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Working with Indigenous Peoples in Rural Water and Sanitation. Recommendations from an Intercultural Approach
  • Working with Indigenous Peoples in Rural Water and Sanitation. Recommendations from an Intercultural Approach
  • Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), UNDP Water Governance Facility. 2014
  • This document is one of the outcomes of a joint research initiative called Transcultural Transparency. It focuses on how to overcome sociocultural clashes between communities, service providers, development co-operation actors and local authorities, particularly in areas with large groups of indigenous peoples. It poses recommendations on how to implement an intercultural approach throughout the project cycle in rural water and sanitation projects with indigenous peoples, focusing in Latin America. The recommendations made in the document apply to any work on...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Gender, Participation, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Technology, Traditional knowledge, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

UNEP Yearbook 2014. Emerging issues in our global environment
  • UNEP Yearbook 2014. Emerging issues in our global environment
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2014
  • The UNEP Yearbook compiles data on all areas of UNEP's work, divided into 10 chapters that cover different emerging issues. The chapter 'Excess Nitrogen in the Environment' focuses on the consequences of pollutants in the water cycle whereas the chapter 'The emergence of infectious disease' demonstrates the importance of access to clean water and sanitation in the battle against the spread of disease. The combination of different areas of focus demonstrates the diverse roles water and sanitation play.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Climate change, Disease, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Health, Land management, Pollution, Resilience, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge, Water cycle

Local and indigenous knowledge for community resilience: hydro-meteorological disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in coastal and small island communities
  • Local and indigenous knowledge for community resilience: hydro-meteorological disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in coastal and small island communities
  • UNESCO Office in Jakarta. 2014
  • Local and indigenous knowledge is yet to be included in policies on disaster risk reduction or climate change adaptation, and the wealth of documented knowledge and practices have not led to increased efforts to make use of this knowledge to enable communities to increase their resilience. A project officially launched in 2011 focussing on local and indigenous knowledge related to hydrometeorological hazards and climate change in Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste addresses this gap. This publication begins with an introduction of the background, basi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Climate change, Communication, Disasters, Dissemination of scientific knowledge, Education, Gender, Information and data, Resilience, Risk management, Small islands, Technology, Traditional knowledge, Vulnerability

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

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

TEEB for water and wetlands. Executive summary
  • TEEB for water and wetlands. Executive summary
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). February 2013
  • Executive summary of report'TEEB for water and wetlands
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Tourism, Traditional knowledge, Water cycle, Wetlands

TEEB for water and wetlands
  • TEEB for water and wetlands
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). February 2013
  • This report underlines the fundamental importance of wetlands in the water cycle and in addressing water objectives reflected in the Rio+20 agreement, the Millennium Development Goals and forthcoming post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The report presents insights on both critical water-related ecosystem services and also on the wider ecosystem services from wetlands, in order to encourage additional policy momentum, business commitment, and investment in the conservation, restoration, and wise use of wetlands.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Tourism, Traditional knowledge, Water cycle, Wetlands

Advancing Agroforestry on the Policy Agenda. A guide for decision-makers
  • Advancing Agroforestry on the Policy Agenda. A guide for decision-makers
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). February 2013
  • Agroforestry sustains livelihoods, alleviates poverty and promotes productive, resilient agricultural environments. In addition, when practised at scale, it can enhance ecosystems through carbon storage, prevention of deforestation, biodiversity conservation, cleaner water and erosion control while enabling agricultural lands to withstand events such as floods, drought and climate change. The guidelines presented in this report are aimed primarily at all those involved in making policies at national and regional levels, such as decision-makers, civil servants...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Agroforestry, Traditional knowledge

Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
  • Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?
  • UNESCO Office in Jakarta, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). December 2012
  • This book tries to respond to a series of core questions, including among others: What are the roles that water plays in sustaining diverse forms of human sociocultural life? What roles do diverse human societies and cultures play in valuing, managing, preserving and using water and its associated ecosystems? What are the consequences of these resource relations in sustaining, or undermining the means to sustain, the viability of human communities and their environments? The traditional knowledge, stewardship and management systems, and technologies developed...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Culture, Dams, Ecosystems, Environment, Gender, Groundwater, Health, Human right to water and sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Perceptions, Traditional knowledge, Urban areas, Vulnerable groups, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water scarcity

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