In the rush to find new sources of energy and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, offshore wind farms are increasingly seen as an attractive solution, but their potential impact on marine biodiversity should not be overlooked.

The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) has commissioned case studies on fossil-fuel subsidy reform in Brazil, France, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Poland and Senegal.

This report is prepared under IISD: Bali to Copenhagen project, author examines India's attempts to reform its long-standing subsidy on residential kerosene.

Healthy ecosystems play a vital role in providing food and clean water, controlling infectious diseases, absorbing wastes, regulating climate and are the source of much of the cultural,

Negotiate is a vital new resource for those interested in designing, leading, or participating in negotiation and consensus building on sustainable water resources management. Water practitioners are increasingly called upon to negotiate workable agreements about how to best use, manage and care for water resources.

The Ramsar Secretariat has released the report of the expert workshop "Achieving Carbon Offsets through Mangroves and Other Wetlands,

Protected Areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the United Nations Development Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Bank and WWF.

This report clearly articulates how protected areas contribute significantly to reducing impacts of climate change and what is needed for them to achieve even more. It asserts that adaptation is a mechanism to protect and maintain ecosystem integrity, buffer local climate, reduce risks and impacts from extreme events such as storms, droughts and sea-level rise.

After the Copenhagen Climate Summit the world still needs a fair, ambitious and binding treaty to protect people and nature from runaway climate change. This paper identifies important next steps governments should take on a path towards agreeing such a treaty. First, it assesses the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Summit and details the strengths and weaknesses of the Copenhagen Accord.

This latest World malaria report describes the global distribution of cases and deaths, how WHO-recommended control strategies have been adopted and implemented in endemic countries, sources of funding for malaria control, and recent evidence that prevention and treatment can alleviate the burden of disease. It contains individual country profiles for 31 high burden countries.

Over three quarters of the people killed - and 95 % of the total
affected by natural hazards - since the beginning of the year were due to extreme weather events said Ms. Margareta Wahlstr