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

Sustainable Trade in Resources: Global Material Flows, Circularity and Trade

This report shows how both multilateral trade rules and regional trade agreements can be used proactively to advance the circular economy and minimize the environmental impacts associated with resource extraction.

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Organization: UN Environment

Topic: Trade, Environment

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2020

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Adaptation Gap Report 2021

The sixth edition of the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report: The Gathering Storm looks at how the world is doing in adapting to the intensifying impacts of climate change.

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Organization: UN Environment

Theme: Adaptation

Topic: Environment, Adaptation

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Emissions Gap Report 2021

The Emissions Gap Report 2021: The Heat Is On is the 12th edition in an annual series that provides an overview of the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

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Organization: UN Environment

Topic: Environment, Adaptation, Mitigation

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Accelerating Gender-responsive Action through Empowered CSOs

This report provides a background of gender-differentiated vulnerabilities in the context of climate change and disaster risk reduction, and the importance of civil society organizations (CSOs) in enhancing resilience of the most vulnerable, including women and girls.

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Organization: UN Women, UN Environment

Theme: Gender

Topic: Environment, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Gender

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Breaking Silos, Building Resilience: Listening to Women-Focused Organisations for Climate Action and Disaster Risk Reduction

The report provides recommendations and key messages from women focused organisations (WFOs) to establish gender-responsive and inclusive measures which utilize women’s knowledge, skills, and capacities.

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Organization: UN Women, UN Environment, UNDRR

Theme: Gender

Topic: Environment, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Gender

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Climate Change and Women in Agriculture

This brief report provides an overview of key facts related to this issue as well as some recommendations on integrating gender into solutions that ensure women in agriculture are considered in climate-relevant policies and programs.

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Organization: UN Environment, UN Women

Theme: Gender

Topic: Agriculture and Food, Gender

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Empower: Women for Climate Resilient Societies

This training manual was developed for grassroots level women-led civil society organizations (CSOs) in the most vulnerable areas of Bangladesh that UN Women works with under the EmPower project. It was designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of women-led CSOs on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and consists of five modules which tackle national climate change policies, organizational development and sustainability, climate change vulnerability assessment, and the impact of climate change on rural livelihoods, among other relevant topics.

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Organization: UN Women

Theme: Gender

Topic: Environment, Economic and Development Planning, Gender

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2019

Language: English

The State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in Cambodia

The State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in Cambodia aims to analyse the gendered impacts of climate change and raise awareness about the benefits of, and need for gender-responsive climate action in the country. 

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Organization: UN Environment, UN Women

Topic: Energy, Agriculture and Food, Environment, Gender

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Climate change, gender equality and human rights in Asia – Regional review and promising practices

The report aims to provide a better understanding for policymakers in Asia about what focusing on human rights and gender equality in the context of climate change entails in practice. 

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Topic: Environment, Gender, Human Rights and Justice

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2020

Gender integration in renewable energy policy – A guideline for renewable energy policy and decision makers

The purpose of this guide is to introduce and improve the integration of gender issues in renewable energy policies, plans and strategies by providing practical ways to step up commitments in renewable energy policy in an inclusive and gender responsive way.

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Organization: UN Environment, UN Women

Theme: Gender

Topic: Energy, Environment, Economic and Development Planning, Gender

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2020

Language: English

The State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in Nepal

The State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in Nepal analyzes the gendered impacts of climate change in the country and suggests ways to enhance and mainstream gender equality into climate-relevant sectoral policies and actions. The report aims to strengthen country-driven processes by presenting more evidence of the links between gender equality and climate change in the priority sectors of forestry, agriculture, energy, and water. 

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Organization: UN Environment, UN Women

Topic: Environment, Energy, Forestry, Gender

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English

Powering Equality: Women’s entrepreneurship transforming Asia’s energy sector

“Powering Equality: Women’s entrepreneurship transforming Asia’s energy sector” is an initiative by the joint UN Environment Programme-UN Women project- EmPower: Women for Climate-Resilient Societies to capture the evidence and lessons that make the case for investing in women-led energy enterprises and supply chains. The report considers various business models spanning across sectors like agriculture, WASH, public infrastructure, nutrition and the policy environment that can reinforce this.

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Organization: UN Environment, UN Women

Topic: Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Energy, Gender, Green Jobs/Economy

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2021

Language: English