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Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
  • Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This strategy paper is rich in examples that demonstrate the practicability of the street-led slum upgrading approach that UN-Habitat is advocating for. It showcases the incremental street-led development and transformation of slums that builds on the fundamental notion of streets being the stepping stone in improving the quality of life and living conditions in slums. The paper is presented in two parts: The conceptual framework and the Practical framework, throughout these parts there is continued reference to the importance of access to clean water and san...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Community participation, Disasters, Drinking water, Gender, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Land management, Participation, Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Water supply

Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • Planning for Climate Change: Guide. A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This report was developed for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. Specifically targeted to the needs of planners and allied professionals in low and middle-income countries where the challenges of planning for climate change are particularly high. The guide's strategic, values based planning framework promotes a participatory planning process that integrates local participation and good decision-making. It provides practical tools for addressing climate change through different urban planning proces...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Behaviour change, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Energy, Financing, Floods, Mitigation, Monitoring, Participation, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Vulnerability, Water planning, Water scarcity

Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • Mainstreaming Gender in the Irrigation Development Support Programme: Case Study Zambia
  • World Bank. February 2014
  • This case study describes the integration of women producers into agricultural investment programs in Zambia as well as how women's right to land influences women as it relates to the Irrigation Development Support Programme (IDSP) in Zambia. The study discusses the projects aim to develop irrigated agricultural land managed by smallholders, including emergent farmers and making sufficient water available to support large-scale commercial operations. It is comprised of two interlinked studies, the first in the internal paper "Integrating Women Producers and T...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Community participation, Equity, Financing, Gender, Human rights, Investments, Irrigation, Land management, Monitoring, Participation, Water allocation, Water management, Water scarcity

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

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

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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Published in 2015