Eco² Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities is a sustainable urban development initiative launched by the World Bank as an integral part of its Urban and Local Government Strategy. Its objective is to help cities in developing countries achieve greater ecological and economic sustainability in synergy.

Ensuring that the poor or the most vulnerable sections of society benefit from REDD+ projects is crucial to building both national and international legitimacy and to fostering successful delivery of conservation and social objectives.

The greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth says this new UNEP report & outlines actions and investments needed for a global ‘green economy’ – one that is low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially-inclusive.

The report of the Sub-group on ‘Environment’ discusses various policies and programmes of MoEF, institutional setup for environment management, progress of various schemes in the 11th Five Year Plan and suggests recommendations for the 12th Five Year Plan.

This report provides an overview of resource use patterns in Asia and the Pacific, explains why sustainable resource use and resource efficiency will become an economic and social imperative for the region, and presents information on how to achieve resource efficiency and sustainable resource use through well-designed policies.

Could the informal economy be the route to deliver the big sustainable development ideals such as the Green Economy, Millennium Development Goals and Poverty Reduction Strategies, given that its share is rapidly increasing and that the poor mostly operate here?

This practical guide for cities is highlighting how a focus on ecosystem services and their valuation can create direct benefits for urban areas and can be performed even with limited resources.

This preliminary report outlines a broad strategy for green growth in the food and agriculture sector.

A review of literature on global evaluations of land degradation shows a significant development in methods and approaches to mitigate it. Earlier evaluations based their assessments on expert opinion and concentrated on only a few types of land degradation—namely soil erosion and deforestation.

The Green Economy Report is compiled by UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide.

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