The UNEP-SEFI Public Finance Alliance
Prepared in conjunction with the 2008 launch of the SEFI Public Finance Alliance (or “SEF Alliance”), this document supports the establishment of an international platform for managers of public and publicly backed funds dedicated to building sustainable energy markets.Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilise Investment in Climate Change Mitigation
With an ambition of helping scale up climate mitigation markets, this report provides an overview of the mechanisms being used today by the public sector, with a particular focus on the clean energy sector.UNEP/UNESCO youthXchange Training Kit on Sustainable Consumption: Towards Sustainable Lifestyles
What is UNEP UNESCO youthXchange?
YouthXchange is a train the trainer tool that aims to promote sustainable consumption patterns among young consumers worldwide. The kit provides statistics, case studies, games, examples of real companies going more sustainable, and direction on how explain sustainable lifestyles to a young audience. The topics are tackled under youth-oriented headings: clothing, leisure, travels, underground culture, experiences of other young people etc.
The message: The
Carbon and biodiversity: A demonstration atlas
The demonstration atlas, launched at the 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, shows that areas high in both carbon and biodiversity do exist and can be identified by relatively simple mapping tools. Prioritising such areas could give the 'double benefit' of reducing emissions from land use change whilst conserving biodiversity. Three regional maps along with six national maps are shown for the tropics, derived from global-scale data.
The Kyoto protocol, the clean development mechanism and the building and construction sector
This submission functions as a place holder for texts to be developed under the Copenhagen Agreement in relation to the building sector. It is directly aligned with the draft Call for Action and essentially builds on the work of SBCI over the past three years.
UNEP-SBCI proposes that emission reduction in buildings is recognized as an appropriate area for NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) and that the development of frameworks required to monitor, report and verify such actions a
Environment in print 2008
The UNEP 2009 catalogue lists some recent tittles. Many are available online on the www.unep.org/publications website and hard copies can be ordered through UNEP's on-line bookstore: www.earthprint.comUNEP and Partners:United to Combat Climate Change
The campaign theme for the run-up to the crucial negotiations in Copenhagen
in December 2009, ‘Unite to combat climate change’, says that we are all part
of the solution. The goal: an inclusive, comprehensive and ratifiable deal that
will address the challenges and harness the opportunities that climate change
presents.UNEP Climate Change Strategy
UNEP’s Climate Change Strategy is the result of a comprehensive
process involving external experts and UNEP staff from across the
organization. The strategy is built on the analysis of UNEP’s political
mandate, the existing portfolio of climate change activities and the areas
of distinctiveness. The Climate Change Strategy provides the foundation
for transforming the organization’s engagement on climate change
and for developing a results-oriented programme of work. UNEP will
complement other p
Green Jobs: Towards Sustainable Work in a Low-Carbon World
The following report, produced by Worldwatch Institute (September 2008), has compiled evidence of green jobs available currently and how a ‘green’ economy could create and transform jobs in the future. Split into three broad sections, the report covers a wide scope of issue such as what is counted as a ‘green’ job, the availability of green jobs now, concerns over quantity and quality, policies that should be established to regulate green jobs, economic stimulus through green jobs and measures
Global Glacier Changes: facts and figures
Glaciers are a critical component of the earth’ system and the current accelerated melting and retreat of glaciers have severe impacts on the environment. ‘’Global Glacier Changes: facts and figures" presents the latest fluctuations of glaciers and ice caps and underlines the overall trend of glaciers’ retreat.
Our Planet:Living Legacy - The future of forests
The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine for environmentally sustainable development.