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 Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report reviews the economic, regulatory, institutional and trade policy environments characterising the honey, cereal and walnut sectors, underlining their export and value-added potential in the Republic of Moldova, and provides a SWOT analysis and action plans to assist policymakers in realising this potential.
World Resources Institute (WRI), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development, Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)
By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on the planet. Can we produce enough food sustainably? The synthesis report of the World Resources Report Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that it is possible – but there is no silver bullet. This report offers a five-course menu of solutions to ensure we can feed everyone without increasing emissions, fueling deforestation or exacerbating poverty
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.
Released in advance of the 2018 UN Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties meeting, Nature in the Urban Century, this report from The Nature Conservancy, Future Earth and The Stockholm Resilience Center, calls for global action to conserve habitat for nature and for human well-being as global leaders work to revise goals for biodiversity protection within the convention.
This policy brief examines experiences with gender mainstreaming and the situation of women, men, girls and boys in Lao PDR to identify some of the barriers to inclusive economic growth, gender equality and poverty reduction. The purpose is to provide recommendations to help promote gender equality in the country's National Green Growth Strategy (NGGS) and as green growth is mainstreamed into national planning and policy-making.
Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)
Proactive policies to protect and restore the health of the world’s coral reefs could generate a substantial economic gain, provide important societal benefits, including to local communities, and help deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This study presents new analysis of the value, costs and benefits of the coral reef economy to highlight that shifting the trajectory of coral reef health from one of continuing decline towards a healthy state could unlock tens of billions of dollars in additional value.
The booklet Green-win Narratives developed through the course of the GREEN-WIN project within the Global Dialogue and the detailed studies carried out by the project partners. The GREEN-WIN project is a major international transdisciplinary research collaboration supported by the EU. It applies a solution-oriented approach targeted at increasing the understanding of links between climate action, economic development, and sustainability.