OECD-Principles-on-Water-Governance-brochure. "The Economics of Climate and Water" Video Series. 13/05/15 Filed in: Video Series In May 2014 Kathleen Dominique of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was interviewed at length by the Secretariat Coordinator of AGWA, John Matthews.
During this discussion, the two of them examined the role of economics in climate adaptation. Here are a couple of the installments. To view more of these brief videos in the series, click "Read More" below. The interview has been broken up into a number of topics covering everything from an economic paradigm shift all the way to the social aspects of economic analysis as well as the role of economics in the past, present, and future with regards to climate change. GWP/INBO Handbooks - PUBLICATIONS - TOOLBOX - Root. Seaweed cultivation project promises higher yields - Eco-innovation Action Plan. AT~SEA Duration: April 2012-July 2015 Partners: Sioen Industries (Belgium), Bexco (Belgium), Centre Scientifique & Technique de l'Industrie Textile Belge (Belgium), Devan-Micropolis (Portugal), Eurofilet (Morocco), Hortimare (Netherlands), Norsk Marinteknisk Forskningsinstitutt (Norway), Oceanfuel (Ireland), Scottish Association for Marine Science (United Kingdom), Stichting Energieonderzoek Centrum (Netherlands), Tecnologia Redera (Spain).
Budget: €4,661,996 (EU contribution €3,399,793) Further information: Seaweed cultivation could soon be scaled up however, thanks to a Belgian company which has experimented with textile sheets that can be seeded and stretched across frames and used for seaweed cultivation. Similar to rope-based cultivation, the seaweed attaches to the sheets and grows quickly. The sheets are treated with bio-based coatings that can provide an anchor for seaweed plants, while not attracting other plants or molluscs. WSC_L. World Water Day 2015: Home. The Oceans 2015 Initiative, Part I An updated synthesis of the observed and projected impacts of climate change on physical and biological processes in the oceans.
Iddri, 2015. 52 p. L'objectif de cette étude est d'analyser les connaissances scientifiques publiées à la suite de la parution du 5e rapport d'évaluation du Groupe d'experts intergouvernemental sur l'évolution du climat (GIEC), volumes 1 et 2, et ainsi de mettre à jour notre compréhension des impacts observés et projetés du changement climatique sur les écosystèmes marins. L'étude souligne notamment les relations entre moteurs anthropogéniques et climatiques de ces impacts.
The oceans have absorbed approximately 93% of the excess heat caused by global warming. Warming increases stratification, limiting the circulation of nutrients from deep waters to the surface. Web-unep-dhigroup-green-infrastructure-guide-en-20140814.pdf. Web-unep-dhigroup-green-infrastructure-guide-en-20140814.pdf. FAQs about ocean acidification : OCB-OA. CEPA Programme. Infographic: Marine Pollution and Why We Should Care. Guest post by Kendal Yoakum, Marketing Coordinator at Natural Habitat Adventures I’ll admit it…marine polution isn’t an uplifting topic.
But it’s necessary once in a while to bring attention to not-so-pleasant subjects that impact us. Each day more and more pollutants enter our rivers and oceans, compromising our drinking water and the marine life who call these waters their home. These contaminants include sewage, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides, oil, detergents…the list goes on and on. The infographic below demonstrates the magnitude of our dumping and disposal habits around the world. A perfect example of the increasing threat of marine pollution can be found on Midway Island, so-named because it is approximately half way between North America and Asia. A beautiful film due out early this year captures the harm marine pollution can cause by highlighting its effects on the albatross on Midway Island.
But there is hope. TEEB_WaterWetlands_Report_2013.pdf. World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The Drugs We Wash Away: Pharmaceuticals, Drinking Water and the Environment. Catch Share Design Center. Each of the manuals, guides, reports and infographics listed on this website are listed below for quick, individual download.
If you want the entire toolkit, you can download a zip file with all of the documents listed below. Download the toolkit Catch share design manuals Whether you’re a manager, a fisherman, practitioner or any other fishery stakeholder, our catch share design manuals and supplemental guides will help chart your path to a more sustainable and profitable fishery. Our publications highlight how good catch share design and accompanying tools can address existing challenges and maximize potential benefits.
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Arctic Council Homepage The scientific work of the Arctic Council is carried out in six expert working groups focusing on such issues as monitoring, assessing and preventing pollution in the Arctic, climate change, biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, emergency preparedness and prevention in addition to the living conditions of the Arctic residents.
Generic framework for meso-scale assessment of climate change hazards in coastal environments. This paper presents a generic framework for assessing inherent climate change hazards in coastal environments through a combined coastal classification and hazard evaluation system.
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The framework uses a simple assessment methodology with limited data and computing requirements, allowing for application in developing country settings. Untitled. EEA Highlights Findings of European Year of Water - Climate Change Policy & Practice. 27 December 2012: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has issued a press release reflecting on messages and outcomes of the 2012 European Year of Water.
Among the key findings is that European waters require protection from increasing pressures. The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) Green Water Defense - A New Approach to Water Resources and Flood Risk Management in East Asia. East Asia is home to a third of the world’s population.
Rapid economic growth coupled with urbanization and changes in demography and climates in the region poses enormous challenges to managing water resources for sustainable use and disaster risk reduction while protecting ecological systems. 217165E.pdf (application/pdf-tiedosto) Postcardwwd12stockholmtall.pdf (application/pdf-tiedosto) Climate change, water stress, conflict and migration – new publication. The presentations during the conference on climate change, water, conflict and migration, held on 21 September 2011 in The Hague, the Netherlands, have been bundled as papers.
The publication is freely available for download. Verkkokauppa. SWITCH Training Desk - Home. Europe needs to use water more efficiently. The report 'Towards Efficient use of water resources in Europe' from the European Environment Agency (EEA) makes the case for an integrated water management, starting with better implementation of existing legislation. "Water resources are under pressure in many parts of Europe, and it is getting worse," EEA Executive Director Jacqueline McGlade said. "Agriculture, energy production, industry, public water supply and ecosystems are all important, and all competing for this limited resource.
AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture. AQUASTAT is FAO's global water information system, developed by the Land and Water Division. The main mandate of the programme is to collect, analyze and disseminate information on water resources, water uses, and agricultural water management, with an emphasis on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
This allows interested users to find comprehensive and regularly updated information at global, regional, and national levels. New product! All AQUASTAT products can be found using the left navigation menu. WORLD WATER DAY. Low_Water_Recipes.ashx (application/pdf-tiedosto)