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  • Addressing Agriculture in Climate Change Negotiations: A Scoping Report

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    Thursday, January 6, 2011
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    The report is intended to provide context and analysis for addressing agriculture in international climate negotiations, with the aim of helping to inform climate negotiators and other stakeholders by identifying options and unpacking issues of interest, and not to express opinions or be prescriptive in any way. The report will focus on agricultural production and food security, early action opportunities, trade, finance, technology transfer and capacity building and performance and benefits measurement.

  • Water and Climate Change: Understanding the Risks and Making Climate-Smart Investment Decisions

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    Sunday, January 11, 2009
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    This report addresses the stress on and vulnerability of the water systems through use of reliability, resilience and robustness as the key indicators of sensitivity of water systems for climate-induced failure. Current practices in the sector are examined in order to better understand the state-of-the-science for incorporating current and future variability and change in hydrology and climate in the bank's portfolio for project planning and design.

  • Using Smart Grids to Enhance Use of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies

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    Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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    This report surveys APEC economies and characterizes the status of smart grid activities. It also identifies APEC economies that are actively pursuing smart grid capabilities to address environmental and economic sustainability goals. The report explores the potential application of smart grid capabilities to resolve renewable integration and energy efficiency concerns (such as variability and uncertainty in amount of renewable wind or solar generation) so that future directions or roadmaps in this area can be developed by interested economies.

  • The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR)

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    Publication date: 
    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.

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

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    Publication date: 
    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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    Publication date: 
    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.

  • Smallholder Irrigation Technology: Prospects For Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Wednesday, January 3, 2001
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    This report is a review of irrigation technologies for smallholders in the context of improving rural livelihoods, especially in regards to the prospects for sub-Saharan Africa. The role of traditional technologies is evaluated and modern water distribution technologies, such as sprinkler and trickle irrigation, are reviewed. Low-cost irrigation systems, including such innovations as the use of treadle pumps and drip-kits are then examined.

  • SF6 Emissions from Magnesium Production

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    Saturday, January 1, 2000
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    This report provides IPCC guidelines to countries on how to estimate and report to the UNFCCC in their SF6 emissions from magnesium in their greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories. The IPCC methodology calculates SF6 emissions by assuming that all SF6 used as a cover gas is emitted to the atmosphere. Emission calculations at the plant level are based on SF6 consumption measurement. At the national level, a key issue is to account for all possible uses within the industry in a country.

  • SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework

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    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.

  • Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2012: An Overview

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    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    This report provides the most current, comprehensive analysis of the costs and performance of renewable power generation technologies available today. The results are largely based on new, original analysis of around 8,000 medium- to large-scale commissioned or proposed renewable power generation projects from a range of data sources. The analysis provides simple, clear metrics based on the latest reliable information, thereby helping to inform the current debate on renewable power generation and to assist governments and private sector investors in their decision-making.

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