Reports and Books
Carbon Emissions from Forest loss in Protected Areas
United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This study combines the best available data on carbon stocks and deforestation with protected area data to estimate the area of forest loss within the protected area network of the humid tropical forest biome during 2000-2005. Carbon emissions resulting from deforestation are estimated according to four scenarios of land use following clearance||ranging from complete loss of biomass to pasture, crop, or oil palm development on a regional basis. Regions where protected areas are simultaneously rich in carbon and under pressure from land cover change are identified.


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2008
Reports and Books
Climate Change, Its Consequences on Employment and Trade Union Action - A Training Manual for Workers and Trade Unions
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this Manual is to enhance understanding of climate change and related mitigation and adaptation issues and their consequences on employment. Trade Unions are uniquely placed to sensitize workers about the impact of climate change on employment patterns, to promote and demand that both public and private sectors develop programmes on climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as to train workers to contribute and verify that these measures are adequately implemented. In this regard, access to information and training are necessary to improve working conditions. The purpose of this Manual is to provide workers and trade unions with general information and guidance on how to deal with climate change.


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2008
Reports and Books
The UNEP Year Book 2008
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human well-being, and economic development. It examines the emergence and influence of economic mechanisms and market driven approaches for addressing environmental degradation, and it describes recent research findings and policy decisions that affect our awareness of and response to changes in our global climate and environment.


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2008

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