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Greater Mekong Subregion Atlas of the Environment. 2nd edition
  • Greater Mekong Subregion Atlas of the Environment. 2nd edition
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). December 2012
  • In 1992, Cambodia, the People"s Republic of China, the Lao People"s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam established the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program with the aim of strengthening economic linkages between them and to foster the achievement of common policy goals. This second edition of the atlas illustrates the diversity of the subregion"s natural environment, progress made by the GMS countries over the past decades, and the need to address the increasing risks that they face. The Atlas has six parts: - Part I...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Culture, Disasters, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Floods, Food security, Forests, Human resources, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Rivers, Tourism, Transboundary waters, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Watersheds, Wetlands

Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries. A Case for Adaptation Governance and Leadership in Building Climate Resilience
  • Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries. A Case for Adaptation Governance and Leadership in Building Climate Resilience
  • World Bank. December 2012
  • This report assesses the potential effects of climate change on the Arab region and outlines possible approaches and measures to prepare for its consequences. It offers ideas and suggestions for Arab policy makers as to what mitigating actions may be needed in rural and urban settings to safeguard key areas such as health, water, agriculture, and tourism. The report also analyzes the differing impacts of climate change, with special attention paid to gender, as a means of tailoring strategies to address specific vulnerabilities. Climate change may also affect...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Arid zones, Biodiversity, Climate change, Drought, Drylands, Ecosystem services, Food security, Gender, Health, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Resilience, Risk management, Rural areas, Tourism, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water demand, Water management, Water scarcity

Where the rain falls: Climate Change, Food and Livelihood Security, and Migration. An 8-contry study to understand rainfall, food security and human mobility
  • Where the rain falls: Climate Change, Food and Livelihood Security, and Migration. An 8-contry study to understand rainfall, food security and human mobility
  • CARE, United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). November 2012
  • The «Where the Rain Falls» research explores the interrelationships among rainfall variability, food and livelihood security, and human mobility in a diverse set of research sites in eight countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The central focus of the «Where the Rain Falls» initiative was to explore the circumstances under which households in eight case study sites in Latin America, Africa, and Asia use migration as a risk management strategy when faced with rainfall variability and food and livelihood insecurity. Countries analyzed include: Banglades...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Climate change, Environment, Food security, Livelihoods, Migration, Water scarcity

Second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan. Synopsis
  • Second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan. Synopsis
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • Synopsis of second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

Second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan
  • Second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • The second Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Tajikistan takes stock of the progress made by Tajikistan in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2004. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the first review. This second EPR also covers 10 issues of importance to Tajikistan related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular the sustainable management and...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

Second Environmental Performance Review of Albania. Synopsis
  • Second Environmental Performance Review of Albania. Synopsis
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • Synopsis of second Environmental Performance Review of Albania.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

Second Environmental Performance Review of Albania
  • Second Environmental Performance Review of Albania
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • The second Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Albania takes stock of the progress made by Albania in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2002. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the first review. This second EPR also covers 10 issues of importance to Albania related to policymaking framework for environmental protection and sustainable development compliance and enforcement mechanisms; monitoring, information, public participation and education; environmental international agreements...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost
  • Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2012
  • This report seeks to inform a broad audience about permafrost and communicate to decision-makers and the general public the implications of changing permafrost in a warming climate. It denes basic terminology and describes fundamental physical and biological processes that shape the permafrost landscape using the best scientic information available from published literature. The report discusses the impacts of a changing climate on ecosystems and human infrastructure in regions with signicant presence of permafrost, as well as the impacts of thawing permafros...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Monitoring

First Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan. Synopsis
  • First Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan. Synopsis
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • Synopsis of first Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

First Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan
  • First Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). November 2012
  • The first Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan covers 13 issues of importance to Turkmenistan related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular the sustainable management and protection of water resources, waste management, air pollution, forestry, biodiversity and protected areas, energy and climate change.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Development cooperation, Economic instruments, Education, Environment, Financing, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Participation, Wastewater, Water management, Water policy, Water quality

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