Published by: WMO ; 2014
Report of the Ninth Meeting of the Ozone Research Managers of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
Collection(s) and Series: GORMP- No. 54
Format: Digital (Free)
ISBN (or other code): 978-9966-076-03-8This publication focuses on high-resolution imagery processed to illustrate the impacts on Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean of climate change, sea-level rise, coral bleaching, uncontrolled urban and tourism development, severe deforestation and selected natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and landslides. Through a series of case studies the report, written in English and Spanish, documents environmental changes in estuaries, mangroves, corals, coastlines and forests; as well as different approaches to land use and conservation; urbanization, tourism infrast ...
Published by: UNESCO ; 2014
Changing Small Island Developing States: a space perspective on environmental change in the Caribbean
This publication focuses on high-resolution imagery processed to illustrate the impacts on Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean of climate change, sea-level rise, coral bleaching, uncontrolled urban and tourism development, severe deforestation and selected natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and landslides. Through a series of case studies the report, written in English and Spanish, documents environmental changes in estuaries, mangroves, corals, coastlines and forests; as well as different approaches to land use and conservation; urbanization, tourism infrastructure and industrialization and finally disasters from pre-event hazard maps to impacts such as flooding and landslides and finally reconstruction efforts.
Format: Digital (Free)Published by: UNEP ; 2012
Format: Digital (Free)
Published by: WMO ; 2012
Statement on the Occasion of the Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer and Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Protocol
Format: Digital (Free)World Bank, 2012This publication presents some of the outcomes of GEF-funded work managed by UNDP in Europe and the CIS that aims to conserve biodiversity
Published by: World Bank ; 2012
This publication presents some of the outcomes of GEF-funded work managed by UNDP in Europe and the CIS that aims to conserve biodiversity
Format: Digital (Free)
Tags: Environment and landscape ; Environmental Protection ; Environmental policies ; Climate change ; Adaptation ; Case/ Case study ; Forest management ; Turkmenistan ; Russian Federation ; Kazakhstan ; Uzbekistan ; Belarus ; Hungary ; Turkey ; Bulgaria ; Region VI - Europe Add tagEsporo, N° 151. CTA, 2011“A luta contra a fome não será conseguida sem eles”, afirmou o Director-Geral da FAO, na apresentação da política desta organização para o reforço da cooperação e do diálogo com as populações indígenas e tribais em todo o mundo. Esta nova política visa garantir a integração, em todas as acções da FAO, dos interesses e património de conhecimento destes povos, que constituem cerca de 5 por cento da população mundial, mas também 15 por cento dos pobres do planeta.
PermalinkSpore: the magazine for agricultural and rural development in ACP countries, N° 151. CTA, 2011“The fight against hunger will not be achieved without them”, said FAO’s Director-General, presenting the organisation’s policy to strengthen cooperation and dialogue with indigenous and tribal people worldwide. The new policy seeks to take account of the interests of indigenous people in all FAO activities, and make good use of the wealth of knowledge they have to offer. Indigenous people make up 5% of the world’s population, but they account for 15% of the world’s poor.
PermalinkSpore: le magazine du développement agricole et rural des pays ACP, N°151. CTA, 2011“La lutte contre la faim n’aboutira pas sans eux”, a affirmé le directeur général de la FAO lors de la présentation de la politique de l’organisation pour le renfort de la coopération et du dialogue avec les peuples autochtones et tribaux dans le monde. Cette nouvelle politique vise à garantir, dans toute action de la FAO, l’intégration des intérêts et du patrimoine de connaissances de ces peuples qui constituent près de 5 % de la population mondiale et 15 % des pauvres de la planète.
PermalinkGiven the likely pace of change in the electric vehicle market, it is important that the environmental externalities are identified and quantified. In this report we present the results of a modelling study which investigated how ozone pollution in the Greater Metropolitan Region of Sydney NSW, Australia would respond to the replacement of Sydney’s internal combustion engine (ICE) passenger vehicle fleet with a fleet of electric vehicles. A brief description of the modelling methodology is provided in the next section, and a summary of the modelling outcomes is provided in the following sectio ...
PermalinkUNEP, 2011UNEP’s Green Economy Report, entitled Towards a Green Economy, aims to debunk several myths and misconceptions about the economics of “greening” the global economy, and provides timely and practical guidance to policy makers on what reforms they need to unlock the productive and employment potential of a green economy.
PermalinkDams, diversion of water, invasive species, overharvesting and pollution are degrading rivers and wetlands. Climate change may exacerbate impacts of these threats through predicted reductions in rainfall and increased temperature, decreasing flow and altering timing and variability of flow regimes. This paper identifies conservation-management strategies for wetlands and rivers through recovery of flow regimes, alteration of dam operations, protected-area management and improved governance and adaptive management.
PermalinkLutz Möller; National Commission for UNESCO ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission, 2011The conference „For life, for the future” discussed the role of UNESCO biosphere reserves in implementing and advancing climate change policies. It concluded with an appeal to better use the experience of biosphere reserves for climate change action. In the outcome document, the „Dresden Declaration“, the participants called for a closer link between climate change mitigation and adaptation, poverty alleviation and the conservation of biological diversity.
PermalinkUNDP, 2011This brochure outlines the UNDP's work on biodiversity management through two Signature Programmes: 1) Unleashing the economic potential of Protected Area systems and 2) Mainstreaming biodiversity management objectives into economic sector activities. It further highlights examples of UNDP's contributions towards the organization’s broader work on environment and sustainable development.
PermalinkOceanological and hydrobiological studies, Vol.XXXIX No.3. Institute of Oceanography, 2010This paper presents the results of research relating to the vegetation of the Kulawa River valley and its flow lakes - Głuche Duże, Głuche Małe, and Sieczonek. Transformations observed in the flora examined were the result of two overlapping factors: 1. anthropogenic factors - among others, a high phosphorus content in the waters of the river and in nutrients accumulating in the lakes; 2. natural factors, such as a reduced level of subsoil waters. In the protection of river valleys, it is important to diagnose all threats. The diagnosis should be based not only on an evaluation of water qualit ...
Permalink"The eco-region of Sundarbans is unique and fragile because it is one of the most extensive mangrove forests in the world. This report describes the Sundarbans region and the impacts of climate change using evidence from the people who live there, scientific data, and efforts to address the problems of the imminent threats and vulnerabilities to this fragile ecosystem."
PermalinkThe Nile Basin Research Programme (NBRP), as a strategic, multidisciplinary programme for research and higher education on topics related to the Nile Basin, has had the overall aim to enhance and promote quality research on Nile-related issues and to support research collaboration between institutions in the Nile Basin region.
This book presents some of the results from the NBRP. The Nile Basin region faces huge challenges in the future. The ways the Nile issues are solved will have enduring consequences for the development of the region.
PermalinkHuman activity is expanding in the Arctic marine environment, in part due to warming ocean temperatures and the dramatic loss of summer sea ice. New and expanding human uses include fishing, shipping and offshore oil and gas development. All have the potential to place major additional stress on ocean ecosystems which are already undergoing profound change related to warming, sea ice loss, and alterations in ocean chemistry.
Because activities conducted in one nation's waters can affect other parts of the region, effective management of some human uses in the Arctic marine environmen ...
PermalinkIUCN, 2010Biodiversity within inland water ecosystems in the Eastern Himalaya region is both highly diverse and of great regional importance to livelihoods and economies. However, development activities are not always compatible with the conservation of this diversity, and the ecosystem requirements of biodiversity are frequently not considered in the development planning process. One of the main reasons cited for inadequate representation of biodiversity is a lack of readily available information on the status and distribution of inland water taxa. In response to this need for information, the IUCN Spe ...
PermalinkBrussels, January 25, 2011 – Growing demand for meat, animal feeds and agrofuels in Europe is contributing to the continued destruction of the Amazon and Cerrado habitats in Brazil, reveals a new report launched today by Friends of the Earth Europe.
The research comes at a time when Europe is debating the future of farming.  Friends of the Earth Europe is calling for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy to reduce the EU’s dependence on imported soy animal feeds and meat.
PermalinkIUCN, 2010This publication provides a much needed and timely tool to assist in the collective effort to find new and better solutions to address the various threats to the marine biological diversity and productivity. It provides evidence-based recommendations on improving and accelerating actions on delivering ocean protection and management through marine protected areas and facilitates the sharing of experiences and lessons learned.
PermalinkUNEP, 2010This Atlas is a visual account of Africa's endowment and use of water resources, revealed through 224 maps and 104 satellite images as well as some 500 graphics and hundreds of compelling photos. However the Atlas is more than a collection of static maps and images accompanied by informative facts and figures: its visual elements vividly illustrate a succinct narrative describing and analyzing Africa's water issues and exemplifying them through the judicious use of case studies. It gathers information about water in Africa and its role in the economy and development, health, food security, tra ...
PermalinkUNEP, 2010Latin America and the Caribbean is the richest region of the planet in terms of its biological diversity that ranges from marmosets, jaguars and parrots to orchids, palms and
This diversity is sustained by the abundance of its ecosystems such as tropical forests and wealth
in natural resources and reflected too in the mosaic of cultures and people that live there. The
environment of Latin America and the Caribbean also reflects the interaction between human
activities and natural processes, both past and present.
These sometimes drama ...
PermalinkAgrisud International, 2010L’agroécologie consiste pour le paysan à chercher à imiter la nature dans son champ. Elle mise sur les complémentarités entre différentes plantes et animaux. Elle conçoit l’agriculture non comme un processus qui transforme des intrants en productions agricoles, mais comme un cycle, où le déchet sert d’intrant, où les animaux et les légumineuses fertilisent les sols et où les mauvaises herbes sont considérées comme remplissant des fonctions utiles.
PermalinkLa 4e année polaire internationale, qui s'était ouverte au Sénat le 1er mars 2007, vient de s'achever. Elle a permis, en faveur des pôles Nord et Sud, une mobilisation sans précédent de notre planète, aussi bien en termes scientifiques que politiques.
La 3e année polaire internationale de 1957-1958 a laissé un legs très important : lancement de la mesure continue de la concentration du CO2 dans l'atmosphère, construction des premières bases permanentes en Antarctique et conclusion, en 1959, du Traité de Washington faisant de ce continent un lieu international réservé à la science et à l ...
PermalinkPermalinkUNEP, 2009The Uganda Atlas of Our Changing Environment, prepared by the National Environmental Management Authority of Uganda, provides extensive scientific evidence of Uganda's changing environment. Modelled after Africa: Atlas of our Changing Environment previously published by UNEP, the Uganda Atlas seeks to safeguard the country's environment and inspire decision makers to action.
PermalinkThis report, ICTs for e-Environment, reviews key ICT trends and provides an overview of the impact that ICTs have on the environment and climate change as well as their role in helping mankind to mitigate and adapt to these changes. The ICTs for e-Environment report documents current activities and initiatives and makes a set of recommendations for strengthening the capacity of developing countries to make beneficial use of ICTs to mitigate and adapt to environmental change, including climate change.
PermalinkTheme of the World Meteorological Day 2008, this booklet raises awareness of the public and decision-makers on weather, climate and water to lead to an increasing concern about the degradation of the environment, the more frequent occurrences of natural disasters with projected climate change and the impacts on human survival and well-being.
This publication will be useful to decision-makers, financial experts and emergency response managers, currently in the process of implementing and upgrading their respective observing systems, especially their end-toend multi-hazard early ...
Permalink- Introduction p.6
- Ilona Banaszak, Piotr Matczak, Darryn McEvoy: Implementation barriers to innovative adaptation options: implications for European climate policy p.7
- Eduardo W. Bárbaro, Amauri P. Oliveira, Jacyra Soares, Marija Zlata Božnar, Primož Mlakar: Modelling and observational description of the downward atmospheric long wave radiation in the city of São Paulo p.8
- Marija Zlata Božnar, Primož Mlakar, Boštjan Grašič, Gianni Tinarelli: Air pollution reconstruction around the Trbovlje thermal power plant in complex terrain for model evaluation and regulatory ...
PermalinkUNEP, 2008Increasing concern as to how human activities impact Africa’s environment has led to documentation and quantification of the changes taking place. Through a combination of ground photographs, current and historical satellite images, and narrative based on extensive scientific evidence, this publication illustrates how humans have altered their surroundings and continue to make observable and measurable changes to Africa and its environment. A large-format, hard cover atlas of environmental change in each of Africa’s 53 countries, with reports on their progress toward the United Nation’s Millen ...
PermalinkIUCN, 2008This book follows applications of the Ecosystem Approach over a 5-10 year period in five locations. Key findings include the vital importance of a full stakeholder analysis, of market analysis and of the promotion of institutional evolution.
PermalinkEl Consejo Ejecutivo de la OMM decidió, en su 58 a reunión (Ginebra, 20-30 de junio de 2006), que el tema del Día Meteorológico Mundial de 2008 fuese “Observar nuestro planeta para un futuro mejor”, reconociendo así los beneficios científicos y socioeconómicos que los Miembros de la OMM y sus Servicios Meteorológicos e Hidrológicos Nacionales han obtenido de las observaciones ampliadas, variadas y autorizadas llevadas a cabo en el contexto del mandato de la OMM en el ámbito del tiempo, el clima y el agua.
PermalinkPermalinkEnvironnement Canada, 2007Ozone Science 2007: A Canadian contribution to the twentieth anniversary of the Montreal Protocol provides an overview of the Montreal Protocol as a shining example of the power that science and international efforts can have in protecting the environment and changing our behaviour. It provides hope that our response to other serious challenges, such as global warming, will be equally successful. It also provides the lesson that sound science is absolutely necessary to guide the changes needed in societ to safeguard our future. The Protocol demonstrates that the economy, as well as individual ...
PermalinkEnvironment Canada, 2007Ozone Science 2007: A Canadian contribution to the twentieth anniversary of the Montreal Protocol provides an overview of the Montreal Protocol as a shining example of the power that science and international efforts can have in protecting the environment and changing our behaviour. It provides hope that our response to other serious challenges, such as global warming, will be equally successful. It also provides the lesson that sound science is absolutely necessary to guide the changes needed in societ to safeguard our future. The Protocol demonstrates that the economy, as well as individual ...
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - WMO, 2006 (WMO/TD-No. 1299)
PermalinkUNEP, 2006The dramatic and, in some cases damaging environmental changes sweeping Africa’s lakes are brought into sharp focus in a new atlas. Produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Atlas of African Lakes compares and contrasts spectacular satellite images of the past few decades with contemporary ones.
PermalinkUNEP, 2005One Planet, Many People is intended for environmental policy makers, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, academics, teachers and citizens. This colorful and approachable atlas contains photographs, satellite images, maps and narratives that provide insights into the many ways people around the world have changed, and continue to change, the environment.
PermalinkThis report evaluates the effectiveness of international agreements and organizations and recommends numerous improvements. It includes a series of tables and maps, which can be easily updated. The tables present a problem-oriented summary of global and regional legal instruments and an indication of the scientific, technical, and legal guidance offered by international bodies.