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Reports and Books
Environment Report
Bank of Italy

This edition of the Environment Report, in line with the previous years’ reports published on the Bank’s website, gives an account of the Bank’s environmental impact, and incorporates information from its ‘Report on the Operations and Activities of the Bank of Italy’. Environmental impact is measured by means of quantitative indicators, with the aim of giving a complete picture both of the improvements achieved over time and of areas requiring greater attention in the future.


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2014
Reports and Books
Assessing global land use: balancing consumption with sustainable supply
United Nations Environment Programme

This report explores how the management of land-based biomass production and consumption can be developed towards a higher degree of sustainability across different scales: from the sustainable management of soils on the field to the sustainable management of global land use as a whole.


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2014
Reports and Books
The Environment and Climate Change Outlook of Pakistan
United Nations Environment Programme

The Environment and Climate Change Outlook of Pakistan is a review of the environmental conditions, the impacts of climate change and the status of national response to the changing situation in the country. Its objective is to provide a general evaluation of the quality of the environment and emerging sustainable development trends in the country.


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2014
Reports and Books
Frozen heat: a global outlook on methane gas hydrates - Volume 1
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2010, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) commissioned the Global Outlook on Gas Hydrates as part of its mandate to examine the environmental aspect of key emerging issues and provide accurate and objective scientific assessments for the benefit of the science community and policy makers. This report, written by experts in the field, provides a review of the science and history of this emerging energy source, evaluates the current state of research and explores the potential impacts of gas hydrates on the future global energy mix. By commissioning this report, UNEP neither encourages nor promotes the development and use of gas hydrates as an energy source.


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2014
Serials
The future of the Aral Sea lies in transboundary co-operation - UNEP global environmental alert service: January 2014
United Nations Environment Programme

Diversion of water sources has caused the Aral Sea in Central Asia to decline significantly over the past five decades. It has broken into several smaller seas, leaving behind a vast desert and a multitude of environmental, economic and social problems. Recent restorative action reveals a rebound of the fishing industry in what is now the North Aral Sea, possibly indicating a turn for the better, but it has come at the expense of the South Aral Sea. Although the water levels of the Aral Sea may never return to pre-1960s levels, transboundary co-operation on the implementation and compliance of conservation policies and activities provides some hope for the survival of the Aral Sea||helping secure livelihoods of those within its reaches.


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2014

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