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October 2018
ESU-services
This Pilot-Study for the Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Commodities Traded in Switzerland evaluates the environmental impacts of commodities traded by Swiss companies without being physically transported to Switzerland. Like this, they are excluded from foreign trade statistics or input-output analysis. With Switzerland trading 20-65% of global trade, depending on the commodity, this pilot-study closes this gap.
September 2018
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry)

As a global financial centre with a growing strategic interest in sustainable finance, and a country recognized as a leader in digital technologies and innovation, Switzerland is seeking an improved understanding of how digital finance can accelerate the greening of financial flows.

October 2016
Applied Energy (Elsevier)

In order to enhance energy efficiency as a pillar of transition to a green energy economy it is important to understand whether and under which conditions energy efficiency programs could have positive economic and social impacts.

October 2015
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Environment at a Glance 2015 updates key environmental indicators and relevant socio-economic and sectoral indicators to track OECD country progress on major environmental issues and inform policy development and evaluation.

October 2014
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), World Bank Group

At the Davos forum of January 2014, a group of 14 countries pledged to launch negotiations on liberalizing trade in "green goods" (also known as "environmental" goods), focusing on the elimination of tariffs for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation list of 54 products.

July 2014
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Developing growth strategies that promote greener lifestyles requires a good understanding of what factors affect people’s behaviour towards the environment.

July 2014
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This report examines trends in the use of environmental provisions in Regional Trade Agreements and identifies factors which may explain the presence or absence of these provisions.

February 2014
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) describes the situation where the user of an environmental service, such as water purification, pays the landowners who provide that service.

October 2013
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report synthesises the experience of OECD countries in developing and implementing policies, programmes and initiatives related to green growth in the agricultural sector, based primarily on material provided by governments.
June 2012
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide argues that strategic investment in physical infrastructure with the diversification of economies allows cities to play a specialised role in polycentric urban development.

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