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State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests. In brief
  • State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests. In brief
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2014
  • Executive summary of "State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests".
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Food security, Forests, Health, Investments, Livelihoods, Poverty, Rural areas, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge, Water conservation , Water security

State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests
  • State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2014
  • State of the World's Forests, which is published on a biennial basis, presents up-to-date information on key themes affecting the world's forests. This report addresses a crucial knowledge gap by bringing together and analysing data about the socioeconomic benefits of forests that has not been systematically examined before, through 4 chapters each providing a summary of key findings. The report acknowledges that forests also play a vital role in global climate change mitigation and contribute to soil and water conservation in many fragile ecosystems. The fir...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Food security, Forests, Health, Investments, Livelihoods, Poverty, Rural areas, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge, Water conservation , Water security

Releasing the Pressure: Water Resource Efficiencies and Gains for Ecosystem Services
  • Releasing the Pressure: Water Resource Efficiencies and Gains for Ecosystem Services
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). March 2012
  • This document discusses the need to balance short-term water productivity gains - in particular in agriculture - with the long-term role that water flows provide for maintaining sustainable landscape ecosystem services, and serving multiple benefits to human well-being. The document provides a summary of concepts around the nexus of water productivity, water flows in landscapes and ecosystem services. It gives examples (through case studies) on the trade-offs and opportunities between water productivity improvements and the water-related services provided by ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Ecosystem services, Environment, Forests, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Livelihoods, Water security, Wetlands

Abiotic disturbances and their influence on forest health. A review
  • Abiotic disturbances and their influence on forest health. A review
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2011
  • Abiotic disturbances, disturbances caused by non living factors, are a natural and integral part of forest ecosystems that have major impacts, positive and negative. This paper reviews the current knowledge on the impacts of abiotic disturbances. Events are discussed within five categories: Meteorological: cyclones, storms (wind, snow, ice and hail, dust and sand), tornadoes, and thunderstorms and lightning; Climatological: drought, hydrological floods and flash floods, avalanches, landslides and mudslides; Geophysical: tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic erup...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Forests, Meteorology

State of the World's Forests 2011
  • State of the World's Forests 2011
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). February 2011
  • State of the World's Forests, which is published on a biennial basis, presents up-to-date information on key themes affecting the world's forests. The 2011 issue takes a holistic approach to the multiple ways in which forests support people's livelihoods under the theme 'Changing pathways, changing lives: forests as multiple pathways to sustainable development'. To explore this theme, the report tackles three core subjects - sustainable forest industries, climate change and local livelihoods - and examines their potential to stimulate development at all level...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Climate change, Community management, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Forests, Industry, Livelihoods, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge

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