The Danish Energy Efficiency Obligation (EEO) represents one of the most important elements of the Danish energy efficiency policy package. The overall aim of the EEO is the promotion of cost-effective energy savings in all end-user sectors of the Danish economy.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Although forest covers 40 per cent of Nepal, the forestry sector’s potential to generate huge employment opportunities is largely untapped. Private sector involvement and investment could create 1.38 million work days a year.
Macquarie University, University of Newcastle, Australia
China's consumption of the world's resources is reaching crisis levels. Unchecked, such levels of consumption and waste would strain the nation and the planet. To prevent the worst scenario, the country is taking action.
The report Nordic best practices: Relevant for UNEP 10YFP of sustainable consumption and production presents nineteen initiatives on the themes of sustainable lifestyles and education and sustainable public procurement. They are presented in a manner designed to facilitate a comparison of their respective strengths, key results, and novelty as well as to draw lessons learned of each particular case.
Water security and water quality affect numerous economic sectors and areas: agriculture, energy, disaster management, and others. Countries need balanced and integrated approaches that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable.
Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Karnataka has a population of over 60 million which is growing at over 2% per annum. It is the eighth largest and fifth most urbanised state in India, with 37% population living in cities. It contributes over 5% to India’s GDP and has been growing at over 7% in the recent past (GoK, 2013).
Niger’s natural resource management policies and institutions in colonial and post-independence times have discouraged landowners to plant or protect trees. The consequent land clearing led to severe scarcity of tree products.