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  1. Title

    How to improve the dialogue between science and society: the case of global environmental change

    Description
    This brief report describes the relationship between policy and science and recommends that science, including global environmental change science, should guide society's demands and should not be driven only by public agendas if it is to educated and effective responses to global environmental change. This report was published in 2006.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001500/150009e.pdf
  2. Title

    Human alteration of the nitrogen cycle: threats, benefits and opportunities

    Description
    This brief report examines the human contribution to the global nitrogen cycle through agriculture and fossil fuel use and the consequences of these changes to the nitrogen cycle, to the environment and to human health. It also recommends ways to manage the negative effects of the changes. This report was published in 2007.
    Author
    J. Galloway; J. Erisman; A. Townsend; E. Davidson; M. Bekunda; Z. Cai; J. Freney; L. Martinelli; S. Seitzinger; M. Sutton
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001509/150916e.pdf
  3. Title

    Human perturbation of the carbon cycle: the global carbon cycle II

    Description
    This brief report examines the effect of human activities on the carbon cycle which is closely linked to the climate system, including the current state of climate change, key carbon measurements and projections and an explanation of the systems approach of sustainable management of the carbon-climate-human system. This report was published in 2009.
    Author
    J. G. Canadell; P. Ciais; S. Dhakal; C. Le Quere; A. Patwardhan; M. R. Raupach
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001861/186137e.pdf
  4. Title

    Impacts of water infrastructure and climate change on the hydrology of the Upper Ganges River Basin

    Description
    This study presents a hydrological model of the Upper Ganges Basin including river flows under present and 'naturalized' basin conditions to help evaluate the impacts of planned basin development and the impacts of future climate change on basin water resources. This study was published by IWMI in 2011.
    Author
    Luna Bharati; Guillaume Lacombe; Pabitra Gurung; Priyantha Jayakody; Chu Thai Hoanh; Vladimir Smakhtin
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2011.210
  5. Title

    Improving management and governance of fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region

    Description
    This report presents a summary of some of the key challenges facing fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region and examines six key themes for improving the sector in the region: a regional overview of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia, regional initiatives promoting improved assessments, country experiences improving fisheries management, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, country experiences improving aquaculture management and priorities and capacity building. This report was published by the FAO in 2012.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/017/i3142e/i3142e00.htm
  6. Title

    Improving productivity and environmental performance of aquaculture

    Description
    This report explores the potential role of aquaculture in meeting global fish demand in 2050, examines scenarios of aquaculture's growth and environmental impacts and provides recommendations for how to sustainably grow aquaculture production.
    Author
    Richard Waite; Malcolm Beveridge; Randall Brummett; Sarah Castine; Nuttapon Chaiyawannakarn; Sadasivam Kaushik; Rattanawan Mungkung; Supawat Nawapakpilai; Michael Phillips
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/improving-aquaculture
  7. Title

    Improving the resilience of livelihoods to natural disasters

    Description
    This report discusses why developing countries are most affected by natural disasters and advises on how the risks of earthquakes, flood, cyclones and other natural hazards can be minimised through examples from Bangladesh and Myanmar and a number of country case studies including India and the Philippines. This report was published by The World Bank in 2010.
    Author
    Sandeep Poundrik
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/10118
  8. Title

    Increasing crop production sustainably: the perspective of biological processes

    Description
    This report examines ways to sustainably manage the biodiversity of ecosystems to increase agricultural food production within the challenges and limitations of urbanization, climate change, volatile food prices and limited land resources. The four key areas discussed are pest regulation and control, pollination, soil biological processes and enabling policy and institutional environments. This report was published by the FAO in 2009.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1235e/i1235e00.htm
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    India - Andhra Pradesh drought adaptation initiative: lessons from community-based adaptation approaches to strengthen climate resilience

    Description
    The Andhra Pradesh Drought Adaptation Initiative (APDAI) was a pilot programme of activities in two dryland districts in Andhra Pradesh (Anantapur and Mahbubnagar) between 2006 and 2009 which aimed to develop and test approaches for natural resource-based economic activities to improve responses to current climate variability and long-term climate change. This, the final report, presents the project impact and lessons learned, and describes how these are being scaled up. This document, no.64507, was published by The World Bank in April 2011.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2775
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    India - Vulnerability of Kolkata metropolitan area to increased precipitation in a changing climate

    Description
    This study modelled the potential effect of climate and precipitation change on the Indian city of Kolkata. It includes a vulnerability impact assessment, a damage assessment and an adaptation strategy. This document is Report No. 53282-IN from The World Bank, published in June 2011.
    Author
    Maria Sarraf; Susmita Dasgupta; Subhendu Roy; Arati Belle
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2818
  11. Title

    India groundwater governance case study

    Description
    This report provides a case study of groundwater governance in India, examining the impediments to better governance of groundwater and exploring opportunities to help developing countries use groundwater to tackle climate change. It analyses policy and legislation at state and local level and makes recommendations for improving groundwater management.
    Author
    Héctor Garduño; Saleem Romani; Buba Sengupta; Albert Tuinhof; Richard Davis
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17242
  12. Title

    India: diagnostic assessment of select environmental challenges, Volume 1: An analysis of physical and monetary losses of environmental health and natural resources

    Description
    This report provides estimates of social and financial costs of environmental damage in India from three pollution damage categories: urban air pollution, water pollution and indoor air pollution. This report was published by The World Bank in 2013.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16027
  13. Title

    India: Diagnostic assessment of select environmental challenges, Volume 2: Economic growth and environmental sustainability: what are the tradeoffs?

    Description
    This report addresses the tradeoffs involved in controlling local pollutants such as particles from fossil fuel combustion in India. The report analyses the effects of reducing pollution on economic development and GDP and finds that the health benefits outweigh the loss of GDP. This report was published by The World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    The World Bank Group
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16028
  14. Title

    India: Diagnostic assessment of select environmental challenges, Volume 3: Valuation of biodiversity and ecosystems services in India

    Description
    This report attempts to estimate the social and financial costs of environmental damage in India from three pollution damage categories: urban air pollution, inadequate water supply and indoor air pollution as well as four natural resource damage categories: agricultural damage, rangeland degradation, deforestation and natural disasters. The report goes on to estimate the likely effects of policies to reduce environmental damage on the country's GDP. This report was published by The World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    The World Bank Group
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16029
  15. Title

    Indicators of sustainable agriculture: a scoping analysis

    Description
    This report explores the methods and analysis of a scoping exercise to identify a preliminary list of indicators related to agriculture and the environment and proposes next steps for developing indicators that measure the environmental sustainability of agriculture.
    Author
    Katie Reytar; Craig Hanson; Norbert Henninger
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/wrr_installment_6_sustainable_agruiculture_indicators.pdf
  16. Title

    Integrating gender-sensitive disaster risk management into community-driven development programs

    Description
    This report introduces issues of gender in disaster risk management (DRM) in East Asia. It discusses how women tend to be disproportionately affected by natural disasters and climate change than men. The report makes suggestions for improving the situation, recommending increased engagement with women via community driven development programs. Case studies are provided as evidence. This report was published by the World Bank in 2012.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17078
  17. Title

    International trade and climate change: economic, legal, and institutional perspectives

    Description
    This report describes the environmental and economic impact of climate change on developing countries. It introduces the key concepts around climate change and its causes and then looks at international environmental policy, the Kyoto Protocol and attempts to increase energy sustainability in developing countries. This report was published by The World Bank in 2008.
    Publisher
    The World Bank
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6831
  18. Title

    Livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh: part II

    Description
    This project examined livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in the drought-prone areas of Northwest Bangladesh. It considered current and future vulnerability and climate risks and developed an options menu for livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change. This document, Institutions for Rural Development 5, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006. This section, part 1 of 5, contains the executive summary. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    R Selvaraju; A R Subbiah; S Baas; I Juergens
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/a0820e/a0820e01.pdf
  19. Title

    Livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh: part III

    Description
    This project examined livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in the drought-prone areas of Northwest Bangladesh. It considered current and future vulnerability and climate risks and developed an options menu for livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change. This document, Institutions for Rural Development 5, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006. This section, part 2 of 5, contains the introduction, a description of the study area, and the conceptual framework and methodology. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    R Selvaraju; A R Subbiah; S Baas; I Juergens
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/a0820e/a0820e02.pdf
  20. Title

    Livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh: part IV

    Description
    This project examined livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in the drought-prone areas of Northwest Bangladesh. It considered current and future vulnerability and climate risks and developed an options menu for livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change. This document, Institutions for Rural Development 5, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006. This section, part 3 of 5, contains the first part of the section on assessing current vulnerability and climate risks. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    R Selvaraju; A R Subbiah; S Baas; I Juergens
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/a0820e/a0820e03.pdf
  21. Title

    Livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh: part V

    Description
    This project examined livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in the drought-prone areas of Northwest Bangladesh. It considered current and future vulnerability and climate risks and developed an options menu for livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change. This document, Institutions for Rural Development 5, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006. This section, part 4 of 5, contains the second part of the section on assessing current vulnerability and climate risks, a section on assessing future vulnerability and climate risks, and the first part of an options menu for livelihood adaptation. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    R Selvaraju; A R Subbiah; S Baas; I Juergens
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/a0820e/a0820e04.pdf
  22. Title

    Livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh: part VI

    Description
    This project examined livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in the drought-prone areas of Northwest Bangladesh. It considered current and future vulnerability and climate risks and developed an options menu for livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change. This document, Institutions for Rural Development 5, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006. This section, part 5 of 5, contains the second part of an options menu for livelihood adaptation, the dissemination and extension strategies, discussions on coordinated actions and the way forward, and a bibliography. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    R Selvaraju; A R Subbiah; S Baas; I Juergens
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/a0820e/a0820e05.pdf
  23. Title

    Making climate your business: private sector adaptation in Southeast Asia

    Description
    This report assists businesses in Southeast Asia to understand the need to adapt to climate change; to learn what others are doing in government, civil society and the private sector to promote adaptation; and to identify the risks and opportunities that climate change impacts present and act on them.
    Author
    Lauren Withey; Karin Borgerson; Kirk Herbertson; Heather McGray; Jacqui Dixon; Marie Morice; Richard Welford; Helen Roeth
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/making-climate-your-business
  24. Title

    Managing the invisible: understanding and improving groundwater governance

    Description
    This report introduces groundwater as a resource and describes the important role of groundwater in the domestic, industrial and agricultural water supply. It highlights some key challenges to this supply, including climate change and excessive abstraction, and goes on to make a number of suggestions for policies and governance strategies that would safeguard this critical supply of water. It also provides some case studies from developing countries that support the implementation of groundwater management initiatives. This report was published by the World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Marcus Wijnen; Benedicte Augeard; Bradley Hiller; Christopher Ward; Patrick Huntjens
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17228
  25. Title

    Millennial temperature record: Climatic Research Unit information sheet 5

    Description
    This information sheet provides information about the temperature rise over the last millennium in the northern hemisphere in the form of a graph with a short explanation. Bibliographic references are provided. This is one of a series of information sheets from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, England.
    Author
    Phil Jones
    Publisher
    Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/info/milltemp/

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