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Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. June 2013
  • This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C), 2C and 4C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across these regions. It finds many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme he...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Food security, Groundwater, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water security

Report to the United Nations Secretary-General. Corporate Sustainability and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • Report to the United Nations Secretary-General. Corporate Sustainability and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • United Nations Global Compact. June 2013
  • This report contains business perspectives and recommendations in three areas: 1. Determining the core of a post-2015 agenda, including suggested sustainable development goals and targets, categorized around the following issues: The Poverty Apex; Human Needs and Capacities; The Resource Triad of water and sanitation, energy and climate, and agriculture and Food; Enabling Environment.2. Outlining how to engage business and investors towards sustainable development goals.3. Recommending ways that Governments can advance inclusive and sustainable markets, inclu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Water supply

Passport to mainstreaming gender in water programmes. Key questions for interventions in the agricultural sector
  • Passport to mainstreaming gender in water programmes. Key questions for interventions in the agricultural sector
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2013
  • This booklet was developed for field staff involved in water management projects. It is in pocket format, so that professionals, practitioners and technicians can easily carry it with them. The ultimate beneficiaries are women and men in rural areas who will profit from equal and efficient water distribution, leading to higher yields, improved food security and poverty reduction. The passport focuses on six key issues related to water programmes for agriculture: 1) access to land and water, 2) farming context, 3) multiple use of water, 4) management of irriga...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drinking water, Gender, Irrigation, Water allocation, Water management, Water quality

Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan
  • Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan
  • United Nations Country Team in Afghanistan, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2013
  • This report investigates the ways in which the management of land, water, minerals, forests and drugs are linked to instability and insecurity in Afghanistan. Its aims are two-fold: first, to suggest ways that the government and the international community can maximise the peacebuilding opportunities that come from better natural resource management and, second, to encourage the international community to introduce safeguards in their existing projects to ensure they do not inadvertently exacerbate conflict. Chapter 2 is specifically dedicated to water issues.[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Environment, Infrastructure, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management

GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector
  • GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate Sector
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2013
  • GEO-5 for Business is written for business leaders who are responsible for ensuring that risks and opportunities are understood, addressed, and turned into long-term competitive advantage for their companies. The report assesses the operational, market, reputational, and policy implications of environmental trends on ten business sectors: (1) Building and construction; (2) Chemicals; (3) Electric power; (4) Extractives; (5) Finance; (6) Food and beverage; (7) Healthcare; (8) Information and communication technology; (9) Tourism; (10) Transportation. The repor...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Disease, Environment, Health, Tourism, Water availability, Water quality, Water scarcity

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