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Natural Resources, Water and Energy

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...
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...
WORLD WATER DEV RPT 2020

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2020

Water and Climate Change

Series:
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

Series:
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...
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...
UN FRAMEWORK CLASS FOSSIL 2019

United Nations Framework Classification for Resources

Update 2019

Series:
ECE Energy Series
30 Mar 2020
The United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) is a global classification and management system applicable to mineral, petroleum, nuclear fuel, renewable energy and anthropogenic resources, as well as injection projects for geological storage. Since the adoption of the Sustainab...
HOW NATURAL GAS SUPPO RENEW ENGERY

How Natural Gas can Support the Uptake of Renewable Energy

Series:
ECE Energy Series
17 Apr 2020
There is a strong medium-to-long-term future for gas so long as it wholeheartedly embraces the energy transition and partners with renewables to produce carbon-free products, notably hydrogen, whilst embracing carbon capture and storage (CCS). Gas has several key advantages. It is highly flexible...
PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Pathways to Sustainable Energy

Accelerating Energy Transition in the UNECE Region

Series:
ECE Energy Series
9 Apr 2020
Energy underpins the development of economies and most of the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda. The energy sector plays a critical role in finding solutions for both sustainable development and climate change mitigation. Since the universal agreement on the seventeen Sustainable Development G...
HUMAN RIGHTS WATER & SANITATION

The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation in Practice

Findings and Lessons Learned from the Work on Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Pan-European Region

16 Dec 2019
This publication capitalizes on the findings and lessons learned so far from the work on equitable access to water and sanitation under the UNECE / WHO Regional Office for Europe Protocol on Water and Health. It features the experiences of eleven countries from the pan-European region that have e...
WORLD WATER DEV RPT 2019

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019

Leaving No One Behind

Series:
The United Nations World Water Development Report
11 Oct 2019
The 2019 Report seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, how improvements in water resources management and access to water supply and sanitation services are essential to overcoming poverty and addressing various other social and economic inequities. In...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2018-19

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019

Series:
Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
24 Sep 2020
The Arab region experienced an economic recovery growth rate of 2.3% in 2018, up 1.7% from 2017. This recovery was largely attributed to hydrocarbon sector led growth in the region’s oil-exporting countries. While this growth momentum continues, the region remains linked to geopolitical uncertain...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2018-19 (A)

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019 (Arabic language)

Series:
Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region (Arabic)
24 Sep 2020
The Survey 2018-2019 observes that the Arab region experienced an economic recovery with a growth rate of 2.3% in 2018, up from 1.7% the year before. This recovery was largely attributed to hydrocarbon sector-led growth in the region’s oil-exporting countries, particularly GCC countries. This gro...
BEST PRACTICE GUIDANCE - MRV (F)

Guide des meilleures pratiques pour la gestion efficace du méthane dans le secteur du pétrole et du gaz

Mesure, notification et vérification, et mesures d'atténuation

Series:
Série CEE sur l'Energie
29 Sep 2020
L'approvisionnement en pétrole et en gaz continuera de jouer un rôle clé dans un futur système énergétique durable pour soutenir la croissance économique et le progrès social, même dans un scénario où des politiques et des mesures climatiques strictes sont mises en œuvre. Dans le même temps, les ...
BEST PRACTICE GUIDANCE - MRV

Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Management in the Oil and Gas Sector

Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and Mitigation

Series:
ECE Energy Series
30 Sep 2020
Oil and gas supplies will continue to play a key role in a future sustainable energy system to support economic growth and social progress, even under a scenario in which stringent climate policies and measures are implemented. At the same time, oil and gas industries are among the main sources o...
ENERGY SECURITY COOPERATION

Energy Security Cooperation

Series:
ECE Energy Series
1 Jul 2010
This publication on “Energy Security Cooperation” responds to the request of the Committee on Sustainable Energy, made at its sixteenth annual session in 2007, to carry out an appraisal of the potential role that international cooperation can play in meeting the energy security goals of UNECE cou...
DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY SERVICE (R)

Development of Energy Service Companies Market and Policies (Russian language)

Series:
ECE Energy Series (Russian)
17 May 2016
It examines the current status of ESCO development in twelve countries participating in the project. For the purposes of the report all participating countries are divided into three groups: member states of the European Union (EU), South-Eastern European countries and countries of Eastern Europe...
UN FRAMEWORK CLASS FOSSIL 2009 (R)

United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 incorporating Specifications for its Application (Russian language)

Series:
ECE Energy Series (Russian)
4 Jun 2014
This publication contains the text of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009) and the Specifications (basic rules) for its Application. UNFC-2009 is a universally acceptable and internationally applicable scheme for the cla...