18 Apr 2018

Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to start to meet the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. The historic climate accord from 2015 seeks, at minimum, to limit average global temperature rise to “well below 2°C” in the present century, compared to pre-industrial levels.

Policy report
22 Jan 2018

This paper analyzes the observed highest temperatures that occur every year at nearly 9000 stations, and how they are changing over time and especially over the past 50 and 30 years. This research found these short-term heatwaves to be increasing in most places, especially Eurasia and Australia, and also in megacities.

Journal article
14 Sep 2018

The Environmental Insights Explorer analyzes Google Maps data to provide rich insights into the vital signs of our planet. These insights can be used to create carbon baselines and accelerate climate action plans.
Beta version available September 2018

Website
01 Dec 2018

This report focuses on technical opportunities and policies for cost-effective scenarios for meeting food, land use, and greenhouse gas emissions goals in 2050 in ways that can also help to alleviate poverty and do not exacerbate water challenges.

Report
25 Mar 2019

This report is prepared by a Working Group of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles and seeks to provide a menu of potential strategies that importing and exporting countries may use to regulate cleaner and safer used vehicles markets.

Report
26 Oct 2018

The second World Circular Economy Forum 2018 (WCEF2018) took place from 22-24 October 2018, in Yokohama, Japan. The world’s biggest global gathering on circular economy solutions brought together more than 1,100 leading experts and decision-makers from more than eighty countries to discuss their future visions.

Report
12 Mar 2019

This report summarizes recent, relevant, global developments in the video games sector, perspectives from over 50 thought leaders from the industry, and stand-out examples of world-class games. It extracts recommendations for how the video game industry, gamers, policymakers and UN Environment can together ‘Play for the Planet’.

Report
04 Mar 2019

This update to the Global Mercury Assessment 2013 provides the most recent information available for the worldwide emissions to air, releases to water, and transport of chemical element in atmospheric and aquatic environments. 

Report
11 Mar 2019

The Global Chemicals Outlook II finds that the global goal to minimize adverse impacts of chemicals and waste will not be achieved by 2020. Solutions exist, but more ambitious worldwide action by all stakeholders is urgently required.

Draft report
18 Jun 2019

 This report provides an overview of the renewable energy markets, investments and policies around the world, based on evidence from 2018.

Annual Report
14 May 2019

This report looks at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Report
24 Jan 2019

This book presents detailed pathways to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions.

Book