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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...
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 ...
FUND FINC TRNSB WAT COOP BASIN DEV

Funding and Financing of Transboundary Water Cooperation and Basin Development

20 Oct 2021
This publication analyzes key opportunities and challenges related to the financing of transboundary water cooperation and basin development. Investigating different financial needs for the development and maintenance of joint bodies and the development and implementation of basin management and ...
 PROGRES TRANSB WATER COOP 2ND RPT

Progress on Transboundary Water Cooperation Under the Water Convention

Second Report on Implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes 2017-2020

27 Oct 2021
This publication presents and analyses the findings of the second reporting exercise under the Water Convention, which was carried out in 2020. It reviews and summarises progress made in the implementation of the Convention and further identifies significant trends, successes, challenges and oppo...
GLOBAL ASSESS RPT DISASTER 2021

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2021

Special Report on Drought

Series:
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...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2021

State of Commodity Dependence 2021

Series:
The State of Commodity Dependence
8 Oct 2021
This 2021 edition of the State of Commodity Dependence contains statistical profiles for 195 UNCTAD member States. Comprised of around 30 indicators, it demonstrates the extent of each country’s export and import commodity dependence over the last decade, from 2008–2009 to 2018–2019, as well as t...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2021

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2021

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

Series:
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 ...
HARNESSING BLOCKCHAIN FOR SUST DEV

Harnessing Blockchain for Sustainable Development

Prospects and Challenges

20 Oct 2021
In an increasingly digitalized economy and society, the security and accountability of data transactions are critical elements for creating trust and enabling breakthrough innovations in the digital world. In this regard, blockchain technology could be a game-changer, with the potential to revolu...
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...
WORLD WATER DEV RPT 2021

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2021

Valuing Water

Series:
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...
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...
REG TRNDS RPT ENERGY ASIA PAC 2021

Regional Trends Report 2021

Shaping a Sustainable Energy Future in Asia and the Pacific - A Greener, More Resilient and Inclusive Energy System

Series:
Regional Trends Report on Energy for Sustainable Development
30 Apr 2021
This report assesses the ambitions and progress of ESCAP member States in the achievement of global, regional and national sustainable energy objectives, and to discuss solutions to the principal challenges. It assesses the potential for sustainable energy and building back better from COVID-19 t...
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...
ENERGY STATISTICS YRBK 2018

Energy Statistics Yearbook 2018

Series:
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

Series:
Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
19 Jan 2021
This publication 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 the prod...
ELECTRICITY PROFILES 2018

2018 Electricity Profiles

Series:
Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
19 Jan 2021
This publication 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 comparable basis...
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 ...
GUIDELINES & BEST PRACT MSME (R)

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 (Russian language)

Series:
ECE Energy Series (Russian)
3 Jun 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 recovery phase if they are provided with necessary incentives. This can be one of the ways to restart MSME or even cr...
GUIDELINES & BEST PRACT MSME (F)

Lignes directrices et bonnes pratiques relatives à la fourniture par les microentreprises et les petites et moyennes entreprises de produits efficaces sur le plan énergétique et de matériel à énergie renouvelable pendant la phase de relèvement qui suivra la pandémie de COVID-19

Series:
Série CEE sur l'Energie
13 Jul 2021
Le rôle des micro, petites et moyennes entreprises (MPME) dans la fourniture de produits économes en énergie et dans la fourniture d'équipements d'énergie renouvelable peut devenir crucial dans la phase de reprise post-COVID-19 si elles reçoivent les incitations nécessaires. Cela peut être l'un d...
UN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

United Nations Resource Management System

An Overview of Concepts, Objectives and Requirements

Series:
ECE Energy Series
21 Jun 2021
The United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS) is designed as a unifying framework for the integrated management of resources. UNRMS is based on the globally accepted United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC), which has incorporated a unique methodology of assessing reso...