Tagged on: India

Reports and Books
Women at the frontline of climate change: gender risks and hopes
United Nations Environment Programme

Women are often in the frontline in respect to the impacts of a changing climate. Globally the world is seeing increasingly frequent droughts and floods which are having economic but also profound social consequences. The women and people of Asia are currently at greatest risk with over 100 million people affected in this region annually.


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2011
Reports and Books
Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development planning: a guide for practitioners
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

Climate change adaptation is an area of growing concern and engagement for many developing countries. The myriad and uncertain effects of a changing climate pose significant risks for development and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Numerous initiatives and financing mechanisms aimed at assisting countries with climate change adaptation have been rolled out and are being implemented. Efforts also concentrate on developing specific adaptation measures, with a focus on the ones that correspond to countries most urgent and immediate needs. Increasingly, countries are coming to realize that, in the long term, climate change adaptation needs to be supported by an integrated, cross-cutting policy approach. The purpose of this guide is to provide practical, step-by-step guidance on how governments and other national actors can mainstream climate change adaptation into national development planning as part of broader mainstreaming efforts. The guide draws on substantial experience and lessons learned by the UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Initiative in working with governments to integrate environmental management for pro-poor economic growth and development into national development planning and decision-making.


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2011
Manuals and Guides
Guideline document on the status of Conventions and Protocols in the field of marine environment by South Asian Seas countries
South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)

Guideline document on the status of Conventions and Protocols in the field of marine environment by South Asian Seas countries


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2010
Reports and Books
A handbook for the indigenous and community conserved areas registry
United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) are a globally significant type of managed areas governed by local or indigenous communities for conservation and cultural purposes. Their contributions to biodiversity conservation, sustainable livelihoods, and climate change adaptation are significantly under-studied and documented. The ICCA Registry project, a partnership between UNEP-WCMC, UNDP, GEF Small Grants Programme, IUCN Commissions and the ICCA Consortium, aims to build a standardized knowledgebase and multi-media website for the development of a long-term awareness, recognition and valuation process for ICCAs. This handbook is intended as a guide for those involved with ICCAs who wish to participate in the ICCA Registry project. It also provides a general overview for others to learn about ICCAs. It contains information on the importance of ICCAs, benefits of the ICCA Registry, and detailed steps on contributing to and using the Registry. Case studies for several sites give a sense of the range of different ICCAs and their roles.


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2010
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2010 Update: The Future of Growth in Asia
Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Outlook 2010 Update provides recent economic forecasts for countries in the region. Since the release of the ADO2010 in April this year, developing Asia's performance has strengthened further. This Update raises the 2010 growth forecast to 8.2% on the back of strong results in the first half of the year.


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2010
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2010: Macroeconomic Management Beyond the Crisis
Asian Development Bank

The annual Asian Development Outlook provides a comprehensive analysis of economic performance for the past year and offers forecasts for the next 2 years for the 45 Asian economies that make up developing Asia. This edition sees developing Asia emerging from the recent crisis and posting a strong recovery in the next 2 years, as a moderate global recovery supports a modest revival in global trade. Investment is expected to remain strong and private consumption is anticipated to improve. Inflation will pick up, but at manageable levels. Beyond the crisis, developing Asia faces the challenge of adjusting its monetary, exchange rate, and fiscal policies to foster macroeconomic stability and sustained growth within the broader direction of a return to prudence and discipline.


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2010
Reports and Books
State of play for sustainable buildings in India
United Nations Environment Programme

This report on the


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2010
Reports and Books
State of Environment Report India
Ministry of Environment and Forests - Government of India

The report provides an insight on various priority issues for India related to the current status of environment and natural resources, the pressures behind environmental changes and the impacts associated with these changes. The report also assesses the Government's current and proposed policy initiatives or programmes as a response to check and monitor further degradation of environment and also suggests policy options.


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2009
Reports and Books
Environment Program: Progress and Prospects
Asian Development Bank

Environment Program: Progress and Prospects is a snapshot of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) strategies and programs, loans and technical assistance projects with environmental sustainability as a theme. It also highlights partnerships and actions that ADB is supporting to promote environmentally sustainable economic growth in Asia and the Pacific. It informs our stakeholders of ADB’s support for its developing member countries (DMCs) during 2003–2008, and its future actions to address the environmental challenges affecting our region.


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2009
Reports and Books
Recent trends in melting glaciers, tropospheric temperatures over the Himalayas and Summer Monsoon Rainfall over India
United Nations Environment Programme

Climate change is affecting the temperatures, amount of snow and ice in the Himalayan region as well as rainfall patterns in the densely populated downstream regions of Asia which would have enormous significance for livelihood and wellbeing of the people of the region. There is a need to prepare the people, institutions and countries of the region to anticipate the consequences of climate change and evolve suitable and cost-effective adaptation responses. However, there is inadequate availability of information on these processes of change making it both difficult to plan appropriate responses and create public opinion in favour of drastic actions that are needed to address the issues.


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2009