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January 2019
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This policy brief, Off-grid productivity: powering universal energy access, outlines how mainstreaming productive uses of energy (PUE) can drive economic development, boost demand for energy, and support governments' sustainable development plans based upon evidence and experiences from the Energy Change Lab, a programme led by IIED and Hivos that works closely with partners in Tanzania on productive uses of energy (PUE) for community entrepreneurs.
January 2019
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
In advance of Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance releasing their recommendations on the best finance and investment structures for climate action, Leveraging Sustainable Finance Leadership in Canada sets out a three-year policy roadmap to funnel private investment into a sustainable Canadian economy.
January 2019
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
This paper integrates into the IMF Fiscal Transparency Code (FTC) a new fourth pillar (Pillar IV) on natural resource revenue management. The newly completed FTC integrates transparency principles for natural resource revenue management in a unified four-pillar framework.
January 2019
World Economic Forum (WEF), Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)
E-waste is now the fastest-growing waste stream in the world, and society only deals with 20% of e-waste appropriately, yet e-waste is worth at least $62.5 billion annually. This paper discusses the state of play regarding global e-waste handling and production, and the potential benefits of the proper treatment of e-waste, including resource recovery from urban mining, reverse logistics and advanced recycling and recapturing.
December 2018
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.
December 2018
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, Ministry of Agricullture, Irrigation and Water Development, Malawi
This policy brief, Impact of Soil Loss in Malawi: Microeconomic effects of soil and nutrient loss, addresses the suitability and financial viability of various interventions to mitigate the impacts of both soil and nutrient loss within Malawi.
December 2018
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, Ministry of Agricullture, Irrigation and Water Development, Malawi
This policy brief, Impact of Soil Loss in Malawi: Macroeconomic effect on GDP, sectoral adjustments and poverty, combines findings from a recent independent report based on microeconometric and computable general equilibrium analysis. The study aims to assess both direct and indirect economic impacts of soil loss at the aggregate level, providing effects on the GDP, poverty, terms of trade and sectoral production.
December 2018
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, Ministry of Agricullture, Irrigation and Water Development, Malawi
This report, Soil and Nutrients Loss in Malawi: An economic assessment, analyses the economic impact of both soil and nutrient loss in Malawi with new country representative data on soil and nutrients loss.
December 2018
United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Marrakech Partnership
The Yearbook of Global Climate Action 2018 provides an overview of the major events, initiatives and reports of the past year and reviews progress achieved.
December 2018
World Bank Group
This report, Carbon Markets for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction in a Warming World: An evaluation of the World Bank group’s support to carbon finance, evaluates the World Bank Group's role and contributions to carbon finance. It provides an overview of carbon markets, the changing dynamics the markets are operating within, and Bank Group's perspective on the future of carbon financing.

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