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The Management of Natural Coastal Carbon Sinks

This report focuses on the management of natural coastal carbon sinks. There is a lack of recognition and focus on coastal marine ecosystems to complement activities already well advanced on land to address the best practice management of carbon sinks. This report provides essential evidence needed to motivate discussions and initiatives on how coastal ecosystems should be incorporated into international and national emission reduction strategies, national greenhouse gas inventories and carbon revenue schemes » Download.




Gobernanza de aguas compartidas : aspectos jurídicos e institucionales

Tras la primera edición de este libro en el 2006, fue necesario proyectar una segunda reimpresión debido a su alta demanda. En esta segunda ocasión se ha avanzado en el concepto de gobernanza de aguas compartidas, y se exploran nuevas alternativas de cooperación interestatal e institucional que ofrece el derecho internacional para una buena gestión de las cuencas hidrográficas compartidas. El objetivo de la publicación continua siendo el fortalecer las capacidades de los tomadores de decisiones en la materia, a través de la promoción de la cooperación entre los Estados que comparten cuerpos de agua; de forma tal que todos aquellos que se encuentren interesados en la materia podrán encontrar en este versión revisada de la publicación material jurídico relevante en la promoción de una gobernanza conjunta de los recursos hídricos. Finalmente como parte de la revisión del mismo, se actualizó el capítulo casuístico de la publicación, y se desarrolló una perspectiva más global, acorde con su punto de partida, el contexto internacional » Download.


Conservation with justice : a rights-based approach

The term “rights-based approach” (RBA) has been used in various contexts and defined in different ways. This publication applies the approach specifically in exploring the linkages between conservation and respect for internationally and nationally guaranteed human rights. The aim is to promote the realization of conservation with justice, recognising that activities and projects related to conservation can have a positive or negative impact on human rights, while the exercise of certain human rights can reinforce and act in synergy with conservation goals. The publication introduces the concept of RBA and examines how it is currently being applied (or not) and how it may be applied to develop law and policy » Download.



Aquaculture site selection and site management

Aquaculture is currently facing a significant challenge: how to alleviate the pressure on fish stocks exerted by commercial fishing and yet meet the increasing demand for sea products in a sustainable way. The aim of this guide is to promote the sustainable development of Mediterranean aquaculture by providing basic guidelines for good practice in site selection and site management » Download.



The status and distribution of dragonflies of the Mediterranean basin

This report contains a review of the conservation status of 165 Mediterranean species of dragonflies occurring in the Mediterranean basin, according to the IUCN regional Red Listing criteria. It identifies species that are threatened with extinction at regional level so that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status » Download.


Conservation for a New Era

Conservation for a New Era outlines the critical issues facing us in the 21st century, developed from the results of the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona in October 2008. The landmark publication takes on the pressing issues of today and highlights the solutions to be found through investing in nature. The book is essential reading for governments, businesses and decision makers. It provides a snapshot of the current situation, split into 21 easy-to-read sections, as well as a roadmap for the future » Download.


Last call: Climate and nature

With the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen fast approaching, the latest issue of World Conservation explores the many ways in which nature can help us tackle climate change and become more resilient to its impacts.
Leading experts explain that sustainably managing nature offers a cost-effective ‘bridging mechanism’ that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions while the world makes the transition to a low carbon economy. Download

Agricultural Ecosystems: Facts and Trends. IUCN.

The rapid increase in food prices in many countries has led to substantial media attention on agriculture. We hope that providing this Facts and Trends publication will help uncover some key trade-offs that mean extremely challenging decisions for governments, farmers, consumers and industry. This publication does not attempt to cover everything there is to know about agricultural ecosystems. Rather, it tries to present well documented facts and figures to better understand the challenges facing the substantial management of agricultural ecosystems » Download.

Ecora: An Integrated Ecosystem Management Approach to Conserve Biodiversity. CAFF Technical Report No. 19, April 2009.

ENCORA is a Global Environment Facility (GEF) project initiated by the Arctic Council Working Group on the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), UNEP/GRID-Arendal, and the Russian Federation that uses an integrated ecosystem management approach to conserve biodiversity and minimize habitat fragmentation in the Russian Arctic. The main phase of the project was initiated in 2004 and its scheduled for completion in 2009. The following report presents an overview of the project and a summary of major results to date. A full project report will be prepared upon completion of the project. Download.

Climate Change and Food Security: A Framework Document. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Rome, 2008.

Climate change will affect all four dimensions of food security: food availability, food accessibility, food utilization and food systems stability. It will have an impact on human health, livelihood assets, food production and distribution channels, as well as changing purchasing power and market flows. It impacts will be both short term, resulting from more frequent and more intense extreme weather events, and long term, caused by changing temperatures and precipitation patterns... » Download.



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