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INNOVAT SUST DEV REV: MOLDOVA

Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Moldova

11 Feb 2022
The Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Moldova contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the experience accumulated by the UNECE in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development, with particular reference to...
FORECAST COMMTTEE FORESTS 20 - 22

Forecast of the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

Forest Products Production and Trade 2020-2022

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
8 Apr 2022
This publication is the statistical supplement to the official statement by the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry about the current and next year's forest products markets. The tables in the publication show detailed forest products production and trade forecasts by country for 2021 an...
WHITE PAPER TRACK N TRACE TRANSP

White Paper on Integrated Track and Trace for Multimodal Transportation

8 Apr 2022
This white paper provides a high-level overview as the foundation for developing the business requirements specifications (BRS) document for the project. The BRS will then serve as the guide for the creation of the data models and further standards necessary for supporting digitized track and tra...
FOREST SECTOR OUTLOOK 2020-2040

Forest Sector Outlook Study 2020-2040

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
23 May 2022
The Forest Sector Outlook 2020-2040 study for the UNECE region provides information that supports decision-making by showing the possible medium- and long-term consequences of specific policy choices and structural changes, using scenario analyses whenever possible. The study is the first to cove...
PROTOCOL WATER HEALTH FRAMEWRK

The Protocol on Water and Health

Driving Action on Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health

8 Apr 2022
The publication is aimed at raising awareness on the UNECE-WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health. It contains a section introducing the Protocol as a unique international treaty aimed at protecting human health and well-being through sustainable water management and at ensuring access to safe d...
MANAGEMENT OF COAL MINE METHANE

Best Practice Guidance for Effective Management of Coal Mine Methane at National Level

Monitoring, Reporting, Verification and Mitigation

Series:
ECE Energy Series
18 Mar 2022
While Methane (CH4) is the second most prevalent anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) after carbon dioxide (CO2), the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the former is 28-34 times higher than that of the latter. Coal mining is a major source of methane emissions, accounting for about 12% of global to...
WORLD FORUM FOR HARMON WP29 REV

World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)

How it works - How to join it? (Revised Fourth Edition)

22 Apr 2022
This revised fourth edition of the publication, the so-called Blue Book, continues providing precise and updated information on the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) serviced by the UNECE Sustainable Transport Division: on its historical background, its administrative a...
SMART SUST CITIES PROFILES NORWAY

Smart Sustainable Cities Profiles: Norway

Ålesund, Asker, Bærum, Rana and Trondheim

22 Apr 2022
The Sustainable Smart City Profiles of Ålesund, Asker, Bærum, Rana, and Trondheim; Norway; were developed based on the evaluation of the cities’ performance against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Smart and Sustainable Cities (SSC). The cities’ profiles include an analysis of the outcom...
STDY FUTURE LAND ADMIN ECE REG

Scenario Study on Future Land Administration in the UNECE Region

15 Feb 2022
Decision-makers in the field of land administration need a broad understanding of emerging issues and developments that are expected to shape the future of the sector. To this end, the UNECE Working Party on Land Administration agreed to elaborate scenarios for future land administration and land...
UNECE REGIONAL RPT 2021

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation

UNECE Regional Report 2021

5 Apr 2022
This report assesses the progress of the implementation of trade facilitation measures and thus helps identify policy, legal, procedural, regulatory, and technical gaps that affect the implementation of trade facilitation measures. Accelerating the pace of trade facilitation implementation can en...
UNECE REGIONAL RPT 2021 (R)

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation (Russian language)

UNECE Regional Report 2021

5 Apr 2022
This report assesses the progress of the implementation of trade facilitation measures and thus helps identify policy, legal, procedural, regulatory, and technical gaps that affect the implementation of trade facilitation measures. Accelerating the pace of trade facilitation implementation can en...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2020/21

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2020-2021

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
14 Jan 2022
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2021-2021 provides a comprehensive analysis of markets in the UNECE region and reports on the main market influences beyond the region. It covers products from the forest to the end-user and from roundwood and primary processed products to value-added, hou...
COVID-19 IMPACT ON E-COMMERCE

COVID-19 Impact on e-commerce: Post-pandemic COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Harnessing E-commerce for the UNECE Transition Economies

4 Apr 2022
This publication highlights key policy areas that need attention if e-commerce is to sustainably recover from the impact of the pandemic. Among many policy areas, trade facilitation and logistics are major facilitators of e-commerce. In the context of Covid-19, the need for greater trade facilita...
HNDBK WATR ALLOC TRNSBDRY CTXT

Handbook on Water Allocation in a Transboundary Context

4 Mar 2022
At its eight session, the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) decided to develop a handbook based on existing practices covering the key aspects of equitable and sustainable allocation of water...
INNOV IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR (R)

Innovation in the Public Sector (Russian Language)

Country Experiences and Policy Recommendations

14 Jul 2021
The public sector plays a very significant role in modern economies. As in the business sector, innovation can be a major source of productivity growth, cost savings and improvements in service quality in the public sector, benefits which then also positively affect businesses and citizens who re...
RECOMMANDATION NO.45

Recommandation No. 45 – Normes minimales pour les agents et courtiers maritimes

24 Mar 2022
L’agent maritime est le coordonnateur de l’escale d’un navire. Il représente l’armateur ou l’affréteur de ce navire auprès des autorités, des prestataires de services et des autres parties, et veille au déroulement fluide, efficace et efficient de l’escale. Le courtier maritime, lui, joue le rôle...
RECOMMENDATION NO.45

Recommendation No. 45 – Minimum Standards for Ship Agents and Ship Brokers

24 Mar 2022
The ship agent is the coordinator of the port call, representing the ship owner or charterer before the authorities, service providers and other parties and ensuring the smooth, effective, and efficient execution of the call. A ship broker brings the ship and the cargo together to perform the voy...
RECOMMENDATION NO.38

Recommendation No. 38 - Trade information Portals

21 Mar 2022
Transparency and predictability are essential elements for the cross-border movement of goods. Stakeholders need to know the conditions for the entry or exit of their goods well before the goods arrive at the border in order to prepare all regulatory requirements and commercial negotiations. A Tr...
RECOMMENDATION NO.38  (F)

Recommandation No. 38 – Portails d’information commerciale

7 Mar 2022
La transparence et la prévisibilité sont des éléments essentiels pour la circulation transfrontières des marchandises. Pour être en mesure de satisfaire à toutes les prescriptions réglementaires et de conduire les négociations commerciales, les parties prenantes doivent connaître les conditions d...
RECOMMENDATION NO.38 (R)

Recommendation No. 38 – Trade Information Portals (Russian language)

9 Mar 2022
Transparency and predictability are essential elements for the cross-border movement of goods. Stakeholders need to know the conditions for the entry or exit of their goods well before the goods arrive at the border in order to prepare all regulatory requirements and commercial negotiations. A Tr...
SOLN INV WTR FOOD ENRGY ECO NEXUS

Solutions and Investments in the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus

A Synthesis of Experiences in Transboundary Basins

15 Nov 2021
This publication demonstrates the benefits and added value of implementing intersectoral (nexus) solutions to solve the most typical problems affecting transboundary basins in terms of water quantity, quality, and environment. It is based on a survey of stakeholders worldwide who have experience ...