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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

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crisis
  • Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crisis
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). April 2013
  • This report provides a comprehensive response to addressing multiple shocks in Asia and the Pacific. It shows how people, organizations, institutions and policymakers can work together to weave resilience into economic, social and environmental policies. Chapter 4 focuses on the land, water, energy nexus and addresses the issue of water scarcity among others.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Energy, Floods, Infrastructure, Resilience, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

Water Challenge Badge
  • Water Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2013
  • Developed in collaboration with United Nations agencies, civil society and other organizations, the United Nations challenge badges are intended to raise awareness, educate and motivate young people to change their behaviour and be active agents of change in their local communities. The challenge badge series can be used by teachers in school classes and by youth leaders, and especially Guide or scout groups. The water challenge badge is designed to help educate children and young people about the crucial role water plays for life on our planet. The badge loo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Behaviour change, Climate change, Energy, Pollution, State of water resources, Urbanization, Water cycle, Water management, Water quality, Water saving, Water scarcity

Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources in the West Asia Region
  • Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources in the West Asia Region
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2012
  • West Asia countries have been experiencing different degrees of natural and anthropogenic water risk affecting the sustainability of their limited water resources and preservation of the ecosystem equilibrium. The fragile arid environment and its resiliency to cope with external natural and anthropogenic activities, including the expected impacts of climate change, present a major challenge to decision-makers who must achieve adequate, safe and dependable water and food supply in the future to improve human well-being in their societies, and to meet the requi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Climate change, State of water resources, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water quality, Water scarcity

Trends in local groundwater management institutions
  • Trends in local groundwater management institutions
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP), World Bank. 2012
  • This brief account of groundwater institutions attempts to point to the discernible trends in the evolution of local groundwater management institutions and their effectiveness in sustaining the practice of groundwater use. It looks at the scope for securing benefits through improved governance within institutional arrangements and examines the prospects for implementing such improvement. This Technical Paper is organized in three parts: - Part 1 (Baseline) presents a broad overview of the types of local groundwater institutions and identifies a set of key d...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Water governance, Water management, Water scarcity

Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
  • Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
  • UNESCO Office in Jakarta, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). December 2012
  • This book tries to respond to a series of core questions, including among others: What are the roles that water plays in sustaining diverse forms of human sociocultural life? What roles do diverse human societies and cultures play in valuing, managing, preserving and using water and its associated ecosystems? What are the consequences of these resource relations in sustaining, or undermining the means to sustain, the viability of human communities and their environments? The traditional knowledge, stewardship and management systems, and technologies developed...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Culture, Dams, Ecosystems, Environment, Gender, Groundwater, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Perceptions, Traditional knowledge, Urban areas, Vulnerable groups, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water scarcity

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

Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided. Executive summary
  • Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided. Executive summary
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. November 2012
  • Executive summary of report Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystems, Food security, Health, Meteorology, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided
  • Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. November 2012
  • This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4° Celsius warming within this century. It is a rigorous attempt to outline a range of risks, focusing on developing countries and especially the poor. A 4°C world would be one of unprecedented heat waves, severe drought, and major floods in many regions, with serious impacts on ecosystems and associated services. But the report points out that, with action, a 4°C world can be avoided. Chapter 6 analyses sectoral impacts...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystems, Food security, Health, Meteorology, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

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