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System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA). Central Framework
  • System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA). Central Framework
  • European Commission (EC), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Statistics Division, World Bank. May 2012
  • The System of Environmental Economic Accounts (SEEA) Central Framework was adopted as the international statistics standard for environmental-economic accounts by the UN Statistical Commission in 2012. It contains the internationally agreed standard concepts, definitions, classifications, accounting rules and tables for producing internationally comparable statistics on the environment and its relationship with the economy.
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Environment, Information and data, Valuation

Water and the Green Economy. Capacity Development Aspects
  • Water and the Green Economy. Capacity Development Aspects
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC). May 2012
  • This publication gives special attention to the needs related to capacity development for water resources management, including water supply and sanitation, in the context of the green economy. This is done by showcasing theoretical and practical approaches which have proved to be successful. The 11 case studies in this book cover the entire range from innovative design and delivery of capacity development programmes related to water in the green economy, market mechanisms, and quality control procedures supporting capacity development success towards the pra...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mediterranean region, Oceania
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Arid zones, Capacity building, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Infrastructure, Markets, Monitoring, Practices and habits , Sanitation, Technology, Wastewater, Water demand, Water management, Water quality, Water security, Water supply

Water Hackaton. Lessons Learned
  • Water Hackaton. Lessons Learned
  • World Bank. May 2012
  • In October 2011, the World Bank, the Water Partnership Program, the Water and Sanitation Program, and partners convened the Water Hackaton - a simultaneous staging of 10 hackathon events globally - to raise awareness of 1) water problems among the technology community and 2) Information and Communication Technologies solutions among water experts. The Water Hackathon sought to highlight the development role of ICT applications in water management, service delivery, ensuring transparency and driving citizen participation. This report summarizes project outputs...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Communication, Information and data, Participation, Technology

Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage
  • Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage
  • World Health Organization (WHO). May 2012
  • This study aims to estimate global, regional and country-level costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to meet the MDG target in 2015, and to attain universal coverage. The report updates previous economic analyses conducted by the World Health Organization, using new Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) coverage rates, costs of services, income levels and health indicators. Benefit-cost ratios (BCR) and costs are estimated to meet the MDG drinking water and sanitation target and to attain universal access of basic services. Rura...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Economic impact, Health, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Sustainable development, Utility services, Water supply

(The) Little Green Data Book 12
  • (The) Little Green Data Book 12
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. May 2012
  • The Little Green Data Book is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 economies. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. The 2012 edition of The Little Green Data Book includes a focus story on oceans and its ecosystem services, as well as estimates of global marine fisheries wealth accounts.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Energy, Environment, Forests, Health, Information and data, Sanitation

Measuring Water Use in a Green Economy
  • Measuring Water Use in a Green Economy
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). May 2012
  • This report analyses the different ways for quantifying and accounting for water flows and productivity within the economy (including environmental needs). Based on data from the literature, the report provides the current state of knowledge of the different indicators and tools for quantifying water productivity and highlights why this is important for developing robust allocation and management systems that preserve the natural capital. The report focuses on two main elements: 1) the conceptual background and knowledge on how water use puts pressure on the ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Green economy, Information and data, Sustainable development, Virtual water, Vulnerability, Water balance, Water footprint, Water governance, Water policy, Water scarcity

Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future. Summary
  • Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future. Summary
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA). May 2012
  • Summary of Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Irrigation, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Vulnerable groups, Water management

Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future
  • Africa Human Development Report 2012. Towards a Food Secure Future
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA). May 2012
  • The 2012 Human Development Report for Africa explores why hunger remains pervasive in the region, despite abundant agricultural resources, a favourable growing climate, and rapid economic growth rates. The water issue is addressed all along the report. Water management and irrigation are analysed in Chapter 2 while Chapter 3 addresses persistent challenges and emerging threats to food security, including soil and water-related environmental challenges.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Irrigation, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Vulnerable groups, Water management

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