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Doomsday predictions are overstating the case: a critique of the WWF's Living Planet report 2002
A. Jørgensen; D. Vigsøe; A. Kristoffersen; O. Rubin / Environmental Assessment Institute / Institut for Miljøvurdering, Denmark 2002
This report sets out to assess the scientific validity of what it calls the WWF's 'doomsday prophecy', as outlined in the NGO's Living Planet Report 2002. The Danish authors argue that WWF has produced one in a long line of articles, ...
Limited success of logging bans in Asia
T.R. Waggener / Mekonginfo 2002
The study of the efficacy of removing natural forests from timber production as a strategy for conserving forests, conducted at the request of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) and coordinated by the FAO Regional Office for ...
Can developing countries benefit from climate change mitigation measures?
J. O. Niles; S. Brown; J. Pretty; A. Ball; J. Fay / Essex University 2001
This paper explores the opportunities for mitigating atmospheric carbon emissions and generating development income in developing countries through a combination of sustainable agricultural practices on existing lands, slowing tropica...
Which technologies are useful in getting more rural communities online?
International Telecommunication Union 2002
This comprehensive synthesis of a focus group process begins by considering the characteristics of rural areas. It states that issues such as lack of infrastructure, low average incomes, low population density and high costs of teleph...
The 2002 list of the world's most threatened plants, animals and insects.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2002
The list is presented as a website. Summary statistics are available and a summary comparison with lists from previous years. The complete database of species can be searched by name, family, extent of threat and country.
How can markets be reformed so that they give a value to biodiversity?
T. Plän / Mekonginfo 1999
This paper is based on the hypothesis that the failure to allocate economic values to the respective components of biological diversity is one of the causes of decreases in diversity. Conversely, the allocation of the appropriate econ...
The global coral reef crisis: trends and solutions
G. Hodgson; J. Liebler / Reef Check 2002
The document summarises data collected by volunteer teams worldwide to assess the status of the world's coral reefs. Monitoring was carried out from 1997 through 2001 at over 1500 reefs in the Atlantic, Indo-pacific and Red Sea. ...
UNEP calls for wastewater emission targets to help clean up the seas
M. Jasuja / United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2002
Water supply and sanitation are topics of great importance in addressing the serious public health problems, economic losses and the degradation of coastal ecosystems. Adequate water supply and sanitation facilities also have a social...
Do business/biodiversity partnerships work?
R. Tennyson / International Business Leaders Forum 2002
This document, prepared for the WSSD 2002 in Johannesburg, explores the rhetoric and reality of the business/environment partnership approach that was defined and promoted at Rio ten years previously. The essay asks whether tha...
Handbook on biodiversiy for business managers
World Conservation Union 2002
The handbook makes the case for integrating biodiversity considerations and actions into daily activities and planning of businesses. It argues that too many businesses have ignored their environmental responsibilities and that showin...
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Considerations of wildlife resources and land use in Chad
J.O. Keith; D.C.H. Plowes / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1997
Planning and education are needed on options for numbers of animals. land use in Chad to ensure that development considers the proper use, maintenance, and enhancement of its remaining natural resources, and especially the needs of fi...
Indicators on Forest Biological Diversity
Convention on Biological Diversity 1996
Drawing on previous research on biodiversity assessment and experience with criteria of forest quality, this paper suggests some principles for developing forest biodiversity indicators. It is important to place biodiversity assessmen...
Traditional forest-related knowledge and the Convention on Biological Diversity
Convention on Biological Diversity 1996
Non-governmental organizations and natural resource management in Africa : a literature review
T.R. Ramanathan / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1993
This report presents abstracts of 150 key publications drawn from recent literature (post 1982). The objective is to provide an overview of NGO activities in the field of natural resource management in Africa, and highlight those issu...
Integrating gender into environmental research and policy
S. Joekes; C. Green; M. Leach / Institute of Development Studies UK 1996
The purpose of this paper is to show why gender issues are important in local natural resource management; to examine in what ways and with what effects environmental policies and programmes have attempted to incorporate concerns for ...
Globalisation and wage inequalities, 1870-1970
E. Anderson / Institute of Development Studies UK 1998
Paper studies the impact of globalisation on wage inequality in eight now-developed countries during the century prior to 1970, using the same dependent variable and methodology as research on the impact of globalisation since 1970. T...
Living Planet Report 1998
WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature 1998
Presents a quantitative picture of the sate of the world's natural environment and the human pressures upon it. Specifically, it presents WWF's Living Planet Index (LPI), a measure of the change in the health of the world's natural ec...
"If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!": The roots of the East Asian Crisis
R. Kaplinsky / East Asia Crisis Workshop, IDS 1998
The primary hypothesis in this paper is that most East Asian economies have been following growth trajectories which involve ever-intensifying competition in external product markets. The financial crisis of 1997-98, whilst clearly ha...
The Economic Valuation of Tropical Forest Land Use Options: A Manual for Researchers
C. Bann / IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia 1998
Manual for researchers in Southeast Asia involved in the economic evaluation of tropical forest land use options. It was developed initially to serve as an aid to Cambodian researchers in the execution of an EEPSEA-financed study of n...
Skill, trade, and international inequality
A. Wood; C Ridao-Cano / Institute of Development Studies UK 1996
Heckscher-Ohlin trade theory suggests that greater openness tends to enlarge inter-country differences in stocks of skill (or human capital), which new growth theory suggests would cause inter-country divergence of per-capita incomes....
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United Nations World Water Assessment Programme
Hosted and led by UNESCO, the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) coordinates the work of 31 UN-Water members and partners in the World Water Development Report (WWDR).
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
The Convention was opened for signature on 5 June 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio "Earth Summit"). It remained open for signature until 4 June 1993, by which time it had received 168 signatures. The Convention entered into force on 29 December 1993, which was 90 days after the 30th ratification. The first session of the Conference of the Parties was...
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)
ASSAR’s overarching research objective is to use insights from multiple-scale, interdisciplinary work to improve the understanding of the barriers, enablers and limits to effective, sustained and widespread adaptation out to the 2030s. Working in a coordinated manner across seven countries in India, East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa, ASSAR’s research is case study base...
China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)
The main tasks of CCICED are exchanging and disseminating international successful experience in the field of environment and development; studying key environment and development issues of China; providing forward-looking, strategic and early warning policy recommendations to State leaders and decision makers of all levels in China, facilitating the implementation of sustainable development st...
The Geographical Journal
The Geographical Journal has been the academic journal of the Royal Geographical Society, under the terms of the Royal Charter, since 1893. It publishes original research papers and review articles, all of which are refereed. Editorial policy is not influenced by the views of the sponsors. The papers range across the entire subject of Geography, with particular reference to public debates, poli...
SaciWATERs / The South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies
SaciWATERs, the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, is a policy research institute based in Hyderabad, India. From its inception in 2001, it has focused on critical issues related to water resources management in south Asia. A key endeavour at SaciWATERs has been to enhance the dominant water resources management paradigm in the region with...
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network aims to drive knowledge sharing and problem solving by collaborative action in the water sector. It lends itself to arsenic mitigation efforts of provincial governments and civil society groups by aiding them in developing appropriate solution and response to drinking water quality problems of their respective geographies. The mandate of this network is brin...
Nature Communications
Nature Communications is an open access journal that publishes high-quality research from all areas of the natural sciences, biology, physics, chemistry, earth sciences.
Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA)
Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) is a collaborative effort to assess climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). PIRCA engages federal, state, and local government agencies, non-government organizations, academia, businesses, and community groups to inform and prioritize their activi...
Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (JICZM)
The JICZM - Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (RGCI – Revista de Gestão Costeira Integrada) is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes articles dealing with all the subjects related to coastal management, namely focused on coastal oceanography (physical, geological, chemical, biological), engineering, economy, sedimentology, sociology, ecology, history, polluti...
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