Flagship Publications


Bridging the Gap – Enhancing Mitigation Ambition and Action at G20 Level and Globally

Pre-release version of a chapter in the forthcoming UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2019

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Lessons from a decade of emissions gap assessments

This publication looks back at ten years of Emissions Gap Reports and global climate action, and what remains to be done to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C as per the Paris Agreement.

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Emissions Gap Report 2018

This is the 9th edition of the UN Environment Emissions Gap Report. It assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This difference between “where we are likely to be and where we need to be” is known as the ‘emissions gap’.

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Emissions Gap Report 2017

The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report 2017 presents an assessment of current national mitigation efforts and the ambitions countries have presented in their Nationally Determined Contributions, which form the foundation of the Paris Agreement.

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Adaptation Gap Report 2018

This is the fourth edition of the UN Environment Adaptation Gap Reports. Since 2014, these reports have focused on exploring adaptation gaps, characterized as the difference between the actual level of adaptation and the level required to achieve a societal goal.

The adoption of the Paris Agreement established a global goal on adaptation of “enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change”. As the Paris Agreement is now being implemented, important decisions are about to be made on how to report on, and take stock of, progress towards this global goal.

The Adaptation Gap Reports focus on providing policy-relevant information to support such efforts.

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Adaptation Gap Report 2017: Towards Global Assessment

The 2017 Adaptation Gap Report, which is the third global Adaptation Gap Report, explores key opportunities and challenges associated with assessing progress on adaptation at the global level. The report synthesizes information relevant for the ongoing work under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to prepare for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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Adaptation Metrics: Perspectives on measuring, aggregating and comparing adaptation results

The UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) ‘Perspectives’ Series is a series of publications aimed at sharing expert and practitioner opinions and experiences on emerging topics related to climate change. This new volume addresses a key question for adaptation policy and practice: ‘How can we measure, aggregate and compare climate change adaptation needs and results across activities, countries and sectors?’ The volume collects together eleven articles from international experts and practitioners, each offering their own unique insights and perspectives on this main thematic question.

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Private-sector action in adaptation: Perspectives on the role of micro, small and medium size enterprises

This volume under the 'Perspective Series' shares diverse and original perspectives, insights and reflections on the role and prospects for the private sector to build climate change resilience. It focuses especially on the perspectives of micro-, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries, which are particularly vulnerable to climate change, and presents thirteen individual articles from a wide range of experts and practitioners dedicated to this emerging but growing area of work.

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UNEP DTU Annual Report 2018

The Annual Report presents our impact, research and highlights in 2018.

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UNEP DTU Annual Report 2017

The Annual Report presents our impact, research and highlights in 2017.

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