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  • The Contribution of Biofuels to the Sustainability of Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Elements for Formulating Public Policy

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    Saturday, January 12, 2008
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    This report examines the other considerations that policymakers should take into account when making biofuels-friendly policies. These considerations include an analysis of the overall environmental impact of biofuels, poverty-reduction measures, labor market conditions and implications for agriculture and food security issues.

  • Technology and Innovation Report 2011: Powering Development with Renewable Energy Technologies

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    Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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    The UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2011 focuses on the important role of renewable energy technologies in responding to the dual challenge of reducing energy poverty while mitigating climate change. This is particularly timely as the global community prepares for the Rio+20 Conference next year. The Report identifies key capacity issues for developing countries and proposes concrete recommendations for the wider use of renewable energy technologies to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction.

  • Status of Glaciers in the Indus Basin

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    Sunday, January 1, 2012
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    The Hindu Kush Himalayan region encompasses an area of 4.2 million km2 of hills and mountains in the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. With its vast expanses of snow and ice, the region it is known as the water tower of Asia, which is being significantly affected by climate change. The meltwater from Himalayan snow and ice feeds 10 large river systems of South Asia: the Amu Darya, Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Irrawaddy, Mekong, Salween, Tarim, Yangtze and Yellow Rivers.

  • SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework

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    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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    This report is the first of a series to monitor progress towards the three objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. It puts numbers to each objective, identifies what needs to change and outlines how progress can be made.

  • Revealed: The Himalayan Meltdown

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    Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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    This 45-minute documentary film examines the human development impact of the glacial ice melt on communities in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal. It shows the plight of the affected countries and the ways they are adapting, adjusting and preparing for inevitable changes in the Himalayan glaciers. It features innovative fog-catching in Nepal, man-made glaciers in India, views of life in the changing plateaus of China and pioneering UNDP climate change adaptation projects in Bhutan and Bangladesh.

  • Rainfall Shocks, Food Prices Vulnerability and Food Security: Evidence for Sub-Saharan African Countries

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    Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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    This conference paper explores food market vulnerability and security as related to rainfall shocks across Sub-Saharan Africa by applying econometric methods across a wide range of developed and developing countries. The paper is focused on methods of improving access to affordable food supplies for developing countries during times of dire need.

  • Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

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    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    This report highlights city transportation challenges, with a particular focus on developing countries, and showcases specific city examples to illustrate how to address such challenges. The report also discusses equitable access to urban mobility and transport poverty as well as economic, environmental, institutional and governance and social dimensions of mobility and transport.

  • PFC Emissions from Aluminium Production

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    Saturday, January 1, 2000
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    This report provides guidance on how countries should estimate and report to the UNFCCC their PFC emissions from the primary aluminium production process, which is the largest anthropogenic source of emissions of two PFCs: CF4 and C2F6. Emissions of CF4 and C2F6, therefore, vary significantly from one aluminium smelter to the next, depending on pot technology and operating procedures. The IPCC guidelines recommend multiplying aluminium production by CF4 emission factor and C2F6 emission factor.

  • Mitigation of Climate Change in Forestry: Contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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    Monday, January 1, 2007
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    This chapter offers an overview about climate change mitigation in the forestry sector.

  • Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture: Contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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    Monday, January 1, 2007
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    This chapter offers a comprehensive overview about climate change mitigation in the agriculture sector.

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