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ESCWA Annual Report 2019 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2019

E/ESCWA/OES/2020/1

The last decade was difficult for the Arab region. A few countries fell into civil war while others suffered from serious political and economic instability. As a result, millions of people across...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 8: The Water-related Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab Region cover ESCWA Water Development Report 8: The Water-related Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/5

Water-related SDGs have a central role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its interlinked Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. While the dedicated goal on...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region cover ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/3

Since 2005, several global processes have called for an integrated approach to climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Calls to pursue this integration were...

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Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Tunisia cover Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Tunisia

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.2

The baseline study for Tunisia was developed within the Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region (REGEND) framework with an...

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Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Lebanon cover Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.1

The baseline study for Lebanon was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an...

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Reducing Gas Flaring in Arab Countries: A Sustainable Development Necessity cover Reducing Gas Flaring in Arab Countries: A Sustainable Development Necessity

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.9

The study highlights the Arab region’s high reliance on fossil fuels, making it the second fastest growing regional source of greenhouse gas emissions. This is increasingly worrying for Arab...

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Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region: A Methodological Framework for Pursuing an Integrated Assessment

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/1

The methodological framework presented in this guidance document outlines the integrated assessment approach being implemented in support of the Regional Initiative for the...

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Assessing the impacts of changing water availability on agricultural production in selected Arab countries cover Assessing the impacts of changing water availability on agricultural production in selected Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/CP

In order to assess the impact of climate change on agricultural production in the Arab region, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), as part of its implementation of the...

Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Jordan cover Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Jordan

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.4

This report was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide...

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Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Tunisia cover Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Tunisia

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.6

This report was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide...

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Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Lebanon cover Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.3

This report was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide...

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Guide on climate change negotiations for representatives and negotiators from Arab countries cover Guide on climate change negotiations for representatives and negotiators from Arab countries



The main objective of the guide is to strengthen the capacities of negotiators from Arab countries in negotiations about future climate change, with a view to enhancing regional cooperation and...

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The Role of Renewable Energy in Mitigating Climate Change in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/1

This study contains a wealth of information related to the field of energy and climate change, namely on the production of electrical power from renewable energy sources, including solar and wind...

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Innovation Policy for Inclusive Sustainable Development in the Arab Region cover Innovation Policy for Inclusive Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/1

The aim of this study is to provide decision-makers in Arab countries with a framework for the formulation of policies for economic growth and achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

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Fact Sheets on Key Water Issues in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2010/Technical Paper.2

This document contains fact sheets on important water challenges facing the Arab region. For example, climate change is one of the challenges that affects the availability of water resources, and...

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Country fact sheets on food security in the Arab region cover Country fact sheets on food security in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/CP.1

The Country Fact sheets contain key statistical information affecting Food Security, providing a comprehensive preview of the prevailing food and agriculture situation in the Arab Region. They...

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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: Background Paper on Global Strategy for Energy Efficiency Market Formation to Mitigate Climate Change

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The present report is a draft global strategy to promote market formation and self-financing Energy Efficiency (EE) improvements for implementation through the Regional Commissions (RCs) of the...

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Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit: Renewable Energy Module cover Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit: Renewable Energy Module

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/TOOLKIT.2

This module was prepared as part of the United Nations Development Account project on developing the capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to address the water and energy nexus for achieving...

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Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit: Technology Transfer Module cover Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit: Technology Transfer Module

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/TOOLKIT.3

This module, implemented within a United Nations Development Account (DA) project on “Developing the capacities of ESCWA member countries to address the water and energy nexus for achieving...

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Advancing SDG7 in the Arab Region cover Advancing SDG7 in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/2020/POLICY BRIEF.16

Achieving SDG 7 in the Arab region requires significant advancements in renewable energy and in decoupling regional growth from energy consumption, which can be achieved by improving energy...

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