Tagged on: Environment Under Review

Reports and Books
Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Dar es Salaam
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the findings of a knowledge assessment on urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) for the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that was conducted in 2012. It examines the state of UPA in the city through the lens of intensifying urban pressures and increasing climate risks with the objective of identifying how these and other drivers potentially interact to affect the long-term sustainability of UPA, and what response options are needed to address existing and emerging challenges.


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2014
Reports and Books
Environment Report
Bank of Italy

This edition of the Environment Report, in line with the previous years’ reports published on the Bank’s website, gives an account of the Bank’s environmental impact, and incorporates information from its ‘Report on the Operations and Activities of the Bank of Italy’. Environmental impact is measured by means of quantitative indicators, with the aim of giving a complete picture both of the improvements achieved over time and of areas requiring greater attention in the future.


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2014
Reports and Books
Horizon 2020 Mediterranean report: Israel
European Environment Agency, United Nations Environment Programme

Israel has a technologically advanced market economy, including rapidly developing hi‑tech, agricultural, financial and service sectors. Israel was characterised by relatively high and stable economic growth in the previous decade and in 2010 joined the OECD.


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2014
Reports and Books
Greece Report on Sustainable Governance Indicators
Bertelsmann Stiftung

In the period under review Greece underwent a severe economic crisis which affected all core dimensions. The quality of democracy was negatively affected by a new sharp divide between supporters and opponents of the bailout extended to Greece by its creditors under strict austerity conditions.


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2014
Reports and Books
Selected Environmental Indicators 2013
Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Selected Indicators of the state of environment are calculated on the base methodology of the European Environment Agency EEA and UNECE methodology. Indicators Driving forces include negative human activities on the environment such as: passenger transport, freight transport, energy consumption. Pressures indicators are a direct result of activities or emissions that pollute the environment. The State indicators show the current state of environment impact, such as: global temperature, oxygen consumption in the rivers, nutrients in the water, species diversity and so on. The Impact indicators are direct result of pressure on the environment and human health. Response indicators provide measures, investments, regulations, etc.. in environment.


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2014
Reports and Books
Suriname Environment Statistics Report
General Bureau of Statistics (GBS), Suriname

This publication is presented again as one of the outputs from the UNSD/CARICOM Project (Now: CARICOM Program). This edition exclusively pays attention to the Environment with various stimuli and responses.


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2014
Reports and Books
Leadership now: UK companies and the global environmental challenge
CDP Worldwide

This report explores some of the key areas in which companies are addressing environmental issues, including those outlined in the AR5||primarily, are they managing natural resource and climate change issues appropriately||are they setting ambitious enough targets||and what are the top environmental risks and opportunities companies are identifying?


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2014
Reports and Books
MDG Report 2014: Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union, African Development Bank and United Nations Development Programmeme

African Member States have made remarkable progress towards achieving the MDGs despite difficult initial conditions. Indeed, previous MDG Progress Reports for Africa have shown that when effort and initial conditions are factored in, African countries are among the top achievers of the MDGs. A study of countries accelerating the most rapidly towards the MDGs found that eight of the world’s top ten best performers are in Africa. Further, progress was more rapid in least-developed countries (LDCs) than in non-LDCs despite the significant investments in infrastructure and human capital that countries at very low levels of development require to achieve the MDGs.


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2014
Reports and Books
Towards a global map of natural capital: key ecosystem assets
United Nations Environment Programme

Natural capital is fundamental to human wellbeing, underpinning the global economy. Natural capital comprises both ecosystem assets (such as fresh water) and natural resources (such as fossil fuel deposits). This report presents the first attempt to give an overview of the global distribution of ecosystem assets. Ecosystem assets have the capacity to generate a basket of ecosystem services, and this capacity can be understood as a function of the extent (quantity) and condition (quality) of the ecosystem. The report builds on a considerable body of work in the fields of natural capital accounting and the mapping of ecosystem services. In particular, it draws on the UN Statistics Division's System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) and its Experimental Ecosystem Accounting approach, as well as the work by many other researchers.


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2014
Yearbooks and Frontiers
UNEP Year Book 2014: emerging issues in our global environment
United Nations Environment Programme

Ten years after the first Year Book in this series appeared, a special e-book anniversary edition – UNEP Year Book 2014 – presents a fresh look at ten issues highlighted over the past decade. This UNEP Year Book 2014 takes advantage of the latest technology, providing a multi-media experience that helps illustrate the environmental challenges we face today and some of the innovative solutions that have been created to solve those challenges. Video, animations, data visualization and stunning images from around the world help tell the stories.


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2014