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UNEP Report Calls for a ‘Step Change’ in Adaptation Investments

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UNEP Report Calls for a ‘Step Change’ in Adaptation Investments. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has issued its annual Adaptation Gap Report, which provides a science-based assessment of the global progress on adaptation planning, financing, and implementation. Impakter.

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UNEP launching new sustainable land use finance impact directory

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Read the full story from UNEP. The Land Use Finance Impact Hub and its Positive Impact Indicators Directory – launched today by … Continue reading UNEP launching new sustainable land use finance impact directory.

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“Room for Improvement” in Climate Risk Tools – UNEP FI

Chris Hall

Climate risk tools available to financial institutions suffer from shortcomings in data inputs and scope, despite recent consolidation and technology innovation, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

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Australia and Negotiations for a Global Plastics Treaty and reduce plastic pollution in the marine environment

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This Week’s Tech and Tools News: UNEP FI Issues Oceans Toolkit for Investors

Chris Hall

ESG Investor’s weekly round-up of news on technology and tools in the sustainable investing sector, including UNEP FI, ISS ESG, ISSB, Xpansiv and Carbon Trust. The post This Week’s Tech and Tools News: UNEP FI Issues Oceans Toolkit for Investors appeared first on ESG Investor.

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Public subsidies that harm nature at least triple spend on nature protection: UNEP

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Public expenditure needs to be reformed to redirect finance flows, said a new report by the environmental watchdog. Investments into nature-based solutions should more than double to US$384 billion per year by 2025, it says

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UNEP Southeast Asia plastics lead Maggie Lee returns to WWF

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The former Procter & Gamble executive takes on a role as WWF's APAC lead for global seafood traceability based in Bangkok

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A New One Health Global Action Plan is Out! 

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Health Society United Nations FAO OHHLEP One Health Quadripartite One Health Joint Plan of Action UNEP WHO WMO WOAH wtoImpakter. A New One Health Global Action Plan is Out! .

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UNEP at 50: what has the world’s ‘environmental conscience’ achieved?

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As the UN Environment Programme reaches its 50th anniversary, we review its successes and shortcomings and how to strengthen its role in an era of deepening environmental crises

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Updated climate commitments ahead of COP26 summit fall far short, but net zero pledges provide hope, says UNEP report

Envirotec Magazine

C this century, according to the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) latest Emissions Gap Report 2021: The Heat Is On. It is a now problem,” said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP. “To

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Environment, Part of One Health, Is Often Missing in Action

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Health Society ecosystems environmental impact assessments FAO JEE Joint External Evaluation One Health UNEPImpakter. Environment, Part of One Health, Is Often Missing in Action.

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One Health: The International Community Takes A New Step Forward

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Health Politics & Foreign Affairs Financial Intermediary Fund G20 G7 One Health pandemic Stockhom 50 International Meeting UNEP WHO World BankImpakter. One Health: The International Community Takes A New Step Forward.

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UNEP Southeast Asia plastics project lead Maggie Lee returns to WWF

Eco-Business

The former Procter & Gamble executive takes on a role as WWF's APAC lead for global seafood traceability based in Bangkok

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Bonds Could Unlock Climate Adaptation in Emerging Markets

Chris Hall

Estimated adaptation costs and financing needs in developing countries are between five to ten times greater than recorded 2020 international public adaptation finance flows, according to the 2021 Adaptation Gap report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). .

Climate change: 'Unprecedented' economic transformation now needed

Eco-Business

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says huge emissions cuts are needed to hit the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal and avert the worst climate impacts

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How Genomics Will Support Gorilla Conservation

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According to UNESCO and UNEP’s report, Stolen Apes: The Illicit Trade in Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans, at least 98 gorillas were taken from the wild in a six-year time period.

New tool helps banks, investors take immediate action to reverse biodiversity loss

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A new ENCORE biodiversity module by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance — a collaboration between the UN Environment Program (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre, the UNEP Finance Initiative and Global Canopy — enables banks and investors to analyze the potential impact of their investment activities in agriculture and mining on biodiversity loss, with focus on species extinction and loss of ecological integrity. Read the full story at Sustainable Brands.

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What a catastrophic gas leak in Pennsylvania means for our climate and health

Energy Central

By EDF BlogsImage credit: Methane plume from the leak captured by the Sentinel-2 satellite on 9 November (data processed by UNEP/IMEO) By Adam Peltz and Jon Goldstein A natural gas storage site in Western Pennsylvania has sprung a massive gas leak that’s impacting both the climate and the communities who live in Cambria County.

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Nature-based Solutions “Good Value for Money” – UN 

Chris Hall

Because of their multiple benefits, investments in NbS would represent “good value for money” at a time of global macroeconomic uncertainty, said Ivo Mulder, Head of the Climate Finance Unit at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). . Head of UNEP’s?

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Fusion the Positive Choice for Climate Impact

Chris Hall

To mitigate the risks of investing in small EMDE projects and companies, Ivo Mulder, Head of the Climate Finance Unit (CFU) for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), says investors are looking for opportunities with “some form of grant or concessional finance attached”. . “It’s

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The ESG Interview: From Ground Level to Board Level

Chris Hall

Jessica Smith, Nature Lead at the UNEP FI, says it’s time for biodiversity to take its place alongside climate in investor priorities. UNEP FI is going to play a big role in in the year ahead in the piloting programmes to work out what this will look like.”.

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The ESG Interview: Dancing into the Mainstream

Chris Hall

This is the assessment of Eric Usher, Head of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) which brings together the United Nations and the financial sector to develop responsible investment agendas.

Time for a fair phase out of fossil fuels

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C above pre-industrial levels, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Second, wind down production of existing fossil fuel stockpiles at the needed 5% annually, as per UNEP. Divestment from fossil fuels is accelerating around the world.

Are we Eating up Our World?

Chris Hall

To accelerate this transition, UNEP has developed a Land Use Positive Impact Hub to support banks, asset owners and fund managers to determine how to measure the positive environmental and social (E&S) impacts of their land-use investments.

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Take Five: Jam Open the Closing Window

Chris Hall

In an accompanying commentary , UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen said: “I urge every investor, public and private, to put their capital towards a net zero world. This week’s major stories impacting ESG investors, in five easy pieces. .

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Why Policy Matters

Chris Hall

Margarita Pirovska, Director of Policy, Principles for Responsible Investment, and Will Martindale, Co-Head of Sustainability, Cardano, highlight priorities for investors as policy engagement becomes a key part of the day job.

ESG Explainer: The Blue Economy

Chris Hall

The global economy relies on the health of the ocean, says Dennis Fritsch, Project Coordinator, Sustainable Blue Economy Finance at the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). UNEP FI members have taken action to innovate in the blue economy.

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A Very African Climate Conversation

Chris Hall

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says: “This vulnerability is driven by the prevailing low levels of socioeconomic growth in the continent. UNEP wants to see more investment diverted towards supporting African countries in meeting their nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

Finance Majors Invest in “Cleaner, Greener” Farming

Chris Hall

Partner organisations include the World Bank, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, S2G Ventures, the UNEP Finance Initiative, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Just Rural Transition and the Principles for Responsible Investment.

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Report is most comprehensive to date on challenges and solutions to the phosphorus crisis

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It has been written by a team of 40 international experts from 17 countries led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and the University of Edinburgh, and is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Standard to Polish Insurers’ Net Zero Credentials

Chris Hall

Butch Bacani, Lead at the UNEP’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), said the first global accounting and reporting standard for GHG emissions within the insurance sector can be expected by the end of the year.

Turn Commitments into “Hard Numbers”, says GFANZ’s Carney

Chris Hall

Carney was responding to questions from Eric Usher, Head of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), about his expectations from members of alliances under the GFANZ umbrella which have not set decarbonisation targets for 2025.

Take Five: Fewer Fans for GFANZ

Chris Hall

Speaking in New York , UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen, noted that ‘30×30’ is just one of 21 elements of the draft framework, and urged governments to go beyond commitments to “hold each other and ourselves to account”.

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Reforms Needed to Free Investors to Consider ESG Factors

Chris Hall

This report takes forward work published last year by the PRI, UNEP FI and the Generation Foundation which looked at the position in 11 jurisdictions, including the UK. Australia-focused report is part of wider effort to give asset owners greater certainty over pursuit of sustainable outcomes.

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Take Five: Guterres’ Stark Warning

Chris Hall

Walking on hot coals – UNEP’s Andersen also noted a 10% rise in investments in coal supply in 2021, calling for an end to fossil fuel subsidies as well as domestic and overseas coal funding, with the G20 taking the lead.

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Keysight Announces Winners of the 2022 Innovation Challenge

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The world-class panel of judges for the 2022 Innovation Challenge event included: Juan Pablo Celis Garcia, Youth Engagement Specialist for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Illinois Institute of Technology students take top prize with Tree of Life carbon capture device.

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Litigation Surge Reflects Evolving Climate Duties

Chris Hall

According to the UNEP Global Climate Litigation Report , more than 1,500 cases had been filed in 38 countries by July 2020. Directors urged to integrate climate risks and opportunities into their governance roles.

ESG Explainer: Line of Duty

Chris Hall

In 2005, a group of investment managers organised under the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) commissioned law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to publish a report , ‘A Legal Framework for the Integration of ESG Issues into Institutional Investment’.

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The Energy Trilemma: Affordability, Security and Climate

Chris Hall

Yet, as the latest United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) annual gap report shows, policies currently in place point to a 2.8°C Potential for Paris-aligned gains to replace Russia-inflicted short-term pain at COP27.

CFA Launches Climate and Investing Qualification

Chris Hall

Financial institutions still don’t have expertise to handle net zero transition, according UNEP FI-backed report.

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Take Five: Green in Name Only?

Chris Hall

UNEP FI Executive Director Inger Andersen called on the intergovernmental body to support the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures and deliver “robust underpinnings for businesses” to help understand nature risks and dependencies.

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Faster Action Urged on ESG Disclosure Standards and Frameworks

Chris Hall

Eric Usher of Head, UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), suggested taxonomies, standards and reporting frameworks should provide support for sustainability-led business models, rather than being a catalyst for them. .

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