Tagged on: Environment Under Review

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

This report presents the findings of a knowledge assessment on urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) for the city of Kampala, Uganda, 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
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Croatia Environmental Performance Reviews: Second Review
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The second Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Croatia began in October 2012 with a preparatory mission. During this mission, the structure of the review report was discussed and the time-schedule established. A review mission took place on 12-19 March 2013. The team of international experts taking part included experts from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, the Republic of Moldova, Slovakia and as well as from the EEA and the secretariats of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNECE.


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2014
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Strategic Environmental Assessment, Cyprus
European Union

The Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain programmes on the environment requires certain programmes, which are likely to have significant effects on the environment, to be subject to an environmental assessment. This assessment specifically enables environmental considerations to be integrated in the preparation and adoption of these programmes. It also contributes to sustainable development.


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2014
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Évaluation de L’état de Préparation en vue d’une Initiative d’ouverture des Données
Gouvernement du Burkina Faso

Le gouvernement du Burkina Faso est en capacité de lancer une initiative d'ouverture des données rapidement. Il deviendrait ainsi le premier pays d'Afrique francophone à se doter d'un programme d'open data. Il assumerait alors un rôle de pionnier dans la sous-région et pourrait profiter de cette visibilité pour attirer développeurs, ONG et entrepreneurs qui pourront proposer de nouveaux services et applications.


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2014
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Statistical Handbook of Vietnam
Government of Vietnam

The Statistical Yearbook, an annual publication by the General Statistics Office, comprises basic data reflecting the general socio-economic dynamic and situation of Vietnam.


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2014
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The Millennium Development Goals Report
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

This report examines the latest progress towards achieving the MDGs. It reaffirms that the MDGs have made a profound difference in people’s lives. Global poverty has been halved five years ahead of the 2015 timeframe. Ninety per cent of children in developing regions now enjoy primary education, and disparities between boys and girls in enrolment have narrowed. Remarkable gains have also been made in the fight against malaria and tuberculosis, along with improvements in all health indicators.


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2014
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MDG Progress Report
Government of Suriname

This MDG country report describes the current situation (including some data gaps) based on the revised list of MDG indicators with potential strategies for action designed to meet the goals and commitments of the Millennium Declaration. It should be noted that the previous indicator 8.17 on youth unemployment is addressed in Goal 1, target 1B.


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2014
Reports and Books
Latvia Report on Sustainable Governance Indicators
Government of Latvia

Latvia has performed exceptionally well in achieving its overriding policy goal of economic recovery. The Latvian government fulfilled the necessary preconditions for joining the euro in 2014, achieving a condition of fiscal sustainability.


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2014
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Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Romania-Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
European Union, Government of Romania, Government of Bulgaria

The Romania-Bulgaria Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 aims to expand the regions’ horizons, building on concrete outcomes and enabling the area to be a region to live, study, work, visit and invest in. The programme must sustain the process of creating competitive and sustainable communities, by harnessing innovation and seizing, in a resource efficient way, the unique growth initiatives and opportunities based on the development of transversal and horizontal flows on the area’s backbone, the Danube/Black Sea corridor.


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2014
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Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Dakar
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the findings of a knowledge assessment on urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) for the city of Dakar, Senegal, 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