This report focuses on the challenges and opportunities faced by developing countries that are related to the Paris Agreement, both emerging as well as the least developed and most vulnerable countries. The paper is based primarily on the emerging evidence and experience gained on the ground in the Global Green Growth Institute's (GGGI) 30 member countries in recent years, complemented by the published results of leading organizations in each of the areas reviewed.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Sustainable Healthy Cities Network, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral)
This policy brief, The Infrastructure And Climate Change Nexus: Integrated approaches as a catalyst for transformational change, explores interlinkages between climate change mitigation and adaptation, and diverse forms of infrastructure. Given that infrastructure in every sector has climate implications, the brief raises awareness about the need for an integrated approach to the planning and development of resilient, low-carbon infrastructure assets to achieve the targets enshrined in the Paris Agreement and to boost climate-smart growth.
This report provides investment potential estimates across six key sectors (waste, renewable energy, public transportation, water, electric vehicles, and green buildings). Sector-specific investment potentials are estimated at the global and regional levels. The report also addresses urban resilience, financing solutions, and includes six deep dives into specific cities – one from each region – representing various sizes and stages of development:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral), Global Environmental Policy Programme (GEPP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Nature Conservancy, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
This policy brief, Mainstreaming Biodiversity In The Infrastructure Sector: Fostering system-level approaches, explores interlinkages between biodiversity, ecosystems, and landscapes and diverse forms of infrastructure. Recognising that this nexus is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it calls attention to the need for an integrated approach to infrastructure planning and development to mainstream biodiversity in the infrastructure sector.
Amsterdam Circular: Evaluation and action perspectives a comprehensive consolidation of insights from the practical implementation of 70+ circular projects in the circular City of Amsterdam and is validated by 100+ local businesses.
What is Driving Changes in Local GHG Emissions?: Results from contribution analysis presents results from applying a new technique called Contribution Analysis to three sets of local community greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory data in the US.
The working paper, Identifying Promising Policies and Practices for Promoting Gender Equity in Global Green Employment, is a synthesis of existing literature for promoting and optimizing women’s employment in manufacturing, construction and transportation.
The Nordic Council of Ministers has published a report on potential policy instruments that can accelerate a transition toward a circular economy in the Nordic construction sector. Most of the policy instruments identified focus on rules and regulation, particularly on the content and quality of building materials and demolition plans.