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Green Economy in Action: Articles and Excerpts that Illustrate Green Economy and Sustainable Development Efforts
  • Green Economy in Action: Articles and Excerpts that Illustrate Green Economy and Sustainable Development Efforts
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). August 2012
  • This review, selection and documentation of articles emerged in response to the need to fill the knowledge gap on practical, concrete, and on the ground green economy country experience. The articles and excerpts included in this publication have been selected: to provide information and knowledge for policy and decision makers and practitioners on the positive implications of greening some priority sectors, including job creation, resource efficiency, and generally contribution to sustainable development through an extensive review of scientific publications...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Communication, Dams, Green economy, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Sustainable development

Green Accounting and Data Improvement for Water Resources
  • Green Accounting and Data Improvement for Water Resources
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). August 2012
  • This paper outlines key initiatives of different agencies, including the initiatives of the United Nations (UN) System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEAW) and Eurostat, the recent efforts of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) or that of the European Environment Agency (EEA), to incorporate water-related indicators into wider systems of environmental accounting, as a step towards raising the profile of water's role in economic and environmental policy-making.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Environment, Green economy, Information and data, Monitoring, Valuation

Early Warning Systems. A State of the Art Analysis and Future Directions
  • Early Warning Systems. A State of the Art Analysis and Future Directions
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2012
  • This report presents a state of the art assessment of existing monitoring/early warning systems (EWS) organized according to type of environmental threats, including among others hydro-meteorological hazards (desertification, droughts, floods, impacts of climate variability, severe weather, storms, and tropical cyclones), epidemics and food insecurity. It identifies current gaps and needs with the goal of laying out guidelines for developing a global multi-hazard early warning system. Chapter 1 introduces the basic concepts of early warning systems; Chapter 2...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Desertification, Disaster prevention, Drought, Environment, Floods, Food security, Meteorology, Monitoring, Risk management, Water quality

Crop yield response to water
  • Crop yield response to water
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This publication will provide the practitioner with strengthened skills to: assess the effect of water shortages on crop production; investigate the impact of climate change on crop yield; compare the results of several water allocations plans; optimize irrigation scheduling (either full, deficit or supplementary); and enhance management strategies for increased water productivity and water savings.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Food security, Irrigation, Practices and habits , Sustainable development, Technology, Water allocation, Water management, Water saving

Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines: Public Exposure Draft. Executive summary
  • Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines: Public Exposure Draft. Executive summary
  • Pacific Institute, United Nations Global Compact. August 2012
  • Excutive summary of report "Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines: Public Exposure Draft".
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Corporate Social Responsibility, Industry, Information and data, Monitoring, Participation, Practices and habits , Risk management, Water demand, Water management

Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines: Public Exposure Draft
  • Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines: Public Exposure Draft
  • Pacific Institute, United Nations Global Compact. August 2012
  • This document advances a common approach to corporate water disclosure that addresses the complexity and local nature of water resources, by 1) identifying common metrics that support harmonization and comparability over time and across companies, 2) providing guidance on how companies can assess the water topics that are the most relevant to them, 3) describing how companies can best report activities that are difficult to depict quantitatively, and 4) aligning corporate water management with disclosure so as to enable companies to understand which informati...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Corporate Social Responsibility, Industry, Information and data, Monitoring, Participation, Practices and habits , Risk management, Water demand, Water management

Coping with water scarcity. An action framework for agriculture and food security
  • Coping with water scarcity. An action framework for agriculture and food security
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. The purpose of this report is twofold. First, to define a water accounting framework that allows water scarcity to be interpreted objectively. Second, to indicate where and how agricultural water management can play a more proactive and effective role in response to increasing concerns over global freshwater scarcity. The document offers views on the conceptual framework on which FAO's water scarcity programme should be based, propos...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Oceania
  • Main themes: Accounting, Agriculture, Auditing, Food security, Virtual water, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity

Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration
  • Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration
  • Alliance for the University for Peace, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). August 2012
  • This publications includes a collection of papers presented at the Symposium "Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration" held on 21 September 2011 in The Hague, the Netherlands. It also provides a summary of the conclusions and recommendations of the symposium.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Legal aspects, Livestock, Migration, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

Carbon and Water Footprints: Concepts, Methodologies and Policy Responses
  • Carbon and Water Footprints: Concepts, Methodologies and Policy Responses
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). August 2012
  • There is a tendency among practitioners to treat carbon and water footprints in a similar way. But water is not carbon, and although the two footprints have similarities, they differ in important ways and each tells its own story about pressure on the planet. In this context, Carbon and Water Footprints first analyses the origins of the carbon and water footprints. It makes a detailed exploration of the similarities and differences of aspects such as definition, methods of measurement, spatiotemporal dimensions, components, and entities for which the footpri...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Environment, Monitoring, Water footprint

Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research
  • Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research
  • Pacific Institute, United Nations Global Compact. August 2012
  • This publication summarizes initial research to understand and elucidate international and national legal trends relate to the human right to water and sanitation (HRWS), illustrating some of the current challenges businesses face in respecting this right, as well as the perspectives of potentially-affected communities, and lastly identifying areas of potential synergy with companies existing water stewardship efforts. The report is divided into 7 sections. Section A introduces the report. Section B outlines key developments in the broader business and human...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Community participation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Gender, Human right to water and sanitation, Human rights, Legal aspects, Mining, Oil industry, Participation, Pollution, Water management, Water policy

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