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November 2018
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.
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 Asia and the Pacific , analyzes key environmental themes on air, land, biota and ecosystems, freshwater, coasts and oceans, and waste using the drivers-pressures-state-impact-response (DPSIR) framework, shows accelerating environmental degradation widely across the region and its impact on human wellbeing.
May 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Natural resources are the foundation of economic development. This report reveals the patterns and the evolution of natural resource use with 118 indicators in 26 countries of the Asia and the Pacific region over the last 40 years.

August 2014
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This report examines the diverse realities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) through an integrated approach.

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.

April 2014
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)

This report was produced by the Decoupling Working Group of the International Resource Panel.

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

January 2012
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

This report describes an evolving policy landscape in Asia and the Pacific characterised by a changing economic reality, rising demand for resources, increasingly apparent impacts of climate change and increased risk and uncertainty.