University of Oxford, Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This paper, Infrastructure for Sustainable Development, analyses the role of infrastructure in directly and indirectly impacting progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and provides evidence of both the threat and opportunity infrastructure presents to reaching the global goals.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), University of Oxford, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
This report aims to enhance understanding of the implications, capacity needs and enabling conditions for trade liberalization of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), with focus on developing countries. It focuses its analysis on five ESTs, namely solar photovoltaic cells (PVs), water filters, waste incinerators, gas filtering machinery, hemp and flax fibers.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), University of Oxford
This report, The development and use of biodiversity indicators in business: an overview , builds on a suite of work focused on providing guidelines and tools specifically for business, and it is intended to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on biodiversity indicators within Europe and beyond.
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), University of Oxford
Over the course of the last two decades, the issues surrounding technological innovation, investor behaviour, and business resilience have become magnified in the context of environmental change. This has helped to bring forward the issue of stranded assets as a sustainability concern beyond regulatory action on competition policy. This paper, produced to help inform an International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and UNEP Inquiry collaboration with policymakers in China, examines the risks and opportunities associated with stranded assets, provides five international case studies, and identifies how these issues might be relevant to Chinese policy makers.
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), University of Oxford, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE)
This Working Paper was commissioned by the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Finance System (“the Inquiry”) to feed into its process of analysis and knowledge dissemination. This Working Paper has attempted to do three things:
Policies must balance forest conservation’s local costs with its benefits—local to global—in terms of biodiversity, the mitigation of climate change, and other eco-services such as water quality. The trade-offs with development vary across forest locations.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), University of Oxford
This Baseline Report is the first step in the process of developing a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development for Rwanda. It provides a snapshot of the country today and the planned initiatives that will take it forward, placing it within the context of climate change.
This book explores the potential contribution of a particular public policy - variously called environmental tax reform (ETR), environmental fiscal reform (EFR) or green fiscal reform (GFR) - to reconciling economic growth and the environment.
Economists studying environmental collective action and green governance have paid little attention to gender. Research on gender and green governance in other disciplines has focused mainly on women's near absence from forestry institutions.