Newsweek Vantage, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
This research confirms that the concept of a circular economy has gone from relative obscurity to the corporate boardroom in just a few years. It identifies five strategies and business models that companies are adopting to make their products, processes or business models more circular, and spotlights eight actions companies can take to accelerate their circular transition as well as circular drivers, including climate change, national regulations and policy, and consumer awareness and activism.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
As the first assessment of the global environmental rule of law, this Report draws on experiences, challenges, viewpoints, and successes of diverse countries around the world, highlighting global trends as well as opportunities for countries and partners to strengthen the environmental rule of law.
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
This report provides a critical analysis of the state of knowledge regarding the importance, drivers, status, and trends of terrestrial ecosystems. It also provides a critical assessment of the full range of issues facing decision makers, including the importance, status, trends and threats to biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people, as well as policy and management response options.
Laws, alongside the institutions and legal systems that ensure their implementation and enforcement, are an essential component of an enabling environment for green growth. Environmental Rule of Law: An analysis of data availability aims to provide a comprehensive review of currently available datasets allowing for the measurement of environmental rule of law, using the OECD Pressure-State-Response model to determine suitable enforcement and compliance indicators.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article, Role of Regional Carbon Markets in Article 6.2 of Paris Agreement, covers a high-level analysis of the role of regional carbon markets in the emerging draft text on Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement.