Reports and Books, Summaries
The State of Biodiversity in Africa: A Mid-term Review of Progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

The report identifies opportunities and challenges in implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 in Africa and looks ahead to actions which need to be taken by national governments and other decision makers to enhance and accelerate progress towards its attainment.


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Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) Vol. 1: Groundwater - Transboundary Aquifers and Groundwater Systems of Small Island Developing States: Status and Trends - Summary for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

The Groundwater Component of the Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) deals with Transboundary Aquifers (TBAs) and with Groundwater Systems of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). It was executed by the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and represents the first structured baseline assessment of the state of 199 transboundary aquifers and 42 SIDS groundwater systems as a basis for periodic assessments and to develop scenarios of possible future developments.


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Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) Vol. 4: Large Marine Ecosystems: Status and trends - Summary for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

This LMEs assessment is the first indicator-based global, comparative, baseline assessment of the 66 LMEs. To facilitate the comparative assessment, LMEs were grouped into five colour-coded categories of relative risk, from lowest to highest. Results are at the scale of each entire LME and do not reflect management approaches of any one country within an LME. A sub-set of indicators was also assessed for the Western Pacific Warm Pool.


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Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme Vol. 2: Transboundary lakes and reservoirs: Status and future trends: Summary for policy makers
ILEC, United Nations Environment Programme

The lakes component of the Transboundary Waters Assessment Program (TWAP) was undertaken to compare the relative threats to transboundary lakes (and implicitly all “lentic waters”). Because of the greater complexity characterizing transboundary lake basins and their ecosystem services, compared to other freshwater systems, adopted management approaches must lead to a well-coordinated global process to address such challenges if their sustainability is to be attained. The assessment methodology must not only identify transboundary lake basin threats, but also help all involved basin stakeholders fully understand the need for collaborative efforts directed to gradual, incremental and long-term lake basin governance improvement.


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