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Reports and Books
Smoke on Water: Countering Global Threats from Peatland Loss and Degradation - A Rapid Response Assessment. Revised Edition
United Nations Environment Programme, GRID-Arendal

More than 180 countries have peatlands but we are only just starting to understand their role in both climate change and our efforts to curb it. Peatlands cover less than three percent of the Earth’s surface but are the largest terrestrial organic carbon stock – storing twice as much carbon as in the world’s forests. In fact, greenhouse gas emissions from drained or burned peatlands account for five percent of the global carbon budget. This first report from the Global Peatlands Initiative highlights why the threat to peatlands from agriculture, forestry, resource extraction and infrastructure development is a threat to the climate.


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The Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction: Case Study and Exercise Source Book
United Nations Environment Programme, Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, Center for Natural Resources and Development

This ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption (Eco-DRR/CCA) case study booklet is designed as a guided learning resource and supports a problem-based learning approach. The booklet enables masters students of the Eco-DRR course to work independently on the provided case studies and exercises, but it can also be used as a freestanding publication. The case studies are self-explanatory and no further documents are needed. However, where necessary, the lecturer can support the students with introductory explanations and also prepare for a final in-class discussion of each case study. The case study exercises are recommended to make the students apply the knowledge gained throughout lectures and to get to know ecosystem-based adaptation in different geographical regions and ecozones. We also recommend including the case studies and respective exercises throughout teaching the Eco-DRR module, preferably after having taught the first block or more to equip the students with some applied knowledge on the topic.


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After the Tsunami: Coastal Ecosystem Restoration: Lessons learnt
United Nations Environment Programme

This report explains what is known about coastal ecosystems in the Indonesian province of Nanggröe Aceh Darussalam (NAD or Aceh), their status before the tsunami of 2004, and how they fared after it. It reviews the ecosystem restoration activities that were undertaken in 2005-2006 by a variety of governmental and non-governmental actors, in partnership with many different stakeholder groups, and updates findings into 2007.


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Towards a Prosperous Planet: UNEP's Clearing house
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP's Clearing-house, one of our youngest programmes, expands our roles of 'catalysis and co-ordination" in the field of technical co-operation. The Clearing-house acts as a benevolent broker, an impartial friend and advisor to match the colossal needs of the poor with the significant resources of the more affluent. It has been created to be used as an unprejudiced source of information and advice, and as a facilitator.


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Reports and Books
Assessment and Promotion of Human Resources for River Water Quality Management
United Nations Environment Programme, Japan Society on Water Management

East Asian countries have been experiencing an economic boom over the past several years. Industrial development and trade are on the rise, fuelled by healthy and vigorous foreign investment. Unfortunately, it is the very same development that hastens the degradation of the quality of life and the environment in these countries. It is in the light of this situation that this project becomes both urgent and important.
Human Resource Development For River Water Quality Management In East Asian Countries' is a collaborative project of the Japan Society on Water Environment (JSWE). the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and researchers from East Asian countries. This manual was prepared for the following purposes: 1) to provide an assessment of and a framework for the proper conduct of river water quality management in East Asian countries; 2) to provide an assessment of and suggest adequate procedures for human resource development efforts for river water quality management; and 3) to propose and examine various activities and programs for forging regional cooperation in the area of human resource development for water quality management.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines of Lake Management Volume 2: Socio-Economic Aspects of Lake Reservoir Management
United Nations Environment Programme, International Lake Environment Committee

Contents: Utilization of Water Resources and Problems of Lake Management / T. Kira; Understanding of the state of the lake environment from a socio-cultural perceptive - an example of Lake Biwa, Japan / Y. Kada; Profile A: Discontinuation of the Lake Shinji and Nakaumi Project / K. Kihara; The publics role in lake management the experience in the Great Lakes / J. Jackson and T. Eder; Profile B: Lake Balaton / V. Istvanovics; Water resource management: planning and implementation / M.M. Hufschmidt and D.S. McCauley; Effective moriftoring of lake waters / A.K. Biswas; Integrated land-water systems and their possible modern application / H. Loffler; Economic analysis of water resource development / J.A. Dixon; Cost sharing for lake/reservoir management: Issuesand principles / K.W. Easter and J. J. Waelti; Profile C: The management of Lake Dianchi - China / L. Hongilang and J. Zhang; Profile D: Lake Biwa - Japan / N. Nakamura; Local social and environmental impacts of water resource developments / A. Sendama; Profile E: The social impacts of the creation of Lake Kariba / C.H.D. Magadza; Problems and issues in compensatory measures related to water resource developments / S. Matsui; Profile F: Amazonian reservoirs -Brazil / J.G. Tundisi; Socio-econornic and cultural approaches to involuntary population resettlement / M.M. Cemea; Profile G: Srinagarind dam - Thailand / B. Barrett; Profile H: The Saguling dam project - Indonesia / E. Brotoisworo; Water resources development and water quality management in brackish lakes / H. Harasawa; Profile I: Lake Songkhla - Thailand / S. Sunthorn; Profile J: Lake Kasumigaura - Japan / H. Harasawa; Profile K: Socio-economic profile of Laguna Lake Basin / E.P. Pacardo.


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Regional Study on Mercury Waste Management in the ASEAN Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides information on the current state of the mercury waste management systems in each ASEAN Member State (AMS) jurisdiction, which includes the regulatory framework, institutional framework, mercury waste management infrastructure and operations, as well as the information and control elements. In addition, it also provides information on the mercury management practices for selected activities, inventories of mercury and mercury waste, and AMS’ input on the challenges, needs and opportunities implementing the environmentally sound management (ESM) of mercury waste in the region.


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Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Assessment Report for the UNEP International Resource Panel
United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel

This report finds that global material use has tripled over the past four decades, with annual global extraction of materials growing from 22 billion tonnes (1970) to 70 billion tonnes (2010). It also provides a new material footprint indicator, reporting the amount of materials that are required for final consumption, which sheds light on the true impact of economies. By relating global supply chains to final demand for resources, the indicator is a good proxy for the average material standard of living in a country. It indicates that the level of development and well-being in wealthy industrial countries has been achieved largely through highly resource-intensive patterns of consumption and production, which are not sustainable, even less replicable to other parts of the world.


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Surveillance of Drinking Water Quality in Rural Areas
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization

This book is based on concepts of water supply-related health risk assessment developed by the authors during the course of the Water Decade.These concepts would not have been worth publishing without the practical support provided by several hundred sanitary officers, scientists, engineers, doctors and close colleagues. They have provided the essential information, largely con-tained in pilot project reports, which have confirmed that a systematic approach to surveillance and risk assessment provides the necessary basis on which to improve and maintain the safety of community water supplies.


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Summaries
The Financial System We Need: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development - Policy Summary
United Nations Environment Programme
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