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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.

  • 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.

  • National Integrated Mitigation Planning in Agriculture

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    Sunday, March 31, 2013
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    This review of national greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation planning in the agriculture sector serves two objectives: (1) to provide national policymakers and others in the agriculture sector with an overview of national mitigation planning processes and aid them in identifying the relevance of these processes for promoting agricultural development; (2) to provide policymakers and advisors involved in low-emission development planning processes with an overview of mitigation planning in the agriculture sector and in particular to highlight the relevance of agriculture to national mitigation pla

  • 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.

  • Maximizing Energy Access to Energy for the Poor in Developing Asia

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    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    This publication highlights the projects undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to maximize access to energy for all. The report underlines ADB"s commitment to especially the rural poor, as a pillar of its energy policy, and as a key part of its fight against poverty, and for inclusive, environmentally sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific region. The Energy for All Initiative, launched by ADB in 2008, supports ADB"s efforts to increase investment in projects that improve access to modern energy.

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