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Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)

A global Action Agenda / Sustainable Energy For All / April 2012 The aim of the SE4ALL initiative is to promote the major investment needed for renewable energy to be scaled up across the world. This report argues sustainable development is only possible with sustainable […]

Green Economy Coalition

The Green Economy Pocketbook (Green Economy Coalition)

Green Economy Coalition / June 2012 This pocketbook argues for the transition to a green economy to tackle the economic recession and severe degradation of the environment. The Green Economy Coalition brings together different actors including research institutes, NGOs, UN organisations, business and trade unions. Read report […]

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Payments for Ecosystem Services – Getting Started (Katoomba Group)

An Introductory Primer to Assessing and Developing Payments for Ecosystem Service Deals / Katoomba Group / 2008 The Katoomba Group was established in 1999 by Forest Trends. It is an international working group made up of experts from different sectors (forests, energy, finance, environment) focused […]

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The Story of REDD: A real solution to deforestation? (FERN)

FERN / April 2012 This animated video looks at the causes of deforestation which leads to local communities losing their livelihoods and human rights abuses. As a response to climate change the United Nations and World Bank are proposing REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and […]

Rio+20 conference (Dario Kenner)

The Future We Want: Rio+20 decision text

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development / Rio de Janeiro / June 2012 This is the official text of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio in June 2012. It was called Rio+20 because it was held 20 years after the 1992 Rio […]

Reclaim the UN from corporate capture

Reclaim the UN from corporate capture (Friends of the Earth Int)

Friends of the Earth International / June 2012 Friends of the Earth released this report before the 2012 Rio+20 conference to draw attention to what it argues is the increasing influence of corporations over the United Nations system. Read report The report says companies are exerting […]

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Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation workshop report (ESPA)

Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation / May 2012 The Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) research programme was set up in 2010. Its goal is to “ensure that, in developing countries, ecosystems are being sustainably managed in a way that contributes to poverty reduction as […]

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REDD+ Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science series (UNU)

United Nations University / August 2012 The video explains that REDD uses incentives to reduce deforestation in developing countries. The respect for the right to free, prior and informed consent is a key part of REDD. Interviews with indigenous and local communities as well as […]

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