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Resource Efficiency:Economics and Outlook for China

This report is intended to supplement the original Resource Efficiency: Economics and Outlook for Asia and the Pacific report (UNEP 2011). It provides more detailed data and analysis specific to Chin...

Published in: 2013

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Reducing food loss and waste

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that 32 percent of all food produced in the world was lost or wasted in 2009. This estimate is based on weight. When conver...

Published in: 2013

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Recent trends in Material Flows and Resource Productivity in Asia and the Pacific 2013

This report is intended to supplement the original Resource Efficiency: Economics and Outlook for Asia and the Pacific report (UNEP 2011). The content is based on an updated material flows database w...

Published in: 2013

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Our Planet: Rio+20:
From Outcome to
Implementation

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

Published in: 2013

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Towards a Life Cycle
Sustainability Assessment: Making informed choices
on products

Every day, unsustainable patterns of consumption, unsustainable production methods and population growth challenge the resilience of the planet to support human activities. At the same time, inequali...

Published in: 2011

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Sustainable, Resource
Efficient Cities   
Making it Happen!

This publication aims to formulate a broader framework of integration which is required for cities to transition to sustainable, resource efficient development and to realise green urban economic gro...

Published in: 2012

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Green Economy in a Blue World

The world’s oceans and coasts - the Blue World - are the cornucopia for humanity. They provide us with food, oxygen and livelihoods.

Published in: 2012

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The Business Case for the Green Economy: Sustainable Return on Investment

Environmental stresses are increasingly affecting the financial bottom line of companies all over the world. It makes sense that as we switch to a more resource efficient and Green Economy - one in w...

Published in: 2012

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Global Environment Outlook 5 for Local Government: solving global problems locally

GEO-5, the latest in the GEO series, released in June 2012, provides an assessment of the state and trends of the global environment in relation to internationally agreed goals; evaluates the gaps an...

Published in: 2012

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Sustainable Consumption and Production
for Poverty Alleviation

This paper explores the type and quality of linkages between the objective of achieving sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns, and those of poverty alleviation and sustainable develop...

Published in: 2012

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