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Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin: A Vulnerability Assessment Report
  • Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin: A Vulnerability Assessment Report
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • This publication presents an overview of the people and places vulnerable to water stress related to the impacts of climate change in the Nile Basin. Satellite and other images provide striking visual evidence of the environmental changes taking place in each of the vulnerable regions identified. Data and information from detailed research provide evidence for the assessment. The report also includes analysis derived from multi-dimensional tools used at various geographic and political levels, from sub-national, national, and sub-basin to the entire Nile Basi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Hydrology, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity

Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
  • Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2013
  • This Atlas examines the environmental change that has taken place at more than 80 locations across the Arab region, using a combination of on-the-ground photographs, current and historical satellite images, with a narrative based on extensive scientific evidence. The progress each country is making towards achieving environmental sustainability as part of the Millennium Goals is also described and visually portrayed. The Atlas images serve to highlight the distinctive environmental circumstances and challenges faced in the Arab region, from limited freshwater...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Desalination, Deserts, Ecosystems, Groundwater, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Pollution, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water quality

The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration. Addressing Risks and Seizing Opportunities
  • The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration. Addressing Risks and Seizing Opportunities
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2013
  • This report focuses on the role of natural resources in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes and illustrates how the management of natural resources can be used to promote more effective and sustainable reintegration. Part 1 of the report explores the relationship between natural resources, conflict economies and armed groups. Part 2 introduces the linkages between various natural resource sectors and DDR programmes, covering both potential risks as well as opportunities. Part 3 elaborates on the key entry points for DDR programmes t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Ecosystem services, Peacebuilding

Women and natural resources: Unlocking the peacebuilding potential
  • Women and natural resources: Unlocking the peacebuilding potential
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO). November 2013
  • This report aims to: (i) improve the understanding of the complex relationship between women and natural resources in conflict-affected settings, and (ii) make the case for pursuing gender equality, women's empowerment and sustainable natural resource management together in support of peacebuilding. Part 1 provides an analysis of the relationship between women and natural resources in peacebuilding contexts, reviewing key issues across three main categories of resources, including land, renewable and extractive resources. Part 2 discusses entry points for pea...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Gender, Participation, Water management

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

TUNZA magazine: Freshwater
  • TUNZA magazine: Freshwater
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2013
  • At the start of 2013, International Year of Water Cooperation, the February issue of Tunza magazine, the UNEP magazine for youth, focuses on freshwater issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Environment, Food security, Glaciers, Groundwater, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Pollution, Sanitation, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water quality, Water saving

TUNZA Acting for a Better World: GEO-5 for Youth
  • TUNZA Acting for a Better World: GEO-5 for Youth
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2013
  • This publication incorporates key findings from the UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) in order to equip young readers with the latest science-based information on the current state of the global environment, including water, climate change, air quality, biodiversity, land use, and other areas. Chapter 5 focuses on water issues and suggests different ways youth can make a difference.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Drylands, Environment, Urbanization, Water saving, Wetlands

Africa Environment Outlook-3. Our Environment, Our Health. Summary for policy makers
  • Africa Environment Outlook-3. Our Environment, Our Health. Summary for policy makers
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2013
  • The Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) is a tool of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) for monitoring environmental management in Africa. This issue (AEO-3) focuses on the linkages between environment and health. The AEO-3 report begins by highlighting the major drivers of environmental change in Africa and their implications for human health. It also assesses environment and health linkages in the region by focusing on seven priority themes: air quality; biodiversity; chemicals and waste; climate change and variability; coastal and ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Environment, Health, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Water availability, Water supply

Costs of Inaction on the Sound Management of Chemicals
  • Costs of Inaction on the Sound Management of Chemicals
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2013
  • Harmful chemicals damage the environment, thus impairing its ability to provide environmental goods (such as food and water) and ecosystem services (such as air and water purification). This document provides a practical assessment of the current state of knowledge of the economic costs of inaction on the sound management of chemicals. It aims to raise political awareness of the benefits stated in economic terms of providing resources to sound management of chemicals and to strengthen the rationale for inclusion of sound chemicals management priorities into n...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Health, Industry, Pollution

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Published in 2015