CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMME


Reports

  1. UEFA EURO 2016: Social Responsibility and Sustainability – Post-event report
    UEFA EURO 2016: Social Responsibility and Sustainability – Post-event report 18 Jan 2017

    UEFA EURO 2016 was a large-scale football event in France involving 24 teams, 51 games played in 10 stadiums, and 2.5 million ticket holders. This post-event report follows up on the one-year-to-go report, detailing the operational implementation of social responsibility and sustainabilitymeasures

    Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sports
  2. Frankfurt School-UNEP Centre/BNEF: Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016
    Frankfurt School-UNEP Centre/BNEF: Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016 10 Jan 2017

    Renewable energy set new records in 2015 for dollar investment, the amount of new capacity added and the relative importance of developing countries in that growth. All this happened in a year in which prices of fossil fuel commodities – oil, coal and gas – plummeted, causing distress to many companies involved in the hydrocarbon sector. So far, the drivers of investment in renewables, including climate change policies and improving cost-competitiveness, have been more than sufficient to enable renewables to keep growing their share of world electricity generation at the expense of carbon-emitting sources.

    Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. IRENA: Renewable energy auctions in developing countries
    IRENA: Renewable energy auctions in developing countries 4 Jan 2017

    The rapid worldwide expansion of renewable energy in recent years has been largely driven by support policies. Typically, these aim to address market failures in an effort to promote the uptake of renewable energy while achieving a number of other objectives, including energy diversification, the development of a local industry and job creation.

    Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  4. Vancouver 2010 & AISTS: Sustainable sport and event toolkit (SSET)
    Vancouver 2010 & AISTS: Sustainable sport and event toolkit (SSET) 7 Dec 2016

    The SSET is a project initiated by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) in Lausanne. It is currently being developed with the assistance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), European Athletics and other partners from the world of sport. The aim of the project is to give event organisers the tools required to incorporate sustainability in their work and to plan and deliver sustainable events.

    Carbon Reduction,Sports
  5. Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games high level sustainability plan
    Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games high level sustainability plan 2 Dec 2016

    The Olympic and Paralympic Games are one of the world's largest sports events, and the delivery of the Games has more wide-ranging impacts than we could imagine, not on the field of sports alone, but also on society, the economy and other fields. The Games' influence will go beyond Tokyo, the Host City, extending across Japan and the world. Given the growing momentum for efforts to project the global environment, it is vital that these concerns are fully addressed in the preparations for the delivery of the Olympics and Paralympic Games.

    Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sports
  6. London Legacy Development Corporation: Sustainability guide to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2030
    London Legacy Development Corporation: Sustainability guide to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2030 1 Dec 2016

    This guide explores how the Park, venues and events have been developed to respond to and tackle the significant environmental challenges of our time: a changing climate, the loss of biodiversity and the overconsumption of vital resources. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London has a fantastic opportunity to lead the way in sustainable living for its neighbours across London and beyond.

    Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sports
  7. IEA: Key world energy statistics 2016
    IEA: Key world energy statistics 2016 21 Nov 2016

    The purpose of producing energy statistics is to use them to monitor changes in energy production and use, inform debate and provide a wider understanding of energy. In Key World Energy Statistics (KWES), we look to highlight some of the key facts and trends from across the vast number of datasets the IEA produces to enable everyone to know more about energy. So if you want to know who are the top ten producers of oil or coal or the leading exporters of gas, what has been the evolution of electricity production since 1971, how energy use contributes to CO2 emissions or if you simply want to see the world picture of energy production and use – that information and more is in KWES.

    Sustainable Energy
  8. Ceres: Insurer climate risk disclosure survey report and scorecard
    Ceres: Insurer climate risk disclosure survey report and scorecard 24 Oct 2016

    This report evaluates and benchmarks the quality and comprehensiveness of climate risk disclosures by insurance companies in response to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Climate Risk Disclosure Survey. In 2014, insurance regulators in six states—California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York and Washington— required insurers writing in excess of $100 million in premiums to fill out the survey. This report analyzes responses by 148 insurance companies, collectively representing about 71 percent of the U.S. insurance market in terms of 2014 direct premiums written. A total of 375 insurance companies submitted Climate Risk Disclosure Surveys.

    Policy
  9. The New Climate Economy: The sustainable infrastructure imperative
    The New Climate Economy: The sustainable infrastructure imperative 12 Oct 2016

    Investing in sustainable infrastructure is key to tackling three simultaneous challenges: reigniting global growth, delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and reducing climate risk. Following the milestone achievements of 2015 – including the ambitious global goals set for sustainable development and its financing in Addis Ababa and New York, and through a landmark international agreement on climate action in Paris – the challenge is to now to shift urgently from rhetoric into action.

    Finance,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction
  10. European Commission: Alternative fuels and infrastructure in seven non-EU markets
    European Commission: Alternative fuels and infrastructure in seven non-EU markets 11 Oct 2016

    This study examines how alternative transport fuels and infrastructure, which are expected to play a crucial role in the transport sector’s future, develop in other world regions. It aims to contribute to the development and implementation of a European transport strategy effectively promoting alternative modes of transportation and safeguarding the EU’s transport industry’s leading position.

    Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2016-17

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the 10th anniversary edition of the official Climate Action report for COP22, Marrakech, Morocco.

NEWSLETTER

TWITTER