What is New
World Bank Group
(2015): Global Economic Prospects, January 2015: Having Fiscal Space and Using It
. Washington, DC: World Bank
(2015): Public Goods and Externalities: Agri-Environmental Policy Measures in Australia
, the Netherlands
, United Kingdom
, The United States
: Delivering the green economy through financial policy
, including case studies on China Green Credit Policy, IFC Sustainable Banking Network, South Africa: Regulation 28, Stock Exchange Initiatives, Disclosure Initiatives, US: Insurance Regulation, United Kingdom: The Green Investment Bank, The Netherlands: Green Funds Scheme, South Korea: Green Growth Strategy.
: Fundación Banco Ambiental (FUNBAM) and Fondo para la Biodiversidad Sostenible
, Programa de Conservación de la Biodiversidad - PCB, fourth draft
: Capacity building course Southern Africa region: Synthetic biology
– biosafety and contribution to addressing societal challenges, 20-26 September 2015, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
: Sustainable Development Financing: Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific
: Financing Sustainable Development – What Can We Learn from the Australian Experience of Reform?
Draft discussion paper submitted to Asia-Pacific High-Level Consultation on Financing for Development meeting, Jakarta, Indonesia, 29-30 April.
Development Policy Forum (DPF): Financing for Development: The challenge of implementing SDGs
, Development Policy Forum (DPF) Roundtable, Spring 2015, Brussels
International Trade Centre (ITC) (2015). The Trade in Wildlife: A Framework to Improve Biodiversity and Livelihood Outcomes
UNDP (2013): Targeted Scenario Analysis: A new approach to capturing and presenting ecosystem service values for decision making
(2014): Tourism Concessions in Protected Natural Areas: Guidelines for Managers
Apple inc. (11 May 2015)
: announced an expansion of its renewable energy and environmental protection initiatives, including a new multi-year project with World Wildlife Fund to protect as much as 1 million acres of responsibly managed working forests which provide fiber for pulp, paper and wood products in China.
China: Green Finance Task Force Report
; Green Finance Task Force Summary
; Theoretical Framework of Green Finance
; International Experience of Green Finance
UK: Natural Capital Investments in England
(Final Report 2015)
UK: The State of Natural Capital
: Protecting and Improving Natural Capital for Prosperity and Wellbeing, Third report to the Economic Affairs Committee, Natural Capital Committee
UK: Developing Corporate Natural Capital Accounts
, eftec, Final Report for the Natural Capital Committee, January 2015
GCF: The Green Climate Fund Board (26 March 2015)
accredited: Centre de suivi écologique (CSE) from Senegal, Fondo de Promoción de las Áreas Naturales Protegidas del Péru (PROFONANPE), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Acumen Fund, Inc. (Acumen), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
France: French Agency for Development - AFD
provided 315 M€ (4% of total funding) for biodiversity and natural resources projects around the world in 2014.
United Nations: Zero Draft of the Outcome Document of the Third Financing for Development Conference
, 13-16 July 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
GEF: Mid-Term Evaluation of the System for Transparent Allocation of Resources (STAR)
GEF: Mid-Term Evaluation of the National Portfolio Formulation Exercise (NPFE)
Sri Lanka: Joint GEF/Sri Lanka Country Portfolio Evaluation (1991-2012)
India: GEF Country Portfolio Evaluation India (1991-2012)
Burundi: Biodiversity investment and financial resource mobilization strategic plan 2013-2020
Executive Summary: High Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources
for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (UNEP/CBD/COP/12/13/ADD2)
High Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources
(full report) for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/4)
Second Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Finance for Biodiversity
: Resource mobilization and the value of biodiversity, mainstreaming, financing mechanisms and safeguards, Co-Chairs’ Summary Report (Sabino Francis Ogwal and Maria Schultz), also available in Spanish
World's protected natural areas receive eight billion visits a year
, of which more than 80% are in Europe and North America. These visits generate approximately US $600 billion/y in direct in-country expenditure and US $250 billion/y in consumer surplus. See: Balmford A, Green JMH, Anderson M, Beresford J, Huang C, et al. (2015) Walk on the Wild Side: Estimating the Global Magnitude of Visits to Protected Areas. PLoS Biol 13(2): e1002074. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002074
Joint CBD-GEF Subregional Workshops
on CBD Implementation and Financial Reporting
Financing events during COP12
, including over 70 presentations on national financing experiences and international efforts.
Aligning the financial system with sustainable development: pathways to scale
. Profiling financial innovations of 12 countries in four clusters related to particular financial asset pools — banks, bond markets, institutional investors and central bank balance sheets — and one cross - cutting policy tool: long-term environmental risk assessment.
Guidance Manual on Valuation and Accounting of Ecosystem Services for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
. UNEP’s Ecosystem Services Economics Guidance Manual Series No. 2 under the Valuation and Accounting of Natural Capital for Green Economy (VANTAGE) programme and Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 193.
Climate Finance for Cities and Buildings - A Handbook for Local Governments
. UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), Paris.
Keeping Track of Adaptation Actions in Africa. Targeted Fiscal Stimulus Actions Making a Difference
. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi
The Environmental Crime Crisis – Threats to Sustainable Development from Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife and Forest Resources
. A UNEP Rapid Response Assessment. United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal, Nairobi and Arendal.
Barbados’ Green Economy Scoping Study
. Government of Barbados, University of West Indies - Cave Hill Campus, United Nations Environment Programme, 244p.
Our Planet, the magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme, 2014.
Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ can Support a Green Economy
, Report of the International Resource Panel, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, 2014. Summary for Policy Makers
The 2014 CAPE conference: The role of finance
in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Conference report Report, December 2014
Preparatory Process for the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, 21 January 2015
Mr. Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary, letter transmitting COP12 decisions to the financial mechanism
, including updates under the Convention on Biological Diversity, 22 January 2015
Doha negotiations related to biodiversity, WTO agreements and biodiversity measures, trade in sustainable development
USD 10.2 billion was the initial resource mobilization result of the Green Climate Fund
: highlights of UNFCCC CP.20 and KP.10 decisions (8 January 2015)
Mr. Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary, Statement to the 47th meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility
, 29 October 2014
Joint Summary of the Chairs
of the 47th meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility