United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), New Earth, European Commission
After increasingly assessing and communicating their environmental performances, companies have also started to give more attention to social impact assessment at product level – to gain additional insights, support internal decision making, and respond to enquiries from external stakeholders, including consumers and governments, regarding the sustainability of products. To encourage progress in this emerging field and inspire companies to ‘shout it out’, the Consumer Information Programme has issues this white paper to identify good practices of product-level social impact communication that can provide inspiration, and be built upon or replicated. It identifies relevant principles, criteria and means to communicate such impacts, including recommendations on integrating social impact communication with more well-established environmental impact communication tools.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral)
This policy brief, The Infrastructure And Climate Change Nexus: Integrated approaches as a catalyst for transformational change, explores interlinkages between climate change mitigation and adaptation, and diverse forms of infrastructure. Given that infrastructure in every sector has climate implications, the brief raises awareness about the need for an integrated approach to the planning and development of resilient, low-carbon infrastructure assets to achieve the targets enshrined in the Paris Agreement and to boost climate-smart growth.
World Resources Institute (WRI), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development, Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)
By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on the planet. Can we produce enough food sustainably? The synthesis report of the World Resources Report Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that it is possible – but there is no silver bullet. This report offers a five-course menu of solutions to ensure we can feed everyone without increasing emissions, fueling deforestation or exacerbating poverty
The Inclusive Wealth Report 2012 is the first of a series of biennial reports on the sustainability of countries. It looks at the productive base of economies, based on capital assets – produced or manufactured capital, human capital, and natural capital.
The Inclusive Wealth Report 2014 (IWR 2014) aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the status of capital stocks of three key assets for nations. These assets are tracked over the past 21 years, and the sustainability implications of trends and changes in these assets are appraised.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The 9th edition of the Emission Gap Report 2018 assesses how countries' mitigation actions and pledges are affecting the global greenhouse gas emissions trend, comparing it against the emission reductions necessary to limit global warming to well below 2°C and 1.5°C in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Current measures of economic progress, like GDP, are a poor indicator of economic progress, environmental sustainability and human well-being. This edition of the Inclusive Wealth Report presents the Inclusive Wealth Index, which looks at the manufactured, human and natural capital of 140 countries, and assesses the changing health of these assets over a quarter of a century – a massive dataset that covers almost an entire generation.
Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNEP DTU Partnership, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The report Jordan Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change Report III: Technology action plans (TAP) documents the actions and activities needed in response to the outcomes of a systematic and long process of assessing the obstacles and limitations that are hindering the widespread diffusion and deployment of climate change technologies in Jordan.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), GRID-Arendal, Rare, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and sustainable development topics, enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral), Global Environmental Policy Programme (GEPP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
This policy brief, Mainstreaming Biodiversity In The Infrastructure Sector: Fostering system-level approaches, explores interlinkages between biodiversity, ecosystems, and landscapes and diverse forms of infrastructure. Recognising that this nexus is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it calls attention to the need for an integrated approach to infrastructure planning and development to mainstream biodiversity in the infrastructure sector.