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October 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This case study takes a look at how Bhutan is taking steps towards putting the Paris Agreement into practice and embarking on a low-carbon, climate-resilient pathway that is adapted to its unique circumstances, and compares Bhutan's efforts with those of other nearby countries.
June 2018
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
The River Basin Management and Fiscal Decentralisation: Mutually Supportive or Counterproductive? paper finds that at the sub-national level, a high number of actors are involved in water governance. Despite a broad division of labour, a high level of overlap exists in terms of data management; monitoring water resources, water uses and law implementation; law enforcement; and to a certain degree the implementation of measures among these actors.
February 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
This paper Value Chain Upgrading for Competitiveness and Sustainability: A Comparative Study of Tea Value Chains in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Nepal conducts a comparative analysis of the export tea value chains in Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Nepal with a focus on how policy influences chain upgrading and the implications this has for trade patterns, competitiveness and sustainable development.
December 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The paper Reforming Agricultural Subsidies to Support Biodiversity in Switzerland analyses the reform of Switzerland’s agricultural policy framework, which reoriented subsidies to better target policy objectives, including for biodiversity.
October 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The report Green Growth in Cebu, Philippines explores policies and governance systems to promote green growth in Metro Cebu, Philippines, and provides recommendations for enhancing Cebu’s green growth potential.
July 2017
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag) Programme - Kenya Case Study 2017 is one in a series that describes the steps taken to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), with a particular emphasis on adaptation in agriculture (incl. forestry, livestock and fisheries).
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The Eco-Agricultural Business for the Adaptation to Changes in Climate (B-ADAPT) project sought to enhance and diversify income and food security among vulnerable populations of southern Cameroon.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The case study Payments for Ecosystem Services in Costa Rica analyses the strong policy framework around reforestation, forest management and forest protection that Costa Rica started building in the early 80s.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The case study Macroeconomic Reform in Viet Nam on Ecological and Inclusive Growth looks specifically at the Green Growth Strategy of Vietnam, approved in 2012, with the threefold aim of promoting low carbon growth, greening production and greening lifestyles.
June 2017
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry)
The report Financial Centres for Sustainability: Reviewing G7 Financial Centres in Mobilizing Green and Sustainable Finance has been prepared to explore how financial centres can contribute to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.