Submission deadline: August 31, 2016
ROAP Events / Publications Slides
Direct Access to funding, including National Implementing Entity (NIE) accreditation and its processes, is a relatively new concept for many countries. The role and responsibilities of an accredited NIE are also relatively new. Given current fiduciary capacities in most of the Asia-Pacific countries, the process of accreditation can be demanding, often requiring capacity enhancement. External technical support can help enhance national capacities in most countries. This manual has been developed mainly to share lessons from UNEP support to Asia-Pacific countries to meet the demands of a growing number of international climate funds requiring stringent fiduciary standards for Direct Access.
The modules range from an introduction to the concepts of direct access, fiduciary standards and the accreditation process for the Adaptation Fund, to identification of suitable projects. The manual draws upon the rich and robust knowledge and experience of the team of experts and advisers involved in the project, international frameworks, publications, research material and case studies, among others to illustrate key messages in each module.
The reports’ key findings are that all regions are making good progress on Target 11 (protected areas), Target 16 (ratifying the Nagoya Protocol), Target 17 (the adoption of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) as policy instruments) and on Targets 18 and 19 (traditional knowledge respected, and knowledge shared, improved and applied). However, no region is making progress on Target 6 sustainable management of marine resources), Target 8 (reduction of pollution), Target 10 (reduction of pressures on vulnerable ecosystems) and Target 14 (ecosystem and essential services safeguarded).
In Asia and the Pacific, the report highlights the pressures caused by unsustainable wildlife trade due to growth in demand and the devastating impact that invasive alien species can have on oceanic islands. Nonetheless, protected area networks have grown and voluntary certification schemes are showing modest growth. Although 13 out of 20 Targets show ‘no significant progress’ or movement away towards achievement, six are ‘on track’ or progressing towards achievement.
The assessment provides the firstintegrative baseline in light of global and regional megatrendssupported by open access to data and information. This isa great success not only of science informing policy, but ofnations at the regional level acting together on the basis ofscience to achieve an authoritative assessment of the state,trends and outlook of the their regional environment.
Understanding how efficiently we use natural resources is a vital step for designing policies to tackle inefficiencies. This infographics booklet reveals both the patterns and the evolution of natural resource use in the Asia Pacific over the last 40 years. The booklet presents findings in a graphic format that makes the trends of resource use and resource efficiency in the Asia-Pacific region accessible to all readers.
This guidance note focuses on best practices for enforcing energy efficiency policies for lighting, including compliance with registration, minimum energy performance and energy labelling requirements. It is primarily intended for use by those countries that have yet to develop and implement an enforcement regime for lighting products, but is equally relevant for countries seeking to revise or strengthen their enforcement activities. It aims to be a practical resource for governments and enforcement authorities on processes to follow when implementing a national enforcement programme and describes best practices for enforcing energy efficient policies at both a national and regional level.