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May 2019
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
This paper, The critical role of infrastructure for the Sustainable Development Goals , uses three pillars—the economy, the environment and wider society—as well as the overarching theme of resilience through which to assess the role of infrastructure in meeting global social and environmental goals.
April 2019
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.
April 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This paper Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Infrastructure details the results of an initial stocktaking on existing sustainable infrastructure initiatives, and argues for more integrated approaches to sustainable infrastructure in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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.
April 2019
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Nature-Based Solutions Initiative
This paper, Biodiversity Loss, Development Crisis?, mainstreams biodiversity loss in countries' development issues and raises the attention for people to require much more coordinated thinking and action than has happened to date. It is time for the development community to step up to this challenge and engage in the debate.
April 2019
Boston University Global Development Policy Center, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report, A New Multilateralism for Shared Prosperity , synthesizes those efforts and advances a set of “Geneva Principles for a Global Green New Deal” that can form the foundations for a new multilateral trade and investment regime that has shared prosperity and sustainable development as its core goals.
April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report discusses the implications of the low-carbon transition for workers and the relevant lessons-learnt in previous industrial restructuring experiences.
March 2019
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
This interagency statement issued jointly by seven UN agencies calls upon all stakeholders involved in the infrastructure lifecycle to support an integrated approach to the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure to accelerate the SDGs and 2030 Agenda.
March 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This issue paper also reviews relevant policy measures that can help SMEs navigate the opportunities and challenges in delivering green and inclusive growth. It also aims to help policymakers address distributional impacts of greening SMEs, particularly the “losers” of greening measures.
March 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This paper, Towards Green Growth in Emerging Market Economies: Evidence from environmental performance reviews , provides a cross-country review of progress towards green growth in selected emerging market economies that are members or partners of the OECD. It presents the main achievements in the countries reviewed, along with common trends and policy challenges, and provides insights into the effectiveness and efficiency of green growth policy frameworks and measures, which may provide useful lessons for other OECD and partner countries.

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