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  • Climate Change Vulnerability of Agroforestry

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    Sunday, January 1, 2012
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    Providing a detailed picture of the values for local people in the tropics is a difficult undertaking. Not only does this represent the difficulty in accounting for values outside formal markets, but it also reflects the multiplicity of the species involved and the many different ways in which trees are used. In these circumstances, one approach that can be used to gain insight is to focus on a narrower range of species, such as tree commodity crops commonly grown by smallholders, where more data on economic value are available.

  • Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change in South-East Asia: Adaptation and Mitigation

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    Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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    The two-day conference workshop aimed at providing the venue for an international discussion of opportunities for adapting to and mitigating climate change, while enhancing biodiversity conservation in the region.

  • Addressing Agriculture in Climate Change Negotiations: A Scoping Report

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    Thursday, January 6, 2011
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    The report is intended to provide context and analysis for addressing agriculture in international climate negotiations, with the aim of helping to inform climate negotiators and other stakeholders by identifying options and unpacking issues of interest, and not to express opinions or be prescriptive in any way. The report will focus on agricultural production and food security, early action opportunities, trade, finance, technology transfer and capacity building and performance and benefits measurement.

  • Using Smart Grids to Enhance Use of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies

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    Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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    This report surveys APEC economies and characterizes the status of smart grid activities. It also identifies APEC economies that are actively pursuing smart grid capabilities to address environmental and economic sustainability goals. The report explores the potential application of smart grid capabilities to resolve renewable integration and energy efficiency concerns (such as variability and uncertainty in amount of renewable wind or solar generation) so that future directions or roadmaps in this area can be developed by interested economies.

  • Two Decades of Experience: Investing in Ecosystem Services and Adaptation for Food Security

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    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    With increased population, the world will see an intensification of food production. This report details implemented programs and room for improvement in ecosystem services, investments from sustainable agriculture practices to clean water and sustainable forestry.

  • The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR)

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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    The United Nations (UN) World Water Development Report, released each year with a focus on different strategic water issues, is the UN"s flagship report on water. It is a comprehensive review that gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and aims to provide decision makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of our water.

  • The Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water?

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    Friday, January 6, 2012
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    The overall goal of this report is to change the way urban policymakers in Africa and task team leaders from the World Bank think about urban water management, planning and project design. African cities are growing quickly, and their current water management systems cannot keep up with growing demand. It will take a concerted effort on the part of decision makers across sectors and institutions to find a way to provide sustainable water services to African city dwellers.

  • The Contribution of Biofuels to the Sustainability of Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Elements for Formulating Public Policy

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    Saturday, January 12, 2008
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    This report examines the other considerations that policymakers should take into account when making biofuels-friendly policies. These considerations include an analysis of the overall environmental impact of biofuels, poverty-reduction measures, labor market conditions and implications for agriculture and food security issues.

  • Technology Roadmap: Energy-Efficient Buildings Heating and Cooling Equipment

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    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    The IEA Technology Roadmap Energy-Efficient Buildings: Heating and Cooling Equipment shows how technologies such as solar thermal, heat pumps, thermal energy storage and combined heat and power for buildings have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 2 gigatonnes (Gt) by 2050--around one-quarter of today"s emissions from buildings--and save 710 million tonnes oil equivalent (Mtoe) of energy by 2050.

  • Technology Roadmap: Energy and GHG Reductions in the Chemical Industry via Catalytic Processes

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    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    The roadmap looks at measures needed from the chemical industry, policymakers, investors and academia to press on with catalysis technology and unleash its potential around the globe. The report uncovers findings and best practice opportunities that illustrate how continuous improvements and breakthrough technology options can cut energy use and bring down greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rates.

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