Joseph E. Stiglitz, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Martine Durand
This report looks at key issues highlighted by the 2009 Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (“Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi” Commission), such as how to better include the environment and sustainability in our measurement system, and how to improve the measurement of different types of inequalities, of economic insecurity, of subjective well-being and of trust.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
While GDP is the most well-known, and most powerful economic indicator, it can’t tell us everything we need to know about the health of countries and societies. In fact, it can’t even tell us everything we need to know about economic performance. This report looks at progress made over the past 10 years in collecting well-being data, and in using them to inform policies.
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.
Belize is exceptionally vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change. This report, Belize: Climate Change Policy Assessment, takes stock of Belize’s plans to manage its climate response, from the perspective of their macroeconomic and fiscal implications. It suggests macroeconomically relevant reforms that could strengthen the likelihood of success of the national strategy and identifies policy gaps and resource needs.
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, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
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.
Nordic Green to Scale 2 analyses the potential of scaling up existing climate solutions in two regions: the Baltic countries, Poland and Ukraine in Europe; and Kenya and Ethiopia in East Africa. This report reflects the study results for the five European target countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the Ukraine). Ten different solutions have been selected out of those included in the two previous studies as particularly promising for that region. The analysis covers emission reduction potential, costs and savings as well as cobenefits of scaling up the selected solutions.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
This document Climate Change for Forest Policy-Makers: An approach for integrating climate change into national forest policy in support of sustainable forest management, Version 2.0 is intended to help senior officials in government administrations and the representatives of other stakeholders groups, including civil society organizations and the private sector, prepare the forest sector for the challenges and opportunities posed by climate change in the light of new international agreements.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This briefing, Harnessing Long-Term Strategies for Low-Carbon Climate-Resilient LDC Development, makes the case for why LDCs in particular should prepare their long-term strategies early. It also discusses incentives to support and rationalise doing so ahead of 2020.
Based on the global Green Economy Coalition's (GEC) five-themed framing of the green economy the technical report Exploring Opportunities for Transformation to Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Economies in the Eastern Caribbean was developed for baselining the state of the Green Economy (GE) in partner countries, as defined within the narrow objectives of the EU GE dialogues project.