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Environment and Climate Change

SUST TRANSPRT SUST DEV INTERAGENCY

Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Development

Interagency Report | Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference

18 Oct 2021
New and emerging technologies, from electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, as well as policy innovations, are critical for combating climate change, but to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, including the poorest, according to this...
THE COFFEE GUIDE

The Coffee Guide: Fourth Edition

11 Nov 2021
The Coffee Guide is the world’s most extensive, hands-on, and neutral source of information on the international coffee trade. It covers trade issues relevant to coffee growers, traders, exporters, transportation companies, certifiers, associations and authorities, and other relevant actors. Many...
GEO BIZ TRANSFRM IN UNCERTAINTY

Adapt to Survive: Business Transformation in a Time of Uncertainty

Geo for Business Brief

25 Aug 2021
As the world is witnessing dramatic changes in the environment, in technology, in the economy, and in society, ‘Business as usual’ is no longer acceptable. The Coronavirus pandemic has amplified concerns about the highly interconnected and vulnerable state of the global economy, the relationship ...
ECOSYST RESTORA PEOP NATUR CLIMATE

Ecosystem Restoration for People, Nature and Climate

Becoming #GenerationRestoration

8 Oct 2021
This report presents the case for why we all must throw our weight behind a global restoration effort. Drawing on the latest scientific evidence, it explains the crucial role played by ecosystems from forests and farmland to rivers and oceans, and charts the losses that result from our poor stewa...
BETTER TRADE FOR SUSTAIN DEVELOP

Better Trade for Sustainable Development

The Role of Voluntary Sustainability Standards

27 Oct 2021
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defines international trade as “an engine for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction, [that] contributes to the promotion of sustainable development”. In order to become a ‘sustainable engine’ one approach that seems to be increasingly used is ...
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 ...
GLOBAL ASSESS RPT DISASTER 2021

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2021

Special Report on Drought

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Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR)
16 Jul 2021
Droughts have deep, widespread and underestimated impacts on societies, ecosystems, and economies. They incur costs that are borne disproportionately by the most vulnerable people. The extensive impacts of drought are consistently underreported even though they span large areas, cascade through s...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2021

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2021

Resilience in a Riskier World – Managing Systemic Risks From Biological and Other Natural Hazards

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Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
8 Oct 2021
This publication presents a new and extended analysis of the regional risk-scape based on multidisciplinary research conducted. It defines risk hotspots where disasters and biological hazards, climate and health emergencies – including Covid-19 – collide. It further presents the emergence of new ...
GAOR 73RD SUPP46 UNSCEAR RPT 2018

Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2018

Sixty-fifth Session (11-14 June 2018)

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
11 May 2021
Since the establishment of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation by General Assembly resolution 913 (X) of 3 December 1955, the mandate of the Committee has been to undertake broad assessments of the sources of ionizing radiation and its effects on human healt...
GLOBAL FOREST GOALS RPT 2021

The Global Forest Goals Report 2021

Realizing the Importance of Forests in a Changing World

9 Sep 2021
The “Global Forest Goals Report 2021” is the first flagship publication produced by the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The publication presents an overview of progress towards achieving the Global Forest Goals and associated targets of the Uni...
TRAGEDIA AMBIENTAL AMERICA LATINA

La tragedia ambiental de América Latina y el Caribe

Series:
ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
10 Apr 2021
Este libro es el resultado de una reflexión colectiva a la que invitó la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) en el marco de las discusiones que apoyaron la preparación del trigésimo octavo período de sesiones de la Comisión. Con la colaboración de Nicolo Gligo, fue posible ...
WORLD SOCIAL REPORT 2021

World Social Report 2021

Reconsidering Rural Development

Series:
World Social Report
20 May 2021
The World Social Report 2021 points to new directions in which rural development strategies need to be reconsidered. It offers certain strategic principles, programmes of action, and a set of concrete policies that can be combined to devise effective strategies that can help to realize the potent...
5TH BIOTRADE CONGRESS

5th BioTrade Congress

Linking Trade and Biodiversity

21 Jun 2021
This report is on the 5th BioTrade Congress, held on 12-13 September 2019 as part of the UN Trade Forum on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlighted the interconnection of climate and biodiversity and strengthened the call to address both crises jointly, recogniz...
BEYOND THE PANDEMIC

Beyond the Pandemic

Building Back Better From Crises in Asia and the Pacific

21 Jun 2021
Since early 2020, COVID-19 (coronavirus) has triggered unprecedented and globally-synchronized health, social and economic crises. With hard-won development gains and progress in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific now under threat, this publication analyzes...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2021

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

Towards Post-COVID-19 Resilient Economies

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
30 Apr 2021
Asia-Pacific’s recovery from its weakest economic performance in recent history remains fragile and can be “K-shaped” due to the likely unevenness of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, policy space and structural weaknesses across the region. Asia-Pacific is no stranger to crises that leave behind a ...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2021

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2021

Series:
Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Indicator-based Progress Report
15 Apr 2021
The Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2021 analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia-Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses gaps that must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030. This assessment is des...
WORLD OCEAN ASSESSMENT II

The Second World Ocean Assessment

World Ocean Assessment II - Volume I & II

11 Sep 2021
The second World Ocean Assessment is a collaborative effort of hundreds of experts from all regions of the world, a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the state of marine environment. It is the product of the second cycle of the Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the s...
SECOND WORLD OCEAN ASSESSM II (R)

The Second World Ocean Assessment (Russian language)

World Ocean Assessment II - Volume I & II

7 Sep 2021
The second World Ocean Assessment is a collaborative effort of hundreds of experts from all regions of the world, a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the state of marine environment. It is the product of the second cycle of the Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the s...
SECOND WORLD OCEAN ASSESSM II (C)

The Second World Ocean Assessment (Chinese language)

World Ocean Assessment II - Volume I & II

3 Sep 2021
The second World Ocean Assessment is a collaborative effort of hundreds of experts from all regions of the world, a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the state of marine environment. It is the product of the second cycle of the Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the s...
DEUXIE EVALUAT MONDIALE L’OCEAN II

Deuxième évaluation mondiale de l’océan

Évaluation mondiale de l’océan II - Volume I & II

6 Sep 2021
La deuxième Évaluation mondiale de l’océan est une évaluation globale et intégrée de l’état du milieu marin, qui vise à décrire les principales évolutions constatées depuis la première Évaluation mondiale intégrée du milieu marin (première Évaluation mondiale de l’océan) publiée en 2015 et à rece...
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...
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2020

Emissions Gap Report 2020

Series:
The Emissions Gap Report
21 Jan 2021
This eleventh edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report has been produced in a year where the COVID-19 crisis has dominated the news and policymaking and has caused immense suffering and economic and social disruption worldwide. This economic disruption has b...
WORLD STATISTICS POCKETBK 2021

World Statistics Pocketbook 2021

Series:
World Statistics Pocketbook (Ser. V)
22 Oct 2021
The World Statistics Pocketbook is an annual compilation of key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Topics covered include: agriculture, balance of payments, education, energy, environment, food, gender, healt...
TRADE & ENVIRO REVIEW 2021

Trade and Environment Review 2021

Trade-Climate Readiness for Developing Countries

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Environment Review
29 Mar 2021
This edition examines the physical impacts of climate change and their effects on developing country economies and trade; the vulnerabilities of developing countries to climate change; costs and finance for climate change adaptation; and ways that developing countries can enhance their trade-clim...
CLIMATE CHNGE GREEN RECOVERY TRADE

Climate Change, Green Recovery and Trade

13 Jul 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the economic and political background against which climate and trade policy have been discussed for decades, particularly with respect to questions of climate finance, subsidies and border carbon adjustments. As governments respond to both the Covi...
REG TRNDS RPT ENERGY ASIA PAC 2020

Regional Energy Trends Report 2020

Tracking SDG 7 in the ASEAN Region

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Regional Trends Report on Energy for Sustainable Development
30 Apr 2021
Meeting the ASEAN’s rapid rising energy demand is challenging policymakers while they have tried to balance commitments to global, regional and national agendas on climate change and sustainable energy. Decisive action by the region’s policymakers is needed in order to transition and expand energ...
ENERGY STATISTICS POCKETBK 2021

Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2021

Series:
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...
RESOURCE EFFICIENCY CLIMATE CHANGE

Resource Efficiency and Climate Change

Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future

28 Dec 2020
This report conducts a rigorous assessment of the contribution of material efficiency to greenhouse gas abatement strategies. More concretely, it assesses the reduction potential of greenhouse gas emissions from material efficiency strategies applied in residential buildings and light duty vehicl...