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THE WATER CONVENTION RESPOND (A)

The Water Convention (Arabic language)

Responding to Global Water Challenges

17 Apr 2019
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...
USE OF 137CS FOR SOIL EROSION

Use of 137Cs for Soil Erosion Assessment

13 Mar 2019
The 137Cs method uses traces of nuclear activity to measure soil loss, and constitutes a relatively swift and cost-effective means of collecting data on soil erosion as compared to more conventional methods. This guide covers the main principles, sampling strategy, gamma spectroscopic measurement...
ENERGY STATISTICS POCKETBK 2019

Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2019

Series:
Energy Statistics Pocketbook
26 Mar 2019
The Energy Statistics Pocketbook highlights the availability of data on various aspects of energy production, transformation and use and its linkages to other key statistics. It uses visual representations of key energy indicators to facilitate the understanding of the current state and developme...
ENERGY STATISTICS YRBK 2016

Energy Statistics Yearbook 2016

Series:
Energy Statistics Yearbook / Annuaire des Statistiques de L'energie (Ser. J)
12 Feb 2019
The Yearbook is the 60th issue in a series of annual compilations of internationally comparable statistics summarizing world energy trends.  Annual data for 230 countries and areas for the period 2013 to 2016 are presented on production, trade and consumption of energy: solids, liquids, gaseous f...
ELECTRICITY PROFILES 2016

2016 Electricity Profiles

Series:
Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
25 Jan 2019
The 2016 Electricity Profiles contains electricity profiles for about 230 countries and territories, providing detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input and efficiency for most countries, on an internationally co...
ENERGY BALANCES 2016

2016 Energy Balances

Series:
Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
25 Jan 2019
The 2016 Energy Balances contains energy balances for about 220 countries and territories, showing production, trade, transformation and consumption (by sector) in energy units for all energy products. The publications presents energy data for countries and areas in a format which shows the overa...
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...
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 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...
LAW OF THE SEA BULLETIN #95

Law of the Sea Bulletin, No.95

Series:
Law of the Sea Bulletin
5 Dec 2018
Issued three times a year, the Bulletin provides cogent and timely information on issues related to the Convention on the Law of the Sea - 'the constitution for the ocean' and contains the most recent legal materials relevant to the law of the sea. It includes national legislation, bilateral agre...
LAW OF THE SEA BULLETIN #96

Law of the Sea Bulletin, No.96

Series:
Law of the Sea Bulletin
26 Feb 2019
Issued three times a year, the Bulletin provides cogent and timely information on issues related to the Convention on the Law of the Sea - 'the constitution for the ocean' and contains the most recent legal materials relevant to the law of the sea. It includes national legislation, bilateral agre...
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. In addition, the st...
AFRICAN GOVERNANCE RPT #5 2018

African Governance Report V - 2018

Natural Resource Governance and Domestic Revenue Mobilization for Structural Transformation

Series:
African Governance Report
24 May 2019
Exploitation of natural resources has dominated economic activity in Africa but the benefits have accrued only to a privileged few. The continent’s most common strategy of exporting commodities in their raw (non-valued added) form has led to disappointing results, reflected in unsustainable and n...
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...
 PROGRESS TRANSBOUNDARY WATER COOP

Progress on Transboundary Water Cooperation under the Water Convention

Report on implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

14 Jan 2019
The publication presents and analyses the findings of the first pilot reporting exercise under the Water Convention, which was carried out in 2017. Progress made in the implementation of the Convention is reviewed and summarised, together with the identification of significant trends, success, ch...
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...
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 ...
ENERGY STATISTICS POCKETBK 2018

Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2018

Series:
Energy Statistics Pocketbook
31 Jul 2018
This publication presents a compilation of energy statistics designed to highlight the availability of data on various aspects of energy production, transformation and use and its linkages to other key statistics, covering the whole world in the period 1990-2015. It highlights key indicators and ...
ENERGY SUSTAIN DEV ASIA PAC 2018

Energy Transition Pathways for the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific

Regional Trends Report on Energy for Sustainable Development 2018

10 May 2018
The region’s rapid and sustained economic growth, increasing population, expanding industrialisation and rapid urbanization are driving rapid growth in energy demand. Ensuring that supplies of energy are adequate to meet the growth in demand in ways that are socially, economically and environment...
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...
INTER AGENCY TASK FORCE RPT 2018

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development

Financing for Development - Progress and Prospects 2018

Series:
Report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development
12 Apr 2018
The Inter-agency Task Force Report assesses progress in the seven action areas of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda: (i) domestic public resources; (ii) domestic and international private business and finance; (iii) international development cooperation; (iv) international trade as an engine for deve...
TEXTILE4SDG12

TEXTILE4SDG12

Transparency in Textile Value Chains in Relation to the Environmental, Social and Human Health Impacts of Parts, Components and Production Processes

2 Apr 2018
The present publication surveys academic and policy-oriented literature on the relationship between the environmental, social and human health impacts of textile production and processing, on the one hand, and the extent to which information about such impacts reaches the final consumer. In doing...