This report, which was released on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September 2015, speaks to the multiple benefits – economic, health, security, social and environmental – that an inclusive green economy can bring to humanity. Such an economic model sees growth in income and employment from investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution.

The global report of the UNEP Inquiry argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system.

The Green Economy Report was compiled by UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. The authors debunk several myths and misconceptions about the economics of “greening” the global economy, and provide timely and practical guidance to policy makers on what reforms are needed to unlock the productive and employment potential of a green economy.

Preventing, managing and resolving natural resource conflicts is undoubtedly among the key peace and security challenges of the 21st century. Increasing demand for natural resources combined with environmental degradation and climate change will serve to intensify competitive pressures between countries and communities over resource access, ownership and use.

Many experts and governments expect natural resources to become key drivers in a growing number of disputes, with potentially significant consequences for international, regional, and national peace and security.

This summary report highlights key findings from the report of the International Resource Panel: Green Energy Choices: The Benefits, Risks and Trade-Offs of Low-Carbon Technologies for Electricity Production.

Meeting the rising energy demands of a growing world population presents an ideal opportunity to make technology choices that take into account, and to the extent possible, mitigate negative impacts on the climate, environmental and human health.

The REDD+ Academy is a coordinated REDD+ capacity development initiative led by the UN-REDD Programme and the UNEP Environmental Education and Training Unit, which seeks to match the scale of the global climate change mitigation challenge and enable systematic, focused capacity development to deliver REDD+ on the ground.