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THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (R)

The Water Convention (Russian language)

Responding to Global Water Challenges

29 Oct 2018
The Convention is designed to be applied in very different settings and conditions. It is implemented in water-rich as well as water-scarce countries. As the level of ambition of the implementation required is proportionate to the capacity and means of Parties, the Convention is ratified and impl...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (S)

El Convenio del Agua

Una respuesta a los desafíos mundiales del agua

23 May 2019
El Convenio está concebido para poder aplicarse en entornos y condiciones muy diferentes, tanto en países ricos en agua como en países donde esta escasea. Dado que el grado de ambición de la aplicación es proporcional a la capacidad y los medios de las Partes, el Convenio es ratificado y aplicado...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (F)

La Convention sur l’eau

Répondre aux défis mondiaux de l’eau

7 Nov 2018
La Convention est faite pour être appliquée dans des cadres et des conditions très différents. Elle est appliquée dans les pays disposant d’abondantes ressources en eau comme dans les pays où elle est rare. Le niveau d’exigence en ce qui concerne l’ampleur de la mise en oeuvre étant proportionnel...
THE WATER CONVENTION RESPONDING TO

The Water Convention

Responding to Global Water Challenges

12 Nov 2018
The Convention is designed to be applied in very different settings and conditions. It is implemented in water-rich as well as water-scarce countries. As the level of ambition of the implementation required is proportionate to the capacity and means of Parties, the Convention is ratified and impl...
STANDARDS SUSTAIN DEVELOPMENT GOAL

Standards for the Sustainable Development Goals

18 Jan 2019
This publication provides an overview of how international standards are used by policymakers to support sustainability and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is based on case studies that illustrate the use of standards for SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 7, Standards fo...
ASSESS ENVIRON IMPACTS

Assessing Environmental Impacts

A Global Review of Legislation

17 Dec 2018
This report provides an overview of the current status of national legislation and institutional arrangements of relevance to EIAs and SEAs across the globe, as well as emerging issues and trends. It does this primarily through providing examples from a wide selection of countries of their EIA/SE...
METHODOLOGY ASSESSING WAT(F)

Méthode d’évaluation des interactions entre l’eau, l’alimentation, l’énergie et les écosystèmes dans les bassins transfrontières et enseignements tirés de son application

synthèse

16 Nov 2020
Cette publication de synthèse contient des leçons tirées des évaluations des interconnexions, des compromis et des avantages de la gestion de l'eau, de l'énergie et des terres / agriculture, ainsi que de la protection de l'environnement dans les bassins transfrontaliers d'Europe du Sud, du Caucas...
WORDS INTO ACTION GUIDELINES IMPLE

Words Into Action - Guidelines Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation

Integrating Disaster Risk Management with Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation

3 Jun 2019
The majority of disasters are water-related with the flow of freshwater mostly occurring in transboundary basins. This guide supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of river basin management and transboundary cooperation in Disaster Risk R...
DES PAROLES AUX ACTES GUIDE DE MIS

Des paroles aux actes - Guide de mise en oeuvre pour la gestion des catastrophes liées à l’eau et pour la coopération transfrontière dans ce domaine

Intégrer la gestion des risques de catastrophe à la gestion de l’eau et à l’adaptation aux changements climatiques

31 Oct 2020
La majorité des catastrophes sont liées à l'eau et la majorité des ressources en eau douce se trouvent dans des bassins transfrontières. Ce guide « Des paroles aux actes » a été préparé par la CEE-ONU et l’UNISDR pour appuyer la mise en œuvre du Cadre de Sendai. Il vise à accroître la prise de co...
WORDS INTO ACTION (R)

Words Into Action - Guidelines Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation (Russian language)

Integrating Disaster Risk Management with Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation

13 Nov 2019
The majority of disasters are water-related with the flow of freshwater mostly occurring in transboundary basins. This Words into Action Guide has been prepared by UNECE and UNISDR to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of river basin m...
FORESTS AND WATER: VALUATION

Forests and Water

Valuation and Payments for Forest Ecosystem Services

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
24 May 2019
The objectives of this study are to further improve our understanding about the ways in which payments for ecosystem services schemes can be applied to forests, in particular focusing on forest’s hydrological functions for the mutual benefit of both humans and the environment. The study covers ad...
WATERSHED MANAGEMENT IN ACTION

Watershed Management in Action

Lessons Learned from FAO Field Projects

7 Jun 2018
This study reviewed the achievements, and also the shortcomings, of 12 watershed management projects technically supported by FAO over the past decade, with a view to learning from experience. Unlike sectoral development approaches, watershed management involves examining the interactions among v...
TRACK ADAPT AGRICULT SECTORS

Tracking Adaptation in Agricultural Sectors

Climate Change Adaptation Indicators

15 Jun 2018
Tracking adaptation processes and outcomes is a continuous process which also encompasses monitoring and evaluation – one of the important elements of the climate change adaptation. A detailed review of existing literature on adaptation tracking tools showed a number of challenges and limitations...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2018

World Economic and Social Survey 2018

Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
8 Oct 2018
This publication reviews the advances in frontier technologies — including automation, robotics, renewable energy technologies, electric vehicles, biotechnologies and artificial intelligence — and analyzes their economic, social and environmental impact. These technologies present immense potenti...
ENVIRO PERF REV MONGOLIA

Environmental Performance Reviews: Mongolia

Mongolia - First Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
13 Mar 2019
The report takes stock of progress made by Mongolia in the management of its environment since 1987. It covers legal and policy frameworks, compliance assurance, greening the economy, environmental monitoring, public participation and education for sustainable development. It addresses issues spe...
DESARROLLO IGUALDAD PENSAMIENTO

Desarrollo e igualdad

El pensamiento de la CEPALen su séptimo decenio - Textos seleccionados del período 2008-2018

18 Jun 2018
En este libro se presenta una selección de textos elaborados por la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) durante su séptimo decenio de existencia (2008-2018). Los trabajos aquí reproducidos recogen las nuevas ideas que la CEPAL ha aportado al pensamiento latinoamericano y mu...
NATURAL RESOURCES & CONFLICT (F)

Ressources naturelles et conflits

Guide à l’usage des praticiens de la médiation

17 Jul 2018
Ce guide recueille et résume les bonnes pratiques en matière de médiation réussie concernant les conflits de ressources. Il s'appuie sur les expériences de terrain de médiateurs et d'experts en médiation, en particulier ceux qui ont une expertise en ressources naturelles. Il présente également le...
NATURAL RESOURCES & CONFLICT (S)

Recursos naturales y conflictos

Guía para profesionales de la mediación

17 Jul 2018
This guide collects and summarizes good practices on the successful mediation of resource conflicts. It draws on the field experiences of mediators and mediation experts, specifically those with natural resource expertise. It also features lessons learned from UNEP’s work on environmental diploma...
DEV CAP ESCWA RENEWABLE ENERGY (A)

Developing the Capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (Arabic language)

Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit Renewable Energy Module

7 Jun 2018
This module highlights the utilization of Renewable Energy (RE) to strengthen Water-Energy nexus. It addresses the utilization of RE commercialized technologies to improve water security by providing the power needed by water-related activities such as water distribution and wastewater treatment....
DEV CAP ESCWA TECH TRANS MOD (A)

Developing the Capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (Arabic language)

Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit: Technology Transfer Module

4 Jun 2018
This Publication discusses the resource efficiency related technologies and the Renewable Energy (RE) technologies from the perspective of Technology Transfer . This publication also identifies the issues associated with water and energy considerations when pursuing the transfer of new technologi...
DEV CAP ESCWA TECH TRANS MOD

Developing the Capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Development Gooals

Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit Technology Transfer Module

13 Jun 2018
This Publication discusses the resource efficiency related technologies and the RE technologies from the perspective of Technology Transfer . This publication also identifies the issues associated with water and energy considerations when pursuing the transfer of new technologies that have an imp...
DEV CAP ESCWA RENEWABLE ENERGY

Developing the Capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit Renewable Energy Module

4 Jun 2018
This module highlights the utilization of Renewable energy (RE) to strengthen Water-Energy nexus. It addresses the utilization of RE commercialized technologies to improve water security by providing the power needed by water-related activities such as water distribution and wastewater treatment....
OUR PLANET DECEMBER #4 2017

Our Planet, December 2017

Towards a Pollution-free Planet

Series:
Our Planet
18 Jun 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, policymakers, experts and business leaders examine the growing threat of pollution, its enormous impacts on people and the environment, and the innovative solutions that can help us move towards a pollution-free planet. This publication contains ideas and calls to adv...
ENVIRO PERF REV ALBANIA 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Albania

Albania - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
22 Mar 2019
This programme assesses progress made by individual countries, in this case Albania, in reconciling their economic and social development with environmental protection, as well as in meeting international commitments on environment and sustainable development. It assists countries to improve thei...
ENVIRO PERF REV BOSNIA HER 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
18 Dec 2018
This programme assesses progress made by individual countries, in this case Bosnia and Herzagovina, in reconciling their economic and social development with environmental protection, as well as in meeting international commitments on environment and sustainable development. It assists countries ...
MEASUR VALU FOREST GREEN ECON

Measuring the Value of Forests in a Green Economy

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
24 May 2019
This paper presents green economy related definitions and concepts, and internationally developed assessment methods, notably natural capital accounting approaches, and in this way explore aligning forest sector approaches to those being used in wider contexts. It also proposes preliminary sugges...