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

Library of Documents

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

  • 2018 World Green Economy Report

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

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    Organization(s): UNDP

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

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNCCD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNCCD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate Change Adaptation in the Arab States

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

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): GEF

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate Change and Nuclear Power

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

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): ACPC, UKaid

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Climate Policies, Economic Diversification and Trade

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

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Economic losses, poverty & disasters: 1998-2017

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

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Gender Action Plan

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

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    Organization(s): UNCCD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Implementation Guide for Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Strategies

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

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): ITU

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

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): ACPC, UKaid

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): IMO

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): IMO

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • R4: Rural Resilience Initiative

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

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Partner(s): Oxfam America

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • Rethinking Human Development in an Era of Planetary Transformation

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

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): IMO

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): IMO

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): IMO

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

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • The IAEA and... Climate Change

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

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • The Water Advantage: Seeking Sustainable Solutions for Water Stress

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 5 case studies: Bangladesh, Brazil, Malawi, senegal and Sudan. This document highlights different dimensions of IFAD’s investments in water, from irrigation to reducing climate-related risks in arid areas, to disaster risk management and access to clean water for nutrition and sanitation.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Agriculture and Food, Health, Urban, Water

  • WISER: Driving change in climate information to spur Africa’s development

    This brochure explains how Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (WISER) can support Africa’s goals to reduce poverty, build resilience and adapt to future climate change.

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    Organization(s): UNECA

    Partner(s): ACPC, UKaid

    Type of material:Other

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

     

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2018

    Language(s): English

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

  • 2017 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance Report

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

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    Organization(s): UNDP

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

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Global Tracking Framework: UNECE Progress in Sustainable Energy

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

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Partner(s): GTF

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): ITU, WMO

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

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

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): ITU

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD

    Type of material:Policy Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Land Degradation Neutrality: Transformative Action, tapping opportunities

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

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    Organization(s): UNCCD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

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

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

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Nuclear Power for Sustainable Development

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

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Overcoming Barriers to Investing in Energy Efficiency

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

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNECE

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • Technical Guidance for Monitoring and Reporting on Progress in Achieving the Global Targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

    This guidance document provides technical suggestions and considerations of Member States, relevant technical partners and the UNISDR in respect of applicable definitions and terminology, possible computation methodologies, data standards and critical issues. It is to support Member States in the operationalization of the global indicators to measure progress towards the achievement of the global targets of the Sendai Framework and relevant targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • The Economic Advantage: Assessing the Value of Climate-Change Actions in Agriculture

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series. It aimed to build economic evidence in support ofthe inclusion of actions on agriculture in climate change plans and programmes, particularly at the national level under the umbrella of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the December 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to restrict a rise in global temperatures and manage risks.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment

  • The Marine Advantage: Empowering Coastal Communities, Safeguarding Marine Ecosystems

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 5 case studies: Comoros, Djibouti,  Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Sao Tome and Principe.  These case studies illustrate the IFAD-supported projects with a focus on protecting marine ecosystems.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • The Nutrition Advantage: Harnessing Nutrition Co-benefits of Climate-Resilient Agriculture

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 5 case studies: Bolivia, Djibouti, Malawi, Mauritania and Nepal. This document presents five IFAD investments as part of the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme that integrate nutrition dimensions in different ways and in different contexts.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report

    This activity report provides an overview of the work carried out by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to contribute to climate change mitigation in the energy sector in seventeen countries.  It presents a data collection and analysis of supported activities which serve as a baseline for its partners in the region. 

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Partner(s): International Energy Agency, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • WFP and Climate Change: Helping Countries Increase Climate Resilience to Achieve Zero Hunger

    This activity report provides an overview of the work carried out by the World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners to contribute to increase climate resilience and achieve zero hunger. It presents different tools using an integrated climate risk management, disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation approaches. 

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Type of material:Activity Report

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

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

  • What a 2°C and 4°C Warmer World Could Mean for Global Food Insecurity

    This visual resource shows what a 2°C and 4°C warmer world could mean for global food insecurity. Vulnerability to food insecurity reaches 1.8 billion people in a 4°C warmer world. This infograhics briefly applies this scenario to Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Cambodia. 

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    Organization(s): WFP

    Partner(s): Helix

    Type of material:Audio/Visual Resource

    Publication date:2017

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Human Security, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Environment, Land Use Management

  • Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines Second edition

    This guidance document provides an introduction to key methane management principles and references in a clear and succinct presentation. It aims at providing as much students and technical specialists as decision-makers with a solid base of understanding from which to direct policy and commercial decisions.

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Chemicals and Waste, Economic Analysis, Ecosystems, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Science, Technology, Education, Energy, Environment, Health, Industry, Labour

  • Nuclear Power and the Paris Agreement

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

     

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    Organization(s): IEAE

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • The Biodiversity Advantage: Global Benefits from Smallholder Actions

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 5 case studies: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Iran, Mexico, Sao Tome and Principe. These case studies illustrates how IFAD work contributes to the Aichi Biodiversity Strategic goals in different contexts. 

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Population Dynamics, Agriculture and Food

  • The Drylands Advantage: Protecting the Environment, Empowering People

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 10 case studies: China, Jordan, Nicaragua, Senegal, and Swaziland. This document illustrates key example of national projects to tackle drylands. 

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Biodiversity, REDD, Ecosystems, Agriculture and Food, Environment, Forestry, Land Use Management

  • The Traditional Knowledge Advantage: Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledge in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 10 case studies: Bolivia, Solomon Islands, India, IFAD NUS, Philippines and Chad. In this document, a number of cases from IFAD-funded projects analyse the important role of indigenous peoples’ knowledge preservation and application in community responses to climate change.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2016

    Language(s): English

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

  • 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

  • Strategic Framework for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Dniester River Basin

    This analytical document focuses on the potential impact of climate change on the natural environment and economy of the Dniester River Basin and proposes a set of measures that could be implemented, in accordance with the Implementation of the Strategic Framework for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Dniester River Basin.

     

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Partner(s): ENVSEC, OSCE

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, Russian, Romanian, Ukrainian

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

  • The Mitigation Advantage: Maximizing the Co-benefits of Investing in Smallholder Adaptation Initiatives

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 3 case studies: the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Mali and Kyrgyzstan. These case studies  highlight some of the ways in which IFAD is working to strengthen smallholders’ resilience to climate change, as well as to achieve mitigation objectives.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

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

  • The Policy Advantage: Enabling Smallholders’ Adaptation Priorities to be Realized

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 5 case studies: Cambodia, El Salvador, The Gambia, Mozamquibe and Sudan. These are some examples of how IFAD is engaging in countrylevel policy processes in order to improve smallholders’ lives in the face of climate change.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Population Dynamics, Agriculture and Food, Environment

  • Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014

    This technical document constitutes a scientify work on greenhouse gas emmission at global level.

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    Organization(s): IMO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Industry, Transport

  • Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Lessons Learned and Good Practices

    This analytical document intends to encourage coordination, integration and coherence on climate change adaptation in transboundary basins. This publication describes selected important lessons from experiences in implementing climate change adaptation strategies and illustrates these with examples from all over the world.

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Partner(s): International Network of Basin Organizations

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2015

    Language(s): English, French, Russian

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Health, Land Use Management, Trade, Transport, Urban, Water

  • Local Content Requirements and the Green Economy

    This technical document  forms part of the background documentation for an ad hoc expert group, entitled: “Domestic Requirements and Support Measures in Green Sectors: Economic and Environmental Effectiveness and Implications for Trade”, held in Geneva in 2013.The study is an exhaustive examination of green sectors. In many areas, the analysis is speculative, aimed at raising questions and suggesting areas where domestic and international policy makers may need to consider undertaking further analysis. 

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2014

    Language(s): English

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

  • The Adaptation Advantage: the Economic Benefits of Preparing Small-Scale Farmers for Climate Change

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 5 case studies: Kenya, Turkey, Viet Nam, Bangladesh and Bolivia. The case studies represent the diverse situations in which
    environmental or climate-related problems pose a challenge to human development. They demonstrate that it is possible to quantify the benefits that arise from adaptation investments in economic and financial terms.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2014

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Finance

  • The Smallholder Advantage: A New Way to put Climate Finance to Work

    This analytical document is part of the Advantage Series and includes the analysis of 12 case studies: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Djibouti, Ghana, Kyrgyz Republic, Mali, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria,  Rwanda, Viet Nam, Yemen. This publication shows how agricultural investment programmes can provide effective platforms for climate action, working with smallholder farmers as agents of change.

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    Organization(s): IFAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2014

    Language(s): English

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

  • Trade Remedies: Targeting the Renewable Energy Sector

    This technical document is part of a larger effort by UNCTAD to analyze issues arising at the interface of trade policy and green economy, more specifically renewables, which is shorthand for goods and services used in conjunction with renewable energy sources.

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2014

    Language(s): English

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

  • Guidance on Water Supply and Sanitation In Extreme Weather Events

    This analytical document provides an overview of how adaptation policies should consider the new risks from extreme weather events, how vulnerabilities can be identified, and which management procedures can be applied to ensure sustained protection of health.

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    Organization(s): UNECE, WMO, WHO

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2011

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Human Security, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Health, Land Use Management, Transport, Urban, Water

  • WTO Negotiations on Environmental Goods: Selected Technical Issues

    This technical document covers several issue that have been in the agenda such as product coverage, non-tariff barriers, development-related issues and special and differential treatment.

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD

    Type of material:Analytical/Technical Document

    Publication date:2011

    Language(s): English

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Agriculture and Food, Energy, Finance, Trade

  • Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change

    This guidance document aims to spur climate change adaptation that takes into account the transboundary dimension of water management. Based on the concept of integrated water resources management, the manual focuses on the transboundary setting and illustrates the steps needed to develop an adaptation strategy.

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Type of material:Guidance Document

    Publication date:2009

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

    Topic(s): COP24 List of UN publications, Adaptation, Ecosystems, Human Security, Migration and Refugees, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Health, Land Use Management, Transport, Urban, Water