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Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN Systems Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (2011 edition)Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN: The UN Systems Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It (2011 edition)

The most recent analysis of the UN's performance in implementing the UN's Climate Neutral Strategy. The report includes the details of the greenhouse gas emissions for 54 entities in 2010, as well as ...

Ready, Willing
and Able: Empowering countries to meet the climate challengeReady, Willing and Able: Empowering countries to meet the climate challenge

UNEP's work on climate change is shaped by the UNFCCC talks and outcomes and helps countries to respond to their needs under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol

Climate Action 2011Climate Action 2011

Featuring expert analysis and opinion, Climate Action 2011 is an essential guide for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to the impacts of climate change

Investing in a Climate
for Change: UNEPs Energy Finance Programme:
Scaling Up Clean Technology
InvestmentInvesting in a Climate for Change: UNEPs Energy Finance Programme: Scaling Up Clean Technology Investment

Laying the groundwork for clean technology investment, UNEPs energy finance activities aim at building skills, raising awareness and reducing investor risks, so that when the right stakeholders are b ...

Enhancing Information for Renewable Energy Technology
Deployment in Brazil, China and South AfricaEnhancing Information for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment in Brazil, China and South Africa

This report documents crucial information to support deployment of renewable energies in three key emerging markets - Brazil, China and South Africa - and provides information for policy-making aimed ...

UNEP 2011 Annual ReportUNEP 2011 Annual Report

2011 proved a landmark year in which many of the transformational reforms, launched in 2008, really began to bear fruit in terms of a transition to a results-based, more effective and more responsive ...

A practical framework
for planning
pro-development
climate policyA practical framework for planning pro-development climate policy

MCA4climate is a major new UNEP initiative providing practical assistance to governments in preparing their climate change mitigation and adaptation plans and strategies. It aims to help governments, ...

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011

Global investment in renewable energy jumped 32% in 2010, to a record $211 billion. n addition to this eye-catching record, the investment activity in developing countries increased strongly. It is t ...

Building for the Future
A United Nations Showcase in NairobiBuilding 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).

Green Economy Report: A PreviewGreen Economy Report: A Preview

The Green Economy Report, to be published in late 2010, uses economic analysis and modelling approaches to demonstrate that greening the economy across a range of sectors can drive economic recovery ...

UNEP 2010 Annual ReportUNEP 2010 Annual Report

The 2010 Annual Report catalogues the beginning of a new, strategic and transformational direction for UNEP as it began implementing its Medium Term Strategy (MTS) for 2010-2013 across six areas: Cli ...

Our Planet: CLEAN TECH: Low carbon, high growthOur Planet: CLEAN TECH: Low carbon, high growth

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine for environmentally sustainable development.

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010 ReportGlobal Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010 Report

This annual report released by UNEP SEFI and Bloomberg New Energy Finance provides an overview of capital flows and an analysis of the trends in sustainable energy investment activity.

Bilateral Finance Institutions and Climate Change: A Mapping of 2009 Climate Financial Flows to Developing CountriesBilateral Finance Institutions and Climate Change: A Mapping of 2009 Climate Financial Flows to Developing Countries

This report tracks the funds that flowed through the BFI members of the UNEP Working Group: the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), KfW Entwicklungsbank (Development Bank, Germany), Japan Intern ...

Publicly Backed Guarantees as Policy Instruments to Promote Clean EnergyPublicly Backed Guarantees as Policy Instruments to Promote Clean Energy

The second in the financing mechanisms series of SEF Alliance studies, this report focuses on investment guarantees, assessing different types of publicly backed guarantee structures at various stage ...

Climate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 WorldClimate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 World

The publication "Climate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 World" is the result of a joint effort by UNEP and the ADAM project ("Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies: Supporting European Climate Poli ...

Global Trends in
Sustainable Energy investment 2009Global Trends in Sustainable Energy investment 2009

The 2009 Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment report, considered by many to be the most authoritative appraisal of clean energy investment trends, is being released during one of the worst ...

Financing a Global Deal on Climate ChangeFinancing a Global Deal on Climate Change

The scale of capital expenditure needed over the next decades to effectively address climate change will have to come jointly from public and private sources. The lion's share of it will have to come ...

The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on Renewable Energy FinanceThe Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on Renewable Energy Finance

This study examines the impact of the global financial crisis on the renewable energy sector drawing upon both survey-based empirical research and transaction-based data analysis.