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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

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

Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Large-Scale Mass-Media and Community Level Interventions. New Findings from an Impact Evaluation in Peru
  • Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Large-Scale Mass-Media and Community Level Interventions. New Findings from an Impact Evaluation in Peru
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2012
  • This paper focuses on a handwashing promotion intervention which attempts to improve child health by changing this key hygiene-related behaviour rather than by implementing large and costly infrastructure investments in water supply or sanitation. In particular, the document analyzes the Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project in Peru, a large-scale intervention that aims to generate and sustain handwashing with soap behaviour at critical junctures among mothers, caregivers, and children up to 12 years old in rural households. By trying to change the underlying...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Children, Communication, Community participation, Health, Hygiene, Practices and habits

Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost
  • Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2012
  • This report seeks to inform a broad audience about permafrost and communicate to decision-makers and the general public the implications of changing permafrost in a warming climate. It denes basic terminology and describes fundamental physical and biological processes that shape the permafrost landscape using the best scientic information available from published literature. The report discusses the impacts of a changing climate on ecosystems and human infrastructure in regions with signicant presence of permafrost, as well as the impacts of thawing permafros...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Monitoring

Investing in Water Infrastructure: Capital, Operations and Maintenance
  • Investing in Water Infrastructure: Capital, Operations and Maintenance
  • World Bank. November 2012
  • This paper outlines the major challenges related to financing the gap in global water infrastructure, including those systems that provide urban and rural water supply, and sanitation and irrigation services. The paper synthesizes the extensive body of literature on this subject, providing some examples of historical trends and proposing a reform agenda to assist countries in weathering the current financial climate. Section 1 introduces the linkages between water infrastructure and growing global challenges, including food and energy security as well as cli...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Financing, Infrastructure, Investments, Nonrevenue water, Private sector participation (PSP), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Tariffs, Water operators, Water supply, Water User Associations

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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