Livelihood Security: Climate change, conflict and migration in the Sahel
The Sahelian countries (CILSS) are among the poorest countries in the world with the most degraded environments. They are also among the countries that are the most vulnerable to the estimated effects of climate change. This makes the region an area to focus regional and international attention on, in respect to the possible effects of climate change and its potential linkages to migration and/or conflict.
UNEP’s study focuses on the nine countries that form the Permanent Inter-State Committee
Women at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and hopes
Women are often in the frontline in respect to the impacts of a changing climate. Globally the world is seeing increasingly frequent droughts and floods which are having economic but also profound social consequences. The women and people of Asia are currently at greatest risk with over 100 million people affected in this region annually.Technology Transfer Perspectives Series: Technologies for Adaptation
Perspectives and Practical Experiences
This edition of the Technology Transfer Perspectives Series collects ten articles from adaptation experts and practitioners around the globe. The articles discuss the concept of 'technologies for adaptation', divided into three broad themes:
Concept and Context of Technologies for Adaptation,
Assessments of Adaptation Technology Needs, and
Practical Experiences from Working with Technologies for AdaptationBridging the Emissions Gap:
A UNEP Synthesis Report
The Bridging the Gap: An Assessment is a follow-on to the UNEP 2010 report Emissions Gap: A Preliminary Assessment. It explains to decision-makers and stakeholders the range of potential options available to close the emissions gap in 2020. It includes a package of ideas beginning with the big picture from the modeling community, then focusing on opportunities to reduce emissions from international sources of emissions, and finally highlighting current national efforts in important emitter cou
Climate Change and Lifestyles Guidebook
The YouthXchange guidebook on climate change and lifestyles is the first in a series of thematic guidebooks supporting the YouthXchange Initiative. The thematic guidebooks take into account challenges, opportunities, good practices and case studies on global challenges. This new guidebook explores the links between climate change and lifestyles and helps young people consider the actions they might take towards more sustainable lifestyles. Aimed at young people (15-24 year olds) and people wor
GREEN economy:Cities Investing in energy and resource efficiency
The Green Economy Report is compiled by UNEP's Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. It demonstrates that the greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth; that it is a net generator of decent jobs, and that it is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty. The report also seeks to motivate policy makers to create the enabling conditions for increased investments in a transition to a gre
an issues guide for education planners and practitioners
This guidebook is intended to support educators
in developing their understanding of the science
of climate change, observed and anticipated
impacts, and different possible responses. The
guidebook also covers the impacts on society,
as well as political and educational responses to
climate change.Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation
into Development Planning:
A Guide for Practitioners
Climate change adaptation is an area of growing concern and engagement for many
developing countries. The myriad and uncertain effects of a changing climate pose
significant risks for development and achievement of the Millennium Development
Goals. Numerous initiatives and financing mechanisms aimed at assisting countries
with climate change adaptation have been rolled out and are being implemented.
Efforts also concentrate on developing specific adaptation measures, with a focus on
the ones th
UNEP Six Priority Areas Factsheets - Climate change
Factsheets in this series: Climate change, Resource efficiency, Disasters and conflicts, Environmental governance, Harmful substances and hazardous waste, Ecosystem managementBuilding for the Future
A United Nations Showcase in Nairobi
The new office facility in Nairobi, houses the headquarters of both the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations
Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).The Emissions Gap Report Are the Copenhagen Accord pledges sufficient to limit global warming to 2°C or 1.5°C?
This publication aims to assess the following questions: are countries' pledges of action collectively consistent with and, if implemented, likely to achieve the 2°C and 1.5°C temperature goals? If not, how big is the gap between emission levels consistent with these temperature goals and the emissions expected as a result of the pledges?
In responding to these questions, we are confronted with a series of highly complex issues, which result from scientific and political factors.