Tagged on: Environmental Governance

Reports and Books
Lithuania Report on Sustainable Governance Indicators
Government of Lithuania

Formal democracy is well developed in Lithuania. Participation rights, electoral competition and the rule of law are generally respected by the Lithuanian authorities. However, substantive democracy suffers from a few weaknesses. Party financing is not sufficiently monitored or audited, and campaignfinancing fraud is not subject to adequate enforcement.


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2014
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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
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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
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The 5th National Report of Iraq - Convention on Biological Diversity
Ministry of Environment - Republic of Iraq

In general, the report dealt with all information on eco-region bases. It is logically divided into what the CBD advised that parts are to deal with providing answers and stimulate discussions on major issues of biodiversity in Iraq. The first part gives an update on biodiversity status, trends, and threats and implications for human well-being. While the second part dealt with aspects of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), its implementation, and the mainstreaming of biodiversity. The later and third part assessed the progress towards the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets and contributions to the relevant 2015 Targets of the Millennium Development Goals. However, these major parts were further subdivided into specialized sections exhibiting variety of pictorial and numerical data.


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2014
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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
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
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Africa Mountains Atlas
United Nations Environment Programme

The mountains of Africa provide water and food, rich biodiversity, recreational areas and serve as important centres of cultural integrity and heritage. However, Africa faces growing challenges in ensuring the sustainable development of mountain areas, such as poverty and climate change and addressing the feat of transboundary co-operation. Through use and integration of local and indigenous knowledge, supporting green investments and addressing the multidimensional nature of poverty and food security, these challenges can be surmounted. The Africa Mountains Atlas defines these challenges and presents the associated opportunities that can be seized to prevent unsustainable development of Africa’s mountain ecosystems.


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2014
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Sustainable Development in Action: Special Report on Voluntary Commitments and Partnerships for Sustainable Development
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

In an effort to provide updated information to all stakeholders, the Rio+20 Secretariat, through the Division for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), prepared a progress report on voluntary commitments and partnerships for sustainable development in collaboration with the Action Network partners on the one-year anniversary of Rio+20, in July 2013. The present document is the second edition of that report, its launch coinciding with the second meeting of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, which is the designated forum at the United Nations for monitoring progress on sustainable development and follow-up on commitments made at Rio+20.


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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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Review of the Economy
Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago’s economy continues to gain momentum and is expected to expand in real terms by 1.9 percent in calendar 2014, following growth of 1.7 percent in 2013. This outlook is premised on a projected 1.0 percent in the Petroleum sector complimented by a 2.5 percent expansion in the non-petroleum sector. The services sub-sector, with 51.8 percent, continues to be the largest contributor to non-petroleum GDP.


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2014