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Global Chemicals Outlook (GCO). Towards Sound Management of Chemicals. Synthesis Report for Decision-Makers
  • Global Chemicals Outlook (GCO). Towards Sound Management of Chemicals. Synthesis Report for Decision-Makers
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). September 2012
  • The release of chemicals affects all aspects of natural resources including water. This synthesis report for decision-makers describes the main findings and conclusions of the full report: "Global Chemicals Outlook: Towards Sound Management of Chemicals." The report is designed to inform governments and industry on trends in chemicals production, use and disposal while offering policy advice aimed at meeting the 2020 goal agreed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. It focuses particularly on the challenges and opportunities facing developing nations.[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Industry, Pollution, Water quality

Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment
  • Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC), Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal, Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM. August 2012
  • The Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment is a basin collaborative initiative with the objective of providing scientific evidence about changes that are taking place in the natural resources and the environment. The Atlas, with climate change as its running theme, is for use by policy makers and other stakeholders, and the general public, to generate action towards climate resilience through adaptation and mitigation of the impacts of climate change. The Atlas discusses the impacts that these changes are having on the basin's people and resour...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Biodiversity, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Energy, Ethnology, Floods, Land degradation, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Mining, Pollution, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urbanization, Water availability, Water governance, Water management, Water policy, Watersheds, Wetlands

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

Accessing International Funding for Climate Change Adaptation. A Guidebook for Developing Countries
  • Accessing International Funding for Climate Change Adaptation. A Guidebook for Developing Countries
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2012
  • This guidebook is intended to be a starting point for developing country governments, planners, and stakeholders who are carrying out technology needs assessment (TNAs) and technology action plans (TAPs) for adaptation to climate change. The guidebook reviews options for international financing of adaptation activities and projects in developing countries. It examines both public and private sources of funding and presents the most important technical criteria and concepts used by public donors and private financiers in evaluating proposals.The guidebook prov...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Cost recovery, Financing, Investments, Technology

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Summary for policy makers

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). July 2012
  • This report focuses on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather and climate events, the impacts of such events, and the strategies to manage the associated risks. In particular, it contributes to frame the challenge of dealing with extreme weather and climate events as an issue in decision-making under uncertainty, analyzing response in the context of risk management. The report consists of nine chapters, covering risk management; observed and projected changes in extreme weather and climate events; exposure and vulnerability to as well as ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Disease, Drought, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Education, Floods, Food security, Legal aspects, Resilience, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability

GEO-5. Global Environment Outlook 5: Environment for the future we want
  • GEO-5. Global Environment Outlook 5: Environment for the future we want
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2012
  • The GEO Reports analyze environmental states and trends at the global and regional scales, describe plausible outlooks for various time frames and formulate policy options. Chapter 4 focuses on water issues.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Environment, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Pollution, Risk management, Technology, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water governance, Water policy, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security, Water supply

Status Report on the application of integrated approaches to water resources management 2012
  • Status Report on the application of integrated approaches to water resources management 2012
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN-Water. June 2012
  • Based on a global survey assessing the progress and outcomes of the application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources, this UN-Water report includes lessons learned and recommendations, as well as focus areas for action. The report also provides guidance for establishing a regular international monitoring and reporting framework to promote sustainable development and management of water resources.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Energy, Environment, Financing, Food security, Information and data, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Participation, Perceptions, Sustainable development, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water policy

Inclusive Wealth Report 2012. Measuring progress toward sustainability
  • Inclusive Wealth Report 2012. Measuring progress toward sustainability
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations University-International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP). June 2012
  • This report presents a framework that offers a long-term perspective on human well-being and sustainability, based on a comprehensive analysis of nation's productive base and their link to economic development. The Inclusive Wealth Report (IWR) 2012 was developed on the notion that current economic production indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Human Development Index (HDI) are insufficient, as they fail to reflect the state of natural resources or ecological conditions, and focus exclusively on the short term, without indicating whether n...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Sustainable development, Valuation, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance

GEO-5 Global Environment Outlook 5. Chapter 4 Water
  • GEO-5 Global Environment Outlook 5. Chapter 4 Water
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2012
  • The GEO Reports analyze environmental states and trends at the global and regional scales, describe plausible outlooks for various time frames and formulate policy options. The GEO-5 Water Chapter assesses progress towards achieving water-related goals in major multilateral environmental agreements identified by the GEO-5 High-Level Intergovernmental Advisory Panel and regional consultations and highlights a series of messages. The chapter focuses on the state, trends and impacts of the water environment, with references to drivers (Part 1) and responses (Par...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Environment, Health, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Pollution, Risk management, Technology, Water demand, Water governance, Water policy, Water supply

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