Building resilience
to climate change
Moving towards
low carbon societies
Reducing Emissions
from Deforestation
and forest Degradation
New finance models
for the green economy


Blending Climate Finance through National Climate Funds

This guidebook is part of a series of manuals, guidebooks and toolkits that draws upon the experience and information generated by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) support for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in some 140 countries over the past decade. These resources are intended to enable project managers, UNDP Country O!ces and developing country government decision-makers to acquaint themselves with a variety of methodologies most appropriate to their development contexts in support of their transition to green, low-emission and climateresilient development.


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UNEP 2006 Annual ReportUNEP 2006 Annual Report

This is a summary of UNEP's activities in 2006.

GEO Year Book 2007GEO Year Book 2007

The GEO Year Book 2007 is essential, informative, and authoritative reading for anyone with a role or an interest in our changing environment. The 2007 Year Book includes global and regional overviews of significant developments over the past year. It highlights linkages among ecosystem health, human well-being, and economic development; examines new thinking on the value of ecosystem services and the threat from ecosystem degradation; and describes recent research findings and policy decision ...

Environment on the Edge 2005/06Environment on the Edge 2005/06

Environment on the Edge is a series of lectures given by leading international figures that examine our current relationship with the natural world and discuss what tomorrow might bring.

Energy Efficiency Guide for Industry in AsiaEnergy Efficiency Guide for Industry in Asia

The guide has been developed for Asian industrial companies to help them improve energy efficiency through Cleaner Production. It includes a methodology, case studies for more than 40 Asian companies in 5 industry sectors, technical information for 25 energy equipments, training materials, a contact and information database, and much more. The Guide is available as a CD-ROM, as a website and as a summary hard copy publication. Parts of the Guide have been translated into six Asian languages.

Public Finance Mechanisms to Catalyze Sustainable Energy Sector GrowthPublic Finance Mechanisms to Catalyze Sustainable Energy Sector Growth

The study provides a review of the most innovative financing mechanisms employed by public entities in a range of countries around the world. These public institutions may invest in, or provide financial support to, companies and / or individuals who contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions through cleaner energy usage.

Pacific Islands SIDS Environment Outlook. 	
Special Edition for the International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action
Pacific Islands SIDS Environment Outlook. Special Edition for the International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action

The Small Island Developing States Environment Outlook series is an associated GEO report series. UNEP published the first SIDS environment outlook (EO) in 1999 coordinated by the Global Environment Outlook Section of the Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), Nairobi. The SIDS environment outlook reports contribute to the Review of Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS (BPoA +10). The reports highlight priority environmental issues ...

Climate Change 2001 : Synthesis ReportClimate Change 2001 : Synthesis Report

This Synthesis Report with its Summary for Policymakers is the fourth and final part of the Third Assessment Report (TAR) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It draws together and integrates for the benefit of policy makers, and others, and in response to questions identified by governments and subsequently agreed by the IPCC, information that has been approved and/ or accepted by the IPCC.It is intended to assist governments, individually and collectively, in formulating a ...

Natural Selection: Evolving Choices for Renewable Energy Technology and PolicyNatural Selection: Evolving Choices for Renewable Energy Technology and Policy

Written to help policy and decision-makers bring about a shift to sustainable energy systems. It is also informative to the lay reader interested in renewable energy.Part 1 contains a brief, but thorough, overview of major renewable energy technologies. Part 2 follows with a discussion of the policy frameworks that help RET deployment. Together the publication provides a good foundation of knowledge on which to base actions. Following Part 2 there is a brief discussion of scenarios that, if fol ...