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

Library of Documents

  • Financing for Transformation: From Agenda to Action on Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

    Thguidance document calls for the Asia-Pacific region to work together to raise and channel more substantial financial resources to invest in the social sector, infrastructure development and efforts to tackle climate change in order to ensure a transformative change to bring about inclusive growth and sustainable development.

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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, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Urban

  • Financing Vietnam's Response to Climate Change: Smart Investment for a Sustainable Future

    This policy document focuses on budget and institutional practices of five line ministries in three provinces of Vietnam which face significant exposure to climate change. A Climate Public Expenditure and Investment Review (CPEIR) offers a set of analytical findings, recommendations, and an action plan.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • First Global Forum on Green Economy Learning Report

    This activity report explores the inclusive green economy learning which was discussed at the 1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning. This forum took place from 16-18 December 2015 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. In this event, more than 100 individuals from over 60 institutions came together to discuss global and national approaches to green economy learning and identify opportunities to exchange knowledge and collaborate with the goal of up-scaling green economy learning.

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    Organization(s): The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), UNESCO

    Partner(s): Green Growth Knowledge Platform, OECD

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Food in An Uncertain Future: The Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security and Nutrition in the Middle East and North Africa

    This guidance document shows food security risks in the Middle East and North Africa from climate change, as well as other vulnerability interactions, such as with population growth, urbanisation, and conflict. 

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Partner(s): ODI

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • Food in un Uncertain Futute

    This analytical document shows food security risks in the Middle East and North Africa from climate change, as well as other vulnerability interactions, e.g. with population growth, urbanisation, and conflict. 

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Partner(s): Overseas Development Institute

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Human Security, Agriculture and Food, Environment, Urban

  • Food Insecurity and Climate Change

    This visual resource presents the Food Insecurity and Climate Change Vulnerability Index, an interactive tool which offers a window on our global future up to the 2080s, looking at how climate change may affect future vulnerability to food insecurity. 

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Ecosystems, Human Security, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Technology, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning

  • Food Insecurity and Climate Change

    This poster provides a window on the global future up to the 2080s, looking at how climate change may affect future vulnerability to food insecurity.

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Partner(s): Met Office Hadley Centre

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Food Security and Adaptation Impacts of Potential Climate Smart Agricultural Practices in Zambia

    This analytical report analyzes how a set of widely promoted agricultural practices, including reduced tillage, crop rotations, legume intercropping as well as the use of modern inputs, affect crop yields and their resilience in Zambia using panel data from the Rural Incomes and Livelihoods Surveys (RILS). The report provides important insights into the interplay between food security outcomes and climatic variables, and provides policy implications for targeted interventions to improve the productivity and the resilience of smallholder agriculture in Zambia in the face of climate change.

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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): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • Food Security Climate Resilience Facility (FoodSECuRE): Supporting Community Resilience-Building Before and After Climatic Attack [Fact Sheet]

    This guidance document introduces Food Security Climate Resilience Facility (FoodSECuRE), which is the first global financial tool to trigger funds before a disaster occurs.

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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, Capacity Development, Risk Reduction/Management, Health

  • Food Wastage Footprint & Climate Change

    This guidance document provides an overview of global food loss and waste, carbon footprint of global food wastage, carbon footprint intensities and food wastage reduction scenario and climate change mitigation. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Chemicals and Waste, Mitigation, Agriculture and Food

  • FoodSECuRE: Innovative Approach To Disaster Preparedness And Response

    This video explaons how climate disasters hit the poorest people the hardest. It’s estimated that by 2050, climate shocks could increase hunger and child malnutrition by 20 percent. As world leaders gather in Paris for climate talks, WFP and partners unveil FoodSECuRE, a forecast-based approach which would transform the humanitarian system. This new approach will release funds for disaster preparedness and response before the crisis occurs while providing the necessary funds for resilience building activities. 

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Forest Ecosystem in the Transition to a Green Economy and the Role of REDD+ in the United Republic of Tanzania

    This analytical document assesses how deforestation affects the economy of the United Republic of Tanzania, both by looking at the limited ecosystem goods and services currently reflected in GDP and by looking at the effects on the economy if the full suite of forest ecosystem services are taken into account.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Tanzania Forest Services Agency; Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, United Republic of Tanzania

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): REDD, Economic Analysis, Ecosystems, Green Jobs/Economy, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Forest Ecosystems in the transition to a green economy and the role of REDD+ in the United Republic of Tanzania

    This analytical document aims to assess how deforestation affects the economy of the United Republic of Tanzania, both by looking at the limited ecosystem goods and services currently reflected in GDP. The findings show that investment in the forestry sector has a positive impact on the incomes of rural households in comparison to stimulating output from other sectors, meaning that investment in forestry could contribute to alleviating poverty.

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    Organization(s): UNREDD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Forest Ecosystems Valuation Study: Indonesia

    This analytical report aims to inform policy-makers of the consequences of their decisions relating to tropical landscapes management, so as to attract investment in Indonesian's sustainable forest management sector. Specific reference is made to REDD+. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNORCID

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Training, Adaptation, Biodiversity, REDD, Economic Analysis, Green Jobs/Economy, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Finance, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • France’s Financial (Eco)system: Improving the Integration of Sustainability Factors

    This technical document presents the French financial system and draws lessons from the French ongoing experience in improving the integration of sustainability issues that could be shared with other countries. The present report summarizes and analyses the key initiatives and dynamics at stake in France.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Institute for Climate Economics, Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • GCOS Workshop on Enhancing Observations to Support Preparedness and Adaptation in a Changing Climate – Learning from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report

    This report provides the main highlights, topics and conclusions from the workshop that brought together more than 70 participants to discuss Enhancing Observations to Support Preparedness and Adaptation in a Changing Climate – Learning from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report – at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany. Participants represented the UNFCCC Secretariat and Parties, GCOS, IPCC and other United Nations Secretariat units and bodies and academic, governmental and non-governmental experts.

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    Organization(s): WMO, UNESCO, UNEP

    Partner(s): Global Climate Observing System, International Council for Science

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP23 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Science

  • GEF Innovations in Blended Finance

    This activity report provides an overview of Blended Finance, which refers to structured transactions in which development finance and private capital achieves climate impact—or other environmental impacts—while at the same time delivers adequate risk-adjusted financial returns for the private investor. The GEF experience shows that blended finance is a potent instrument.

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    Organization(s): GEF

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Financial Mechanisms, Energy, Finance, Land Use Management, Urban

  • GEF Integrated Approach Pilot: Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This guidance document presents that the challenge of food security in Africa will intensify in the coming decades. Climate change will further exacerbate the risks facing agriculture in Africa, which is dominated by small farms with few assets and limited capacities to adapt.

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    Organization(s): GEF

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • GEF Integrated Approach Pilot: Sustainable Cities

    This guidance document presents that climate change adds to the urgency of sustainable urban planning and management and to the a broad set of challenges for many city governments revolving around providing jobs, services and housing to growing urban populations.

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    Organization(s): GEF

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • GEF Programming Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, Least Developed Countries Fund, Special Climate Change Fund

    This activity report lays out the new programming strategy for the July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018 period. Building on the Green Environmental Facility’s (GEF) solid experience in financing climate change adaptation, the Strategy presents the programming priorities for the next four years.

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    Organization(s): GEF

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Gender and Urban Climate Policy

    This guidance document explains how the implementation of gender-sensitive climate policies can maximize potential co-benefits and synergies. It provides advice on how to successfully take into consideration these challenges and opportunities in the context of urban climate policy.

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    Organization(s): UNHABITAT

    Partner(s): GIZ, Gender – Women for Climate Justice

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture: Module 18 for the Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

    This guidance document provides a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects and investments in climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The document emphasizes the importance of integrating gender in CSA practices, which is to reduce gender inequalities and ensure that men and women can equally benefit from any intervention in the agricultural sector to reduce risks linked to climate change.

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    Organization(s): FAO, WB, IFAD

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Gender, Agriculture and Food

  • Gender Mainstreaming in Mitigation and Technology Development and Transfer Interventions

    This guidance document aims to guide policy makers on how to promote gender equality across all levels of policy and programming in climate change, and to provide them with the necessary tools to do so.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Gender, Mitigation, Environment

  • Gender Mainstreaming in Mitigation and Technology Development and Transfer Interventions

    This guidance document presents how to promote gender equality across all levels of policy and programming in climate change and to provide them with the necessary tools to do so. The document also provides tangible examples taken from UNDP’s work with gender mainstreaming (GM) in Bhutan and Cambodia. 

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    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Capacity Development, Gender, Mitigation, Technology, Industry

  • Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit

    This guidance document is designed to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs). It is recognized that NC reporting processes can be a meaningful entry point for training, awareness-raising and capacity-building efforts. This toolkit can support Biennial Update Reports and planning documents such as National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), and inform the development and/or implementation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), national and sectoral Gender and Climate Change Plans, and the strategic plans of individual government agencies.

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP, National Adaptation Planning Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP)

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015: How are the World’s Forests Changing?"

    This analytical document shows a trend towards a reduction in the rates of deforestation and carbon emissions from forests and increases in capacity for sustainable forest management. The document provides two broad conclusions: 1) there is a wealth of reliable information today on the situation of the world’s forests; and 2) the direction of change is positive, with many impressive examples of progress in all regions of the world.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Mitigation, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015

    This analytical report contains revisions to a number of investment figures published in the 2014 UNEP Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report. As outlined in the report, newly installed renewable energy capacity in 2014 helped the world produce 9.1% of its electricity compared to 8.5% in 2013. The report also highlights that there are several challenges remainaing, including climate change, policy uncertainty, difficulties in creating policy that keeps pace with technological change and structural issues in the electricity system.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Bloomberg

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Energy, Finance

  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015

    This analytical document shows that the past year brought a rebound of green energy investments worldwide with a surge of a solid 17% to $270 Billion. Brushing aside the challenge of sharply lower crude oil prices this sudden increase reveresed the investment dip of the past two years and was mainly driven by investments in solar and wind energy.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Frankfurt School, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Global Waste Management Outlook 2015

    This analytical report finds that up to 10 billion tonnes of urban solid wastes are produced globally each year, and 3 billion people lack access to controlled waste disposal facilities. The document projects that, unless urgent action is taken, waste volumes will double in lower-income African and Asian cities by 2030 due to population growth and rising urbanization and consumption.

     

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): International Solid Waste Association General Secretariat

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Chemicals and Waste, Technology, Land Use Management

  • Good Practice in Designing and Implementing National Monitoring Systems for Adaptation to Climate Change

    This technical document provides an overview of the stages of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes, of the process and criteria of selecting indicators, and of classification of indicators. This document also reviews nine challenges to M&E, including replicability, the balance between efficiency and effectiveness, and choosing an appropriate timeframe and period for evaluation.

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    Organization(s): UNEP DTU Partnership

    Partner(s): Climate Technology Centre and Network, Solutions for Environment and Development

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Good Practice Study on Principles for Indicator Development, Selection, and Use in Climate Change Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation

    This analytical document identifies and addresses key challenges concerning monitoring and evaluation for climate change adaptation. The document presents good practices and good practice principles on the development, selection, and use of indicators used in the monitoring and evaluation of adaptation interventions. 

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    Organization(s): GEF

    Partner(s): Climate-Eval

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Capacity Development, Adaptation, Economic Analysis

  • Good practices kit and supporting information for 'Support to Gender-sensitive Local Planning that Incorporates Adaptation to Climate Change '

    This activity report provides a kit of good practices for the more than 100 women living in oases in the south-eastern province of Errachidia who have found a unique way to both earn and income and mitigate the effects of climate change on their environment by producing medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs).

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    Organization(s): UN Women

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • GRAPHIC - Groundwater and Climate Change: Mitigating the Global Groundwater Crisis and Adapting to Climate Change - Position Paper and Call to Action

    This guidance document intends to highlight the important role groundwater has in meeting the demands for drinking water, agricultural and industrial activities, and sustaining ecosystems, particularly in the context of adaptation to and mitigation of the impacts of climate change. This paper outlines several key recommendations that are particularly relevant for future international climate negotiations.

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • GRAPHIC - Groundwater and Climate Change; Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

    This guidanece document intends to summarize the (I) current state of groundwater on SIDS, (II) potential impacts of climate change to groundwater on SIDS, and (III) importance of groundwater resources in climate change mitigation on SIDS. UNESCO’s groundwater in SIDS studies are highlighted, including several from the Pacific, Caribbean, and other regions of the globe. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

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

  • Green Building Interventions for Social Housing

    This technical document defines the rationale for green building intervention on social housing, details international examples of legislative and regulatory frameworks for enabling green social housing and identifies global and regional forms and approaches to green social housing. A range of technical measures for new social housing and environmental retrofitting of social housing are explained, along with the assessment of case studies, best practice and otherwise ineffective cases.

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    Organization(s): UNHABITAT, UNEP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Green Commodities Programme: Costa Rica

    This visual ressource provides an overview of the work carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to contribute to climate change mitigation and green economy in Costa Rica through the Green Commodity Programme. It presents an analysis of the national platform for the responsible production and trade of pineapple. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Adaptation, Green Jobs/Economy, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Labour, Trade

  • Green Commodities Programme: Ghana

    This visual ressource provides an overview of the work carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to contribute to climate change mitigation and green economy in Ghana through the Green Commodity Programme. It presents an analysis of the environmental sustainability and policy for cocoa production.

    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Green Jobs/Economy, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Industry, Labour, Trade

  • Green Commodities Programme: Indonesia

    This visual ressource provides an overview of the work carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to contribute to climate change mitigation and green economy in Indonesia through the Green Commodity Programme. It presents an analysis of the Indonesian Palm Oil Platform. 

    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Adaptation, Green Jobs/Economy, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Labour, Land Use Management, Trade

  • Greening the Rural Economy and Green Jobs

    This guidance document focuses on a number of areas that are at the heart of rural economies and could be engines for a sustainable economic transformation and green jobs creation. Greening the rural economy is central to increasing decent employment opportunities, enhancing resource and labour productivity, and fostering poverty eradication and social inclusion.

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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

  • Growing a Green Economy in Africa: Why Forests Matter

    This analytical document seeks to demonstrate that forests need improved governance that involves all stakeholders in decision-making processes, including local people with traditional claims to forest resources. It also present potential barriers and solutions to scaling up green economy interventions in Africa. 

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    Organization(s): UNREDD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Adaptation, REDD, Economic Analysis, Green Jobs/Economy, Human Rights and Justice, Economic and Development Planning, Forestry, Industry, Land Use Management, Trade

  • Guide for Designing Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programs

    This guidance document provides step by step instructions on the four basic steps to design a greenhouse has reporting program: determining program objectives; creating an enabling environment for program design and implementation; determining program structure and requirements; and conducting program review.

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): World Resources Institute

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Economic Analysis, Mitigation

  • Guidelines for a Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All

    This guidance document serves as a policy framework and a practical tool to help countries at all levels of development manage the transition to low-carbon economies and can also help them achieve their INDCs and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The Guidelines are designed to create decent work on a large scale and ensure that social protection exists where needed.

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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, COP23 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments, Governance – General, Labour

  • Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning

    This guidance document for City Climate Action Planning reviews typical steps in the city-level climate action planning process in light of a proposed set of globally applicable principles. The principles, developed through a robust and open multi-stakeholder process, support local officials, planners and stakeholders in climate action planning. Such plans aim to help cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adopt low emission development trajectories, as well as adapt to the impacts of climate change and build local climate resilience.

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    Organization(s): UNHABITAT

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Governance – Territorial and Local, Risk Reduction/Management

  • Haiti: Historical and Future Cilmatic Changes

    This guidance document presents historical and future climate profiles for Haiti both from available literature and from available station, gridded and modelled data. The document is sequenced according to climate variable with temperature considered first and then rainfall. Sea level rise and hurricanes are also considered, though more in a regional context than specific to Haiti. For each considered variable, the historical picture is presented first followed by future projections.

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    Organization(s): Inter-American Development Bank

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Handbook on Measurement, Reporting and Verification for Developing Country Parties

    This manual outlines the key concepts, elements and requirements of the international climate change measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) framework. This manual is particularly intended to support developing countries efficiently and effectively implement the MRV framework. The manual also contains sections on national MRV frameworks, domestic MRV of domestically-supported Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and MRV for REDD+ activities. 

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Governance – General, Adaptation

  • Heatwaves and Health: Guidance on Warning-System Development

    This guidance document has been developed for practitioners in both National Meteorological Services (NMHSs) and National Health Services (NHSs) to outline the issues surrounding the general heat–health problem and present how an understanding of the biometeorology, epidemiology, public-health and risk-communication aspects of heat as a hazard can be used to inform the development of an Heat–Health Warning Systems as part of a wider Heat-Health Action Plan.

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    Organization(s): WHO, WMO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Governance – General, Adaptation, Human Security, Risk Reduction/Management, Science, Health

  • Highlights of the World Oceans Day, 8 June 2015, UNESCO – On the road to COP21

    This visual resource highlights the key messages coming out of the high level events, round tables and workshops organized at UNESCO on 8 June 2015, to celebrate the World Oceans Day. The messages are the result of a comprehensive and interactive day-long discussion between Heads of State, decision-makers, scientists, youth, and representatives of civil society and the private sector. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Partner(s): Ocean and Climate platform, Suez Environment, China Cup International Regatta, Tara Expeditions, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Hotel Energy Solutions - Unplug, Relax and Enjoy Your Stay!

    This video showcases Hotel Energy Solutions (HES), a UNWTO-initiated project in collaboration with a team of UN and EU agencies, aiming to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy usage in the tourism and accommodation sector.

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    Organization(s): UNWTO

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • How Disasters Drive Hunger [Infographic]

    This visual resource shows disasters affect hunger and malnutrition, and how hunger and malnutrition increase disaster risk.

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    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

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

  • How to Do - Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change

    This guidance document describes a range of multiple-benefit options for integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into interventions in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Most of the proposed measures have been proven time and again in practice to provide a range of benefits and increase the resilience of small-scale fishers and fish farmers, as well as the ecosystems on which they rely.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • How to Do - Measuring Climate Resilience

    This guidance document shows how to apply the concept of 'climate resilience' in an International Fund for Aricultural Development supported investment project and how to measure it. It is a tool for t staff and partners involved in investment projects with climate resilience objectives. 

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Human Rights and Environment

    This resolutions shows that the Council has addressed the issue of the impact of climate change in the framework of its work on human rights and the environment.  

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    Organization(s): OHCHR

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2015

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

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

  • Implementing the European Regional Framework for Action to Protect Health from Climate Change: A Status Report

    This analytical document is based on the responses to a comprehensive questionnaire to assess the current status of health-relevant climate change mitigation and adaptation actions. A total of 22 European Member States answered the questions focusing on eight thematic areas or topics: governance, vulnerability, impact and adaptation assessments, national and subnational adaptation strategies, climate-change mitigation, strengthening of health systems, awareness raising and capacity building, green health services and sharing best practices.

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    Organization(s): WHO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Russian

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Training, Adaptation, Mitigation, Health

  • Indicators for Nuclear Power Development

    This guidance document provides a comprehensive set of indicators that cover the key aspects of nuclear power development. Methodology sheets are provided to help users in data collection, quantification and interpretation of the indicators. The methodology sheets adopt the well established and proven templates developed for the publication Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development, published by the IAEA in 2005. The application of the indicators is flexible. Users can select a subset of indicators that are most relevant for the questions they wish to explore in a given exploratory study or decision making process.

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Information Note: Cancun Safeguards, SIS and Summary of Information (Asia-Pacific)

    This gudance document presents a summary of lessons emerging from the Expert Consultation in Bangkok, March 11-12, 2015. 

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    Organization(s): UNREDD

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Innovative Financing for the Economic Transformation of Africa

    This analytical document analyzes the various dimensions, sources and impacts of illicit financial flows, including climate finance, from the continent and the strategies that could be deployed to halt and redirect them towards Africa’s development.

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Economic Analysis, Finance

  • Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies (CDS)

    This guidance document wants to build on aforementioned efforts by systematically linking each step of the City Development Strategy approach to existing practices of streamlining climate change concerns into city planning. It also takes as key source the already existing guide Planning for Climate Change (UNHabitat, 2014) and adds recommendations from the case studies, where appropriate.

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    Organization(s): UN habitat, WB, UNEP

    Partner(s): Cities Alliance

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – Territorial and Local, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Economic and Development Planning, Urban

  • Inter-American Development Bank Annual Report 2014: The Year in Review

    This activity report provides a review of the Bank's operations in 2014 (loans, guarantees and grants). The second volume contains the full set of the financial statements of the Bank's resources.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish, French

    Topic(s): Financial Mechanisms, Environment, Finance, Transport, Urban

  • International Online Conference on the Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector

    This guidance document contains key messages from the International Conference on the Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector, organized by FAO and held online in February 2015. It summarizes key points from 51 technical presentations and panel and plenary discussions of 6 thematic sessions: afforestation and reforestation, reduced deforestation and degradation, changing forest management practices, wood energy, green building and sustainable packaging.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Topic(s): Mitigation, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Intertwined Ocean and Climate: Implications for International Climate Negotiations - Policy Brief

    This policy document explains the significance of these changes in the ocean. The document is based on a scientific paper recently published in Science (Gattuso et al., 2015), which synthesizes recent and future changes to the ocean and its ecosystems, as well as to the goods and services they provide to humans.

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Partner(s): Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Fondation BNP Paribas, The Association Monégasque sur l'Acidification des Océans, Oceans 2015 Initiative

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Investigation of Appropriate Control Measures (Abatement Technologies) to Reduce Black Carbon Emissions from International Shipping

    This technical document studies black carbon emissions from the international commercial shipping industry. As ships emit more particulate matter and black carbon per unit of fuel consumed than other fossil fuel combustion sources due to the quality of fuel used, it introduces measurement and data availability, in order to provide abatement options.

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    Organization(s): IMO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Investing in Urban Resilience: Protecting and Promoting Development in a Changing World

    This  report highlights the need and potential for investing in urban resilience in low and middleincome countries. It demonstrates why the international development community should care about making cities in the developing world more resilient. The report provides understanding of why shocks and stresses disproportionately affect the urban poor. The audience for this report includes stakeholders in vulnerable cities in the developing world, potential investors in urban resilience as well as existing and future partners working on advancing resilience in cities

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    Organization(s): WB

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

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Mitigation, Urban

  • Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases: Third WHO Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases

    This analytical report presents an investment strategy for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and analyses the specific investment case for prevention, control, elimination and eradication of 12 of the 17 NTDs. Climate change is expected to increase the spread of several vector-borne NTDs, notably dengue, by changes in temperature, rainfall, relative humidity and climate variability. The report suggests that the presence of NTDs will thereby signal an early warning system for climate-sensitive diseases.

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    Organization(s): WHO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Environment, Health

  • IPCC Expert Meeting on Climate Change, Food, and Agriculture

    This activity report aims to summarize findings on IPCC Expert Meeting, Dublin, Ireland 27-29 May 2015, which considered options for future IPCC work on the topic of Climate Change, Food and Agriculture, including food security. 

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    Organization(s): IPCC

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Capacity Development, Adaptation, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Agriculture and Food

  • IPCC Expert Meeting on Potential Studies of the IPCC Process

    This actkvivity report presents IPCC Expert Meeting on Potential Studies of the IPCC Process in Geneva, Switzerland 28-29 January 2015. The document shows a set of recommendations to the IPCC on how to address public requests for access to IPCC data and information as well as researchers` requests to participate in IPCC meetings to produce studies on the IPCC process.

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    Organization(s): IPCC

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • IPCC Workshop on Regional Climate Projections and their Use in Impacts and Risk Analysis Studies

    This activity report includes a concise Information Paper that provides recommendations to the IPCC for the Sixth Assessment Cycle, in particular to the leadership of Working Groups I and II. This report also contains summaries of the discussions in the plenary sessions and in the breakout groups. It further includes the abstracts of the keynote and perspective presentations as well as the poster abstracts presented during the Workshop.

     

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    Organization(s): IPCC, WMO, UNEP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Joint FCPF/UN-REDD Programme Guidance Note for REDD+ Countries: Establishing and Strengthening Grievance Redress Mechanisms

    This guidance document helps countries strengthen their capacity for grievance resolution in order to respond to contentious issues, complaints and disputes. The document states that a national feedback and grievance redress mechanism needs to be effectively available, and if necessary strengthened, as part of the country's REDD+ institutional arrangements.

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

    Partner(s): Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Kathmandu Valley, Nepal : Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    This analytical document aims at promoting adaptation to climate change in Kathmandu Valley and, a fortiori, in developing countries. It should encourage shelter for all and sustainable human settlements development focusing on urban governance, decentralisation and strengthening local authorities. The valley is analysed through three main pillars: exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity to change. 

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    Organization(s): UN habitat

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Kenya's Tea Sector under Climate Change: An Impact Assessment and Formulation of a Climate-Smart Strategy

    This analytical document presents the outcome of a two-year project in Kenya and offers the findings from an integrated climate impact assessment. The analysis covered (i) historical and future links between climate parameters and tea yields, (ii) a carbon life cycle analysis, (iii) tea management scenarios under climate change using aquacrop model, and (iv) a socio-economic analysis of small holder tea farms and households and their coping options under climate change. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Kenya’s Tea Sector under Climate Change: An Impact Assessment and Formulation of A Climate-smart Strategy

    This technical document provides a synthesis report of FAO's technical assistance project in Kenya, the Climate-Change Impact Assessment and Tea Policy Response.  The document describes the overall conceptual framework that guided the project and provides the climate impact studies as well as the description of the new climate-compatible strategy for tea in Kenya.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Policy Instruments, Governance – General, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Industry

  • Kyrgyz Republic: An Overview of Climate Trends and the Impact on Food Security

    This analytical document conducts both quantitative and qualitative assessment of climate risk impacts (climate variability, change, and extremes) on food security and livelihoods in the Kyrgyz Republic.

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Partner(s): Climate Change Center of the Kyrgyz Republic, National Agency for Hydrometeorology, State Agency on the Environment al Protection and Forestry, Tian Shan Policy Center of the American University of Central Asia

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Learning Brief 1 - Introduction to Ecosystem-based Adaptation: A nature-based response to climate change

    This guidance document is part of a series of learning briefs, which draw experiences and lessons learned from working on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) within the global Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in Mountain Ecosystems Programme from 2011 to 2015. 

    The first brief provides an introduction to Ecosystem-based Adaptation.

    The second brief makes the case for EbA by presenting how it can generate multiple environmental, social and economic benefits. 

    The third brief highlights how cost-benefit analysis (CBA) can be used to make the economic case for EbA.

    The forth brief highlights how the Mountain EbA Programme has made the case for the policy changes that will need to happen at community, district, regional, national and global levels to bring about this shift in scale.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Learning Tool on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Sector

    This slide presentation has been designed for colleagues working in the agriculture sectors who want to understand more about the NAMA concept and increase their capacity to contribute to national and global climate change mitigation goals. It provides clear, easy to follow guidance on the identification, development and implementation of country specific climate change mitigation actions in the AFOLU sector. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Slide Presentation

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish

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

  • Learning tool on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Sector

    This guidance document supports the efforts of developing countries in the identification, development and implementation of country specific mitigation actions in the context of national sustainable development. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish, French

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

  • Lessons Learned on Health Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: Experiences Across Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    This guidance document reviews and synthesizes the first five years of implementation (2008–2013) of projects on health adaptation to climate variability and change in low- and middle income countries worldwide. The document also presents results of qualitative research undertaken to document lessons learned and good practice examples from health adaptation projects to facilitate assessing and overcoming barriers to implementation and to scaling up.

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    Organization(s): WHO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Local Vulnerability Indicators and Adaptation to Climate Change: A Survey

    This analytical document examines different aspects of vulnerability indexes to climate change, and emphasizes the importance of deriving vulnerability measures from sector-specific local studies.

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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, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Environment, Water

  • L’Industrie Verte au Burkina Faso : Évaluation et perspectives de développement

    Ce document politique fait l’évaluation de l’industrie verte au Burkina Faso et montre qu'elle reste dans son ensemble embryonnaire : plutôt intensive en main d’œuvre et très peu intensive en technologie. L'étude dresse des recommandations pour une transition réussie vers la résilience aux changements climatiques et vers l’industrie verte. 

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

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

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2015

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

  • Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development: A Handbook to Strengthen Planning and Budgeting Processes

    This guidance document is designed as guidance for policymakers and practitioners to mainstream pro-poor environment and climate concerns into planning, budgeting and monitoring. The document provides guidance and concrete examples in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Capacity Development, Green Jobs/Economy, Economic and Development Planning, Finance

  • Making It Count: Increasing the Impact of Climate Change and Food Security Education Programmes

    This guidance document suggests that to change behaviour, ‘environmental education’ needs to change its focus – with less emphasis on knowledge and raising awareness and more on competency, action skills and problem solving. 

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Making It Count: Integrating Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

    This guidance document offers practical questions, actions, tools and resources for integrating gender into climate change and disaster risk reduction interventions. It is designed to be an easily accessible entry point for practitioners. 

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    Organization(s): UN Women

    Partner(s): CARE International, GIZ, Integrated Coastal Management Programme

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Adaptation, Gender, Risk Reduction/Management

  • Making the Case for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: The Mountain EbA Programme in Nepal, Peru and Uganda

    This guidance document captures lessons learned in the framework of the Global Mountain Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) Programme. The objective of the programme was to strengthen the capacities of these countries to build ecosystem resilience by promoting EbA options and to reduce the vulnerability of communities, with particular emphasis on mountain ecosystems.

     

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNDP

    Partner(s): IUCN, Government of Germany

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Environment

  • Managing Climate Risks and Adapting to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector in Nepal

    This analytical document presents the institutional context for managing climate risks and adaptation and reiterates the need to strengthen the collection and analysis of data and information. The report also provides comprehensive typology of coping and adaptation strategies for managing current climate risks and building the necessary knowledge and good practices for advancing adaptation over the longer term. 

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    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

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

  • Mapping multiple benefits of REDD+ in Paraguay: using spatial information to support land-use planning

    This technical document illustrates how spatial analyses can support REDD+ planning processes in Paraguay. The maps presented show the areas where REDD+ actions may deliver a range of additional benefits. The benefits examined reflect priorities identified by national stakeholders in Paraguay, and include the role of forests in storing carbon, controlling soil erosion and supporting biodiversity and livelihoods. 

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    Organization(s): UNREDD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, REDD, Risk Reduction/Management, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • Measurements for Estimation of Carbon Stocks in Afforestation and Reforestation Project Activities under the Clean Development Mechanism

    This manual is intended to serve as a guide for conducting measurements for estimation of carbon stocks in afforestation and reforestation project activities under the clean development mechanism. The manual brings together comprehensive guidance on forest inventory designs and field measurement procedures.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Carbon Financing and CDM, Science, Technology, Land Use Management

  • Momentum for Change: Interactive Annual Report

    This activity report presents achievement of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from last year and tells the story of the 12 winners of the 2014 Momentum for Change Award in an engaging and creative way. Access to the report here: http://unfccc.int/mfc2014/

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Type of material:Activity ReportAudio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Motivating the School Community to Rise Up against Climate Change

    This guidance document pretends to motivate the school community to rise up and take initiatives against climate change.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish

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

  • Mountains: Early Warning Systems for Climate Change

    This visual resource aims to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change in mountains, and potential solutions, as well as disseminate scientific data to policy and decision makers, diplomats and the general public during the Paris Climate Conference (COP21). The document was displayed on the gates of UNESCO from 02 November to 23 December 2015. Using satellite images, aerial and ground level photography, as well as descriptive texts, the document explains the diverse climate change impacts on mountain ecosystems, glaciers, water resources and ecosystem services. Case studies are used to illustrate both impacts and adaptation solutions from UNESCO sites: Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage sites. 

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    Organization(s): UNESCO, UNEP

    Partner(s): Government of Flanders, Belgium, Permanent Delegation of the French Republic to UNESCO, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, United States Geological Survey, World Glacier Monitoring Service, Government of Austria, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, GRID-Arendal and Wild Touch

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, French

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Adaptation, Ecosystems, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Environment, Forestry, Land Use Management, Water

  • Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN System's Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It

    This activity report reflects United Nation (UN)'s system-wide progress in implementing the UN's Climate Neutral Strategy, which requires UN bodies to estimate their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduce their emissions and analyze the cost implications of purchasing carbon offsets as they move towards climate neutrality. The report includes data on the GHG emissions for 64 organizations in 2013 as well as a breakdown of emissions by source.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Mitigation, Environment

  • Multiple Benefits in the Democratic of the Congo: Valuation and Mapping Feasibility Study

    The analytical document presents existing data and information on forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the mapping and valuation of environmental services, both in terms of indirect and direct use benefits. 

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    Organization(s): UNREDD

    Partner(s): Democratic Republic of Congo

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, French

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

  • Multiple Benefits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Valuation and Mapping Feasibility Study

    This technical document shows substantial benefits of forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which also faces the issue of deforestation. The document recommends a least-cost but sufficient valuation process as a plan for pilot studies. The activities that would need to be undertaken to deliver this are laid out in the report, along with estimates of the required resources.

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

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Spanish

    Topic(s): Governance – General, REDD, Economic Analysis, Forestry

  • Multiple Pathways to Sustainable Development: Initial Findings from the Global South

    This guidance document serves as a starting point to address the calls from Rio+20 and the Governing Council to share the South’s various experiences and national-level initiatives for transitioning to sustainable and socially inclusive economies.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Green Jobs/Economy, Mitigation, Energy, Finance

  • NAMA Financing for Bus Rapid Transport Development in Greater Jakarta

    This policy document aims at analyzing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) requirements for a bus rapid transportation in Jakarta. The main objective of the Bus Rapid Transport Development in Greater Jakarta is to reduce traffic congestion, increase energy efficiency in transport, improve urban air quality, and reduce GHG emissions from urban transport. Available data of the existing corridors are analysed through a cost benefit analysis. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Australian Government, EY, European Commission, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • NAMA for the Renewable Energy Sector of Lao PDR

    This guidance document aims to support Lao PDR in achieving the goal defined in the Rural Electrification Master Plan, namely to provide access to electricity to more than 90 per cent of households in Lao PDR by 2020. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Adaptation, Mitigation, Energy

  • NAMA: OGE & EE, Optimization of Power Generation and Energy Sufficiency, Ecuador

    This policy document shows the conceptualization of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Ecuador, in the field of oil industry. It proposes incentives to reduce the use of resources and decrease environmental degradation. After reviewing Ecuador's energy system, 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): FOCAM-Ecuador, Ministerio del Ambiente- Ecuador

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • National Adaptation Planning Case Studies in Malawi, Cambodia and Niger

    The visual resources aim to help improve countries' access to knowledge and resources for adaptation planning and decision-making. The three case studies are presented: NAP Implementation Challenges in Malawi; Enhanced Governance for Climate Finance in Cambodia; and Skills Assessment for National Adaptation Planning in Niger.

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    Organization(s): UNITAR

    Partner(s): NAP-GSP Partnership, GEF-LDCF

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, Governance – General, Capacity Development, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food

  • Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA): Rural Development in Namibia through Electrification with Renewable Energies

    This activity report present a project for a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Namibia which aims to support Namibia in achieving the goal defined in the Off-Grid Energisation Master Plan (OGEMP), namely to provide access to appropriate energy technologies to everyone living or working in off-grid areas. The NAMA aims at giving access to electricity for regions, households and companies which are currently without access to electricity, as well as improving the share of renewable energies (mainly using solar energy). The NAMA will reduce GHG emissions through the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energies and will provide the conditions for income generation and new business opportunities. This will also lead to enhanced private sector involvement. Finally, the NAMA aims to achieve additional sustainable development benefits, such as improved livelihoods for the poor.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Republic of Namibia

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Mitigation, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment

  • Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action on Rural Electrification in Vanuatu

    This analytical document presents the overall target of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) to support Vanuatu in achieving the goal defined in the National Energy Road Map (NERM), namely to provide all households access to electricity in Vanuatu. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Government of Vanuatu

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Governance – General, Adaptation, Mitigation, Energy

  • Not Just Hot Air: Putting Climate Change Education into Practice

    This guidance document provides recommendations to policymakers in five areas: policy development; government and resources; curriculum development; capacity building of teachers and education planners; and public awareness, communication and stakeholder involvement, based on the case studies, as well as brief profiles of climate change and education in 16 countries' sustainable development policy processes.

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP22 List of UN Publications, COP23 List of UN Publications, Culture, Education

  • Ocean Acidification Impacts on Coastal Communities: Summary for Policymakers from the Third International Workshop “Bridging the Gap between Ocean Acidification and Economic Valuation

    This activity report summarizes the main results from Third International Workshop on the Socio-Economic Impacts of Ocean Acidification (12-14 January 2015, Monaco), which gathered 53 experts from the natural and social sciences from 20 countries. The workshop considered how ocean acidification could affect different coastal communities and identified potential solutions. Despite uncertainties, particularly related to combined effects with other major environmental stressors, we know enough to act, and action should be taken now. 

     

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Partner(s): Monaco Scientific Centre, Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • Operational Framework for Building Climate Resilient Health Systems

    This guidance document aims to present health systems and public health programming to increase their capacity for protecting health in an unstable and changing climate. The document states that by implementing the 10 key components laid out in the framework, health organizations, authorities and programmes would be better able to anticipate, prevent, prepare for and manage climate-related health risks. 

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    Organization(s): WHO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): Capacity Development, Adaptation, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Risk Reduction/Management, Technology, Health

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