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The overall objective of this paper is to explore the potential pathways linking climate change, migration and increased risk of conflict.
By providing access to a large amount of information and data in one centralized location, REsource aims to improve decision-making, increase awareness and investor confidence, and accelerate the overall deployment of renewable energy technologies worldwide.
Land, water, and people; it is the most basic and traditional of relationships, yet today the relationship has become so complex that we find ourselves ill-equipped to understand all of its interconnections and to plan a future that is sustainable.
The ELD initiative should continue assisting companies to assess land degradation risks to their business, the primary targets being businesses in direct contact with land. For that purpose, and as first steps, we recommend awareness raising and the development of a toolkit integrating land degradat…
The report explores the environmental footprints of everyday products, using a footprinting approach to measure the amount of land and water needed across the product’s supply chain
The first-of-its-kind baseline to measure the global extent of indigenous and community land rights.
The links between climate change, economic development and poverty reduction have gained increasing attention over recent years in both the academic and policy literature.
Natural resources such as land, water, timber, minerals, metals and oil are vitally important sources of livelihoods, income and influence for countries and communities around the globe. When natural resources are poorly managed they can contribute to tensions that can escalate into violent conflict…
Global Environmental Problems as a Risk to Security. Hot off the press and the nexus between climate change, land degradation, food insecurity, land grab and security. This study analyses the impact of climate change and desertification on human security
Research suggests better management of dry forests may reduce malnutrition and improve food security.
Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy & Food Nexus- A new IRENA report, says that integrating renewable energy in the agrifood supply chain alone could help to rein in cost volatility, bolster energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to long-term food sustainability (January 3…
The new tool REsource offers the best available data and information on renewable energy which is now
Genetic diversity a hidden tool in coping with climate change (FAO). Knowledge of agricultural genetic resources needs to grow more quickly because of the critical role they have to play in feeding the world as climate change advances faster than expected.(January 19th 2015)
Agricultural value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa. From a development challenge to a business opportunity . Job creation is one of SSA’s top challenges and agriculture accounts for over half of total employment.(January 15 )
In fact drought is extremely serious problem in the Arab region, and will increase causing serious threat, keeping in mind that all Arab countries are suffering from fragility of their ecosystems, and facing severe risks of depletion of soil, vegetation, and water resources on daily basis.
Doing business with nature: opportunities from natural capital aims to lay out the challenges and opportunities of companies whose future growth depends on a healthy and sustained supply of nature’s goods and its services (natural capital).
Building cross cutting skills and landscapes knowledge for effective youth leadership" Global Landscapes Forum youth organising committee final report
Left unchecked, Western Diets could derail climate action. If current consumption trends continue, with meat consumption in emerging and developing countries increasing but remaining considerably below Western levels, we will stay on track for a global temperature rise of two degrees. (January 30 20…
April 23 - World Book and Copyright Day- an opportunity to recognize the power of books to change our lives for the better.
What is land degradation and why it matters for business? Is degraded land an under performing asset?
The objective of LDN is to maintain or even improve the amount of ecologically healthy and productive land resources over time, and to do it in line with national sustainable development priorities. Businesses, through their operations, impact land and depend on land according to their business mode…
The authors identified seven compound risks that make climate change a serious threat. These complex, systemic risks emerge when climate change interacts with other stressors and pressures such as increasing demand for resources, environmental degradation, unequal economic development, population gr…
The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource
UNCCD Library Book of the month: Soil Atlas 2015: Facts and figures about earth, land and fields (March 17 2015)