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Beyond Downscaling  A bottom up approach for climate change adaptation for WRM
  • Beyond Downscaling A bottom up approach for climate change adaptation for WRM
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). September 2014
  • This book summarizes alternatives to provide practitioners with the tools to adapt to the realities of climate change by following a decision-making process that incorporates bottom-up thinking. After considering the pros and cons of these practices, the book concludes with a framework for an adaptation approach in water resources management, planning, and investment.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Resilience, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability, Water management, Water planning

Guidance manual on value transfer methods for ecosystem services
  • Guidance manual on value transfer methods for ecosystem services
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • The purpose of this guidance manual is to show how the value of ecosystem services can be estimated and incorporated into decision making. Specifically, it is designed to help a broad audience of conservation managers, government officials, private sector managers, NGOs, and statisticians to understand the available information on the values of ecosystem services and how this information can be transferred to inform the decisions that they make. The specific objective of the manual is to explain how the method of value transfer can be used to provide such inf...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Valuation

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

Environmental Atlas of the of the Dniester Basin
  • Environmental Atlas of the of the Dniester Basin
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal. November 2012
  • The Environmental Atlas of the Dniester is the first attempt to present the environmental state of this transboundary river in a visual format which includes over 30 thematic maps of the basin, graphics, diagrams and pictures. The target groups for the Atlas are specialists in environmental protection, as well as authorities and population in the Dniester basin.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Dams, Ecosystems, Environment, Rivers, Transboundary waters, Wastewater, Water availability, Water governance, Water quality, Watersheds

Protected Planet Report 2012. Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas
  • Protected Planet Report 2012. Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas
  • United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). October 2012
  • Well-managed protected areas support not only healthy ecosystems and threatened species, but also provide multiple benefits to people. These benefits include a wide range of ecosystem services such as clean water provision, food security, disaster risk reduction and climate regulation. This report tracks global progress towards Target 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Aichi Biodiversity Targets and summarises the status and trends in global biodiversity protection for decision makers and the conservation community. It is the first in a seri...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Environment

Managing Natural World Heritage
  • Managing Natural World Heritage
  • International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). June 2012
  • This resource manual aims at helping to manage natural values within World Heritage properties. The intention is to help managers understand and incorporate World Heritage concepts and processes into natural site management. Many of the management principles described will apply to any type of protected area, but here special emphasis is given to those management considerations most relevant to World Heritage status.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Environment, Monitoring

Managing disaster risks for World Heritage
  • Managing disaster risks for World Heritage
  • International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). June 2010
  • This Resource Manual, prepared as part of the new World Heritage Resource Manual Series, aims to raise the awareness of World Heritage managers and administrators of the real extent of risks associated with disasters. It provides them with a sound methodology for identifying, assessing and then reducing these risks, with a view to preserving their heritage and ensuring that it contributes - to its full potential - to the sustainable development of their communities. The manual is divided into 8 sections, the first 7 ask and answer important questions which al...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Mitigation, Monitoring, Risk management, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge

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