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 Decade: 2010-2019
 Collection: Environmental Policy Collection
100% Renewable Energy - and Beyond - for Cities

100% Renewable Energy - and Beyond - for Cities

Date: March 2010
Creator: Droege, Peter
Description: This booklet sketches out the options and the processes that have started to transform urban energy systems. The document promotes carbon neutrality for communities and cities and argues that even the largest cities can make this transition, drawing on renewable energy supplies from within their boundaries, as well as from farther away. In addition to assuring urban energy security, these developments can also stimulate the growth of a very large new green economy sector.
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Winds of Change: East Asia's Sustainable Energy Future

Winds of Change: East Asia's Sustainable Energy Future

Date: May 2010
Creator: World Bank
Description: This report outlines the strategic direction of the energy sector to meet its growing energy demand in an environmentally-sustainable manner over the next two decades, and presents a pathway of policy frameworks and financing mechanisms to get there. This study found that large-scale deployment of energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies can simultaneously stabilize East Asia’s CO2 emissions by 2025 and significantly improve the local environment and enhance energy security, without compromising economic growth.
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United Nations Environment Programme 2009 Annual Report

United Nations Environment Programme 2009 Annual Report

Date: February 2010
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: The 2009 UNEP annual report provides detailed information about various UNEP activities during the year of 2009, including analysis of the outcome of the Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference. The report emphasizes the need to mobilize behind climate action in 2009 and to continue to ensure that environmental sustainability is recognized both as a legitmate goal in itself and as a means to achieving all other development objectives including the Millennium Development Goals.
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Renewables 2010: Global Status Report

Renewables 2010: Global Status Report

Date: 2010
Creator: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century
Description: This report describes economic trends in building the capacity of renewable energy in several countries.
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The Last Stand of the Gorilla: Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin

The Last Stand of the Gorilla: Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin

Date: 2010
Creator: Nelleman, Christian; Redmond, Ian & Refisch, Johannes
Description: This report discusses the status of gorillas in the Greater Congo River Basin. The report looks at challenges such as poaching and habitat loss.
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Framing the Flow: Innovative Approaches to Understand, Protect, and Value Ecosystem Services Across Linked Habitats

Framing the Flow: Innovative Approaches to Understand, Protect, and Value Ecosystem Services Across Linked Habitats

Date: 2010
Creator: Silvestri, Silvia & Kershaw, Francine
Description: This report presents a framework for understanding the connection between a variety of marine ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs, across several contexts with policy recommendations for land use and management.
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The Outcomes of Copenhagen: The Negotiations and the Accord

The Outcomes of Copenhagen: The Negotiations and the Accord

Date: February 2010
Creator: Averchenkova, Alina
Description: This document evaluates the Copenhagen climate talks, including the status of the negotiations on the key issues under the formal negotiating tracks and the provisions of the Copenhagen Accord, and draws implications for the implementation of actions in developing countries.
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Africa Adaptation Programme: An insight into AAP and Country project Profiles

Africa Adaptation Programme: An insight into AAP and Country project Profiles

Date: January 2010
Creator: The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP)
Description: The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) has been designed to support the long-term efforts of targeted countries to further develop their capability to successfully identify, design and implement holistic adaptation and disaster risk reduction programmes that are aligned with national development priorities. This report provides insight into the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) and its related country project profiles. The AAP has shifted into implementation, with Namibia and Tunisia as the first countries to complete national inception workshops. Eighteen out of the total twenty programme countries will complete national inception processes and start full-fledged implementation in the coming months.
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UNEP Year Book 2010: New Science and Developments in Our Changing Environment

UNEP Year Book 2010: New Science and Developments in Our Changing Environment

Date: 2010
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This publication presents an overview of global and regional environmental issues and policy decisions during 2010.
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UNEP in China: Building Back Better

UNEP in China: Building Back Better

Date: June 2010
Creator: Thakur, Reshmi & Potocnik, Matija
Description: This booklet describes the cleanup and redevelopment effort in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. A sustainable building design was included, which minimizes energy needs for cooling, heating, and lighting, is earthquake resistant, results in zero waste at the construction site, and is made with recycled materials.
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Latin America and the Caribbean: Environment Outlook

Latin America and the Caribbean: Environment Outlook

Date: 2010
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme. Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe
Description: This Global Environmental Outlook report (GEO LAC 3) is the third comprehensive environmental assessment of the status and perspectives of the environment in the Latin American and Caribbean region. It highlights the need to move away from sectoral, uncoordinated and short-term policies, and to work towards consolidating comprehensive and cross-sectoral environmental ones that put sustainability at the centre stage. GEO LAC 3 is part of UNEP’s contribution to catalyzing improvements to human well-being and framing a fresh debate around the concept of sustainability in the context of a world evolving from six billion, to nine billion people by 2050.
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Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010: Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Finacning

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010: Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Finacning

Date: 2010
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This report shows that in spite of the global economic downturn, investment in sustainable energy is still strong.
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Our Planet : Green Economy - Making it work

Our Planet : Green Economy - Making it work

Date: February 2010
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to programs in several countries that are investing in a "green economy" in order to ensure the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources.
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Our Planet , May 2010: Biodiversity, Our Life

Our Planet , May 2010: Biodiversity, Our Life

Date: May 2010
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to the economic importance of biodiversity and how protecting or restoring habitats can significantly reduce the costs in a variety of industries and infrastructures.
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 7, Number 4, 2010

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 7, Number 4, 2010

Date: 2010
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is devoted to the Copenhagen Summit, the Vancouver Olympics, and indigenous peoples from arctic regions.
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 8, Number 1, 2010

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 8, Number 1, 2010

Date: 2010
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is devoted to biodiversity and threatened habitats.
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Polls on the Environment and Global Warming

Polls on the Environment and Global Warming

Date: April 2010
Creator: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Description: This report is a meta-analysis of twenty years of public opinion polls about Americans views on environmental quality, environmental policy, and environmental science.
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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in Developing Countries

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in Developing Countries

Date: June 2010
Creator: International Union for Conservation of Nature
Description: In this position paper, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) urges Parties to reach an agreement on a REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) mechanism that recognizes that avoiding greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation is a necessary component of achieving deep cuts.
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Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development

Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development

Date: 2010
Creator: Nelleman, Christian & Corcoran, Emily
Description: This report discusses some vital services that natural ecosystems contribute to human health and development.
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Psychology and Global Climate Change: addressing a mutifaceted phenomenon and set of challenges

Psychology and Global Climate Change: addressing a mutifaceted phenomenon and set of challenges

Date: March 2010
Creator: American Psychological Association. Task Force on the Interface Between Psychology and Global Climate Change
Description: This report examines the role of the field of psychology in understanding and dealing with global climate change. The report explores the psychological drivers for contributing to climate change and the psychological barriers to action in response to the threat of climate change. The report makes policy recommendations based on its findings.
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World Investment Report 2010: Investing in a Low-Carbon Economy

World Investment Report 2010: Investing in a Low-Carbon Economy

Date: July 22, 2010
Creator: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Description: According to the preface, this report focuses on climate change and the role of transnational corporations in investing in a low-carbon economy.
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Clearing the Waters: A focus on water quality solutions

Clearing the Waters: A focus on water quality solutions

Date: March 2010
Creator: Palanaippan, Meena; Gleick, Peter H.; Allen, Lucy; Cohen, Michael J.; Christian-Smith, Juliet; Smith, Courtney et al.
Description: This report discusses global water issues and offers a variety of proposals for countering the degradation of freshwater ecosystems for the benefit of public health and the environment.
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A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change

A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change

Date: April 22, 2010
Creator: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Description: This report identifies areas of research for understanding the impact of climate change on human health. Research areas include respiratory, cardiovascular, and mental health, as well as infectious diseases, nutrition, and others.
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Grenelle Environnement

Grenelle Environnement

Date: October 2010
Creator: France. Ministère de l'écologie, de l'énergie, du développement durable et de la mer
Description: The new 'Grenelle II' laws are presented in the French Parliament. The Grenelle II (2010) follows the Grenelle I (2007) and a second public consultation round with representatives of large companies. Detailed plans are presented for building, transport and energy sector. Local authorities are asked to play a more important and facilitating role. The new law package contains six pillars and contains the 'outlines' and 'logistics' of the application on regional and local level: - 1. Improving the Energetic Performance of Buildings. Among the measures are : insisting on 'Batiments a Basse Consommation' (BBC, < 50 KW/H/m2 per year) for new buildings and to reduce the consumption of existing buildings by 38% untill 2020. - 2. Creating a change in Transport Use. Among the measures presented are : speeding up the process of public transport infrastructure, insisting local public authorities on offering 'lease-bikes' and car-sharing programs, and subvention of electric and hybrid car development. - 3. Reducing significantly Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions. Measurements foreseen are : Obligation of all enterprises with over 500 employees and municipalities with more than 500.000 inhabitants to calculate CO2 emissions on a yearly bases. -4. Preserving Biodiversity. Pharmaceutical and hospital products will be more ...
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