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Subsidy Reform Analysis

Socio-Economic Analysis of Subsidies (SEAS) simulator Author: UNDP & PEP In many developing countries, consumer subsidies represent a high fiscal burden that threatens the stability

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World map showing distribution of fuel subsidies using color gradation

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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Mexico Massive Survey Results

Mexico Map of Voices

Navigate through the interactive map and learn about some actions that people are taking to contribute to the protection and restoration of the environment.

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The Viet Nam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI): PAPI Environmental Indicators and PAPI-COVID Survey Data for 2020 and 2021

PAPI is a flagship governance program initiated by the United Nations Development Programs in Vietnam since 2009. PAPI measures and benchmarks citizens’ experiences and perceptions of the performance and quality of policy implementation and services delivery of all 63 provincial governments in Vietnam to advocate for effective and responsive governance.

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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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Green recovery spending by country - data visualization screenshot

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.

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Assessing COVID impacts on the SDGs

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.

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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.

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SDGs X Covid-19 – Gender Equality

COVID-19 threatens to undo many of the gains on gender equality over the past 25 years. In 2021, it is expected there will be 118 women in poverty for every 100 poor men globally, and this could rise by 2030. With bold policies to boost women’s economic empowerment, we can reduce poverty and advance progress across the SDGs. Investments in care services, education and skills are critical for economies of the future.

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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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SDGs X Covid-19 – Social Protection

Social protection is an important investment to advance human development and create access for everyone to quality basic services, including universal health care. Three things help drive action on social protection: first, go beyond income to understand who to target; second, create fiscal space to invest in social protection; third, make digital the default.

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