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September 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)

Resource efficiency is a key approach to decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation while enhancing human well-being. It stimulates innovation, the creation of new industries, and boosts economic competitiveness.

January 2016
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This assessment, Global Environment Outlook 6: Regional assessment for North America , was carried out in order to characterize the priority environmental issues, states and trends in the region in a systematic, evidence-based manner, as input into the sixth iteration of UNEP’s flagship Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) process.
October 2015
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The final report of the UNEP Inquiry argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system. The report draws together practical examples of policy changes in banking, capital markets, insurance and institutional investment, drawing on detailed work across a number of countries.
May 2014
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

As an increasing number of countries adopt green economy strategies, there is a need to support them in measuring the magnitude of this new economy. This papers aims to guide them in this discussion.

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.

June 2012
International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This joint study by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlights that the transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out o

June 2012
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

This report is an expanded version of the Tourism chapter of the Green Economy Report which makes an economic case for investing in the greening of tourism and provides guidance on how to mobilise such investments.

September 2008
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organisation of Employers (IOE)

This report is the first comprehensive study on the emergence of a “green economy” and its impact on the world of work.

October 2007
Cities Alliance, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This report investigates how cities can use different instruments to integrate the environment into urban planning and management approaches. Including: policy instruments, process instruments, planning instruments and management instruments.