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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

Series:
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...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020 (R)

Human Development Report 2020 (Russian language)

The Next Frontier – Human Development and the Anthropocene

Series:
Human Development Report (Russian Version)
1 Jun 2021
The 30th Anniversary 2020 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent and analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and p...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020 (P)

Human Development Report 2020 (Portuguese language)

The Next Frontier – Human Development and the Anthropocene

1 Jun 2021
The 30th Anniversary 2020 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent and analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and p...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020 (C)

Human Development Report 2020 (Chinese language)

The Next Frontier – Human Development and the Anthropocene

Series:
Human Development Report (Chinese Version)
1 Jun 2021
The 30th Anniversary 2020 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent and analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and p...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020 (A)

Human Development Report 2020 (Arabic language)

The Next Frontier – Human Development and the Anthropocene

Series:
Arab Human Development Report (Arabic language)
1 Jun 2021
The 30th Anniversary 2020 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent and analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and p...
INFORME SOBRE DESAR HUMANO 2020

Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano 2020

La próxima frontera – El desarrollo humano y el Antropoceno

Series:
Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano
23 Jul 2021
El Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano 2020 (que celebra su 30º aniversario) constituye la última edición de la serie de Informes sobre Desarrollo Humano publicados a escala mundial por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) desde 1990. Estos informes ofrecen una explicación ind...
RAPPORT DEV HUMAIN 2020

Rapport sur le développement humain 2020

La prochaine frontière – Le développement humain et l'Anthropocène

Series:
Rapport sur le Développement Humain 
23 Jul 2021
Ce rapport offre une alternative nécessaire et stimulante à la paralysie face à un changement planétaire alarmant. Sa sortie intervient alors que la pandémie de COVID-19 (coronarvirus) offre simultanément un aperçu de ce que pourrait contenir une «nouvelle normalité» et ouvre la possibilité à l'h...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020

Human Development Report 2020

The Next Frontier - Human Development and the Anthropocene

Series:
Human Development Report
12 Feb 2021
The 30th Anniversary 2020 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent and analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and p...
2020 STAT TRANSP INT EUR AMER NORD

2020 Statistiques des transports pour l'Europe et l'Amérique du Nord

31 Aug 2021
Les statistiques sont fondamentales pour l'élaboration de toutes formes de politiques de transport dans les diverses régions couvertes par la Commission et dans le monde. Pour aider à l'élaboration de politiques, le présent volume fournit des statistiques sur les transports intérieurs (route, rai...
2020 INLAND TRANSP STAT EUR NA

2020 Inland Transport Statistics for Europe and North America

12 Jul 2021
Statistics are fundamental for all transport policy development across the UNECE region and the world. To assist in this policy development, Volume LX of this annual publication provides statistics on inland transport (road, rail and inland waterways), with data covering the 56 member States of U...
WORLD ECON SITUAT PROSPECTS 2021

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2021

Series:
World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)
26 Jan 2021
This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2021 and 2022. A once-in-a-century crisis—a Great Disruption unleashed by a viral pandemic—hit the world economy in 2020, reaching every corner of the world, infectin...
HUMAN COST OF DISASTERS 2000-2019

Human Cost of Disasters

An Overview of the Last 20 Years 2000-2019

3 Nov 2020
The last twenty years has seen the number of major floods more than double, from 1,389 to 3,254, while the incidence of storms grew from 1,457 to 2,034. Floods and storms were the most prevalent events. The report “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019” also records major increases in other categ...
THE STATE OF SUST MARKETS 2020

The State of Sustainable Markets 2020

Statistics and Emerging Trends

Series:
The State of Sustainable Markets
14 Jun 2021
This fourth global report on The State of Sustainable Markets provides new insights into the evolution of certified agriculture and forestry and indicates significant growth in sustainability markets. It demonstrates how ITC supports “good trade” that contributes to environmental and social susta...
GUIDE SHARED ENVIRON INFO SYSTEM

Guidelines on the Shared Environmental Information System Reporting Mechanism

8 Apr 2021
The availability of integrated, relevant, high-quality, timely and easily accessible environmental information provides the means for assessing environmental status and the foundation for meaningful and informed environmental governance. Timely, relevant, reliable and easily accessible environmen...
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...
NATURAL RESOURCE NEXUSES ECE (R)

Natural Resource Nexuses in the ECE Region (Russian language)

3 May 2021
This publication reviews the situation, trends, challenges and main interactions for the five natural resources of the Nexus – water, energy, food, land and materials – from the perspective of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Region. Increasing demand, changing climates and...
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...