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  • The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR)

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    Publication
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    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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    The United Nations (UN) World Water Development Report, released each year with a focus on different strategic water issues, is the UN"s flagship report on water. It is a comprehensive review that gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and aims to provide decision makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of our water.

  • Drought Risk Reduction Framework and Practices: Contributing to the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action

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    Thursday, January 1, 2009
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    This document elaborates a framework for understanding drought and vulnerability to drought and provides guidance on actions to reduce the risks associated with drought. It discusses drought policy and governance, risk identification and early warning, awareness and knowledge management and effective mitigation and preparedness measures. These framework elements are illustrated with practical examples, techniques and extensive background information.

  • Climate Change in Africa

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    Friday, October 30, 2009
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    This report represents the World Bank"s operational response to climate variability and change in Africa. Grounded in a climate risk review of the Africa Region"s Sustainable Development portfolio, it adds the climate change dimension to the region"s development strategy and business plan, the Africa Action Plan (2009-2012). According to the authors, the plan and the climate change strategy are a "sound and realistic framework" for climate-resilient development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows 2014

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    Publication
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    Monday, December 1, 2014
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    This guide, aimed at climate change negotiators, gives synopsis of the key elements in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Biennial Assessment (BA) of climate finance flows. It also provides an overview of recommendations of the UNFCCC’s Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) to the Conference of Parties. The guide also provides some views on how the identified recommendations can support future international negotiations.

  • Towards resilience and transformation for cities within a finite planet

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    Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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    Sattherwaite and Dodman’s editorial is an introduction to a special issue of environment and urbanisation which focusses on climate change responses in cities. It usefully summarises the state of debates about the meanings and complexities of the resilience and transformation concepts, pointing to the latest literature. It focuses on the following areas:

    • cities capacity for change in the context of powerful corporate and political interests;
  • Sustainable Mountain Development

    Type: 
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    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    The present report was prepared in response to General Assembly resolution 64/205, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixty-sixth session on the status of sustainable development in mountain regions.

  • Ozonaction: HCFC phase out - convenient opportunity to safeguard the ozone layer and climate

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    Tuesday, January 1, 2008
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    This UNEP publication highlights the successes and challenges in meeting the Montreal Protocol on reducing ozone depleting substances. It explains the actions and policies that were key to the success of meeting CFC/HCFC reduction deadlines in the Scandinavian countries; as well it outlines the path forward for the further and ultimate complete phase out of these substances globally.

  • Urban Poor, Video narrated by Angélique Kidjo, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, March 11, 2016
    Approach: 

    Although urban centers are often ill-prepared to meet the basic needs of rapidly expanding populations, the urban poor are incredibly resourceful people, with their own networks and the proven capacity to save and invest in the betterment of their communities. Climate change can stimulate action that improves and transforms the most vulnerable urban communities.

  • Developing 2°C compatible investment criteria

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    Monday, November 30, 2015

    This report studies the development of criteria for assessing the compatibility of financial investments with the international goal to limit global temperature increase to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The findings are intended as a starting point and a key input for a longer term process to develop consensus-based 2°C investing criteria. The focus here is placed on investments in projects and physical assets, in particular of development and climate finance organisations.

  • SMARTer2030 - ICT Solutions for 21st Century Challenges

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    SMARTer2030 is the third instalment in the acclaimed GeSI series of SMART reports, demonstrating the enabling potential of ICT in eight different sectors (from buildings to energy, from transport to agriculture and healthcare), and how ICT solutions can support the transition to a low-carbon economy while delivering business opportunities and improving people's quality of life.

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