This UNEP publication presents examples of efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and promote

The institutions of the UN system are responding to the Secretary-General's call to make its in-house practices alongside its field operations more climate-friendly and environmentally sustainable. This publication presents the first greenhouse gas inventory for the UN system and an overview of the initial steps that have been taken to manage these emissions.

The Primer aims to contribute to the understanding of the rules,
concepts and different issues involved in the programmatic approach of the CDM.

This discussion paper on Industry Sector Approaches to Climate Change is intended to assist negotiators, policymakers and other interested parties in the definition, development and implementation of sectoral approaches. In doing so, it seeks to provide a broad introduction to non-specialists on the subject of sectoral approaches.

This handbook was conceived as a practical tool to be used by decision-makers and practitioners in both tourism sector and ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management). It provides a kind of

A Summary for Decision Makers, the latest UNEP-SBCI report, highlights the potential of more efficient buildings in addressing climate change.

The overall objective of the conference was to discuss the role of mountains as early indicators of climate change and the impact of global warming on mountain ecosystems. Specially, the actual state and the open gaps of scientific research were presented on several early indicators and in different mountain regions around the world.

Climate neutrality means living in a way which produces no net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This should be achieved by reducing your own GHG emissions as much as possible and using carbon offsets to neutralize the remaining emissions.

Despite the protection afforded by several important legal instruments, the environment continues to be the silent victim of armed conflicts worldwide. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has conducted over twenty post-conflict assessments since 1999, using state-of-the-art science to determine the environmental impacts of war.

Policy-makers who factor the planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services into their national and international investment strategies are likely to see far higher rates of return and stronger economic growth in the 21st century.