WWF’s 2010 Living Planet Report is the world's leading, science-based analysis on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity on the planet. The biennial report explores the changing state of biodiversity, ecosystems and peoples’ consumption of natural resources.

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. Many of the lessons that are being learned in adaptation are from success stories from the field. This publication contains eleven case studies covering different ecosystems and regions around the world.

This publication provides readers with an introduction to community forestry, taking eight country examples from Europe and Asia. In each example the legislation and organizational forms are described, and environmental, economical and social aspects discussed. The publication is intended for forestry students, forestry practitioners and policy makers, and interested members of the general public.

Several regions of the world are currently coping with severe weather-related events: flash floods and widespread flooding in large parts of Asia and parts of Central Europe while other regions are also affected: by heatwave and drought in Russian Federation, mudslides in China and severe droughts in sub-Saharan Africa.

This publication synthesizes information on IUCN

According to the Center for International Trade Development, India

Securing enough food to meet the needs of a growing global population
requires managing the complex interplay between farming at home and
trade with others. Andrea Wolverton, Anita Regmi and Ann Tutwiler look
into challenges of political economy that undernourishment presents and
how donors, such as the US, may be able to help.


Climate finance and the development of the global low-carbon economy are crucial elements for discussion at G8 and G20. An outcome form these Summits can be leveraged positively by formal UN negotiations.

Climate change is hitting coastal areas hard: rises in sea levels, ocean acidification, extreme events, bleaching and death of coral are all climate impacts which will require adjustments socially and economically. This report provides practical guidance for coastal communities and industries to adapt to climate change.