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FORESTS AND WATER: VALUATION

Forests and Water

Valuation and Payments for Forest Ecosystem Services

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
24 May 2019
The objectives of this study are to further improve our understanding about the ways in which payments for ecosystem services schemes can be applied to forests, in particular focusing on forest’s hydrological functions for the mutual benefit of both humans and the environment. The study covers ad...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2017/18

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2017-2018

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
6 Sep 2019
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2017-2018 provides a comprehensive analysis of markets in the UNECE region and reports on the main market influences outside the UNECE region. It covers the range of products from the forest to the end-user: from roundwood and primary processed products t...
REGULAT PROCED BARR TRADE: GEORGIA

Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in Georgia

Needs Assessment

12 Jun 2019
UNECE undertakes demand-driven national studies of regulatory and procedural barriers to trade, with a view to helping countries achieve greater regional and global economic integration; informing donors as to where assistance might be required, and supporting policy discussions within the Steeri...
 PROGRESS TRANSBOUNDARY WATER COOP

Progress on Transboundary Water Cooperation under the Water Convention

Report on implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

14 Jan 2019
The publication presents and analyses the findings of the first pilot reporting exercise under the Water Convention, which was carried out in 2017. Progress made in the implementation of the Convention is reviewed and summarised, together with the identification of significant trends, success, ch...
ENVIRO PERF REV MONGOLIA

Environmental Performance Review: Mongolia

Mongolia - First Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
13 Mar 2019
The report takes stock of progress made by Mongolia in the management of its environment since 1987. It covers legal and policy frameworks, compliance assurance, greening the economy, environmental monitoring, public participation and education for sustainable development. It addresses issues spe...
COUNTRY PROFILE ON KAZAKHSTAN (R)

Country Profiles of the Housing Sector (Russian language)

Republic of Kazakhstan

27 Jul 2018
The Country Profile of Kazakhstan, prepared at the request of the Government of Kazakhstan focuses on the housing sector, specifically on issues of housing provision and affordability, management and maintenance of the housing stock, energy efficiency in housing, housing finance, smart sustainabl...
COUNTRY PROFILE ON KAZAKHSTAN

Country Profiles of the Housing Sector

Republic of Kazakhstan

Series:
Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management
25 Jul 2018
The Country Profile of Kazakhstan, prepared at the request of the Government of Kazakhstan focuses on the nation's housing sector, specifically on issues of housing provision and affordability, management and maintenance of the housing stock, energy efficiency in housing, housing finance, smart s...
EOR 2017 SUPP17 ECE BIENNIAL RPT

Economic Commission for Europe

Biennial Report (17 April 2015-27 April 2017)

Series:
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Biennial Report
7 Jun 2018
This is the official report submitted to the Economic and Social Council by the Economic Commission for Europe for the period of 17 April 2015 to 27 April 2017.
ENVIRO PERF REV ALBANIA 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Albania

Albania - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
22 Mar 2019
This programme assesses progress made by individual countries, in this case Albania, in reconciling their economic and social development with environmental protection, as well as in meeting international commitments on environment and sustainable development. It assists countries to improve thei...
ENVIRO PERF REV BOSNIA HER 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
18 Dec 2018
This programme assesses progress made by individual countries, in this case Bosnia and Herzagovina, in reconciling their economic and social development with environmental protection, as well as in meeting international commitments on environment and sustainable development. It assists countries ...
SMART SUST CITY PROF GORIS ARMENIA

Smart Sustainable City Profile for Goris, Armenia

12 Jun 2019
To address the major urban challenges, UNECE and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) developed, jointly with 15 other UN bodies and other partners, the Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities. This is a set of 91 indicators, which are an important tool to assess the pe...
RAILWAY REFORM THE ECE REGION

Railway Reform in the ECE Region

8 Mar 2018
This study on railway reform in the ECE Region looks at the history of railway reform within its member States and looks at how it has been implemented through a number of examples, highlighting that railway reform across the ECE region has taken different forms in terms of institutional structur...
MEASUR VALU FOREST GREEN ECON

Measuring the Value of Forests in a Green Economy

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
24 May 2019
This paper presents green economy related definitions and concepts, and internationally developed assessment methods, notably natural capital accounting approaches, and in this way explore aligning forest sector approaches to those being used in wider contexts. It also proposes preliminary sugges...
GREEN JOBS THE FOREST SECTOR

Green Jobs in the Forest Sector

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
17 May 2019
The study Green Jobs in the Forest Sector provides an overview of existing Green Forest Jobs and identifies possible areas for future activities and jobs in the forest sector, and may serve as starting point for further analysis and discussion on the future of Green Forest Jobs. It offers a frame...
RECOM ON COMM POPUL PROJEC

Recommendations on Communicating Population Projections

17 May 2019
This publication contains a series of good practices and recommendations on effectively communicating the results of population projections. In this publication, “communication” encompasses not only how projections should be disseminated to users, but also what should be communicated. The aim is ...
SUMMARY UNECE TRADE FACILIT REC

Summary of UNECE Trade Facilitation Recommendations

21 Mar 2018
This publication contains the latest information on trade facilitation recommendations established under the auspices of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT). The publication provides a summary of the approved Recommendations presented in a detailed...
BEST POLICY PRACT FOR PROM 2ND

Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency

A Structured Framework of Best Practices in Policies to Promote Energy Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development

Series:
ECE Energy Series
22 Feb 2018
This is the second edition of the Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency publication prepared in the framework of the United Nations Development Account project “Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development”. It provides addition...
UNECE GUIDE SEED POTATO LOT INS

UNECE Guide to Seed Potato Lot Inspection

Recommended Practices

14 Aug 2019
This Guide refers to the UNECE STANDARD S-1, concerning the marketing and commercial quality control of Seed Potatoes. Knowledge of the relevant requirements is essential for the inspector. Inspection is the visual examination of plants, tubers, containers, equipment or facilities by an authoriz...
UNECE GUID SEED POTATO LOT INS (R)

UNECE Guide to Seed Potato Lot Inspection (Russian language)

Recommended Practices

14 Aug 2019
This Guide refers to the UNECE STANDARD S-1, concerning the marketing and commercial quality control of Seed Potatoes. Knowledge of the relevant requirements is essential for the inspector. Inspection is the visual examination of plants, tubers, containers, equipment or facilities by an authoriz...
UNECE GUIDE OPER SEED POTATO CERT

UNECE Guide to Operating a Seed Potato Certification Service

14 Aug 2019
This guide has been developed to assist Designated Authorities (DAs) in the operation of their seed potato certification service and to encourage standardisation in the operation of seed potato certification services between DAs. The guide is also intended to assist countries that are not implem...
RECOMMENDATION NO41 (R)

Public-Private Partnership in Trade Facilitation (Russian Language)

Recommendation No. 41

10 Apr 2018
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) provide a possible solution for financing and implementing public projects. They allow the public sector to benefit from private sector funding, expertise and capacity while allowing the private sector to partner with the public sector in providing critical publ...
RECOMMENDATION NO41 (F)

Partenariats public-privé en matière de facilitation du commerce

Recommandation n° 41

10 Apr 2018
Un des moyens de financer et de mettre en œuvre des projets publics est de construire des partenariats public-privé (PPP). Ces dispositifs permettent au secteur public de bénéficier des ressources financières, champs d’expertise et capacités des entreprises privées tout en offrant à ces dernières...
RECOMMENDATION NO41

Public-Private Partnership in Trade Facilitation

Recommendation No. 41

10 Apr 2018
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) provide a possible solution for financing and implementing public projects. They allow the public sector to benefit from private sector funding, expertise and capacity while allowing the private sector to partner with the public sector in providing critical publ...
TEXTILE4SDG12

TEXTILE4SDG12

Transparency in Textile Value Chains in Relation to the Environmental, Social and Human Health Impacts of Parts, Components and Production Processes

2 Apr 2018
The present publication surveys academic and policy-oriented literature on the relationship between the environmental, social and human health impacts of textile production and processing, on the one hand, and the extent to which information about such impacts reaches the final consumer. In doing...
UNECE REGIONAL RPT 2017

Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation

UNECE Regional Report 2017

20 Mar 2018
The United Nations Regional Commissions, in partnership with other key United Nations Organizations, have committed to supporting member States in implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). This report is part of that commitment and the policy recommendations and technical standards...
TRAIN GUID REG FRAMWRK MARK SURV

Training Guide on Regulatory Frameworks and Market Surveillance

14 May 2019
The training manual presents the primary content areas of the training module and offers fundamental guidance and advice to trainers, so they may conduct their workshops in an efficient and informed manner. In addition to practical information, the manual advises readers on best practice in the d...