Tagged on: Resource Efficency

Reports and Books
Integrating the environment in urban planning and management: key principles and approaches for cities in the 21st century
Dodman, David, McGranahan, Gordon, Dalal-Clayton, Barry

Cities can use a range of principles and approaches to integrate the environment in urban planning and management. This report is intended to encourage and support urban decision-makers in this process. It starts with recognizing that action taken in towns and cities is essential for addressing global environmental problems. It accepts that, with an increasing proportion of the world’s population living in urban areas in low- and middle-income countries, these are important sites for engaging with the environment. The report describes the social and economic benefits that can be generated by addressing environmental challenges, and provides convincing evidence to support engagement with these issues.


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2013
Reports and Books
Africa Environment Outlook 3: our environment, our health
United Nations Environment Programme

The Third Africa Environment Outlook (AEO-3), analyses the importance of, and interlinkages between, health and environment and the opportunities and synergies that might be derived from intensified collaboration between the two sectors. It uses the Drivers, Pressures, State, Exposure, Effects and Actions (DPSEEA) analytical framework to undertake an integrated analysis of the state and trends covering the themes of air quality, biodiversity, chemicals and waste, climate change and variability, coastal and marine resources, freshwater and sanitation as well as land. It also illustrates how socio-economic driving forces can generate environmental pressures, leading to altered ecosystem states, personal exposure to risks and adverse health effects.


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2013
Annual Reports
Annuaire sur l’Environnement et les Ressources Naturelles du Sénégal
Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable - Senegal

Toujours engagé résolument dans une dynamique réelle d’élaboration et de mise en oeuvre de politiques et programmes dont l’objectif ultime est d’améliorer durablement les conditions et le cadre de vie des populations, le Sénégal a successivement élaboré plusieurs documents de planification stratégique importants tels que le PNAE, le PAN/LCD, la Stratégie de Croissance Accélérée et le DSRP II entre autres. La mise en oeuvre de ces plans et programmes requiert cependant l’utilisation de données fiables, pertinentes et actuelles. Ceci se traduit par une demande en informations, notamment sur l’environnement et les ressources naturelles, de plus en plus importante du fait, entre autres, des fortes pressions sur des ressources dans un contexte de changement climatique. C’est dans ce cadre que le Ministère en charge de l’Environnement élabore la troisième édition de l’«Annuaire sur l’Environnement et les Ressources Naturelles du Sénégal» dont la mise à jour doit être périodique de manière à prendre en compte les changements intervenus afin de mettre à la disposition des utilisateurs une base de données actualisées sur l’état de l’environnement du pays. D’où l’objet de la présente réactualisation des données sur l’Environnement et les Ressources Naturelles au Sénégal dont la coordination est assurée par le Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE). Pour cela, le CSE a travaillé en étroite collaboration avec plusieurs directions techniques et instituts de recherche ayant des informations pertinentes sur l’environnement et les ressources naturelles


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2013
Reports and Books
The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015
League of Arab States, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

The Fourth Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2013 highlights the progress made by Arab countries in achieving MDGs since 1990 and underlines ongoing development challenges which should be addressed in any post-2015 development framework. The report also suggests a new development paradigm beyond 2015. Development in the Arab region cannot be addressed separately from regional realities. With the continued Israeli occupation of Palestine, the region is suffering from the only remaining occupation in modern history. Conflict and instability in the Arab region also continue to take their toll on economic, social and political life.


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2013
Annual Reports
Environment Operational Directions 2013–2020
Asian Development Bank

In the context of Strategy 2020 and in the follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), ADB prepared the report Environment Operational Directions, 2013–2020. The report aims to provide a coherent overview of its environment operations and to articulate how it will step up efforts to help the region achieve a transition to environmentally sustainable growth or green growth. Building on ADB sector and thematic plans, this paper provides a brief review of recent ADB experience in environment operations, and identifies effective approaches for the development of “greener” country partnership strategies, investment projects, and associated knowledge and technical assistance activities. The paper is aligned with key elements of relevant ADB sector and thematic operational plans, particularly for sectors where environmental sustainability is a priority. These include the Sustainable Transport Initiative Operational Plan, the Urban Operational Plan, the Water Operational Plan, the Energy Policy, and the Sustainable Food Security Plan, as well as the Climate Change Strategic Priorities.


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2013
Reports and Books
The National Environmental Strategy and Action Plan (2013 – 2017) for Iraq
Ministry of Environment - Republic of Iraq

The Strategy identifies urgent priorities such as protecting and improving the quality of water, soil and air||preserving biodiversity and marine and coastal environment||minimizing oil, radioactive and chemical pollution and waste in general||and developing the institutional and legislative framework. Furthermore, the Strategy has an implementation plan that includes several programs to protect and enhance the environment over the next five years.


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2013
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2013 Update: Governance and Public Service Delivery
Asian Development Bank

The annual Asian Development Outlook, generally launched in April, presents an analysis of developing Asia’s recent economic performance plus its prospects for the next 2 years. This Update shows whether these forecasts were met, explaining divergence between forecasts and the actual outturn, and firms the forecasts for the next 18 months or so.


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2013
Serials
UNEP global environmental alert service: October 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

Waste management has become an issue of growing global concern as urban populations continue to increase and consumption patterns change. The health and environmental implications associated with garbage disposal are mounting in urgency, particularly in developing countries. However, the growth of the solid-waste market, increasing resource scarcity and the availability of new technologies are offering opportunities for turning waste into a resource.


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2013
Reports and Books
Building inclusive green economies: success stories from South-South Cooperation
United Nations Environment Programme

This report shows how South-South Cooperation is playing a key role to identify solutions to sustainable development challenges, as well as delivering new ideas and resources to advance the global transformation to an inclusive Green Economy.


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2013
Reports and Books
Small holders, food security and the environment
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Environment Programme

Small holders form a vital part of the global agriculture community yet they are often neglected. The report analyses the food security and environment with respect to small holders.


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2013