The electricity sector is rapidly changing. Faced with the challenge of climate change, coal consumption is declining. Policy designs focus on raising the penetration of renewable energy. However, there are still drawbacks that prevent renewable energy from being adopted at industrial scale. It is therefore increasingly important for the policy makers to identify ways to leverage the benefits of renewable energy and at the same time preserve the availability, affordability and reliability of electricity. Several studies have explored the possibility of coordinating fossil fuel fired power plants with renewable energy. This report presents several options for the northern hemisphere. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789211171402 20190408
Book — ix, 97 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
2. Forest and water interactions
3. The enabling environment for forests and water
4. Economic valuation of water-related forest ecosystem services
5. Payments for forest-related watershed ecosystem services
6. Application of water-related valuation and payment schemes in the region
7. Challenges and recommendations
"The objectives of this study are to further improve our understanding about the ways in which payments for ecosystem services schemes can be applied to forests, in particular focusing on forests' hydrological functions for the mutual benefit of both humans and the environment. In addition, the study covers advances and challenges facing these schemes and provides practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners."--Page 4 of cover.
New York ; Geneva : United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, 2018.
Book — iv, 144 pages : color illustration ; 21 cm
Part 1. Constitutional reforms and human rights. Why a rights-based approach to constitutional reform? ; Human rights and the process of constitutional reform
Part 2. Constitutional bill of rights. The constitutional bill of rights and international human rights standards ; Drafting a constitutional bill of rights : general requirements ; Content of the constitutional bill of rights ; Institutional and procedural guarantees of rights
Part 3. OHCHR and human rights mechanisms. Contribution of human rights mechanisms ; Objectives, forms and methodology of assistance programmes ; Partnerships.
This publication explores human rights in the context of constitution making. It notes the important role of participatory processes which should be designed to ensure that consultations with a wide variety of interest groups and vulnerable parts of the populations take place when a new constitution is drafted. It also focuses on what human rights and fundamental freedoms should be included in a constitution, including civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights. In addition, it addresses how the rights of women, children, the disabled, minorities and indigenous peoples can be expressed in a new constitution. Examples from over fifty different constitutions are used to illustrate how these rights can be expressed. The publication is designed for drafters of future constitutions, as well as to all those who want to ensure that human rights are protected constitutionally. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789211542219 20180924
Transboundary water management at the national level
Transboundary agreements and arrangements
Joint bodies for transboundary waters
Activities related to the implementation of agreements and arrangement
General observations on the implementation of the Water Convention.
The publication presents and analyses the findings of the first pilot reporting exercise under the Water Convention, which was carried out in 2017. Progress made in the implementation of the Convention is reviewed and summarised, together with the identification of significant trends, success, challenges and opportunities concerning transboundary water cooperation. The reporting mechanism under the Convention was formally adopted (decision VII/2) by the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention at its seventh session (Budapest, 17-19 November 2015). (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789211171723 20190311
Eleventh Revised Edition. - New York : United Nations, 2018.
Book — vii, 376 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
"The first section describes the TIR transit system, its coverage, objective and functioning and analyses possible future developments. The second section contains the complete text of the TIR Convention. The third section contains related resolutions and recommendations" -- publisher's website.
Book — ix, 93 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Wood Energy in the ECE Region highlights the use of wood for energy and includes the most recent statistics on wood energy markets across the UNECE region. It aims to communicate the relevance of wood energy in the region and help bridge information about the forest and energy sectors. It also intends to offer some of the best-available information on the role that wood energy can play in various sectors to support environmental, energy, and socio-economic strategies toward a greener economy. It focuses on commercial wood energy uses in the UNECE inclusive of energy generated for cooking, heating and electricity generation.--Page ii.