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Policy Report
Author:
Anna
Bartalini
This report assesses the extent to which the G20 countries are making concrete efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Concrete policy measures and budget allocations are the focus of this assessment which is based on a survey of the extent to which the G20 countries reported concrete policy measures and budget allocations in...
Policy Report
Climate change deepens poverty; whereas, researches have shown financial inclusion is one of the best ways to build resilience to the climate change effects. Inclusive green finance is an evolving policy area in which member institutions of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) are beginning to implement policies, regulations and national...
Policy Report
Author:
UNEP
Secretariat
GEO-6
High Level Intergovernmental and Stakeholder Advisory Group (HLG)
GEO-6
Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP)
GEO6
Co-chairs and Authors
GEO-6
Government Representatives
The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is the result of a consultative and participatory process to prepare an independent assessment of the state of the environment, the effectiveness of the policy response in addressing environmental challenges and the possible pathways to achieving various internationally agreed environmental goals. The GEO is a...
Policy Report
Author:
Robert
Steele
Charina
Cabrido
Emma
Marsden
This report presents the results of a survey of 15 developing countries in Asia and the Pacific regarding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 12, 14, and 15. It also looks at selected environment-related targets that have a direct relationship with responsible consumption and production, and sustainable marine and terrestrial ecosystems management...
Book Chapter
In Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making
This chapter discusses the social and economic impacts of biofuels in East Asia by analyzing four country case studies. Three case study countries are large Asian rapidly developing countries which were expected to be large consumers and producers of biofuels at the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s: Indonesia, India, and China. All...
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Book Chapter
In Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making
In the beginning of the biofuel boom in the late 2000s, there were high expectations in many Asian countries that biofuels could enhance energy security, provide jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There were hopes that biofuels could be produced and consumed on a large scale and high expectations of significant biofuel trade. Some...
Book Chapter
In Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia
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This chapter surveys the landscape of regional governance for sustainability in Asia, focusing on government-related regional and sub-regional institutions and cooperation frameworks related to the environment. Many of these frameworks include multi-stakeholder participation of non-governmental actors, but this chapter does not survey non...
Book Chapter
In Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs
* Agenda 2030 calls upon “all businesses to apply their creativity and innovation to solving sustainable development challenges”; * If a major part of total global annual investments by businesses was directed towards the SDGs, then their achievement would not be in question; * Most efforts to promote business involvement in the SDGs have relied on...
Book Chapter
In Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs
* In this report, “sustainable technology” contributes to sustainable development, but the technology itself is not necessarily sustainable. * Accelerating the adoption and use of “sustainable” technology in all countries is necessary to achieve a transformation to sustainability. * Technology is prominently highlighted in the SDGs as a means of...