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September 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)

Resource efficiency is a key approach to decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation while enhancing human well-being. It stimulates innovation, the creation of new industries, and boosts economic competitiveness.

October 2015
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The final report of the UNEP Inquiry argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system. The report draws together practical examples of policy changes in banking, capital markets, insurance and institutional investment, drawing on detailed work across a number of countries.
May 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Natural resources are the foundation of economic development. This report reveals the patterns and the evolution of natural resource use with 118 indicators in 26 countries of the Asia and the Pacific region over the last 40 years.

May 2014
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This study analyses trends and opportunities for trade among developing countries (i.e.

April 2014
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

The latest edition of this annual report outlines the latest developments, signs and signals in the financing of renewable power and fuels. Full of statistics, charts and narrative, it explores the issues affecting each type of investment, technology, and region.

June 2012
International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This joint study by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlights that the transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out o