- Climate-Smart Development: Adding Up the Benefits of Actions that Help Build Prosperity, End Poverty and Combat Climate Change
This new report from the Work Bank estimates that approximately 94,000 premature pollution-related deaths could be avoided and that measures to cut emissions would avoid production of 8.5 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions and save almost 16 billion kilowatt-hours of energy—a savings roughly equivalent to taking 2 billion cars off the road.
- The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014
This newly released report from the UN examines the latest progress on the Millennium Development Goals, which aim to reduce poverty. Improvements and opportunities in health, access to water, and environmental quality are explored in depth and also illustrated through infographics.
- Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012
A joint publication of the World Meteorological Organization, in Switzerland, and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters of the Catholic University of Louvain, in Belgium, the Atlas explores the global and regional distribution of impacts of disasters related to weather, climate, and water. Measures to increase resilience in the face of a changing climate and to standardize data for accurate comparisons are also included.
- Outcome Document — Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
The final outcome document produced by the United Nations Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals was released in mid-July. The document poses 17 goals and includes goals for climate change, access to water and sanitation, health, and sustainable development. It will be submitted for consideration at the September meeting of the UN General Assembly.