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SHAPING THE TRENDS OF OUR TIME

Shaping the Trends of our Time

Report of the UN Economist Network for the UN 75th Anniversary

23 Oct 2020
This report analyzes how five megatrends (climate change, emerging and frontier technologies, demographic trends, inequalities, and urbanization) and their drivers, individually and in combination, transform societies and affect the ability of countries to achieve the SDGs. However, the Agenda is...
WASTE MANAGEMENT DURING COVID-19

Waste Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

24 Sep 2020
The report reviews the existing practices of healthcare waste management under the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and to identify best available or appropriate waste management practices that are operationally and technically in line with local conditions. The report considers various approaches...
MINERAL RESOURCE GOVERNANCE 21ST C

Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century

Gearing Extractive Industries Towards Sustainable Development

28 Aug 2020
The mining sector, if carefully managed, presents enormous opportunities for advancing sustainable development particularly in low-income countries, the International Resource Panel says in its latest report
LAND RESTORATION ACHIEVING SDG

Land Restoration for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

An International Resource Panel Think Piece

21 Aug 2020
Land restoration has tremendous potential to help the world limit climate change and achieve its aims for sustainable development. In its latest study, the International Resource Panel finds positive spin-offs to support all 17 Sustainable Development Goals agreed to by the world’s nations as par...
GLOBAL RESOURCES OUTLOOK 2019

Global Resources Outlook 2019

Natural Resources for the Future We Want

21 Aug 2020
Through a combination of resource efficiency, climate mitigation, carbon removal, and biodiversity protection policies, this report finds that it is feasible and possible to grow economies, increase well-being and remain within planetary boundaries. The analysis and modelling presented in this re...
SYSTEME GENERAL HARMON SGH #9

Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH)

Neuvième édition révisée

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Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH)
Le Système général harmonisé de classification et d’étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH) décrit la classification et l'étiquetage des produits chimiques par types de danger. Il fournit une base pour l’harmonisation à l'échelle mondiale des prescriptions et réglementations applicables aux produ...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #9

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

Ninth Revised Edition

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
The GHS addresses classification of chemicals by types of hazard and proposes harmonized hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets. It aims at ensuring that information on physical hazards and toxicity from chemicals be available in order to enhance the protection of ...
REC REL TRANSP MARCH DANG #22

Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses: Règlement type - Vingt-deuxième édition révisée

Vingt-deuxième édition révisée - (Vol. I & II)

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Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses: Réglement Type
Ces recommandations ont été élaborées par le Comité d'experts du Conseil économique et social des Nations Unies sur le transport des marchandises dangereuses à la lumière des progrès techniques, de l'avènement de nouvelles matières, des exigences des systèmes de transport modernes et, surtout, de...
REC TRANSP DANG GOODS #22

Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model Regulations - Twenty-second Revised Edition

Model Regulations (22nd Revised Edition - Vol. I & II)

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Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model Regulations
These Recommendations have been developed by the United Nations Economic and Social Council's Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods in the light of technical progress, the advent of new substances and materials, the exigencies of modern transport systems and, above all, the req...
WORLD STATISTICS POCKETBK 2020

World Statistics Pocketbook 2020

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World Statistics Pocketbook (Ser. V)
18 Sep 2020
This publication is an annual compilation of key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The topics covered include: agriculture, balance of payments, education, energy, environment, food, gender, health, industri...
ENERGY STATISTICS POCKETBK 2020

Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2020

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Energy Statistics Pocketbook
22 May 2020
This publication is the third in a series of pocketbook compilations on energy statistics designed to highlight the availability of data on various aspects of energy production, transformation and use and its linkages to other key statistics. Energy is central to the achievement of the 2030 Agend...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2020

Economic and Social Survey of Asia And the Pacific 2020

Towards Sustainable Economies

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
7 May 2020
Economic policymaking in Asia-Pacific developing countries has long been focused on maximising economic growth, given the imperatives of poverty reduction and job creation. There is no gainsaying that there is a strong case for focusing on economic growth but when this comes at costs that undermi...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2020

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020

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Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Indicator-based Progress Report
9 Apr 2020
This report analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses gaps which must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030. This assessment is designed to ensure the region’s ...
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT & ADAPTATION

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure

A Compilation of Policies and Practices

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Transport and Trade Facilitation Series
12 Jul 2020
This is a compilation of policies and practices that contribute to bridging a knowledge gap with regards to climate change impacts and adaptation for coastal transport infrastructure. It presents examples of legal and policy approaches, as well as of reports, studies and guidance to support clima...
ENVIRO PERF REV UZBEKISTAN 3RD

Environmental Performance Reviews: Uzbekistan

Third Review

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ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
16 Jul 2020
This publication assesses progress made by individual countries 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 in improving their environmental pol...
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS & ADAPTATIO

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Transport Networks and Nodes

30 Mar 2020
This report presents the analyses of several climate variables relevant to transport networks and nodes within the UNECE region. Regional maps have been produced in Geographical Information System (GIS) format, showing the main transportation networks, which have been overlain by the spatial dist...
NATUR RESOURC MANAG CLIMATE CHANGE

Natural Resource Management in the Context of Climate Change

16 Jul 2020
The management of natural resources is directly associated with climate change. On the one hand, most of the greenhouse gases released in the atmosphere originate from the production, transformation and use of natural resources such as coal, natural gas and oil. On the other hand, climate change ...
HOW NATURAL GAS SUPPO RENEW ENGERY

How Natural Gas can Support the Uptake of Renewable Energy

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ECE Energy Series
17 Apr 2020
There is a strong medium-to-long-term future for gas so long as it wholeheartedly embraces the energy transition and partners with renewables to produce carbon-free products, notably hydrogen, whilst embracing carbon capture and storage (CCS). Gas has several key advantages. It is highly flexible...
PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Pathways to Sustainable Energy

Accelerating Energy Transition in the UNECE Region

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ECE Energy Series
9 Apr 2020
Energy underpins the development of economies and most of the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda. The energy sector plays a critical role in finding solutions for both sustainable development and climate change mitigation. Since the universal agreement on the seventeen Sustainable Development G...
STAT YRBK 2019 62ND ISS

Statistical Yearbook 2019, Sixty-second Issue

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United Nations Statistical Yearbook / Annuaire Statistique des Nations Unies (Ser. S)
27 Dec 2019
This publication is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. This edition contains data availab...
UNCTAD TOOLBOX DELIVERING RESULTS

UNCTAD Toolbox: Delivering Results

13 Mar 2020
The UNCTAD Toolbox contains information on our technical cooperation products that can assist countries in putting in place the policies, regulations and institutional frameworks and in mobilizing the resources needed to fulfil the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOP OUTLOOK 2019

Sustainable Development Outlook 2019

Gathering Storms and Silver Linings

31 Oct 2019
There has been some significant progress made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since their adoption in 2015. Notwithstanding this progress, gathering storms of weakening global economic growth, rising income inequality, unabated global warming and climate change, and esc...
MOBILITY MANAGEMENT: A GUIDE INTL

Mobility Management: A Guide of International Good Practices

24 Sep 2020
This study was prepared under the umbrella of the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP). It is directly related to the achievement of Priority Goal 2: "Manage sustainable mobility and promote a more efficient transport system” which describes what is managed mobility ...
RECOMMEND MEASURING HAZARD EVENTS

Recommendations on Measuring Hazardous Events and Disasters

30 Mar 2020
The Recommendations clarify the role of national statistical offices and other members of national statistical systems in providing information related to hazardous events and disasters, and identify practical steps needed for these organisations, in coordination with national agencies responsibl...
BEST PRACTICE GUIDANCE - MRV (F)

Guide des meilleures pratiques pour la gestion efficace du méthane dans le secteur du pétrole et du gaz

Mesure, notification et vérification, et mesures d'atténuation

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Série CEE sur l'Energie
29 Sep 2020
L'approvisionnement en pétrole et en gaz continuera de jouer un rôle clé dans un futur système énergétique durable pour soutenir la croissance économique et le progrès social, même dans un scénario où des politiques et des mesures climatiques strictes sont mises en œuvre. Dans le même temps, les ...
BEST PRACTICE GUIDANCE - MRV

Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Management in the Oil and Gas Sector

Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and Mitigation

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ECE Energy Series
30 Sep 2020
Oil and gas supplies will continue to play a key role in a future sustainable energy system to support economic growth and social progress, even under a scenario in which stringent climate policies and measures are implemented. At the same time, oil and gas industries are among the main sources o...