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28 February 2019
Projects & Initiatives
The Social & Human Capital Protocol launched today in Geneva, Switzerland. It provides a consistent process to guide businesses as they assess their relationship with social and human capital. It offers an overarching framework for collaborative action to bring together different approaches for social and human capital measurement and valuation and is designed to be used alongside the Natural Capital Protocol to understand the full spectrum of business interactions with people, society and the environment.
27 February 2019
Research
Smart Prosperity Institute and the Climate Bonds Initiative have released Green Finance State of the Market – 2018, the seventh annual stocktake of green bonds and sustainable finance in Canada.
26 February 2019
Events
Making the Money Flow, the side event to the third session of Asia Pacific Ministerial Forum, jointly organized by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the government of Korea, explored best practices of innovative financing to tackle environmental challenges and support sustainable consumption and production.
26 February 2019
Events
The Summary Report of the Sixth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference (#GGKP6), held in conjunction with the OECD's 2018 Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum, is now available.
23 February 2019
Research
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. The first-ever report of its kind presents mounting and worrying evidence that the biodiversity that underpins our food systems is disappearing – putting the future of our food, livelihoods, health and environment under severe threat.
21 February 2019
Research
A new World Bank report finds that investments of 4.5 percent of GDP will allow developing countries achieve their infrastructure-related Sustainable Development Goals and stay on track to limit climate change to up to 2°C. Beyond the Gap, also finds infrastructure investment compatible with full decarbonization need not cost more than more polluting alternatives.
12 February 2019
Other News
The Government of Rwanda has released a landmark plan for sustainably cooling foods and life-saving medicines, and keeping homes and other indoor spaces comfortable in hot weather.
6 February 2019
Research

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), including micro-enterprises, are core engines of innovation, growth, job creation and social cohesion in high-income and emerging economies, as well as low-income developing countries.

6 February 2019
Events
On 3–5 June 2020, the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) are holding the third Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) in Dresden, Germany.
4 February 2019
Other News
Bamboo, the fast-growing grass plant, could be an important tool for restoring degraded lands around the world, according to a statement made at a UN meeting on land restoration.

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