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UNEP 2013 Annual Report
  • UNEP 2013 Annual Report
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). March 2014
  • The 2013 Annual Report lays out the highlights of UNEP's work in 2013, focusing on UNEP's achievement in the key focus areas of Climate Change; Disasters and Conflicts; Ecosystem Management; Environmental Governance; Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste; Resource Efficiency; and Sustainable Consumption and Production. There is specific reference to the impacts on and necessity for water, the human reliance upon this resource and the scarcity caused by our changing environment. Water as a theme runs throughout, but is more clearly summarised under the title ...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Ecosystems, Environment, International trade, Resilience, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water efficiency, Water scarcity

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

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

Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. A Report of the Working Group on Decoupling to the International Resource Panel
  • Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. A Report of the Working Group on Decoupling to the International Resource Panel
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). May 2011
  • 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 decoupling is already taking place, and identifies the driving factors, both technological and economic. This ...[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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Published in 2015