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Our Planet: Greening business
  • Our Planet: Greening business
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). April 2014
  • The magazine features stories by leaders from local and national governments, companies, and international organizations on a wide range of topics, including green growth, energy access, low-carbon development, and the conservation of water, forests and biodiversity. In particular the article 'Achieving more with Less' focuses on access to clean water as the world¿s biggest future challenge, citing the consequences of water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation as impacting factors on food and energy security as well as health and livelihood. [Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Energy, Forests, Green economy, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water efficiency, Water quality, Water scarcity

United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy. Volume 1 and 2
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy. Volume 1 and 2
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2014
  • The 5th edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2014) examines the close interdependency between water and energy. The report demonstrates how water and energy are closely interconnected, the choices and actions made in one domain greatly affecting the other; it addresses a wide range of key issues, including agriculture, cities, industry, infrastructure and the environment. Volume 1 provides a comprehensive overview of major and emerging trends from around the world, with examples of how some of the trend-related challenges have be...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Climate change, Conflicts, Dams, Desalination, Drinking water, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Food security, Green economy, Industry, Information and data, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), State of water resources, Technology, Urban areas, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water efficiency, Water policy, Water scarcity

Reader on Water and Energy
  • Reader on Water and Energy
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2014
  • This reader provides a selection of basic references for easy reading and some of the latest and most relevant United Nations publications on water and energy issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Energy, Green economy, Water efficiency, Water security

Green growth and water allocation
  • Green growth and water allocation
  • Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO, Netherlands National Committee of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP-HWRP). 2013
  • This publication contains contributions from many of the speakers of a 2-day workshop on water allocation and green growth held on 22-23 November 2012 in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Green economy, Resilience, Transboundary waters, Water allocation, Water management, Water scarcity

Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin: Reconciling Economic Growth and Forest Protection
  • Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin: Reconciling Economic Growth and Forest Protection
  • World Bank. February 2013
  • This study analyzes the current and future pressures exerted by different sectors of the economy on Congo Basin forests, and highlights policy options to limit deforestation while pursuing inclusive, green growth. Emerging environmental finance mechanisms, such as reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) under the climate change negotiations, may provide additional resources to help countries protect their forests. The structure of this report is as follows: - Chapter 1 gives an overview of the forests of the Congo Basin, includin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Forests, Green economy, Land degradation, Livelihoods, Mining, Sustainable development

Measuring progress towards an inclusive green economy
  • Measuring progress towards an inclusive green economy
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2012
  • This publication introduces a framework for the use of indicators in developing and tracking green economy policies. The objective is to provide guidance on the role of indicators in major stages of policymaking, using environmental issues as an illustrative entry point. Section 2 introduces the indicators for environmental issues and targets. Section 3 discusses indicators for environmental policy interventions. Section 4 focuses on indicators that show the impacts of policy interventions on well-being and social equity beyond the environmental realm. Exampl...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Environment, Green economy, Information and data

UN-Water Annual Report 2011
  • UN-Water Annual Report 2011
  • UN-Water. October 2012
  • This report introduces main UN-Water achievements in 2011, including UN-Water programmes, thematic priority areas and task forces activities and outputs. The Annual Report highlights in particular UN-Water's accomplishments in building synergies and joint efforts amongst its Members and with its Partners as a way to support Member States in their efforts towards achieving internationally agreed goals for water and sanitation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Green economy, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Monitoring, Sanitation, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water quality, Water supply

Water and Sustainability. A Review of Targets, Tools and Regional Cases
  • Water and Sustainability. A Review of Targets, Tools and Regional Cases
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). August 2012
  • This report reviews some current sustainability targets for the water sector and provides an overview of selected tools and approaches to assist decision-makers improve performance and achieve results and ultimately, meet development targets. The report reviews three widely known systems of water sustainability targets: (i) the water targets set under the umbrella of the Millennium Development Goals; (ii) the comprehensive water targets established as part of the European Union Water Framework Directive; and (iii) the target-setting pr...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Green economy, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Risk management, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water management

Strengthen, Secure, Sustain. WPP 2011 Annual Report
  • Strengthen, Secure, Sustain. WPP 2011 Annual Report
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). August 2012
  • The WPP 2011 Annual Report offers examples of how program activities are strengthening the World Bank's water lending portfolio; securing access to water in a changing climate; and sustaining long-term water availability and quality toward achieving inclusive green growth. It presents key results and discusses WPP's impact across regions through work that addresses the complex interlinkages between water and other economic sectors, and includes a special focus on Africa.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Development cooperation, Energy, Food security, Green economy, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Water security

Key indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012. Special chapter: Green Urbanization in Asia
  • Key indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012. Special chapter: Green Urbanization in Asia
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). August 2012
  • This special chapter of the report "Key indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012" focuses on the environmental challenges Asia faces as it urbanizes. It begins by highlighting special features of Asia's urbanization. The chapter then discusses the environmental challenges associated with urbanization, covering topics such as access to water and sanitation, loss of natural ecosystems, and urban slums and poverty. Before concluding, the chapter offers a number of evidence-based policy options that can help achieve a win-win scenario of urban growth with improve...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Green economy, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Utility services

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