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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

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, ...

30 Ways in 30 Days30 Ways in 30 Days

From creating mass markets for solar water heaters, improving vehicle efficiency, using waste for energy or installing energy-efficient cooking stoves or planting trees and protecting forests, UNEP's ...

Bridging the Emissions Gap: 
A UNEP Synthesis ReportBridging 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 ava ...

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).

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 ...

Moving towards a climate neutral UN (2010 edition) - SummaryMoving towards a climate neutral UN (2010 edition) - Summary

In October 2007 the UN Chief Executives Board approved the UN Climate Neutral Strategy, which committed all UN agencies, funds and programmes to move towards climate neutrality within the wider conte ...

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.

Sustainable travel in the United NationsSustainable travel in the United Nations

"This report seeks to provide guidance on what UN and organizations can do to improve sustainability of their travel, and in particular how to reduce their travel related climate footprints. The repo ...

Climate Action 2010-2011Climate Action 2010-2011

Produced to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP), Climate Action provides an essential platform for governments, international opinion leaders, industry experts, distingui ...

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 ...

Blue Carbon : The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding CarbonBlue Carbon : The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon

This report explores the potential for mitigating the impacts of climate change by improved management and protection of marine ecosystems and especially the vegetated coastal habitat, or blue carbon ...

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 ...

Biofuels and Environmental Impacts - Scientific Analysis and Implications for SustainabilityBiofuels and Environmental Impacts - Scientific Analysis and Implications for Sustainability

This UNESCO-SCOPE-UNEP Policy Brief examines to what extent biofuels can deliver the benefits that are motivating countries and companies to invest heavily in biofuels production.