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United Nations World Water Development Report 2015. Water for a Sustainable World
  • United Nations World Water Development Report 2015. Water for a Sustainable World
  • United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). March 2015
  • The World Water Development Report gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and analyses pressures from decisions that drive demand for water and affect its availability. It offers tools and response options to help leaders in government, the private sector and civil society address current and future challenges and suggests ways in which institutions can be reformed. This 2015th edition illustrates the complex linkages between water and critical areas such as human health, food and energy security, urbanization, industrial gr...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Disasters, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Equity, Food security, Gender, Groundwater, Health, Hygiene, Industry, Information and data, Investments, Livelihoods, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Resilience, Sanitation, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water availability, Water conservation , Water demand, Water efficiency, Water governance, Water management, Water scarcity, Water supply

(The) State of African Cities 2014. Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions
  • (The) State of African Cities 2014. Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This report analyses the emerging challenges and risks to which urban and rural Africa are being exposed with a view to facilitating discussions at regional, national and local levels on how best to address the challenges ahead and apply solutions that are innovative, location-specific and effective. It contains 6 chapters that study the different regions of the African continent, with the sub-categories Social and Environmental vulnerabilities and Emerging Issues focussing on the water and sanitation challenges faced in each.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Climate change, Environment, Informal settlements, Risk management, Sanitation, Slums, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water security, Water supply

Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer
  • Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer
  • World Health Organization (WHO). November 2014
  • This report aims to galvanize attention and action by highlighting how preventable drowning is, and how collaboration across sectors be it health and rural development, fisheries, maritime or disaster risk management can save lives. Section 1 sets out key estimates and risk factors for drowning based on the most recent data available. It describes who is most affected, where, and how, and gives an overview of how tackling the drowning burden can be stepped up. Section 2 outlines 10 drowning prevention actions. Section 3 presents conclusions and recommenda...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Coastal zones, Community management, Community participation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Floods, Health, Livelihoods, Public policy, Resilience, Risk management, Rural areas, Water safety plans (WSPs)

Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis
  • Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis
  • International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC). November 2014
  • This report outlines current theories about why international water cooperation occurs and subsequently matches these theories with the identified factors that lead to cooperative events. Section 1 provides an overview of the report and the theoretical background on cooperation over transboundary aquifers by describing the transboundary aquifers of the world, summarizing current theories of cooperative water resources management, and generally describing instances of cooperation and conflict over transboundary aquifers. Section 2 extrapolates enabling factors...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Groundwater, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water security

World Urbanization Prospects: the 2014 revision. Highlights
  • World Urbanization Prospects: the 2014 revision. Highlights
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2014
  • The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations since 1998 has been issuing revised estimates and projections of the urban and rural populations of all countries in the world and of their major urban agglomerations, every two years. Accurate, consistent and timely data on global trends in urbanisation and city growth are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to urban growth and for setting policy priorities to promote inclusive and equitable urban and rural development. This report contain...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Rural areas, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization

Human Development Report 2014 Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience
  • Human Development Report 2014 Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). July 2014
  • The 2014 Human Development Report "Sustaining Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience" aims to help decision-makers and other development gains through policies which reduce vulnerability and build resilience. Much of the existing research on vulnerability has considered people's exposure to particular risks and is often sector-specific. This Report takes a different and more holistic approach. It considers the factors which contribute to risks to human development and then discusses the ways in which resilience to a broad group of evolving...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Resilience, Risk management, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Vulnerability, Water policy, Water supply

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

(The) State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014: Opportunities and challenges
  • (The) State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014: Opportunities and challenges
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). May 2014
  • This new edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture highlights the significant role that fisheries and aquaculture play in eliminating hunger, promoting health and reducing poverty. This report is presented in four chapters, part 1 World review of fisheries and aquaculture, part 2 Selected issues in fisheries and aquaculture, part 3 Highlights of special studies and part 4 Meeting future fish demand: outlook and approaches.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Climate change, Community management, Food security, Health, Poverty, Water management

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Summary for Policy Makers
  • Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Summary for Policy Makers
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). March 2014
  • This report considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation. The report consists of two volumes: Vol. 1 'Global and Sectoral aspects'; Vol. 2 'Regional aspects', as well as a cross chapter resource. Compared to previous reports, this report assesses a substantially larger knowledge base of relevant scientific, technical and socioeconomic literature. The chapters of the report assess risks and opportunities for societies, economies and...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Food security, Health, Livelihoods, Mitigation, Poverty, Resilience, Risk management, State of water resources, Water conservation

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

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