The Raising Risk Awareness project uses the latest advances in climate science to understand the role of climate change in the occurrence of extreme events such as flooding in India), sea level rise in Bangladesh and droughts and heatwaves in Ethiopia and Kenya. Building Capacity for Risk Management in a Changing Climate, provides a summary of the Raising Risk Awareness project’s results and learning.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report, China in Mozambique's Forests: A review of issues and progress for livelihoods and sustainability, compiles three years of work of the China-Africa Forest Governance project to develop evidence on constraints and opportunities for forest resources in productive and resilient land use and trade, to develop capacity and dialogue among relevant stakeholders in China and Mozambique, and to deliver policy and practice improvement opportunities.
Carbon pricing has emerged as a key mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which means that private and public stakeholders are seeking an informed view of how carbon-related price signals can drive global emissions reductions in line with these goals.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
This report, Finance Options and Instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation, provides a comprehensive outlook on available financing sources and stipulates ten examples for project developers and practitioners who might be keen to learn from different finance approaches to implement and maintain EbA measures.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This paper, Law and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, provides an overview of current thinking and the experience of countries in using legal frameworks to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level.
The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGCA), Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN)
This dashboard report, Africa SDG Index and Dashboards 2018, is a tool to track progress toward the SDGs, to help pinpoint key implementation challenges, and to assist countries in benchmarking their SDG performance against their African peers.
The Self-insurance Against Natural Disasters: The use of pension funds in Pacific Island countries report provide a normative analysis of the use of early pension withdrawals after disasters, by setting up a life-cycle saving model with myopic households facing large natural disaster shocks
University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), Forum for Law, Environment, Development and Governance (FLEDGE)
Scientists estimate that dozens of plant and animal species are going extinct every day and 7 the extinction rate is 1000 – 10000 times higher than the natural extinction rate. Authors of the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Use and Sustainable Harvesting report highlight the ways in which sustainable use is one of the most effective tools to protect and conserve biological resources.
The Sustainable Development Goal 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation reviews the global progress made towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the latest data available for the 11 SDG 6 global indicators and will inform the High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development during its in-depth review of SDG 6 in July 2018.