Environment and ecosystems

Deforestation, ecosystems and environmental management, environmental degradation, environmental impact assessment, INRM and land-use.

Latest Environment and ecosystems additions in the Knowledge Base

A new report from the UN Environment Programme, UNOPS and the University of Oxford highlights the contributions of nature-based infrastructure solutions to sustainable development, climate action and biodiversity.
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Office for Project Services
Oxford University Press
As Pakistan’s dwindling Kalash community reels from the impacts of global warming and excessive deforestation, government apathy means they often rely on ancient beliefs to protect their environments.
The Third Pole
A reservoir's lakebed in South Africa is exposed due to drought
2023 has shattered climate records, accompanied by extreme weather which has left a trail of devastation and despair, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
This brief helps parliamentarians respond effectively by providing them with an understanding of how climate effects in the mountains create downstream repercussions, and by identifying policies and actions they can take across range of potential impacts
Adding multiple smaller wetlands to the landscape can make large reservoirs more effective at flood control, according to a new study from Tulane University published in Environmental Research Letters.
Tulane University
An interdisciplinary collaboration used 600 years of tree rings from the San Joaquin Valley to reconstruct plausible daily records of weather and streamflow scenarios during that period, revealing vast variability in climate extremes.
Cornell University
People ride their motorcycle in a flooded street in Ho Chi Minh City
Latin America, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are at the forefront, projected to lose significant land and critical infrastructure to permanent inundation.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
This report presents a Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of nature-based, hybrid and conventional infrastructure for addressing flood risks in the region of Thessaly, Greece.

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