Publications

Technology Publications

This publication provides examples of how countries have used their Technology Needs Assessments, and specifically their Technology Action Plans, to advance implementation for environmentally sound technologies for mitigation and adaptation. It provides country-based examples from different regions and covers a range of sectors for both adaptation and mitigation. 
This year’s edition reveals a global energy transition well underway with record new additions on installed renewable energy capacity, rapidly falling costs, and the decoupling of economic growth and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions for the third year running.     But despite these positive trends the pace of the transition is not on track to achieve the goals established in the Paris Agreement.  
The report guides policymakers on how to promote energy-efficient residential refrigerators in their respective national markets.The report is part of a series of U4E reports on five product groups.The other reports in the series cover lighting, room air conditioners, electric motors and distribution transformers. 
The report guides policymakers on how to promote energy-efficient air conditioners in their respective national markets. The report is part of a series of U4E reports on five product groups. The other reports in the series cover lighting, residential refrigerators, electric motors, and distribution transformers. An additional overarching report, “Policy Fundamentals Guide,” provides crosscutting, general guidance critical to the establishment of a successful energy efficiency programme.
With this report, the Working Group on Environmental Impacts of the International Resource Panel provides, for the first time, a comprehensive global-scale assessment of the benefits, risks, and trade-offs of energy efficiency technologies and their combined effects when deployed alongside low-carbon electricity supply technologies. The results of the report show that the majority of efficiency technologies, used for mobility, buildings and industry, bring environmental co-benefits beyond greenhouse gas mitigation, including reduced impacts on the environment, health and natural resources. However, some technologies may generate higher impacts than the baseline technology for certain regions and for certain years. 
This publication showcases some of the innovative approaches being used and provides guidance on how communities can put their wastewater to purposeful reuse — as reclaimed water — for the benefit of all. 
More Bang for the Buck: Record New Renewable Power Capacity Added at Lower Cost.
The sector specific supplement for agri-food value chains is an integral part of the Eco-I manual, as it applies the eco-innovation methodology with all its phases and activities on the agri-food value chain. Valuable background information, learning case studies as well as tips&tricks can facilitate the implementation of eco-innovation in the agri-food sector.
The sector specific supplement for metals value chains is an integral part of the Eco-I manual, as it applies the eco-innovation methodology with all its phases and activities on the metals value chain. Valuable background information, learning case studies as well as tips&tricks facilitate the implementation of eco-innovation in the metals sector.
The sector specific supplement for chemicals value chains is an integral part of the Eco-I manual, as it applies the eco-innovation methodology with all its phases and activities on the chemicals value chain. Valuable background information, learning case studies as well as tips&tricks give hands on examples and therefore can facilitate the implementation of eco-innovation in the chemicals sector.

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