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Emissions Gap Report
Since 2010, UN Environment has produced annual Emissions Gap Reports based on requests by countries for an independent scientific assessment of how actions and pledges by countries affect the global greenhouse gas emissions trend, and how this compares to emissions trajectories consistent with the long-term goal of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The difference has become known as the emissions gap. In addition to estimating the emissions gap, the reports focus on key options for achieving the emissions reductions necessary to bridge the gap, and provide an assessment of how these can be accelerated and scaled up. Countries have found these emissions gap assessments useful in informing the political process. This seventh Emissions Gap Report is based on requests by countries for an update that focuses on some of the key issues emerging with the adoption of the Paris Agreement and its specific long-term temperature goal. Download the report.

Climate Action 2016 - 2017
Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the 10th anniversary edition of the official Climate Action report for COP22. Climate Action provides in-depth analysis on the latest developments, trends and opportunities within sustainable markets and industries, and provides a platform across which they can showcase their sustainable solutions and innovations directly to an audience of senior decision makers within both government and the wider corporate supply chain. Browse the online version.

 

Monitoring the Shift to Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns in the context of the SDGs'

​This report constitutesan initial proposal to support the monitoring of SCP-related targets of the SDGs, using the SEEA framework, and proposes the development of a strategy for capacity building in the context of responding to the need for harmonised and quality assured indicators. We will also discuss more general indicators than those developed by the IAEG-SDGs process. Experience with earlier sustainable development indicators have shown the usefulness of having some underlying analytical possibilities that can help in interpreting the trends of the indicators.

Second Edition of the REDD+ Academy Learning Journals
Revised version of the module based learning tools developed to complement the REDD+ Academies delivered at the regional and national levels.

The International Resource Panel: 10 key messages on climate change
This note draws on the findings of the International Resource Panel (IRP) to highlight 10 key policy-relevant messages conveying why sustainable management of natural resources is essential to global efforts to combat climate change. 

Ecosystem Based Climate Change Adaptation: Curriculum Development Entry Points for Graduate Courses and Programmes

 

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