22 Jun 2016

Green Public Procurement (GPP) is an important tool to achieve environmental policy goals relating to climate change, resource use and sustainable consumption and production – especially given the importance of public sector spending on goods and services in Europe.

Book
05 Jun 2019

This document is a resource for anyone planning or assessing new low carbon precincts. Its advice complements existing policy and may be of use to developers, planners, policy makers and the community—anyone who is seeking to understand how to create sustainable urban outcomes.

Guide
19 Mar 2019

This report features articles from policymakers around the world that provide insights into the approaches to Emissions Trading System/Scheme design currently being implemented.

Report
18 Apr 2018

This report, produced jointly by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), offers policy makers a comprehensive understanding of the options available to support the development of renewables.

Policy report
07 Dec 2018

This Global Status Report documents the status and trends of key indicators for energy use, emissions, technologies, policies, and investments to track the buildings and construction sector, globally and in key regions. Central findings of this report include: 

Report
05 May 2016

Rapid rates of urbanization in much of the world will lead to an unprecedented expansion of the built environment. The choices being made today about how to build, design, and operate these buildings will affect urban services and livability for decades.

Report
13 Apr 2018

Energy transition of the EU building stock, from being an energy waster to being highly energy efficient and an energy producer, is a prerequisite for Europe’s carbon neutrality, as well as for meeting Europe’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Article
16 Nov 2018

With over 4 million inhabitants and a growth rate of over 4% annually, Kenya’s capital city Nairobi is the largest and most populous city in the country, and the tenth largest city in Africa. It is an established hub and the main commercial centre of the country with a well-developed business infrastructure, and is estimated to generate more than 63% of Kenya’s gross domestic product.

Report
11 Oct 2017

Argentina’s significant domestic natural gas and hydro resources has led to an electricity generation system based on these fuel sources, offering low electricity prices. However, declining gas production due to the exhaustion of resources coupled with growing energy consumption is emphasizing the importance of both diversifying energy supply and managing energy demand.

Briefing paper
27 Sep 2017

Russia has acknowledged energy efficiency as an important direction for its policy development. In 2008, an economy-wide target was set to reduce energy intensity by 40% by 2020 in relation to 2007. The target is supported by Federal Law 261 on Energy Savings and Energy Efficiency (2009) and the State Program on Energy Efficiency (2014).

Briefing paper
19 Jun 2017

This book uses energy and economic models to assess the potential for further energy-efficient improvements in the transport, building, industry and power sectors of China.

Book
17 Jul 2017

ATLANTA , GA , CITY/TOWN/VILLAGE LEVEL , IN FORCE
US-GA-Atlanta-2017-Sustainable Building Ordinance
This is a case study of how Green building LEED Silver certification caused Sustainable development design standards to be amended. 

Policy