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(A) Safe Space For Humanity: The Nexus of Food, Water, Energy and Climate
  • (A) Safe Space For Humanity: The Nexus of Food, Water, Energy and Climate
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). February 2014
  • "This policy brief focuses on five global transitions first, the "urban population transition;" second, the" nutrition transition;" third, the "climate transition;" fourth, the "energy transition;"and, fifth, the "agricultural transition." It focuses on the most salient problems arising from these global transitions that can be ameliorated by specific policy instruments in the short term and discusses the global consequences of these five transitions through the effects on the nexus of food, water, energy and climate, concluding with a section entitled 'the w...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Energy, Environment, Food security, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water security

Desertification, the invisible frontline
  • Desertification, the invisible frontline
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). January 2014
  • This publication examines desertification as a cause of global conflict and instability and calls for urgent action to support communities in crisis. It explores the impacts desertification has on the lives of many under the titles: Food (in)security - Farming ourselves into extinction; Water (in)security - water scarcity triggers conflicts; Climate - changing the face of the earth changes the humanity; Migration - Fight or flee; National Security - breaking down; Inaction, recipe for International Political and Economic chaos; Securitizing productive land - ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Climate change, Conflicts, Desertification, Deserts, Drought, Floods, Food security, Investments, Land degradation, Land management, Migration, Risk management, Water scarcity, Water security, Water supply

Romania: Integrated Water Resources Rapid Assessment
  • Romania: Integrated Water Resources Rapid Assessment
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • The purpose of this report is to assess the climate change impacts on water resources in Romania from an integrated, multi-sectoral perspective, and to recommend priority actions for addressing the identified risks and opportunities. The analysis is presented from an integrated water resources perspective, thereby including all pertinent water-related sectors, viz. municipal water supply and sanitation, industrial water supply, agriculture, energy generation, environment, and disaster management. The recommended priority actions are presented in the context o...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Disasters, Energy, Environment, Financing, Industry, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Risk management, Sanitation, State of water resources, Water availability, Water supply

Natural disasters in the Middle East and North Africa : a regional overview
  • Natural disasters in the Middle East and North Africa : a regional overview
  • World Bank. January 2014
  • This report focuses on the challenges of disaster risk in the Middle East and North African (MNA) region. It provides critical feedback to Governments and partners on efforts and processes required to make the region disaster resilient. It focuses on the human impact in the region of both floods and droughts, the consequences and suggested methods of disaster response. The overview analyses in depth the sources of vulnerability to natural hazards in the region, such as water scarcity, increasing climate variability and a fast growing population.
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Emergency situations, Environment, Financing, Floods, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

The future of the Aral Sea lies in transboundary co-operation
  • The future of the Aral Sea lies in transboundary co-operation
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2014
  • This paper looks at the diminishing level of the Aral Sea and the multitude of economical, environmental and social problems this has caused. This is an interactive paper, with links to a video and interactive map as well as satellite images demonstrating the shrinking of the sea. The paper answers why this issue is important and provides the findings in support, demonstrating the status today plotted against previous years, the impacts and responses and concluding with the implications for policy.
  • Main themes: Arid zones, Biodiversity, Climate change, Desertification, Drought, Ecosystems, Environment, Livelihoods, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water cycle, Water governance, Water scarcity

Assessing global Land Use: Balancing consumption with sustainable supply. Executive summary

Assessing global Land Use: Balancing consumption with sustainable supply
  • Assessing global Land Use: Balancing consumption with sustainable supply
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). January 2014
  • This report explores how the management of land-based biomass production and consumption can be developed towards a higher degree of sustainability across different scales: from the sustainable management of soils on the field to the sustainable management of global land use as a whole. Specifically, this report looks at the impacts of global trends - population growth, urbanization, and changes in diets and consumption behaviors - on global land use dynamics, considering the consequences for biodiversity, the supply of food, fibres and fuel, and the long-las...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Ecosystems, Energy, Food security, Human resources, Land degradation, Land management, Monitoring

Dniester without borders. Project results: Transboundary cooperation and sustainable management in the Dniester River basin: PHASE III  Implementation of the Action Programme (DNIESTER-III). Executive summary
  • Dniester without borders. Project results: Transboundary cooperation and sustainable management in the Dniester River basin: PHASE III Implementation of the Action Programme (DNIESTER-III). Executive summary
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), Organization Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • This publication delivers results from the project 'Transboundary cooperation and sustainable management in the Dniester River basin.' The project was led and implemented by three of the ENVSEC partners UNECE, OSCE and UNEP. The publication summarizes project activities and describes transboundary water monitoring, fish fauna conservation, information sharing on the basin level, public awareness, reducing vulnerability to extreme floods and climate change and the development and signing of the Moldovan-Ukrainian Dniester River basin Treaty. It aims to provide...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Climate change, Floods, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), River Basin Management, Rivers, Transboundary waters, Water management

Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources in the West Asia Region. Executive summary

Research priorities on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. Responding to the climate change challenge
  • Research priorities on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. Responding to the climate change challenge
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • Climate variability and change affect virtually all physical, biological and human systems on the planet. A major challenge of the research community is to provide relevant information to policymakers on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation in the context of a changing climate and to do so in a coherent and coordinated way. This report consists of 33 topics presented in three sections: Information to Support Policymaker Decisions, Systems and Regions and Emerging Topics. Each of the 33 topics includes a description of why the research is needed, followed by ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Energy, Participation, Vulnerability

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Published in 2015