The booklet Green-win Narratives developed through the course of the GREEN-WIN project within the Global Dialogue and the detailed studies carried out by the project partners. The GREEN-WIN project is a major international transdisciplinary research collaboration supported by the EU. It applies a solution-oriented approach targeted at increasing the understanding of links between climate action, economic development, and sustainability.
Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)
Proactive policies to protect and restore the health of the world’s coral reefs could generate a substantial economic gain, provide important societal benefits, including to local communities, and help deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This study presents new analysis of the value, costs and benefits of the coral reef economy to highlight that shifting the trajectory of coral reef health from one of continuing decline towards a healthy state could unlock tens of billions of dollars in additional value.
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.
This policy brief examines experiences with gender mainstreaming and the situation of women, men, girls and boys in Lao PDR to identify some of the barriers to inclusive economic growth, gender equality and poverty reduction. The purpose is to provide recommendations to help promote gender equality in the country's National Green Growth Strategy (NGGS) and as green growth is mainstreamed into national planning and policy-making.
Released in advance of the 2018 UN Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties meeting, Nature in the Urban Century, this report from The Nature Conservancy, Future Earth and The Stockholm Resilience Center, calls for global action to conserve habitat for nature and for human well-being as global leaders work to revise goals for biodiversity protection within the convention.
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.
Aligning Investments with the Paris Agreement Temperature Goal: Challenges and opportunities for multilateral development banks proposes a definition of alignment with the Paris temperature goal and reviews decision-making tools for assessing alignment and shifting portfolios used by seven major multilateral development banks.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International Trade and the Transition to a More Resource Efficient and Circular Economy highlights the potential interaction of international trade and the circular economy in order to map out potential issues to address and to guide further research areas to explore on this topic.
This report, based on research from the Nature Conservancy, the University of Minnesota and 11 other organizations, explores whether it is possible to achieve a future where the needs of both people and nature are advanced. It projects the state of the world in 2050 if development progresses in a “business-as-usual” fashion, and what it would look like if a sustainable path was implemented with a series of fair-minded and technologically viable solutions to the challenges that lie ahead.