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Publications

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South-South trade in renewable energy

This study analyses trends and opportunities for trade among developing countries (i.e. South-South trade) in selected environmental goods, in order to assess the contribution such trade can make to a green economy transition. The term ‘...

The role of forests in a green economy transformation in Africa

This report explores the role of forests in a green economy transformation in Africa. Its aim is to present policymakers with a strong rationale for linking forests and REDD+ planning with green economy planning and investments. According to UNEP...

Africa's adaptation gap 2: Bridging the gap – mobilising sources

Climate change represents a clear and present danger to the development prospects of Africa. African countries are going to have to adapt to protect their peoples from the harsh impacts of climate change and to ensure that they are not derailed...

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for Africa

The GEO 6 regional assessment recognizes Africa’s rich natural capital - the diversity of soil, geology, biodiversity, water,landscapes and habitats- which if wisely managed, hold the promise to lead the region to a future where ecosystem...

Aligning Kenya’s Financial System with Inclusive Green Investment

This report, led by the International Finance Corporation and the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, aims to promote inclusive green investment in Kenya. It focuses on policy, structural, and investment innovations...

Facts and Figures

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Lake Chad

decreased from around 25,000 square kilometers to 1,350 square kilometers, since the 1960s

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