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Natural Resources, Water and Energy

WORLD WATER DEV RPT 2022

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2022

Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible

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The United Nations World Water Development Report
21 Mar 2022
Accounting for approximately 99% of all liquid freshwater on Earth, groundwater has the potential to provide societies with tremendous social, economic and environmental benefits and opportunities. However, this natural resource is often poorly understood, and consequently undervalued, mismanaged...
GLOBAL ASSESS RPT DISASTER 2022

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022

Our World at Risk: Transforming Governance for a Resilient Future

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Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR)
5 May 2022
The central question for this year's report is how governance systems can evolve to better address the systemic risks of the future. In today’s crowded and interconnected world, disaster impacts increasingly cascade across geographies and sectors, as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change are r...
PRAC IMPLEM INDCTRS SUST DEV VOL 3

Practical Implementation of Core Indicators for Sustainable Development Reporting

Case Studies (Volume 3)

18 Mar 2022
This report provides insights on the feasibility of the application of UNCTAD’s Guidance on Core Indicators for Entity Reporting on Contribution towards Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (GCI) in two companies in Italy. It offers evidence on the practical implementation of the G...
TWRDS SMOOTH TRANS STRAT BHUTAN

Towards a Smooth Transition Strategy for Bhutan

5 May 2022
The document provides the main elements for planning for a smooth transition and adjustment to the post-graduation phase of Bhutan’s development. It analyses the development trajectory of the country and discusses the implications of graduation and the ensuing loss of international support measures.
FOREST SECTOR OUTLOOK 2020-2040

Forest Sector Outlook Study 2020-2040

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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...
ELECTRICITY PROFILES 2019

2019 Electricity Profiles

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
31 Dec 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...
ENERGY BALANCES 2019

2019 Energy Balances

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
31 Dec 2021
The 2019 Energy Balances contains energy balances for over 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 t...
ENERGY STATISTICS YRBK 2019

Energy Statistics Yearbook 2019

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Energy Statistics Yearbook / Annuaire des Statistiques de L'energie (Ser. J)
31 Dec 2021
The 2019 Energy Statistics Yearbook is the sixtieth-third issue in a series of annual compilations of internationally comparable statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for 225 countries and areas for the period 2016 to 2019 are presented on production, trade, and consumption of e...
IMPCT CVD19 OCN ECON TRD STRGY

Impact and Implications for the Ocean Economy and Trade Strategy

Case Studies From Barbados, Belize and Costa Rica

23 Mar 2022
This study looks at the impact of COVID-19 on key economy sectors and their governance, with a specific focus on three countries: Barbados, Belize, and Costa Rica. It analyses the impacts of COVID-19, the measures undertaken, the lessons learned, and future opportunities. It is divided into three...
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...
WATER SANITATON AFFRDBLE POLICY

Making Water and Sanitation Affordable for All

Policy Options and Good Practices to Ensure the Affordability of Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Services in the Pan-European Region

31 May 2022
The publication is a policy brief aimed at supporting the efforts of countries in the pan-European region in the progressive realization of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation. More specifically, it intends to raise the profile of affordability issues among policymakers; enhanc...
MEASURING PRGRSS ENVRNMNT SDGS

Measuring Progress: Environment and the SDGs

2 Dec 2021
This publication informs on the 92 environment-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators, analyzes the progress made in achieving the SDGs targets, and identifies data gaps. The statistical approach uses simple correlation analyses between indicator pairs related to the state of the...
CONF EURO STATCN FRMWRK WASTE STAT

Conference of European Statisticians Framework on Waste Statistics

4 Mar 2022
The Waste Statistics Framework serves as a guide for statisticians compiling national waste statistics and contributes to further international harmonisation of waste statistics. The proposed expanded scope of waste statistics provides an important foundation for measuring the circular economy an...
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...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2020/21

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2020-2021

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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...
ENVIRO PERF REV ROMANIA 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Romania

Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
4 Feb 2022
This third EPR of Romania takes stock of progress made by the country in the management of its environment since its second review in 2012 and assesses the implementation of the recommendations of the previous EPR. The review covers legal and policy frameworks and compliance assurance mechanisms....
NATL ACCT STATS 2020 ANALYSIS

National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates 2020

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National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates
4 Mar 2022
This publication is the fifty-first issue of this publication which comprises in the form of analytical tables a summary of the principal national accounting aggregates based on official national accounts data for more than 200 countries and areas, covering 1970-2020. It also contains a section o...
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...
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...
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

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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...