Notes: A. Calmels (Airbus), J. De Laat (KNMI), E. Defer (CNRS/LERMA; CNRS/LA), J. Delanoë (CNRS/LATMOS),
F. Dezitter (Airbus), M. Faivre (CNRS/LERMA), A. Gounou (Météo-France), A. Guignard (CNRS/LATMOS),
F. Huet (Airbus), C. Le Bot (Météo-France), J. F. Meirink (KNMI), J.-M. Moisselin (Météo-France),
R. Nohra (CNRS/LOA), F. Parol (CNRS/LOA), A. Protat (BoM), P. Rieu (Météo-France),
S. Turner (ATMOSPHERE), and C. Vanbauce (CNRS/LOA)
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PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkThe Polish Geographical Review, of major importance among Polish geographical circles, has been appearing since 1919, which makes it the oldest Polish geographical journal. In the years 1919-1953 it was the organ of the Polish Geographical Society, whereas since 1954 it has been published by the Institute of Geography (and Spatial Organization) PAS.
PermalinkThis report provides a framework for defining adaptation gaps and a preliminary assessment of the gap between adaptation needs and reality. It proposes an approach for identifying and assessing the current state and action in key adaptation areas, and comparing these with the potential now, and in the future, for additional adaptation to reduce risks. The report is a response to calls for UNEP to produce a report on adaptation gaps to complement the annual Emissions Gap report.
PermalinkThe place to learn about monitoring the weather and climate from space.
One of the most urgent challenges facing countries across the world today is how to achieve economic prosperity and development while also combating climate change.
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and its flagship project, The New Climate Economy, have been set up to help governments, businesses and society make better-informed decisions on these crucial issues.
The Commission brings together expert research institutes from five continents, overseen by an International Council comprising former heads of government and finance ministers and leade ...
PermalinkVulnerability assessments (VAs) are central to shaping climate change adaptation decisions, providing a basis for devising measures that will minimise or avoid harm to humans and ecological systems. Yet the wide variety of VA approaches can be confusing for practitioners, creating uncertainty about the ‘right’ approach. This paper reviews and compares VAs undertaken in Indonesia and Tunisia to distil key approaches, components and lessons. It begins with a general overview of definitions, approaches and challenges with conducting VAs, and then proposes a framework for analysing and comparing t ...
PermalinkEuropean Climate Support Network (ECSN); World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) - DWD, 1999-[...]Climate monitoring in Europe used to be done mainly on a national scale. As scientific interest is more and more focusing on the regional cross-border implications of a possible climate change, routine monitoring of regional climate for whole Europe is becoming more and more important. The need for a more co-ordinated approach to the preparation of climate system monitoring information led to the idea to publish an annual regional climate monitoring Bulletin. The eleventh session of the WMO Regional Association VI (RA VI), which took place in Oslo in May 1994, approved the proposal.
PermalinkThe Annual Report is the ESA Director General's report to ESA Council on the major activities that have taken place in ESA each year.
PermalinkThe effect of weather shocks on children's anthropometrics is investigated using the two most recent rounds of the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. For this purpose, climate data for each survey cluster are interpolated using daily weather-station records from the national network. The findings reveal that rainfall shocks have a statistically significant and robust impact on child health in the short run for both weight-for-height and height-for-age, and the incidence of diarrhea. The impacts of weather shocks on health are of considerable magnitude; however, children seem to catch up wi ...
PermalinkCenter for Space Physics, 2004-[...]CAWSES is an international program sponsored by SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) established with an aim of significantly enhancing our understanding of the space environment and its impacts on life and society. The main functions of CAWSES are to help coordinate international activities in observations, modeling, and applications crucial to achieving this understanding, to involve scientists in both developed and developing countries, and to provide educational opportunities for students of all levels.
PermalinkThe Historical Hurricane Tracks website includes tropical cyclone data and information on coastal county hurricane strike data through 2011 while also providing links to detailed reports on the life history and effects of U.S. tropical cyclones since 1958.
PermalinkUNDP, 2011-[...]The bulletin provides the latest information on UNDP's support to countries on Climate Change Adaptation at the national, sub-national and community-level. It includes updates on a range of topics including the status of ongoing projects, new project approvals, performance indicators, project impacts and results, policy and mainstreaming work, and noteworthy announcements.
The goal of Many Strong Voices is to promote the well-being, security, and sustainability of coastal communities in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by bringing these regions together to take action on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to tell their stories to the world.
The Arctic and SIDS are barometers of global environmental change. As they are on the frontlines of climate change, they are also critical testing grounds for the ideas and programmes that will strengthen the adaptive capacities of human societies confronting climate change.
PermalinkThe main objective of the database is to serve the purposes of humanitarian action at national and international levels. It is an initiative aimed to rationalise decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as providing an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting.
EM-DAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 18,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to present. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agenci ...
PermalinkWMO data provide the basis for better understanding the climatology of severe weather and extreme events such as tropical cyclones, El Niño, floods, heat waves, cold waves, droughts and other natural hazards, contributing to saving both lives and property, and improving our understanding and monitoring of the climate system and environment. WMO has drawn attention to issues of major concern, such as ozone layer depletion, global warming, climate change and diminishing water resources.
WMO enhances the application of meteorological and hydrological information for the security and well-b ...
PermalinkWhile climate change poses a number of risks to vulnerable communities and businesses around the world, many opportunities are unfolding for private companies to implement actions towards reducing risks to their business operations, as well as investing in adaptation action in vulnerable regions in a sustainable and profitable manner [...].
PermalinkIncendies en Indonésie, pluies diluviennes sur les Andes, cyclones dévastateurs... De manière inexpliquée, le courant marin El Niño chamboule le régime des vents sur le Pacifique. Et de là tout le climat de la planète.
El Niño a diverses répercussions sur le climat de toute la planète et sur l'activité humaine. Voici les principales répercussions, observées lors du dernier épisode 1997-1998, le plus violent du siècle.
PermalinkThe vision of WBI's climate change team is to identify and foster the implementation of regional and local solutions to address the global challenge of climate change. By connecting climate practitioners and networks with each other we will become an international ‘Go-To-Place’ for learning and knowledge sharing on climate change.
PermalinkUNDP, 2001-[...]Each year, UNDP's Annual Report details its activities around the world, highlighting the challenges and achievements of the organization and its network of partners in their endeavour to help developing countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - WMOLaunched with the support of leading scientists and decision-makers, PROVIA responds to the call for a more cohesive and coordinated approach to harmonize, mobilize, and communicate the growing knowledge-base on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. The PROVIA website provides an interactive platform for a growing network of scientists, practitioners and decision makers working towards identifying knowledge gaps and meeting policy needs in vulnerability, impacts and adaptation research.
PROVIA's vision is to create an interface between the scientific community and decision make ...
PermalinkUNESCO, 2002-[...]This quarterly newsletter provides information on the work of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the field of natural sciences.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); et al. - WMOWorld Climate Impacts Assessment and Response Strategies Programme (WCIRP) is one of the WCP four sub-programs and is targeted at assessing the impacts of climate variability and changes that could markedly affect economic or social activities and thus contributing to the development of a range of socio-economic response strategies that could be used by governments and the community. UNEP is the leading agency within WCIRP and implements the programme in partnership with WMO, FAO, IPCC and UNFCCC Secretariats.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - IPCCThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. The UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC.
PermalinkThe WMO Space Programme is:
- Coordinating environmental satellite matters within WMO
- Developing the space-based Global Observing System
- Promoting satellite data use for weather, water, climate and related applications
- Supporting international coordination on Space Weather
PermalinkThese reports provide an overview of activities in the particular year.
PermalinkPermalinkThis book largely remains the inspiration of the Workshop on Managing Coastal and Marine Protected Areas, held in October 1982 during the World Congress on National Parks in Bali, Indonesia, whose participants provided the material from which the original book was fashioned. This book has undergone considerable revision to include supplemental material and updated concepts, case studies, and approaches. However, the original contributions still provide the framework on which this book is built, and we would like to acknowledge those contributions.
PermalinkUnited Nations, 1948-[...]The World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) was first issued in 1994, evolving in response to a 1947 mandate by the General Assembly which requested the Secretary-General to submit annual reports on current world economic conditions and trends to the Economic and Social Council. Its precursors were Economic Report: Salient Features of the World Economic Situation from 1945 to 1947; World Economic Report (1948-1954); and World Economic Survey (1955-1993).
PermalinkThe Trade Knowledge Network (TKN) is the collaboration of research institutions in developed and developing countries located in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The Trade Knowledge Network is aimed at building long-term capacity to address issues of trade and sustainable development in developing country research institutions, non-governmental organizations and governments through increased awareness, knowledge and understanding of the issues.
The Trade Knowledge Network is managed collaboratively by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (Canada) and the Interna ...
PermalinkNORMLEX is a trilingual database containing ILO Conventions and Recommendations, ratification information, comments of the Committee of Experts and the Committee on Freedom of Association, representations, complaints, interpretations, General Surveys, and numerous related documents.
PermalinkBorn in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. We work towards that vision with our sister UN agencies in Rome -- the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) -- as well as other government, UN and NGO partners.
PermalinkThe International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a strategic framework, adopted by United Nations Member States in 2000, aiming to guide and coordinate the efforts of a wide range of partners to achieve substantive reduction in disaster losses and build resilient nations and communities as an essential condition for sustainable development.
PermalinkConfederazione svizzera, 2002-[...]"Un solo mondo", la rivista della DSC, la porterà con sé, quattro volte all'anno, in quei suoi lunghi, specialissimi viaggi attorno al mondo. Avrà modo di vedere regioni e paesi da prospettive del tutto inedite, conoscerà i retroscena di significativi eventi, le problematiche e le chance dell'impegno nella cooperazione allo sviluppo. Da una rivista che non manca di prendere posizione sulle tematiche più attuali, sarà regolarmente informato circa gli importanti temi della cooperazione allo sviluppo.
PermalinkSchweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft, 2002-[...]"Eine Welt" - das Magazin der DEZA - nimmt Sie viermal im Jahr mit auf eine Weltreise der etwas anderen Art. Es zeigt Regionen und Länder aus ungewohnten Perspektiven, leuchtet Hintergründe aus und gibt Einblicke in die Probleme und Chancen einer engagierten Zusammenarbeit. Es informiert regelmässig über wichtige Entwicklungsthemen und nimmt zu aktuellen Fragen Stellung.
PermalinkGRID-Arendal is an official United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) collaborating centre, supporting informed decision making and awareness-raising through:
* Environmental information management and assessment
* Capacity building services
* Outreach and communication tools, methodologies and products
PermalinkThe European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) is the new Europe-wide register that provides easily accessible key environmental data from industrial facilities in European Union Member States and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It replaces and improves upon the previous European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER).
PermalinkAnton Melik Geographical institute, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1995-[...]Review was founded in 1952 and named Geografski zbornik/Acta geographica (ISSN 0373-4498). All together 42 volumes had been published. In 2002 Geographica Slovenica (ISSN 0351-1731, founded in 1971, 35 volumes) was joined to the review. Since 2003 (from volume 43 on) the name of the joint review has been Acta geographica Slovenica/Geografski zbornik and has been published twice a year in English and Slovenian.
PermalinkNational Academy of Sciences, 1919-[...]PNAS is one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials. Since its establishment in 1914, it continues to publish cutting-edge research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences. PNAS is published weekly in print, and daily online in PNAS Early Edition.
To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
PermalinkUNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
Permalink"IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges"