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Innovation and PPPs central to accelerating the circular economy transition and sustainable development in the context of post-COVID 19 recovery

Innovation and PPPs central to accelerating the circular economy transition and sustainable development in the context of post-COVID 19 recovery

14 June 2021 Both innovation and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are essential drivers of economic development, environmental sustainability and social inclusiveness. The UNECE region was hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, not only because of the health crisis itself but also, even as the threat recedes substantially, for the economic difficulties resulting from necessary restrictions on […]

UNECE: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 23/1 June 2021

Research and analysis Building Information Modelling (BIM) for road infrastructure: TEM requirements and recommendations (Publication – 31 May) Handbook for national master plans for freight transport and logistics (Publication – 25 May) Policy Brief: Transforming Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development (Publication – 25 May) 2020 Regional Results Report of the UN System for Europe and […]

Tackling methane emissions from fossil sectors is vital to slow near-term climate warming: readily available UNECE tools can support action

Tackling methane emissions from fossil sectors is vital to slow near-term climate warming: readily available UNECE tools can support action

Human-caused methane emissions are rising, and must be reduced by 40 to 45 per cent by 2030 to limit global temperature rise to 1.5° C, warned the Global Methane Assessment released last month by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This would avoid nearly 0.3° C of global warming by 2045 […]

UNECE launches ‘The Sustainability Pledge’ for measurable and verifiable sustainability in the garment and footwear sector

UNECE launches ‘The Sustainability Pledge’ for measurable and verifiable sustainability in the garment and footwear sector

Asserting and verifying sustainability claims in the garment and footwear sector are set to become easier thanks to a toolkit of policy recommendations, implementation guidelines and standard endorsed by UNECE member States that provide traceability and transparency solutions for tracking any garment or item of footwear from raw components to point of purchase. The UNECE toolkit delivers solutions for generating an immutable record of provenance […]

UNECE: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 22/15 May 2021

Research and analysis Road Map for Accession to and Implementation of the United Nations 1998 Agreement (Publication – 14 May) UNECE Annual report 2020 (Publication – 21 April) ES Blog Massive scaling up in funding will be needed to halve the number of victims on the road by 2030 News and press releases UN/CEFACT standards […]

Moscow joins the Trees in Cities Challenge, bringing planting pledges to around 11 million trees

Moscow joins the Trees in Cities Challenge, bringing planting pledges to around 11 million trees

With a pledge to plant almost 83,000 new trees, Moscow became the first city in Russia to officially commit to the initiative launched by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in 2019. As one of the world’s megacities with a population of over 12 million, Moscow is globally renowned for its architecture, historical […]

UNECE: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 21/1 May 2021

Research and analysis UNECE Annual report 2020 (Publication – 21 April) Measuring and Monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (Publication – 19 April) UNECE NEXUS: Sustainable Mobility and Smart Connectivity (Publication – 19 April) Natural Resource Nexuses in the ECE region (Publication – 19 April) People-Smart Sustainable Cities (Publication – 19 April) News and press […]

More “joined-up” approaches to measure and monitor sustainability are needed to sharpen policies in UNECE region

More “joined-up” approaches to measure and monitor sustainability are needed to sharpen policies in UNECE region

19 April 2021 More robust monitoring and measuring systems are required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UNECE report on Measuring and Monitoring progress towards SDGs that uses a “nexus” approach to chart a course for more “joined up” activities. High-quality statistics are vital for all stakeholders – from national governments, local authorities, […]

UNECE: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 20/15 April 2021

Research and analysis Recommendations for Green and Healthy Sustainable Transport – “Building Forward Better” (Publication – 12 April) Summary and Insights of the Sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook 2020: Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (Publication – 8 April) Op-ed by the ES Embracing circularity is not an option but an urgent imperative (15 April 2021) News […]

Machine learning paves the way for modern, efficient statistical production

Machine learning paves the way for modern, efficient statistical production

15 April 2021 International collaboration facilitated by UNECE is helping statistical organizations around the world move towards producing essential statistics in innovative ways based on machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). The Machine Learning 2021 Group, led by the United Kingdom’s Data Science Campus in collaboration with UNECE, is driving efforts to take ideas about machine learning and artificial intelligence from the realms of science fiction towards a reality that can […]

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