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UNEP's mission is "To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations."[3]

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United Nations Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative

SEFI is the UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative - a platform providing financiers with the tools, support, and global network needed to conceive and manage investments in the complex and rapidly changing marketplace for clean energy technologies.

SEFI's goal is to foster investment in sustainable energy projects by providing up-to-date investor information, facilitating deal origination, developing partnerships, and creating the momentum needed to shift sustainable energy from the margins of energy supply to the mainstream.

UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative

Objective of the Initiative To achieve its final objective of promoting a worldwide adoption of sustainable buildings and construction practices, SBCI is implementing a process in 4 steps.

  • STEP 1 - Provide a common platform for the stakeholders

SBCI provides a common platform to all buildings and construction stakeholders for addressing sustainability issues of global significance, especially climate change.

  • STEP 2 - Establish baselines

SBCI establishes globally acknowledged baselines based on the life cycle approach, with a first focus on energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.

  • STEP 3 - Develop tools and stategies

SBCI will develop tools and strategies for achieving a wide acceptance and adoption of sustainable building practices throughout the world.

  • STEP 4 - Implementation through pilot projects

SBCI promotes to key stakeholders the adoption of the above tools and strategies which will be evaluated through pilot projects.

Outcomes, Lessons Learned and Good Practices

Presentation Title Date
EU-UNDP.pdf United Nations Environment Programme EU-UNDP Capacity Building Programme on Climate Change 2011-02-02
UNEP.pdf United Nations Environment Programme Technology Needs Assessment and Related UNEP Initiatives 2011-02-02

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References

  1.  "United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Contacts Page"
  2.  "UNEP SBCI"
  3.  "About UNEP: The Organization"