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April 2019
Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development
The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report, the fourth report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development, provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of sustainable finance, four years after the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. The report warns that mobilizing sufficient financing remains a major challenge in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite signs of progress, investments that are critical to achieving the SDGs remain underfunded and parts of the multilateral system are under strain.
April 2019
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report, Biodiversity Loss is A Development Issue: A rapid review of evidence, unpicks misunderstandings and sets out the evidence that biodiversity loss is much more than an environmental problem – it is an urgent development challenge. The biodiversity crisis is a development crisis and demands an engaged response from the development community.
March 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), focusing on the theme “healthy planet, healthy people”, aims to help policymakers and all of society achieve the environmental dimension of the Sustainable Develop

March 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Under the theme of ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People,’ UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) presents a comprehensive assessment of the state of the global environment, covering a range of topics, issues and potential solutions with contributions from over 250 scientists and experts from more than 70 countries.
February 2019
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture provides an assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture (BFA) and its management worldwide, and describes the many contributions that BFA makes to food security and nutrition, livelihoods, and the resilience of production systems; the major drivers of change affecting BFA; the status and trends of various components of BFA; and needs and challenges in BFA management.
February 2019
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED), Technopolis Group
This scoping paper explores how inclusive and green growth can be supported in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS), and if there are certain approaches and instruments to support green growth, which are more or less adapted for such settings. It includes case studies on waste management in Sierra Leone, the the “Post Conflict Window” of the African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH /German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) & IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative: Regional Landscape Approach in Côte d’Ivoire.
February 2019
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
This issue brief Shades of Green: An introduction to the Green Economy for Parliamentarians aims to provide parliamentarians with a basic understanding of the green economy and of the policies required to transition toward it.
January 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Insects provide billions of dollars worth of ecosystem services, particularly in agriculture and ecotourism. However, the wide use of insecticides, fragmentation of habitats and climate change are placing multiple threats on them and their populations are under sharp decline. This UN Environment Foresight Brief explores insect services, threats, and solutions to sustain insect populations.
January 2019
World Bank Group
This handbook, Working with Smallholders: A Handbook for firms building sustainable supply chains, is written for the operational managers in agribusiness companies responsible for integrating smallholder farmers into value chains as suppliers, clients, or customers. Although written principally to outline training and assistance needs and opportunities for the private sector—whether in high-income, frontier, or low- and middle-income markets—the handbook may also be useful to the staffs of governmental or nongovernmental agricultural development programs working with smallholders, as well as to academic and research institutions.
December 2018
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, Ministry of Agricullture, Irrigation and Water Development, Malawi
This policy brief, Impact of Soil Loss in Malawi: Microeconomic effects of soil and nutrient loss, addresses the suitability and financial viability of various interventions to mitigate the impacts of both soil and nutrient loss within Malawi.

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