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Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water Financing in the Transition to the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water Financing in the Transition to the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. The tools information briefs introduce the main challenges, opportunities and key facts related to each of the tools identified. The briefs also outline a set of practices and approaches for transitioning to the green economy as highlighted...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Economic instruments, Financing, Green economy, International trade, Investments, Poverty reduction, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Tariffs

Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Watersheds and aquifers in the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Watersheds and aquifers in the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. Transitioning to a green economy requires a shift from current practice. The UN-Water conference has identified four priority water-related issues where this change needs to take place: for cities, watersheds, agriculture and industries. Th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Poverty reduction, Sustainable development, Valuation, Wastewater, Water security, Watersheds

Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Industry in the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Industry in the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. Transitioning to a green economy requires a shift from current practice. The UN-Water conference has identified four priority water-related issues where this change needs to take place: for cities, watersheds, agriculture and industries. Th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Environment, Financing, Green economy, Industry, Legal aspects, Pollution, Sustainable development, Technology, Wastewater, Water management

Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Cities in the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Cities in the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. Transitioning to a green economy requires a shift from current practice. The UN-Water conference has identified four priority water-related issues where this change needs to take place: for cities, watersheds, agriculture and industries. Th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Nonrevenue water, Pollution, Poverty, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization, Utility services, Wastewater, Water governance, Water management

Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Agriculture in the Green Economy
  • Water and the Green Economy: Information Briefs. Water and Agriculture in the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • For the purposes of the International UN-Water Conference "Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20", 3-5 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools addressed by the conference. Transitioning to a green economy requires a shift from current practice. The UN-Water conference has identified four priority water-related issues where this change needs to take place: for cities, watersheds, agriculture and industries. Th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Green economy, Markets, Practices and habits , Rural areas, Vulnerable groups, Water governance, Water management

Reader on Water and the Green Economy
  • Reader on Water and the Green Economy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). September 2011
  • This reader is intended for all those interested in getting familiar with issues related to water and the green economy. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on the issue. Links are provided when the publication is available online.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Financing, Green economy, Industry, Livelihoods, Sustainable development, Technology, Urban areas, Water policy

(The) Bioenergy and Water Nexus. Executive Summary

(The) Bioenergy and Water Nexus
  • (The) Bioenergy and Water Nexus
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2011
  • This report, building on the work of various new initiatives including UNEP's International Resource Panel, provides recommendations and outlines options in respect to bioenergy in support of a Green Economy. The report primarily addresses the following two questions: 1) how are the production and use of bioenergy products likely to influence the future state of water resources? 2) how can society mitigate impacts and guide development towards sustainable use of these resources, including groundwater, rivers, and riparian and wetland systems? In considering t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Energy, Green economy

Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. Fact Sheet

Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. Summary
  • Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. Summary
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). May 2011
  • Summary of report "Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth". This report presents basic facts and figures on natural resource flows worldwide. Drawing on these data, the report attempts to outline the issues that now need to be addressed to decouple these material and energy flows from social and economic progress. The objective of this study is to provide a foundation for the concept of decoupling, defining key terms and concepts and indicating its many applications to resource management. It assesses whether decouplin...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Energy, Environment, Green economy, Information and data, International trade, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water governance

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