Climate Science Literacy in Asia and the Pacific

To advance Climate Science Literacy across Asia and the Pacific, the United Nations in Asia-Pacific has developed a series of posters, social media graphics, and videos.

The following United Nations Agencies have jointly developed the climate science literacy materials: UNESCO, ILO, IOM, UNDP, UNDRR, UNEP, UN ESCAP, UNFCCC, UNICEF, and UNOSSC.

The materials are available free of charge for public adaptation and distribution under Open Access CC-BY-SA 3.0 IGO. Please click on the posters, social media graphics, and videos below to download the high-resolution version.

UNESCO Website

Organization: UNESCO, ILO, IOM, UNDRR, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNESCAP, UNICEF, UNOSSC

Theme: Science, Education

Topic: Water, Environment, Education, Health, Science, Gender

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2022

Language: English

Getting every school climate-ready: how countries are integrating climate change issues in education

This document begins with the assumption that education is essential to prepare societies to address the climate crisis. UNESCO has been supporting countries to integrate the study of climate change into education through its focus on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). However, there is a need to understand the depth of inclusion of climate change education within national curriculum frameworks.

This document responds to this need, drawing from data and methodologies used in prior UNESCO research. In particular, this report builds on research conducted for Learn for our planet, which analyzed environment-related content within national curriculum frameworks and education sector plans for 46 countries. National Curriculum frameworks were available and analyzed for 39 of those countries. This document includes an analysis of national curriculum frameworks for an additional 61 countries (100 countries in total, representing 52 percent of UNESCO Member States).

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Organization: UNESCO

Theme: Education

Topic: Education, Environment, Training

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Teachers have their say: motivation, skills and opportunities to teach education for sustainable development and global citizenship

To give teachers the support they need to effectively provide Education for sustainable development and Global citizenship education this report makes recommendations for lawmakers, policy-makers, educational planners, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, teachers, school leadership and personnel, communities and other actors.

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Organization: UNESCO

Theme: Education

Topic: Education, Environment, Children, Training

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

PCCB Toolkit

This toolkit was developed to serve as a resource for developing country officials and their implementing partners in the assessment of relevant capacity needs, and in the determination of gaps, to implement the Paris Agreement. It includes examples of approaches that have been successfully adopted as well as links to additional resources that may be accessed via the UNFCCC capacity building portal and other online sources to inspire countries’ further work with capacity building.

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Organization: UNFCCC

Topic: Education, Training

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2022

Language: English

A multi-billion-dollar opportunity – Repurposing agricultural support to transform food systems

This report sets out the compelling case for repurposing harmful agricultural producer support to reverse this situation, by optimizing the use of scarce public resources, strengthening economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and ultimately driving a food systems transformation that can support global sustainable development commitments.

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Organization: FAO, UNDP, UN Environment

Topic: Agriculture and Food, Land Use Management, Ecosystems, Adaptation, Mitigation, Green Jobs/Economy

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Recarbonizing global soils – A technical manual of recommended management practices

This report is the first attempt to gather, in a standardized format, the existing data on the impacts of the main soil management practices on soil organic carbon (SOC) content in a wide array of environments, including the advantages, drawbacks, and constraints. 

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Organization: FAO

Theme: Science

Topic: Environment, Agriculture and Food, Science

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture – Systems at breaking point (SOLAW 2021)

The report builds awareness of the status of land and water resources, highlighting the risks, and informing on related opportunities and challenges, also underlining the essential contribution of appropriate policies, institutions and investments.

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Organization: FAO

Topic: Agriculture and Food, Water, Land Use Management

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese

The State of Food and Agriculture 2021

The State of Food and Agriculture 2021 presents country-level indicators of the resilience of agrifood systems. The indicators measure the robustness of primary production and food availability, as well as physical and economic access to food. 

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Organization: FAO

Topic: Agriculture and Food, Land Use Management, Science

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

WMO Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970–2019)

The report provides an overview of impacts from weather, climate and water extremes globally from 1970 to 2019 based on disaster data from the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT).

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Organization: World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 

Topic: Environment, Economic and Development Planning, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Risk Reduction/Management

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English, French, Spanish, Russian

Beating the Heat: A Sustainable Cooling Handbook for Cities

The guide offers planners an encyclopaedia of proven options to help cool cities. The guide’s 80 supporting case studies and examples demonstrate the effectiveness of the strategies outlined and can help cities find an approach best suited to their unique contexts.

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Organization: UN Environment, Cool Coalition

Topic: Environment, Urban

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Economics of Peatlands Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Management

The “Economics of Peatlands Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Management” policy report identifies that the leading causes of peatland mismanagement are undervaluation and underinvestment.

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Organization: UN Environment

Topic: Environment, Ecosystems

Type of material: Policy Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Nature-based Solutions for climate change mitigation

This report analyses the current state of knowledge regarding the role of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in climate change mitigation.

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Organization: UN Environment, IUCN

Topic: Environment, Mitigation

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Greening the Blue Report 2021

The report details the UN System’s environmental footprint and the efforts being made to reduce it.

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Organization: United Nations, UN Environment

Topic: Environment, Adaptation, Mitigation

Type of material: Activity Report

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Principles and Policy Guidance on Children’s Rights to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment in the ASEAN Region

Principles and Policy Guidance on Children’s Rights to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment in the ASEAN Region sets out fundamental principles for realizing children’s rights to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment and for putting the best interests of children at the center of initiatives by all segments of society in Southeast Asia.

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Organization: UN Environment, OHCHR, UNICEF

Topic: Environment, Children

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Future Proofing Infrastructure to Address the Climate Biodiversity and Pollution Crises

The report reviews the impacts of climate change on infrastructure and the impacts of infrastructure on society and the environment (in particular, biodiversity loss and pollution). 

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Organization: UN Environment

Topic: Economic and Development Planning, Transport, Industry, Biodiversity

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Changing Finance to Catalyze Transformation: How Financial Institutions can Accelerate the Transition to an Environmentally Sustainable Economy

This report explores ways in which the financial sector is starting to play a catalytic role in financing businesses to transition towards delivering environmentally sustainable food, energy and waste systems.

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Organization: UN Environment

Topic: Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Food, Chemicals and Waste

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Blockchain for sustainable energy and climate in the Global South

Blockchain for sustainable energy and climate in the Global South: Use cases and opportunities, illustrates a road map to accelerate the clean energy, low-carbon transition, and climate change mitigation through blockchain technology, providing a framework for linking climate financing with climate accounting.

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Organization: UN Environment

Topic: Environment, Energy, Mitigation, Technology

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2022

Language: English

The State of Finance for Nature in the G20 report

The report attempts to capture the complete amount and future need for G20 countries spending on nature-based solutions assets and activities.

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Organization: UN Environment, WEF

Topic: Environment, Adaptation, Mitigation

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2022

Language: English

UNEP in 2021 – Annual Report

The report compiles UNEP’s efforts and results throughout 2021.

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Topic: Environment

Type of material: Activity Report

Publication date: 2021

Greening International Trade

The report serves as a non-technical entry point for actors keen to navigate the environment-trade policy conversation and promote sustainable trade. It maps the current state of play and identifies a range of possible pathways forward.

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Organization: UN Environment

Topic: Trade, Environment

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English