atlas

    This guidance document defines challenges such as poverty and climate change and presents the associated opportunities that can be seized to prevent unsustainable development of Africa’s mountain ecosystems. Through use and integration of local and indigenous knowledge, supporting green investments and addressing the multidimensional nature of poverty and food security, these challenges can be surmounted.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): AMCEN

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Africa Regional Report on the Sustainable Development Goals

    This guidance document presents Africa’s sustainable development priorities and goals, prepared under the framework of the Africa post-2015 consultations and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”) follow-up processes. 

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    Organization(s): UNECA

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Africa's Adaptation Gap 2: Bridging the Gap – Mobilizing Sources

    This technical document is directed towards exploring the extent to which African countries can contribute to closing the adaptation gap, in order to better understand the gap in the resources and the fact that international climate finance must be urgently raised, leveraged and deployed in service of Africa’s pressing adaptation needs. The analysis in this report points to a number of governance-related issues that can be classified under two main headings: continental and domestic. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, Climate Analytics, African Climate Finance Club

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Agriculture and Adaptation to Climate Change: The Role of Insurance and Technology Dissemination in Brazilian Risk Management

    This guidance document examines potential policy instruments for agricultural climate change adaptation based on empirical analysis of a theoretical model for Brazil.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Agriculture and Adaptation to Climate Change: The Role of Insurance in Risk Management: The Case of Colombia

    This analytical document examines the market constraints on the development of the agricultural insurance market in Colombia. The document also provides recommendations to fulfill its potential as a risk management tool in the country.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – Territorial and Local, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Environment, Finance

  • Analysis of Energy Policy Trends in the Arab Region

    This analytical report presents past trends in domestic energy policy in the Arab region and the capacity of today’s policies and institutions to reverse current unsustainable production and consumption patterns, and meet development and energy security needs. The report also contains recommendations for more effective policies and greater regional cooperation on the development of sustainable energy systems.

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    Organization(s): UNESCWA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Asia Pacific Lessons Learned: Safeguards and SIS Information Note

    This activity report contains key lessons learned from the Regional Expert Consultation by the UN-REDD Programme which was held in Bangkok, Thailand in March 2015. The topic of this event was on Safeguards and Safeguards Information Systems (SIS). Experts from six countries, i.e. Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Viet Nam, gathered to exchange experiences and lessons from their approaches to fulfil the requirements. 

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNDP, UNEP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, REDD, Mitigation, Forestry

  • Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015: Disasters without Borders - Regional Resilience for Sustainable Development

    This activity report provides an overview of the state of disaster resilience in Asia-Pacific region, and places disaster risk reduction at the heart of sustainable development. It identifies emerging new risks in the region and the sectors that are most at risk. The report identifies several neglected areas of disaster risk reduction that need to be addressed urgently.

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability in Fisheries and Aquaculture: Available Methodologies and Their Relevance for the Sector

    This guidance document provides an overview of vulnerability assessment concepts and methodologies. It sheds light on the different vulnerability assessment methodologies that have been developed, and on how these are conditioned by the disciplinary traditions from which they have emerged. It also analyses how these methodologies have been applied in the context of fisheries and aquaculture, with illustrative examples of their application.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Water

  • Bank and Investor Risk Policies for Soft Commodities: A Framework to Evaluate Deforestation and Forest Degradation Risk in the Agricultural Value Chain

    This analytical document highlights policies that banks and investors can adopt to help reduce deforestation and forest degradation risks resulting from unsustainable practices across agricultural supply chains. There is a policy brief by UN-REDD as well. 

     

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Natural Capital Declaration, Global Canopy Programme

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Banking on REDD+: Can Bank and Investor Risk Policies on Soft Commodities Benefit REDD+?

    This guidance document assesses how soft commodity risk policies by banks and investors could potentially benefit countries to achieve reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) based on an analysis of risk policies from a range of financial institutions. To read the analytical report by UNEP, click here

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Adaptation, REDD, Finance, Forestry

  • Benefits of Forest Ecosystems in Zambia and the Role of REDD+ in a Green Economy Transformation

    This analytical document assessws the economic value of Zambia’s forest ecosystem services. The study estimates that, when ecosystem services provided by forests are accounted for, forests make a direct contribution to the national economy equivalent to about 4.7% of gross domestic product (GDP), which rises to 6.3% with the application of multiplier effects.

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    Organization(s): UNREDD

    Partner(s): Government of Zambia

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, REDD, Green Jobs/Economy, Forestry

  • Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency

    This guidance document highlights best policy practices for promoting energy efficiency in the UNECE region and beyond. It presents a structured framework of policies and measures to promote energy efficiency investments for climate change mitigation and sustainable development, as well as to develop a menu of energy efficiency policies and measures.

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    Organization(s): UNECE, UNEP DTU Partnership

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Beyond Connections: Energy Access Redefined

    This technical document from the SEforALL Knowledge Hub conceptualizes a new multi-tier framework for defining and measuring access to energy. Binary metrics such as whether a household has an electricity connection, and whether a household cooks with non-solid fuels, do not help us understand the phenomenon of expanding energy access and how it impacts socioeconomic development. This report heralds a new definition and metric of energy access that is broader, covering energy for households, productive engagements and community facilities, and focusing on the quality of energy being accessed. 

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    Organization(s): SE4All

    Partner(s): Energy Sector Management Assistance Program

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Black Carbon Mitigation and the Role of the Global Environment Facility: A STAP Advisory Document

    This guidance document provides a in-depth analysis on black carbon. Several studies have demonstrated that preventinh the release of black carbon can reduce near-term global warming and improve human health.

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    Organization(s): GEF, UNEP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Bridging the Gap Between Ocean Acidification Impacts and Economic Valuation: Regional Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Fisheries and Aquaculture

    This activity report includes conclusions and recommendations of the second international workshop, which was held in November 2012 and brought together 55 experts from 19 countries along with representatives of international organizations. The workshop explored the level of risk, and the resilience or vulnerability of defined regions of the world ocean in terms of fishery and aquaculture species and economic impacts, and social adaptation. The workshop sought to address common themes or specific priorities for action by communities, resource managers and policymakers.  

    A series of international workshops on the economics of ocean acidification was launched in 2010 by Scientific Centre of Monaco (CSM) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The idea behind it was to provide the platform for a multidisciplinary dialogue between natural scientists and economists. This workshop identified fisheries and aquaculture among the main economic sectors impacted by ocean acidification. 

     

     

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Partner(s): International Union for Conservation of Nature, Centre Scientifique de Monaco

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Building e-resilience: Enhancing the role of ICTs for Disaster Risk Management

    This technical document has the objective  to assess the use of ICTs in all aspects of the disaster lifecycle, particularly for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and DRM in the region. It also aims to look at good practices and emerging technologies that can be used for building e-resilience in the region. In situations of emergency, ICTs provide the necessary platform to keep communication channels open, given the underlying infrastructure is available. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Building e-Resilience: Enhancing the Role of ICTs for Disaster Risk Management in Mongolia

    This analytical report examines the current development of information and communication technology (ICT) and its infrastructure, services and applications in Mongolia while focusing on their role in disaster risk management (DRM) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) to prevent from natural disasters by providing early warnings. As given importance to the concept of e-resilience, i.e. the development and utilization of ICT systems to provide early warnings, prevent from natural disasters as well as its ability to resist and recover from natural disasters. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Partner(s): International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Building Inclusive Green Economies in Africa - Experience and Lessons Learned 2010-2015

    This guidance report provides an overview of where Africa, as a region, stands in terms of transitioning to an inclusive green economy. It draws on recent studies to summarise the prospective gains and challenges associated with investing in a green economy and outlines a way forward to prioritise policy reforms, with a specific section on how to turn strategies and practices challenges into opportunities. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Green Jobs/Economy, Agriculture and Food, Energy, Water

  • Building the Capacities of Member States in Climate Change Negotiations and Preparations for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    This activity report provides an overview of capacity-building activities provided to ESCWA member States in the field of climate change negotiations, in preparation for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21). It also presents the ESCWA Guide on Climate Negotiations for Representatives and Negotiators from the Arab Countries as well as the impact of three regional training workshops on capacity development for climate change negotiations, which were conducted by ESCWA in cooperation with the League of Arab States.

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    Organization(s): UNESCWA

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Arabic

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

  • Burning Down the House

    This brief states that to meet human rights obligations, states should act now, with stronger laws, more effective regulation of the private sector, judicial protections, carbon taxes and other meaningful adjustments to incentive structures, and, in general, deliberate action by all states, acting individually and collectively, to address climate change. 

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    Organization(s): OHCHR

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Carbon Pools and Multiple Benefits of Mangroves in Central Africa - Assessment for REDD+

    This analytical document presents that the mangroves of Central Africa which are found in Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola, could be amongst the most carbon-rich ecosystems in the world. Each hectare of cleared pristine mangrove is estimated to release 1,299 tonnes of C02 per year. However, until mangroves are included in the national definition of forests, many countries will be unable to access carbon incentives, improved governance, jobs and a range of other benefits under the global REDD+ programme. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNREDD

    Partner(s): Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Douala, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, French

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Governance – Territorial and Local, REDD, Ecosystems, Mitigation, Forestry

  • Cash Transfers and Climate-resilient Development Evidence from Zambia’s Child Grant Programme

    This analytical document investigates whether cash transfers enable households facing weather and other negative shocks to avoid coping strategies that lead to poverty traps.

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    Organization(s): UNICEF

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Children, Economic Analysis, Economic and Development Planning, Finance

  • CGE Modeling: The Relevance of Alternative Structural Specifications for the Evaluation of Carbon Taxes' Impact and for the Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Effects: Simulations for Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean

    This analytical document shows a small Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to study the impact of carbon taxes on GDP and emissions under alternative closure rules and hypotheses. The model is simulated for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Jamaica and Peru and evaluates the costs of lowering emissions under different scenarios.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Carbon Financing and CDM, Economic Analysis, Green Jobs/Economy, Environment, Finance

  • Children and the Changing Climate

    This guidance document shows a snapshot of recent or ongoing initiatives to protect children from the danger of climate change around the world. The document highlights the increasing threats that children face as a result of climate change, including emergencies resulting from climate-related disasters, and Unicef’s work to increase communities’ resilience and safeguard children’s rights in these contexts.

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    Organization(s): UNICEF

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Cities and Climate Change Initiative Bulletin (May 2015)

    This activity report discusses the CCCI Oslo workshop, expert group meeting on “Mainstreaming Climate Change into National Urban Policies” in Asia-Pacific and Euro-Asia dialogue “Climate Diplomacy and Urban Resilience”.

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    Organization(s): UNHABITAT

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate Action Now – A Summary for Policy Makers 2015

    This guidance document focuses on examples of solutions from around the world that hold high potential for mitigating climate change and can be implemented in the pre-2020 period.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Mitigation, Energy, Land Use Management, Transport

  • Climate Box: An Interactive Learning Toolkit on Climate

    This toolkit provides source of information on climate change for schoolchildren helping them learn how to protect our planet. The main objective of the Climate Box is to provide school kids with important information on issues related to global climate change in an interesting, attractive and entertaining way.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, GEF, Coca-Cola Company

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Integrated Water Resource Management in Managua, Nicaragua

    This guidance document presents the process of increasing climate change adaptation capacity in communities in Central America. The document also identifies the corresponding infrastructure and policy-based adaptation measures that can be implemented in response to increased precipitation intensity,

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Partner(s): Nordic Development Fund

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish

    Topic(s): Governance – Territorial and Local, Adaptation, Human Security, Environment, Water

  • Climate Change Adaptation Case Study: Climate Change Impacts during Droughts on the City of Trujillo, Peru

    This guidance document shows an initial portfolio of adaptation case studies to establish specific policies of adaptation to climate change with respect to impacts on water resources. The case studies are based on on-going Inter-American Development Bank activities in the Latin American region, and they are aiming at providing local information and analyses assisting the local water resources managers.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish

    Topic(s): Governance – Territorial and Local, Adaptation, Environment, Water

  • Climate Change Adaptation Case Study: Sea Level Rise in Trinidad and Tobago

    This guidance document examines the sea level rise in Trinidad and Tobago and defines the vulnerability of the water and sanitation sector with respect to sea level rise. It contributes to strengthen the capacity of the water and sanitation sector to adaptively respond to sea level rise.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish

    Topic(s): Governance – Territorial and Local, Adaptation, Environment, Water

  • Climate Change and Food Systems: Global Assessments and Implications for Food Security and Trade

    This policy instrument collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades. The evidence presented describes the significant consequences of climate change impacts on food security, health and nutrition, water scarcity and global food trade. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Human Security, Agriculture and Food, Health, Trade, Water

  • Climate Change and Health Impacts: How Vulnerable Is Bangladesh and What Needs to Be Done

    The report quantifies the impact of climatic variability on health in Bangladesh. It uses a combined data set that integrates geographically-referenced national health surveys with local weather stations located across the entire country over a 30-year period. The uniquely rich data source - combining health, a wide range of socio-environmental information with local climate conditions- as well as its large spatial and temporal scale, make it possible to address limitations in current research in the area of health and climate linkages. The findings are broadly in line with evidence from epidemiological studies that focus on the effect of climate conditions on both the transmission cycle and the incidence of disease. They confirm that the incidence of illnesses is strongly associated with sharp changes in temperature and precipitation between seasons. The study also looks at the institutional readiness and geographical targeting of health and other developmental institutional interventions to deal with climate induced health risks.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Health

  • Climate Change and Human Rights

    This guidance document aims to support government and private decision makers by assessing the relationship between climate change and human rights law.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law - Columbia University

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, International Law and Policy, Adaptation, Human Rights and Justice, Mitigation, Agriculture and Food, Land Use Management

  • Climate Change and Nuclear Power, French Edition

    Le présent rapport montre de manière détaillée le rôle que peut jouer l’électronucléaire pour atténuer le changement climatique mondial et pour d’autres problèmes de développement et d’environnement. Il examine aussi des thématiques plus larges d’articulation entre la question des changements climatiques et l’énergie nucléaire comme les coûts, les investissements, le financement, la sûreté, la gestion des déchets et la non-prolifération. Les développements récents relatifs aux ressources disponibles, à l’évolution des marchés de l’énergie et aux derniers progrès techniques y sont également présentés.

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): French

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, COP22 List of UN Publications, Chemicals and Waste, Risk Reduction/Management, Technology, Energy, Finance

  • Climate Change Challenge Badge

    This guidance document aims to help educate children and young people about the vital role the climate plays in supporting life on Earth. The badge looks at how our daily lives impact the Earth’s climate and provides ideas on how individuals can take action to help make this close relationship more sustainable.

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNFCCC, UNU-IAS

    Partner(s): Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Convention on Biological Diversity, Plan International, Youth Climate, WAGGGS, WOSM

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Russian

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Training, Children, Education

  • Climate Change in Central America: Potential Impacts and Public Policy Options

    This analytical document is based on analysis between 2008 and 2015 within the framework of “The Economics of Climate Change in Central America Initiative”, which aimed at demonstrating the impacts of climate variability and change and fostering a discussion on public policies in key sectors. These policy discussions have generated a proposal to give priority to adaptation that explicitly favours sustainability and inclusion, and integrated with programmes to reduce poverty and vulnerability. 

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    Organization(s): UNECLAC

    Partner(s): Central American Agricultural Council, Council of Ministers of Health of Central America, Central American Commission for Environment and Development, Council of Ministers of Finance/Treasury of Central America and Dominic Republic, Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration, Central American Integration System, United Kingdom Department of International Development, Danish International Development Agency

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish

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

  • Climate Change Risk Management Options for the Agriculture Sector

    This brief identifies climate change risks and risk management options that can be incorporated into Inter-American Development Bank's investments for the agriculture sector.
     

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Environment, Water

  • Climate Change Risk Management Options for the Energy Sector

    This brief identifies climate change risks and risk management options that can be incorporated into Inter-American Development Bank's investments for the energy sector.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Risk Reduction/Management, Energy, Environment

  • Climate Change Risk Management Options for the Tourism Sector

    This brief dentifies climate change risks and risk management options that can be incorporated into Inter-American Development Bank investment's for the tourism sector. 

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Risk Reduction/Management, Environment, Tourism

  • Climate Change Risk Management Options for the Transportation Sector

    This brief identifies climate change risks and risk management options that can be incorporated into Inter-American Development Bank investment's for the transportation sector.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Risk Reduction/Management, Environment, Transport

  • Climate Change Risk Management Options for the Urban Infrastructure Sector

    This brief identifies climate change risks and risk management options that can be incorporated into Inter-American Development Bank's investments for the urban infrastructure sector. 

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2015

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

  • Climate Change Risk Management Options for the Water and Sanitation Sector

    This brief identifies climate change risks and risk management options that can be incorporated into the Inter-American Development Bank's investments for the water and sanitation sector.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Environment, Finance, Water

  • Climate Change Vulnerability in Fisheries and Aquaculture: A Synthesis of Six Regional Studies

    This technical document aims to consolidate, interpret, refine and draw conclusions from the information gathered on climate change impacts, sensitivity and adaptive capacity of fish production systems by the six case studies. The case studies targets to 1) define vulnerability to climate change by understanding potential impacts on the system, the sensitivity the current adaptive capacity, 2) identify gaps in existing knowledge in assessing the vulnerability of the system, 3) identify potential strategies for reducing vulnerability to climate change, and 4) provide policy guidance in reducing system vulnerability.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate Change: Junior Farmer Field and Life School – Facilitator’s Guide

    This guidance document aims to provide Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) facilitators with information to enable them to discuss the topic of climate change, in particular its impact on agriculture and actions that farmers can undertake to reduce their vulnerability to climate change. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate Commitments of Subnational Actors and Business: A Quantitative Assessment of Their Emission Reduction Impact

    This analytical report presents a quantitative assessment of the total GHG emissions mitigation impact in 2020 of current non-state climate action. The document concentrates on those initiatives that have a potential to be large scale. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Economic Analysis, Mitigation, Finance

  • Climate Finance in the Asia-Pacific: Trends and Innovative Approaches

    This analytical document refers to a “climate financing gap”, which to be filled requires identifying alternative and innovative sources of funds from both the public and private sectors, but also developing the appropriate institutional and policy landscape to redirect existing financial flows towards climate mitigation and adaptation activities that also deliver on sustainable development priorities. Financial flows can be effectively mobilized through a combination of public policies and private investments, backed by new and pioneering financing mechanisms.

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate Friendly Technologies: Perspectives on Financing and Investment

    This guidance document  highlights and discusses the challenges, opportunities and strategies to promote investment and access and utilize finance for developing, acquiring, deploying and diffusing climate friendly technologies in the Asia-Pacific countries. Many developing countries in the Asia Pacific region may need assistance (e.g. financial and technical) to gain access to and absorb the necessary technologies to reduce their GHG emissions. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCAP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate Impacts on Food Security and Livelihoods in Asia: A Review of Existing Knowledge

    This analytical document presents a summary of the latest available evidence of how climate change and food security interact, with specific examples from the Asia region.

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Partner(s): Met Office Hadley Centre, International Water Management Institute, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Human Security, Science, Agriculture and Food, Environment

  • Climate Negotiations Terminology: The Pocket Guide

    This pocket book aims to be a supporting tool for a better understanding and application of the language in the UNFCCC negotiations. In the context of the climate change negotiations, the great amount of acronyms, buzzwords and legal terms can be complex, overwhelming and misleading too.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNDP

    Partner(s): International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), GEF

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate Services (Fact sheet)

    This guidance document showcases how climate services intend to help vulnerable communities address these challenges by providing the information they need to make well-informed decisions. The emphasis is on providing services or advice, which are tailored to people’s specific needs by being: timely, easy to access, easy to understand, and packaged in a way that can trigger action. 

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate Strategies and Metrics: Exploring Options for Institutional Investors

    This analytical document addresses investor activities for climate friendliness, such as seeking low-carbon investments and shifting existing carbon-intensive investments towards low-carbon solutions. The report also explains the importance of investor positioning and signaling for mobilizing a “critical mass” of investors and facilitating significant climate impact in the real economy.

     

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    Organization(s): UNEP FI

    Partner(s): World Resources Institute

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Carbon Financing and CDM, Financial Mechanisms, Economic Analysis, Economic and Development Planning, Finance

  • Climate-Smart Agriculture: A Call for Action

    This activity report summarizes the outcomes of the “Regional Asia-Pacific Workshop on Climate-Smart Agriculture: A call for action,” which was held on 18 to 20 June 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand, with the aim of sharing knowledge and experience on implementing Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) among stakeholders from the Asia-Pacific region.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Capacity Development, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food, Finance, Forestry

  • Climate: Get the Big Picture

    This guidance document seeks to provide a starting point for newcomers to help them take in the ‘big picture’ of the United Nations climate change regime, which is at the forefront of international action to combat climate change. To access the document, please click here

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Partner(s): Government of Singapore

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Mitigation, Technology, Finance, Transport

  • Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, A State of Knowledge Review

    This analytical document explains how health status has important social, economic, behavioural and environmental determinants and wideranging impacts. There is increasing recognition of the broader health concept that encompasses other species, our ecosystems and the integral ecological underpinnings of many drivers or protectors of health risks.

     

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    Organization(s): WHO, UNEP

    Partner(s): CBD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Coping with Climate Change: The Roles of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

    This mannual aims 1) to raise awareness of important roles of genetic resources for food and agriculture against climate change and 2) to contribute to the mainstreaming of genetic resources into climate change adaptation and mitigation planning at national and international levels. Based on several thematic studies, the mannual presents an overview of the complex interactions between climate change and plant, animal, forest, aquatic, invertebrate and micro-organism genetic resources. The manual concludes that if agriculture aims to adapt to climate change and achieve food security and nutrition goals in the coming decades, food production systems and ecosystems need to become more flexible, multifunctional and capable of providing multiple services.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Partner(s): Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Decarbonizing Development Three Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future

    This technical document aims to show economic and scientific research that explores the interactions between climate change, climate policies and development. It also aims to promote debate and broaden understanding of current and emerging questions about the climate-development nexus through evidence-based analysis. 

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    Organization(s): WB

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Decent Jobs in a Safe Climate: ILO Solutions for Climate Action

    This guidance document presents the implications of climate change on labour markets in terms of effects on employment and incomes. It then provides an illustration of practical intervention models and tools for climate adaption and mitigation which advance social protection floor, reduce the carbon footprint of enterprises and create decent work as part of a just transition for all.

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Decent Work in the Green Economy: Business Cases from Turkey

    This technical document showcases the experiences of selected enterprises in implementing green business models. The document aims to contribute to the knowledge sharing and analysis that will lead to the shaping of inclusive green jobs strategies for decent work promotion in Turkey’s transition to a greener economy.

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy

    This guidance documet presents challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and of generating decent work for all are closely linked. The document argues that goal of environmentally sustainable economies will not be attained without the active contribution of the world of work.

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Designing and Preparing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

    This policy document provides examples of good practice and outlines key technical issues for Parties seeking guidance on how to prepare their Intended Nationnaly Determined Contributions (INDCs). The paper is specially designed for countries participating in the UNDP-UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) Regional Technical Dialogues on INDCs held in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, and Eastern Europe. It reflects the ideas shared during these regional dialogues. 

     

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): WRI

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Training, Adaptation, REDD, Green Jobs/Economy, Technology, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Forestry, Industry, Labour, Transport

  • Designing and Preparing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

    This guidance document targets the preparation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) as countries revisit their contributions and develop implementation plans for transparent and actionable next steps. It draws on ideas shared in the 2014-2015 Regional Technical Dialogues on INDCs, taking into account feedback from an extensive review by countries and other organizations. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): World Resource Institute

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

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

  • Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in the CARICOM and Wider Caribbean Region: Programme Proposals

    This activity report aims to develop a programme for funding projects in the strategy and action plan for an initiative "Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in the CARICOM and Wider Caribbean Region." Proposals are set out in the format of the logical framework used by many technical and funding agencies within and beyond the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region. Suggestions are made on how to mobilize resources for mainstreaming climate change adaptation and disaster risk management into fisheries and aquaculture.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in the CARICOM and Wider Caribbean Region: Strategy and Action Plan

    This technical document aims to develop a strategy and action plan for integrating disaster risk management, climate change adaptation and fisheries and aquaculture, with a focus on small-scale fisheries and small-scale aquaculture. The strategy and action plan are intended to assist interested parties to strengthen regional and national cooperation and develop capacity in addressing climate change impacts and disasters in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Discover Ocean Time Series

    This visual resource presents complex scientific information on ocean acidification in a clear and understandable. It provides an important reference point for scientists, policy-makers and anyone else interested in understanding how ocean acidification affects our oceans and the vital services they provide. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Partner(s): Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, North Pacific Marine Science Organization, Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Environment, Water

  • District Energy in Cities: Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

    This guidance document shows that modern district energy as the most effective approach for many cities to transition to sustainable heating and cooling, by improving energy efficiency and enabling higher shares of renewables. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNHABITAT

    Partner(s): Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, ICLEI

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Technology, Energy, Urban

  • Drivers Affecting Forest Change in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS): An Overview

    This policy document summarizes highlights from the studies in forests and forestry across the Greater Mekong Subregion. For more information, read regional report.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Partner(s): USAID

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Drivers of Forest Change in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Cambodia Country Report

    This analytical document describes trends of the forest sector in Cambodia by emphasising particularly to both positive and negative drivers. For more information and other country examples, read regional report

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Partner(s): USAID

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, REDD, Agriculture and Food, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Drivers of Forest Change in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Laos Country Report

    This analytical document describes trends of the forest sector in Laos PDR by emphasising particularly to both positive and negative drivers. For more information and other country examples, read regional report

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Partner(s): USAID

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

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