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Global Biodiversity Outlook 4
  • Global Biodiversity Outlook 4
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). October 2014
  • This fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-4) provides a mid-term assessment of progress towards the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, as well as the UN Decade on Biodiversity. It summarizes the latest data on the status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions relevant to the further implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Awareness raising, Biodiversity, Capacity building, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Forests, Knowledge management, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Participation, Pollution, Post-2015 agenda, Resilience, Risk management, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge

United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy.
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 2014. Water and Energy.
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). July 2014
  • Executive summary of the United Nations World Water Development Report 4.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Behaviour change, Capacity building, Climate change, Conflicts, Dams, Desalination, Drinking water, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Food security, Green economy, Industry, Information and data, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), State of water resources, Technology, Urban areas, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water efficiency, Water policy, Water scarcity

Human Development Report 2014 Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience. Executive summary

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Executive summary
  • 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. Executive summary
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • Executive summary of the 2nd edition of the UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. This report explores trends in disaster risk for each region and for countries with different socio-economic development. The report also includes country self-assessments of progress towards the Hyogo Framework for Action (Chapter 4) and offers guidance and suggestions to governments and non-governmental actors alike on how they can, together, reduce disaster risks. The report covers water-related risks, mainly floods and drought, and includes a specific focus...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Drylands, Floods, Information and data, Monitoring, Risk management, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. Fact Sheet

Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. Summary
  • Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth. Summary
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). May 2011
  • Summary of report "Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth".
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Economic instruments, Energy, Environment, Green economy, Information and data, International trade, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water governance

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Published in 2015