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May 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Environment Directorate

Behavioural insights can help policy makers obtain a deeper understanding of the behavioural mechanisms contributing to environmental problems, and design and implement more effective policy interventions.

May 2017
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), African Development Bank (AfDB)

Low energy supply, complete with shortages, high costs and poor access, remains major impediments to Africa’s social and economic progress.

May 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The private sector plays an important role in enabling or hindering green growth in developing countries.

May 2017
Nordic Council of Ministers

This report estimates fossil fuel subsidies to be around USD 425 billion. Such subsidies represent the large lost opportunities for governments to invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development.

April 2017
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The new Agenda for Sustainable Development, which aims to end poverty and promote well-being and prosperity while safeguarding ecological systems of the planet by 2030, has placed a much-needed emphasis on energy access and gender equality, elevating them as stand-alone sustainable development go

April 2017
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The Earth’s climate is changing already and failure to limit warming to below 2°C could make the changes in the climate system irreversible and characterized by cataclysmic consequences.

April 2017
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Forests support the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people and 80 percent of all terrestrial biodiversity, and they help absorb up to 30 percent of carbon emissions from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. There is thus a strong ecological and socioeconomic rationale for forest conservation.

April 2017
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Global climate efforts have been gradually shifting towards a more balanced approach on adaptation and mitigation.

April 2017
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

As the Earth’s average surface temperatures rise, so do the associated costs. Because marginalised communities and groups (e.g., women, immigrants, the elderly, the disabled) are more exposed to climatic risk, the costs of climate change are more difficult for them.

April 2017
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2017, published on April 6th by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, finds that all investments in renewables totalled

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