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WORLD WATER DEV RPT 2021

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2021

Valuing Water

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The United Nations World Water Development Report
22 Mar 2021
Water is a finite and non-substitutable resource. As the foundation of life, societies and economies, it carries multiple values and benefits. But unlike most other natural resources, it has proven extremely difficult to determine its true ‘value’. The 2021 edition of the United Nations World Wat...
GLOBAL OCEAN SCIENCE RPT 2020

Global Ocean Science Report 2020

Charting Capacity for Ocean Sustainability

16 Feb 2021
The world ocean is a life-supporting system for humanity, yet it remains largely unknown. Based on data collected from around the world, the Global Ocean Science Report 2020 offers a global record of how, where and by whom ocean science is conducted. It monitors our capacity to understand the oce...
ENERGY STATISTICS POCKETBK 2021

Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2021

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Energy Statistics Pocketbook
10 Mar 2021
This publication is the fourth 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 Agen...
SUSTAINABLE TRADE IN RESOURCES

Sustainable Trade in Resources

Global Material Flows, Circularity and Trade

28 Dec 2020
This report looks at trade flows of material resources and their environmental impacts. It also demonstrates how both multilateral trade rules and regional trade agreements can be used proactively to advance the circular and greener economy and minimise the environmental impacts associated with r...
ENERGY STATISTICS YRBK 2018

Energy Statistics Yearbook 2018

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Energy Statistics Yearbook / Annuaire des Statistiques de L'energie (Ser. J)
27 Jan 2021
The Yearbook comprises annual data for 230 countries and areas for 2015-2018 on production, trade and consumption of energy: solids, liquids, gaseous fuels, electricity and heat, covering both renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. Per capita consumption series are also provided for all e...
ENERGY BALANCES 2018

2018 Energy Balances

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
19 Jan 2021
The 2018 Energy Balances contains energy balances for about 220 countries and territories, showing production, trade, transformation and consumption (by sector) in energy units for all energy products. It presents energy data for countries and areas in a format which shows the overall picture of ...
ELECTRICITY PROFILES 2018

2018 Electricity Profiles

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
19 Jan 2021
The 2018 Electricity Profiles contains electricity profiles for about 230 countries and territories, providing detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input and efficiency for most countries, on an internationally co...
HOW NATURAL GAS CAN DISPLACE COMPE

How Natural Gas can Displace Competing Fuels

5 Nov 2020
If there is to be a significant role for gas as a transition fuel, let alone as a destination fuel, governments and international institutions need to develop strategies that encourage the use of gas in the near- and medium-term while providing for a subsequent orderly transition towards a vastly...
POTENTIAL OF NATURAL GAS PENETRATE

The Potential of Natural Gas to Penetrate New Markets

2 Nov 2020
The topics addressed in this paper focuses on geographical prospects for gas by UNECE sub-region and then by exploring the new applications for gas within the region as a whole. The versatility of gas means it can be used for heat, for power, for combined heat and power (CHP), for petrochemicals ...
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...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2019/20

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2019-2020

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Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
23 Mar 2021
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2019-2020 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...
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...
GUIDELINES & BEST PRACTICES MSME

Guidelines and Best Practices for Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises in Delivering Energy-efficient Products and in Providing Renewable Energy Equipment in the Post-COVID-19 Recovery Phase

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ECE Energy Series
23 Mar 2021
The role of micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment can become crucial in the post-COVID-19 (coronavirus) recovery phase if they are provided with necessary incentives. This can be one of the ways to restart M...
NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNT CLIMATE

Natural Capital Accounting for Integrated Climate Change Policies

11 Dec 2020
This publication shows how natural capital accounting, in particular the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), can contribute to informing climate change policies. In particular, this report is aimed at policymakers at various levels who are responsible for creating or implementing ...
NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNT BIODIVERS

Natural Capital Accounting for Integrated Biodiversity Policies

11 Dec 2020
This publication shows how natural capital accounting, in particular the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), can be used to answer a variety of policy questions on biodiversity. This report is aimed at policymakers at various levels, who are responsible for creating or implementin...
NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNT SUSTAIN

Natural Capital Accounting for Sustainable Macroeconomic Strategies

11 Dec 2020
This publication shows how natural capital accounting, in particular the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), can be used to answer a variety of policy questions on sustainable macroeconomic strategies. This report is aimed at macroeconomic policymakers at various levels, including...
WORLD WATER DEV RPT 2020

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2020

Water and Climate Change

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The United Nations World Water Development Report
26 Mar 2020
This publication illustrates the critical linkages between water and climate change in the context of the broader sustainable development agenda. Supported by examples from across the world, it describes both the challenges and opportunities created by climate change, and provides potential respo...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2020

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020

Series:
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 ...
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...
COMMOD AT A GLANCE - METAL & MINER

Commodities at a Glance

Special Issue on Strategic Battery Raw Materials

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Commodities at a Glance
24 Oct 2020
The series "Commodities at a Glance" aims to collect, present and disseminate accurate and relevant statistical information linked to international primary commodity markets in a clear, concise and reader-friendly format. The report aims to provide information on the critical raw materials used i...
WHO OWNS OUR FORESTS? FOREST OWNER

Who Owns our Forests? Forest Ownership in the ECE Region

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
7 Nov 2020
This study examines forest ownership in the ECE region. Based on data on 35 countries, and the first to include all forest ownership categories, this study investigates the changing nature and patterns of forest ownership, the ways in which governance and social structures influence forest owners...
LINKING TRADE AND BIODIVERSITY

Linking Trade and Biodiversity

20 Nov 2020
UNCTAD convened the 5th BioTrade Congress "Linking trade and biodiversity" to provide a platform for substantive discussion among trade, biodiversity and development decision-makers and practitioners to support the 2030 Agenda and the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity of "Living in Harmony with Nature...
NATION GREEN EXPORT REV LEBANON

National Green Export Review of Lebanon: Natural Soap and Ecotourism

31 Oct 2020
This report presents the findings of the Lebanon National Green Export Review (NGER) conducted between 2016 and 2018 through a partnership between the Lebanese Government and UNCTAD. It analyses green production and export opportunities in the natural soap and ecotourism sectors and comprises nat...