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Sustainable Energy for All’s Energizing Finance series is the first and only in-depth attempt to capture multiple years of data on investment for the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking. It focuses on public and private finance commitments in 20 developing countries –…
The publication titled, ‘The Development and Use of Biodiversity Indicators in Business: an Overview,’ is aimed at businesses and practitioners already involved in the development of biodiversity indicators that are being created to provide context around the additional business applications where…
How can CEOs build on the many opportunities offered by the UN Sustainable Development Goals? That objective should be at the heart of all executive agendas and with good reasons. These include the estimated $12 trillion in potential growth linked to achieving the SDGs; and the millions of jobs that…
The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change was established to provide an independent, global monitoring system dedicated to tracking the health dimensions of the impacts of, and the response to, climate change. The Lancet Countdown tracks 41 indicators across five domains:…
RESEARCH ARTICLES Open Access Enantioselectivity in degradation and ecological risk of the chiral pesticide ethiprole Qing Zhang, Wu Xiong, Beibei Gao, Zachary Cryder, Zhaoxian Zhang, Mingming Tian, Edmond Sanganyado, Haiyan Shi, Minghua Wang Pages: 4242-4251 | First Published: 02 October 2018…
This paper examines the development of the scientific basis for LDN and how the team of global scientific experts in neutrality approaches worked in parallel with the teams who were conducting training events to launch the LDN target setting programme (TSP).
The Committee on Science and Technology (CST) has been established as a subsidiary body of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to provide information and advice on scientific and technological matters…
Europe’s border regions and shared maritime areas are facing increased negative impacts due to climate change, but countries and regions responsible for these areas are already taking action at transnational scale to adapt to these impacts according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing…
This report outlines some of the methodologies that have been used to account for the health costs of environmental pollution, both in Europe and other parts of the world. The strengths and weaknesses of each methodology are considered, and their potential applications explored. Finally, the future…
This questionnaire has been created as part of CIRCASA (Coordination of International Research Cooperation on soil Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture; https://www.circasa-project.eu/ ) and is aimed at academic and industrial researchers to identify scientific research needs. This questionnaire is…
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ENCORE (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure) is a web-based tool that will help global banks, investors and insurance firms assess the risks that environmental degradation poses for financial institutions
By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on the planet. Can we produce enough food sustainably? The synthesis report of the World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that it is possible – but there is no silver bullet. This report offers a five-course menu of solutions to…
FAO Side event at COP24 in Katowice looks into NBS via land, soil and water management
Land and other natural resources in many developing countries remain a fundamental part of people’s cultural identity, social relations, livelihood strategies and economic well-being. However, great setbacks are still experienced in terms of tenure security, natural resources governance and…
Publication Guides Businesses on Mainstreaming Biodiversity
“The Business Case for Investing in Soil Health” shows how companies around the world are beginning to address the issue and identifies the next steps for scaling-up action and investment in soil health. Soil health is a pressing global issue that sits at the heart of three UN conventions (UNCBD,…
This book provides a comprehensive review of Grain for Green, China’s nationwide program which pays farmers to revert sloping or marginal farm land to trees or grass. The program aims to improve the ecological conditions of much of China, and the socioeconomic circumstances of hundreds of millions…
In line with the EU global commitment to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and the 2016 Commission Communication on Data, Information and Knowledge Management, the European Commission is launching the Knowledge Centre for Global Food and Nutrition Security (KC-FNS).
According to the November issue of the JRC MARS Crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin, published yesterday, large parts of central Europe still experience dry soil conditions. Strong rainfall deficits hampered field preparations and sowing operations, with consequences on plant emergence and early crop…
The UNCCD library holds a specialized collection of monographs and series, reports, grey literature in fields of desertification, land degradation and drought, and its cross-cutting subjects such as development, economics, environment, land, soils, agriculture, energy, water, climate change,…
NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) hosts and provides access to one of the most significant archives on earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. From the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and from million-year-old tree rings to near…
Africa is projected to have the fastest urban growth rate in the world — by 2050, Africa’s cities will be home to an additional 950 million people. Urban planning and management are essential development challenges. Understanding urbanisation, its drivers, dynamics and impacts, is key to designing…