Green Recovery Library

A deep dive into critical issues using data and analysis to support evidence-based decision making
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Biowaste audits in Skopje

The biowaste audit dashboard visualizes how commercial entities working in the capital city of North Macedonia – Skopje, particularly in the HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants and Catering) sector, and not limited to that group, are producing biowaste. The dashboard is a snapshot experiment that aims to highlight how visualized data from the biowaste audit can showcase potential opportunities for businesses working with biowaste transformation and biotechnologies.

Bhutan - Climate Change vulnerability

Bhutan versus Climate Change

Bhutan’s location in a geologically active region makes it highly vulnerable to climate variability and extreme weather events. Based on previous studies identifying vulnerability disparities across population groups, Bhutan embarks on a socio-economic impact assessment to further explore the impact of climate change to inform its national adaptation planning.

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Viet Nam’s People Perception Survey Results on the environment and Covid-19 Response Package

Understanding that better data can help us make better-informed decisions, since 2009, the Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) has been capturing the voices of Vietnamese citizens on the performance and quality of policy implementation. The dashboard mainly focuses on understanding the changes that have occurred during the pandemic related to the government response and the environmental dimension.

Data on national policies, strategies, and datasets of countries participating in the Stockholm+50 meeting

Stockholm+50 National Policy Database

This database on key national policies and strategies that are contributing to a Healthy Planet (e.g. NDCs, NBSAPS etc.) was prepared as part of the S+50 national consultation process by UNDP Country Offices.

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PLANT – Paris Agreement LULUCF Assessment & NDC Tool

UNDP’s Paris Agreement LULUCF and NDC Tool (PLANT) helps countries to analyze opportunities to enhance the contribution of the forest sector to NDC mitigation targets, the potential for high-quality emission reductions/removals available for carbon market access, and the systems and processes needed to meet the requirements of the enhanced transparency framework under the Paris Agreement.

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Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Simulator

Several measures included in country NDCs, such as energy efficiency, renewables, nature-based solutions and others, potentially deliver socio-economic benefits as well such as economic growth, job creation, reduced air pollution, public health benefits and enhanced energy security and access.

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How are Countries Investing in Recovery?

The Global Recovery Observatory brings transparency to global government spending during the COVID-19 crisis. The Observatory is designed to showcase policy solutions and identify investment opportunities for governments and partners that are more impactful and sustainable.


SDGs X Covid-19 – Climate Action

Investments in recovering from COVID-19 need to focus on sustainable jobs and sectors. Recent findings show that non-fossil fuel technologies create more jobs per unit energy than coal and natural gas. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) estimates that decarbonizing the world economy by 2050 would boost cumulative global GDP gains by US$98 trillion between now and 2050, quadrupling renewable energy jobs to 42 million, with higher gender parity than traditional sectors.


The Impact of COVID-19 on Climate Ambition

The COVID-19 crisis has delayed many countries’ efforts to advance the process to revise their climate pledges (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. At the same time, many are seizing the opportunity to leverage NDC processes to guide green recovery and sustainable development.


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