Green Infrastructure in Arid and Semi-Arid Climates

Green Infrastructure in Arid and Semi-Arid Climates

Date: May 2010
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Description: This brochure describes the benefits of adopting "green infrastructure" design principles to communities in arid and semi-arid regions.
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Report of the Joint IPCC WG II & III Expert meeting on the integration of Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development into the 4th IPCC Assessment Report

Report of the Joint IPCC WG II & III Expert meeting on the integration of Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development into the 4th IPCC Assessment Report

Date: 2005
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Description: This report summarizes a meeting to develop the 4th IPCC Assessment Report. The meeting was attended by international experts in adaptation, mitigation and/or sustainable development.
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Basic Environment Act

Basic Environment Act

Date: December 11, 2002
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu
Description: This law, passed by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), sets environmental policy for Taiwan and stipulates that economic and technological development will emphasize environmental protection based on long-term national interests, and that development must be sustainable in the interest of future national security and quality of life.
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Manual for Quantitative Evaluation of the Co-Benefits Approach to Climate Change Projects. Version 1.0

Manual for Quantitative Evaluation of the Co-Benefits Approach to Climate Change Projects. Version 1.0

Date: June 2009
Creator: Japan. Kankyōshō
Description: The wide diversity of developing countries dictates that sustainable development might include different measures in different contexts. This document provides information on quantitatively evaluating measures for sustainable development.
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Guidance on the Cleanup, Temporary or Intermediate Storage, and Transport of Mercury Waste from Healthcare Facilities

Guidance on the Cleanup, Temporary or Intermediate Storage, and Transport of Mercury Waste from Healthcare Facilities

Date: June 2010
Creator: United Nations Development Programme
Description: The UNDP GEF project involves demonstrating best practices for the management of mercury waste and promoting mercury-free devices. As health facilities phase out mercury devices, proper methods of storage and transport are needed. This document is intended for project countries where national norms and guidelines for cleanup, storage, and transport of mercury waste do not exist at this time. These suggested guidelines should become part of a broader plan for sequestration and phase-out of mercury.
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Quebec and Climate Change: A Chllenge for the Future

Quebec and Climate Change: A Chllenge for the Future

Date: January 2008
Creator: Government of Quebec
Description: In June 2006, Québec established its first climate change action plan that set ambitious goals and established the means to achieve them. Entitled QUÉBEC AND CLIMATE CHANGE: A Challenge for the Future, the 2006–2012 Climate Change Action Plan was a major step on the road to a society where sustainable development is at the core of priorities and collective choices. The government is now moving forward by improving the action plan with new measures and additional funding. The revised action plan allows Québec to maintain its position as a North American leader in the fight against climate change.
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Impact of Climate Change on Life in Africa

Impact of Climate Change on Life in Africa

Date: October 2010
Creator: Paul V. Desanker, Ph.D.
Description: Climate change will have significant impacts on biodiversity and food security in Africa. Therefore, substantial reductions of heat-trapping gas emissions in developed countries and adaptation strategies are crucial. For example, biodiversity must be managed to ensure that ensure that conservation is occurring both inside and outside of parks and reserves, and that adequate habitat is preserved to enable species—plants, animals and humans—to migrate.
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Green Economy in a Blue World

Green Economy in a Blue World

Date: January 2012
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: The objective of ‘Green Economy in a Blue World’ is to analyse the challenges and opportunities of a potential transition towards a green economy in key sectors heavily linked to the marine and coastal environment – the blue world. The report will also analyse the necessary policy and institutional adjustments required for a green transition and will highlight several transformative action items that could come out of Rio+20 to accelerate transition to ocean sustainability. The key sectors (chapters) covered include Fisheries, Transport (shipping), Tourism (coastal), Energy, Marine mineral resources, and ocean nutrient pollution.
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Green Economy In Action: Articles and Excerpts that Illustrate Green Economy and Sustainable Development Efforts

Green Economy In Action: Articles and Excerpts that Illustrate Green Economy and Sustainable Development Efforts

Date: August 2012
Creator: United Nations Development Programme
Description: The Green Economy is one in which the vital linkages among the economy, society, and environment are taken into account. This selection of articles and excerpts emerged in response to the need to fill the knowledge gap on practical, concrete, and on the ground green economy country experience. It is in this spirit that the articles and excerpts included in this publication have been selected: to provide information and knowledge for policy and decision makers and practitioners on the positive implications of greening some priority sectors, including job creation, resource efficiency, and generally contribution to sustainable development through an extensive review of scientific publications and magazines.
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Green and Growing: Building A Green And Prosperous Future For Manitoba Families

Green and Growing: Building A Green And Prosperous Future For Manitoba Families

Date: December 2005
Creator: Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines
Description: Green and Growing is a strategic framework that will continue to be developed and expanded as we go forward. Through this strategic framework, we hope to provide Manitobans, and the world, with a better understanding of the Manitoba government’s overall approach to the environment as well as the health and well-being of our province and its families. Our goal is to build a future that promises to be both green and growing for the benefit of all Manitobans.
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Energy for a Sustainable Future

Energy for a Sustainable Future

Date: April 2010
Creator: UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (AGECC)
Description: This report provides a high-level overview and specific recommendations for governments to help achieve universal energy access and reduce energy intensity. The report recommends that energy access be achieved through a combination of grid extension, mini-grid access, and off-grid access approaches. The need for government targets, access to financing, capacity building, and improved utility performance are also discussed.
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CCCC Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality

CCCC Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality

Date: 2008
Creator: GRID-Arendal
Description: This book describes the importance of climate neutrality in order to reduce the impact of global warming. Climate neutrality requires reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and others.
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Our Planet : Maintaining Momentum - Financing Action on Climate

Our Planet : Maintaining Momentum - Financing Action on Climate

Date: February 2008
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to solutions to financing sustainable development and climate change adaptation.
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 7, Number 4, 2010

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 7, Number 4, 2010

Date: 2010
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is devoted to the Copenhagen Summit, the Vancouver Olympics, and indigenous peoples from arctic regions.
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 6, Number 4, 2009

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 6, Number 4, 2009

Date: 2009
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is covers globalization and the international impact of environmental policies.
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Tracing the Path of Sustainable Development through Major International Conferences: A Brief History and Overview of Sustainable Development 1964-2002

Tracing the Path of Sustainable Development through Major International Conferences: A Brief History and Overview of Sustainable Development 1964-2002

Date: May 2010
Creator: Dunn, Benjamin P.
Description: Starting with the idea that unsustainable practices contribute to issues of social justice and poverty as much as to ecological issues. Chapter 1 traces the origins of the terms sustainable and development individually to see how it is that they came together. Chapter 2 traces the major international conferences and documents and their use of the terms sustainable development. Chapter 3 takes a phenomenology approach to get a bit deeper into sustainable development. I examine the most commonly cited definition of sustainable development as well as a broader definition of sustainable development as a process of change. Chapter 4 examines the field of environmental ethics and argues that constant debates over value distract policy makers from the central question of what morally motivates people to support environmental ethics views. Chapter 5 examines the institution and regime building process, and the conclusion offers three questions to measure our progress.
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Our Planet, Volume 16, Number 3 : Energy, Finance and Climate Change

Our Planet, Volume 16, Number 3 : Energy, Finance and Climate Change

Date: 2006
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to energy markets and climate-change mitigation.
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The Kalahari Transect: Research on Global Change and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa

The Kalahari Transect: Research on Global Change and Sustainable Development in Southern Africa

Date: 1997
Creator: Scholes, R.J. & Parsons, D.A.B.
Description: The Kalahari Transect is proposed as one of IGBPs Transects (see Koch et al. 1995 [IGBP Report 36]). It is located so as to span the gradient between the arid subtropics and the moist tropics in southern Africa, a zone potentially susceptible to changes in the global precipitation pattern. Its focus is the relationships between the structure and function of ecosystems and their large-scale biophysical and human drivers (climate, atmosphere and land use). The Kalahari Transect spans a strong climatic gradient in southern Africa, from the arid south to the humid north, while remaining on a single broad soil type, the deep sands of the Kalahari basin. The vegetation ranges over the length of the transect from shrubland through savannas and woodlands to closed evergreen tropical forest, with land uses ranging from migratory wildlife systems, through pastoralism, subsistence cropping to forestry. The objectives of the Kalahari Transect activity are to: build an active network of regional and international researchers around the issue of ecosystem structure and function in savanna woodlands undergoing climatic and land use change; quantify the current and future role of southern African savanna woodlands in the global carbon, water and trace gas budgets and the degree of ...
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Biodiversité: Quelle Recherche Dans 15 Ans?: Enjeux, Chercheurs, Contextes

Biodiversité: Quelle Recherche Dans 15 Ans?: Enjeux, Chercheurs, Contextes

Date: October 2006
Creator: Institut Français de la Biodiversité
Description: Proceedings of a meeting of the French Institute of Biodiversity (IFB), setting a course of research for the next fifteen years. The IFB, composed of government agencies, research organizations, and NGOs, is a scientific interest group promoting scientific research in biodiversity. The IFB is devoted to coordinating research on biodiversity in all natural and social sciences, to promoting biodiversity research at the national, European, and international levels, and to disseminating knowledge and providing educational outreach to the general public.
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Predicting Global Change Impacts on Mountain Hydrology and Ecology: Integrated Catchment Hydrology/Altitudinal Gradient Studies: A workshop report

Predicting Global Change Impacts on Mountain Hydrology and Ecology: Integrated Catchment Hydrology/Altitudinal Gradient Studies: A workshop report

Date: 1997
Creator: Becker, Alfred & Bugmann, Harald
Description: Documentation resulting from an international workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal, 30 March - 2 April 1996. The following themes were addressed by the working groups: 1. "Role of ecology and hydrology for the sustainable development in mountain regions" (the "human dimensions"). 2. "Coupled ecological and hydrological studies along altitudinal gradients in mountain regions", with a sub-group dealing with the "Assessment of the spatial distribution pattern of basic water balance components." 3. "Impacts of global change on the ecology and hydrology in mountain regions", with a sub-group on the "Identification of global change impacts on hydrology and ecology in high mountain areas."
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Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Date: January 2003
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This report contains the proceedings of a Roundtable of panelists speaking on the connection between biodiversity and cultural diversity, and on how sustainable solutions for development will benefit both types of diversity.
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Women and the Environment

Women and the Environment

Date: 2004
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This publication focuses on the gender-related aspects of land, water, and biodiversity conservation and management.
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UNEP in 2001

UNEP in 2001

Date: 2002
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: The UNEP annual report highlights the various UNEP activities for the year 2001. The report pays particular attention to the Johannesburg (South Africa) meeting on sustainable development.
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UNEP 2007 Annual Report

UNEP 2007 Annual Report

Date: 2008
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: The UNEP annual report provides an overview of UNEP's activities for the year of 2007. The report reflects on the transformation of the global economy into a green economy, in part as a result of climate change.
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