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  1. Title

    Farming the waters for people and food, Invited guest lecture 2: The potential of nutrient-rich small fish species in aquaculture to improve human nutrition and health

    Description
    This report (in 26 parts) contains the papers presented at the Global Conference on Aquaculture 2010 which provide technical information on how aquaculture could be mobilized to alleviate global poverty and to improve food and nutrition security in the coming decades. This part contains the second invited guest lecture which examines whether farming small fish species could decrease micronutrient deficiencies in poor countries.
    Author
    Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2734e/index.html
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    Farming the waters for people and food, Invited guest lecture 3: Climate change impacts: challenges for aquaculture

    Description
    This report (in 26 parts) contains the papers presented at the Global Conference on Aquaculture 2010 which provide technical information on how aquaculture could be mobilized to alleviate global poverty and to improve food and nutrition security in the coming decades. This part contains the third invited guest lecture which discusses how climate change will impact aquaculture.
    Author
    Sena S. De Silva
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2734e/index.html
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    Farming the waters for people and food, Keynote address 1: Aquaculture and sustainable nutrition security in a warming planet

    Description
    This report (in 26 parts) contains the papers presented at the Global Conference on Aquaculture 2010 which provide technical information on how aquaculture could be mobilized to alleviate global poverty and to improve food and nutrition security in the coming decades. This part contains the first keynote address which examines aquaculture as a method of improving food security within the impacts of climate change.
    Author
    M. S. Swaminathan
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2734e/index.html
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    Farming the waters for people and food, Keynote address 2: Global aquaculture development since 2000: progress made in implementing the Bangkok Declaration and strategy for aquaculture development beyond 2000

    Description
    This report (in 26 parts) contains the papers presented at the Global Conference on Aquaculture 2010 which provide technical information on how aquaculture could be mobilized to alleviate global poverty and to improve food and nutrition security in the coming decades. This part contains the second keynote address which assesses the progress made in global aquaculture development since the Bangkok Declaration in 2000.
    Author
    Jiansan Jia
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2734e/index.html
  5. Title

    Farming the waters for people and food, Phuket Consensus

    Description
    This report (in 26 parts) contains the papers presented at the Global Conference on Aquaculture 2010 which provide technical information on how aquaculture could be mobilized to alleviate global poverty and to improve food and nutrition security in the coming decades. This part contains the Phuket Consensus adopted at this conference, a document which reaffirms commitment to implementing the Bangkok Declaration and Strategy adopted in 2000.
    Author
    Rohana P. Subasinghe; J. Richard Arthur; Devin M. Bartley; Sena S. De Silva; Matthias Halwart; Nathanael Hishamunda; C. V. Mohan; Patrick Sorgeloos (editors)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2734e/index.html
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    Feasibility assessment on small-scale integrated system of aquaculture, animal husbandry and biogas in coastal communities in Quang Tri province

    Description
    This report evaluates and analyses the current status and potential of small-scale integrated farming systems in coastal areas of Quang Tri Province under the Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme (RFLP).
    Author
    Trinh Quang Tu
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-ar292e.pdf
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    Fisheries and aquaculture can provide solutions to cope with climate change

    Description
    This report investigates the ways that the fisheries and aquaculture sector can adapt to the threat of climate change. It discusses the global vulnerability of fisheries systems to climate change, its impacts on people, understanding, reducing and coping with vulnerability, building the capacity to adapt and respond and adapting technologies. This report was published by The WorldFish Center in 2009.
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_904.pdf
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    Fisheries and aquaculture in a changing climate

    Description
    This document summarises the key issues relating to climate change and its impacts on fisheries and aquaculture, particularly in relation to the opportunities for adaptation and mitigation. This policy brief was developed at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen in 2009.
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_2400.pdf
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    Forests and forestry in the greater Mekong subregion to 2020: subregional report of the second Asia-Pacific forestry sector outlook study, Part 1

    Description
    This paper (in two parts) summarizes observations and findings from a collection of reports on five Greater Mekong Region countries (Lao PDR, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam) on the status and trends of forestry and forestry in this region. It also analyses the key factors driving changes in forestry in the region and outlines four possible scenarios for 2020. It highlights priorities and strategies to make the region's forestry sector more sustainable.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2093e/index.html
  10. Title

    Forests and forestry in the greater Mekong subregion to 2020: subregional report of the second Asia-Pacific forestry sector outlook study, Part 2

    Description
    This paper (in two parts) summarizes observations and findings from a collection of reports on five Greater Mekong Region countries (Lao PDR, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam) on the status and trends of forestry and forestry in this region. It also analyses the key factors driving changes in forestry in the region and outlines four possible scenarios for 2020. It highlights priorities and strategies to make the region's forestry sector more sustainable.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2093e/index.html
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    Getting a grip on climate change in the Philippines: executive report

    Description
    This report reviews the Philippines climate reforms to help finalize and implement the adaptation and disaster risk management and reduction of the climate-related risks to coastal and urban areas and the agriculture and fisheries industries. It discusses the impacts of global climate change affecting the Philippines, the increase of greenhouse gas emissions and the positive impacts of climate change activities as well as identifies a number of barriers that impede sustained change and provides recommendations for strengthening the planning, execution and financing framework, enhancing leadership and accountability and building capacity and managing change. This report was published by The World Bank in 2013.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16525
  12. Title

    Getting a grip on climate change in the Philippines: extended technical report

    Description
    This report provides a review of climate policy in the Philippines, describing the government's attempts to build a low-carbon economy. Progress has, however, been limited and the report goes on to make recommendations for ensuring that planned reforms are implemented and that genuine improvement is made to the country's climate strategy. 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/10986/16543
  13. Title

    GHG mitigation in India: an overview of the current policy landscape

    Description
    This report provides an overview of the Indian national policies that are likely to reduced greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in India and identifies priorities for effective policy implementation including improved coordination among different levels of government, institutional capacity building and sufficient financing.
    Author
    Neha Pahuja; Nimisha Pandey (Teri); Koyel Mandal; Chayan Bandyopadhyay (IFMR)
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/wri_workingpaper_india_final.pdf
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    Glacier systems and seasonal snow cover in six major Asian river basins: hydrological role under changing climate

    Description
    This report assesses the hydrological role of meltwater resources in the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Syr Darya, Amu Darya and Mekong river basins to demonstrate the potential affects of future reduction of glaciers and seasonal snow cover due to climate change. This report was published by IWMI in 2013.
    Author
    Oxana S. Savoskul; Vladimir Smakhtin
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2013.204
  15. Title

    Glacier systems and seasonal snow cover in six major Asian river basins: water storage properties under changing climate

    Description
    This report assesses the current status, recent and potential future changes of glacier systems and seasonal snow cover in the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Syr Darya, Amu Darya and Mekong river basins to demonstrate the potential sensitivity of these important water resources to climate change. This report was published by IWMI in 2013.
    Author
    Oxana S. Savoskul; Vladimir Smakhtin
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2013.203
  16. Title

    Global carbon cycle

    Description
    This brief report describes the interactions that take place between the carbon cycle, climate and human actions, including the emissions gap, vulnerability, inertia of processes and the systems approach to carbon cycle management. 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/0015/001500/150010e.pdf
  17. Title

    Global environmental change and food security

    Description
    This brief report examines how global environmental change (GEC) could threaten food security. It recommends the use of a food system approach to help improve understanding of the interactions between GEC and food security. This report was published in 2010.
    Author
    John Ingram
    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/0018/001897/189745e.pdf
  18. Title

    Global temperature record: Climatic Research Unit information sheet 1

    Description
    This information sheet provides a time series chart showing the combined global land and marine surface temperature record from 1850 to 2012. It shows the increase in temperature and gives key data references and links to other websites of related interest. This is one of a series of information sheets from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) 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/warming/
  19. Title

    Global warming: LearningSpace: Open University

    Description
    This introductory module provides an introduction to global warming, its history, the impact of humans, climatic modelling and predicting future change. The module is expected to take five hours to complete and is provided by the UK Open University as part of its LearningSpace, a collection of over 800 free online courses (as at July 2016).
    Author
    Tom Power; Arlene Hunter
    Publisher
    Open University
    http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/environmental-science/global-warming/content-section-0
  20. Title

    Good practices for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for rainfed and upland agro-ecological zones, Philippines

    Description
    This document reports on a project which aimed to develop and implement climate risk management measures that will contribute to improve the livelihoods and food security of resource-poor farmers in the rain fed and upland agro-ecological zones, the Bicol Region, of the Philippines which is particularly vulnerable to meteorological hazards such as typhoons, floods, droughts, high magnitude rainfall and related hazards such as landslides.
    Author
    Luis O. Amano; Viola L. Amano; Angelo P. Candelaria
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap562e/ap562e.pdf
  21. Title

    Great balancing act

    Description
    This report explores the scope of the world's challenge over the next four decades of producing enough food in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment. It also suggests possible solutions to this challenge.
    Author
    Tim Searchinger; Craig Hanson; Janet Ranganathan; Brian Lipinski; Richard Waite; Robert Winterbottom; Ayesha Dinshaw; Ralph Heimlich
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/great-balancing-act
  22. Title

    Green accounting and data improvement for water resources

    Description
    This study examines the usage of water-related data as a method of improving water allocation systems to balance the social, economic and environmental benefits of water resources. It highlights the key issues for which water data is necessary (water for food production, growing urban populations, wastewater collection and treatment, water footprint of major businesses, vulnerability of populations to extreme events and the impact of water abstraction and pollution on natural environments and ecosystems), summarises water data definitions and sources, examines constraints on better water monitoring and reporting and looks at international initiatives for valuing the environment in national accounting. This study was published by UNESCO in 2012.
    Author
    James Winpenny
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/wwap/publications/side-publications/green-accounting-and-data-improvement-for-water-resources/
  23. Title

    Guidelines for national waste management strategies

    Description
    In the context of waste management, this report examines sustainable development, waste streams and their management, governance and future challenges, considerations in developing a national waste management strategy and guidance on developing, implementing, reviewing and updating a national waste management strategy. This report was published by UNEP in 2013.
    Author
    Mark Hyman
    Publisher
    United Nations Environment Programme
    http://www.unep.org/ietc/OurWork/WasteManagement/NationalWasteManagementStrategies/tabid/104470/Default.aspx
  24. Title

    Hidden assets: biodiversity below-surface

    Description
    This brief report highlights the importance of species that live below the surface of the soil and the sediments of freshwater and marine ecosystems and advises that this below-surface ecosystem should be considered in management and policy decisions. It outlines the ecosystem services provided by below-surface biodiversity, global threats to soils and sediments and how to ensure sustainability of soil and sediment biodiversity. This report was published in 2007.
    Author
    D. H. Wall; V. Behan-Pelletier; A. P. Covich; P. Snelgrove
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001539/153945e.pdf
  25. Title

    How does risk management influence production decisions? Evidence from a field experiment

    Description
    This paper uses a randomised controlled trial approach to study how an innovative risk management instrument for hedging rainfall risk affects production decisions among a sample of Indian agricultural firms. It goes on to analyse the findings from the trial and makes a number of conclusions about the take up of a variety of different agricultural insurance policies. This report was published by the World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    Shawn Cole; Xavier Gine; James Vickery
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15904

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