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Water and the Green Economy. Capacity Development Aspects
  • Water and the Green Economy. Capacity Development Aspects
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC). May 2012
  • This publication gives special attention to the needs related to capacity development for water resources management, including water supply and sanitation, in the context of the green economy. This is done by showcasing theoretical and practical approaches which have proved to be successful. The 11 case studies in this book cover the entire range from innovative design and delivery of capacity development programmes related to water in the green economy, market mechanisms, and quality control procedures supporting capacity development success towards the pra...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mediterranean region, Oceania
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Arid zones, Capacity building, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Infrastructure, Markets, Monitoring, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Technology, Wastewater, Water demand, Water management, Water quality, Water security, Water supply

Measuring Water Use in a Green Economy
  • Measuring Water Use in a Green Economy
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). May 2012
  • This report analyses the different ways for quantifying and accounting for water flows and productivity within the economy (including environmental needs). Based on data from the literature, the report provides the current state of knowledge of the different indicators and tools for quantifying water productivity and highlights why this is important for developing robust allocation and management systems that preserve the natural capital. The report focuses on two main elements: 1) the conceptual background and knowledge on how water use puts pressure on the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Information and data, Sustainable development, Virtual water, Vulnerability, Water balance, Water footprint, Water governance, Water policy, Water scarcity

Green growth, resources and resilience. Environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
  • Green growth, resources and resilience. Environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2012
  • This report provides new insights into Asian and Pacific resource use trends and outlines key actions, including reforming economic incentives and promoting more inclusive and adaptive governance approaches, that governments can pursue to help bring economic growth strategies in closer alignment with the objective of sustainable development. It also provides examples of strategies for improving resilience to help deal with the increasing levels of risk faced by societies and economies. Water security issues are particularly covered in Chapter 1 'A changing la...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Environment, Green economy, Risk management, Sustainable development, Water security

Industrial Development Report 2011. Industrial energy efficiency for sustainable wealth creation. Capturing environmental, economic and social dividends. Overview

Industrial Development Report 2011. Industrial energy efficiency for sustainable wealth creation. Capturing environmental, economic and social dividends
  • Industrial Development Report 2011. Industrial energy efficiency for sustainable wealth creation. Capturing environmental, economic and social dividends
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). January 2012
  • The Industrial Development Report 2011 (IDR) addresses the role of industrial energy efficiency in sustainable industrial development. It focuses on industrial energy-efficiency challenges in developing countries, which are emerging as key actors in global industrial development. The report looks in depth at long-term trends in industrial energy intensity and related technological and structural change; examines the environmental, economic and social benefits of industrial energy efficiency; and identifies obstacles to its promotion and uptake and ways to ove...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Energy, Green economy, Industry, Pollution

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk. Summary Report
  • The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk. Summary Report
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2011
  • Executive summary of The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Agroforestry, Climate change, Desertification, Ecosystem services, Food security, Green economy, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Pollution, Rainwater harvesting, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk
  • The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2011
  • This report examines the kinds of production responses needed to meet demand. It also assesses the potential of the world's land and water resources to support these desired increases in output and productivity. Risks and tradeoffs are examined, and options reviewed for managing these without harm to the resource base. Chapter 1 analyses the current status of land and water resources together with trends. It assesses the biophysical and technical aspects of the resources and their use, and presents projections for the year 2050. Chapter 2 reviews current inst...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Agroforestry, Climate change, Desertification, Ecosystem services, Food security, Green economy, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Pollution, Rainwater harvesting, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Water allocation, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy

Working towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green economy: A United Nations System-wide Perspective
  • Working towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green economy: A United Nations System-wide Perspective
  • United Nations Environment Management Group (UNEMG). December 2011
  • This report builds on the statement of June 2009 by United Nations entities on the "Green Economy: A Transformation to Address Multiple Crises" and provides a common reference for United Nations agencies on the meaning and implications of a green economy approach including the possibilities such an approach brings in terms of improved public-private collaboration. It highlights key messages from our evolving understanding of what is required to meet current economic and resource challenges. The report is organized into four main Parts, covering (i) concepts a...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Economic instruments, Green economy, Infrastructure, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Water services, Water supply

Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Annex 3. Communications report

Conference book from the International UN-Water Conference 'Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20'. Annex 2. Feedback report

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