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Building Resilience to Climate Change: Ecosystem-based adaptation and lessons from the field

With climate change now a certainty, the question is now how much change there will be and what can be done about it. One of the answers is through adaptation. This publication contains eleven case studies covering different ecosystems and regions around the world. Its aim is to summarize some current applications of the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) concept and its tools used around the world, and also draw lessons from experiences in conservation adaptation.

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Resilience to climate change
 

Interactions between HIV/AIDS and the environment : a review of the evidence and recommendations for next steps

Recent studies have brought to light a series of interacting and complex relationships, many with negative feedback loops, between HIV/AIDS and the environment. A comprehensive examination of these relationships and analyses of the quality and breadth of the evidence are lacking. This publication intends to fill this gap by reviewing the published literature regarding the potential links between HIV/AIDS and the environment to assess the evidence for these connections and to provide guidance for possible next steps in addressing them through basic or operations research and intervention.

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HIV/AIDS and the environment
 

Sharing the reform process : learning from the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA)

In most cities of the world, the primary responsibility of supplying drinking and domestic water lies with public utilities that often suffer from a series of ailments like poor cost recovery, poor and intermittent supply, and deficit budgets. In recent times significant efforts have been made to reform water utilities. This publication shares the reform process undertaken in Phnom Penh that has catapulted a war-torn dilapidated water utility into an efficient and profit making utility.

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“Sharing the Reform Process” tells the story of reforms undertaken within the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority
 

Négocier des accords de pêche équitables : un manuel de renforcement des capacités et de référence pour les états côtiers en développement

Le poisson et les produits de la pêche sont un moyen de subsistance et fournissent d’importantes opportunités de commerce dans de nombreux pays côtiers en développement. Les accords de pêche ne sont souvent pas le résultat d’arrangements justes et égaux et peuvent contribuer à la surexploitation des ressources et menacer la sécurité alimentaire de ces pays. Ce manuel constitue un outil pratique et théorique pour soutenir les négociations d’accords de pêche bilatéraux.

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Négocier des accords de pêche équitables
 
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Share : managing water across boundaries

This publication provides an overview of the world’s shared water resources and insights for managing these resources. Using case studies from around the world, it describes the benefits to be gained from cooperation and the challenges of constructing legal frameworks, institutions, management processes and financing and partnership strategies to govern transboundary waters equitably and sustainably

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Change : adaptation of water resources management to climate change

Climate change is here and will be with us for the long term. The challenge facing water professionals is how to make decisions in the face of this new uncertainty. This book outlines a new management approach that moves beyond technical quick fixes towards a more adaptive style that is inclusive and innovative. Only by thinking, working and learning together can we tackle the impacts on water resources and uncertainties induced by climate change.

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The impact of climate change on ecosystems and species : terrestrial ecosystems

This series presents the results of an investigation by IUCN’s Global Change Programme into the possible implications of predicted global change for natural systems and their management. This publication examines issues specific to terrestrial ecosystems.

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Etiquetage écologique et pêches durables

Il existe un consensus international concernant l’état inquiétant de la pêche commerciale. Les mécanismes d’étiquetage écologique sont perçus de plus en plus comme un moyen de conserver la productivité et la valeur économique de la pêche tout en encourageant une meilleure gestion de la pêche et la conservation de la biodiversité marine. Cette étude donne un aperçu des problèmes qui doivent être résolus pour permettre des mécanismes efficaces d’étiquetage écologique, et s’adresse aux décideurs, au secteur privé et à la société civile.

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