The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a brochure titled

This report presents a snapshot of global water quality issues as they relate to achieving the internationally agreed goals on water, sanitation and biodiversity. Evidence suggests that there have been improvements in the quality of water in some parts of the world. However, there are serious problems that must be addressed for health and prosperity to be reached universally.

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment identified climate change as a dominant driver of future biodiversity loss and indicated that it will adversely affect key development challenges, including the provision of clean water, energy services, and food; maintenance of a healthy environment; and conservation of ecological systems, their biodiversity, and associated ecosystem goods and services.

There is growing scientific consensus that an average global warming of 2

There is growing scientific consensus that an average global warming of 2

This report argues that the WTO has committed to helping achieve sustainable development, and asks what the institution would look like it the members took that goal seriously. It surveys current practice and recommendations in areas as diverse as accession, dispute settlement, negotiations, trade and environment, trade and development and the process of self-assessment.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment Report (IPCC AR4) concluded that climate change will have significant impacts on many aspects of biological diversity; on ecosystems, species, genetic diversity within species, and on ecological interactions.

This guide addresses the linkages between drinking water, biological diversity and development/poverty alleviation. It aims to raise awareness of sustainable approaches to managing drinking water that have been tested globally. The guide introduces the available techniques, technologies and procedures that optimize social and environmental outcomes in the management of drinking water.

The surface ocean plays a critical role in the global carbon cycle, absorbing approximately one quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and other human activities. As more and more anthropogenic CO2 has been emitted into the atmosphere,

The objective of this project was to estimate the global GHG emissions reduction achieved through the production and use of biofuels.