Berichte von globalen Organisationen, NGOs, ...
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Übersicht (Details siehe unten/nächste Seiten):
Weltbank: World Development Report 2010:
Developing countries can shift to lower-carbon paths while promoting development and reducing poverty, but this depends on financial and technical assistance from high-income countries, says World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change.
ACIA: Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
1042-page scientific report of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
Earth’s climate is changing, with the global temperature now rising at a rate unprecedented in the experience of modern human society. These climate changes, including increases in ultraviolet radiation, are being experi- enced particularly intensely in the Arctic. Because the Arctic plays a special role in global climate, these changes in the Arctic will also affect the rest of the world. It is thus essential that decision makers have the latest and best information available regarding ongoing changes in the Arctic and their global implications.
The Arctic Council called for this assessment and charged two of its working groups, the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) and the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), along with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), with its implementation. An Assessment Steering Committee (see page iv) was charged with the responsibility for scientific oversight and coordination of all work related to the preparation of the assessment reports.
FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization):
Livestocks' long Shaddow: environmental issues and options
Über die Auswirkungen der Tierhaltung inkl. Tropenwaldabholzung für gentechnisch verseuchtes Soja:
The assessment builds on the work of the Livestock, Environment and Development (LEAD) Initiative. This multi-stakeholder Initiative, coordinated by FAO’s Animal Production and Health Division, was formed to address the environmental consequences of livestock production, particularly in the light of rising demand for food products of animal origin and the increasing pressure on natural resources.
2052: A global forecast for the next fourty years
Jorgen Randers, Club of Rome)
Buch (auch auf Deutsch erhältnich)
Vorstellung durch Jorgen Randers (ca 12 Minuten nach einigen Minuten Einführung)
THE COUNT-UP TO 2052: AN OVERARCHING FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION.
http://www.clubofrome.org/?p=703 (Achtung, nichts für schwache Nerven)
Videovorträge anlässlich 40 Jahre "Limits to Growth" (beim Smithonian Institute)
Dennis Meadows (Club of Rome):
Jorgen Randers (Club of Rome):
Lester Brown (Worldwatch, Earth Policy Institute):
Panel-Dskussion mit Meadows, Randers, Brown und allen anderen:
CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), report 2012:
The pressure is growing for companies to build long-term resilience in their business. The unprecedented debt crisis that has hit many parts of the world has sparked a growing understanding that short-termism can bring an established economic system to breaking point. As some national economies have been brought to their knees in recent months, we are reminded that nature’s system is under threat through the depletion of the world’s finite natural resources and the rise of greenhouse gas emissions.
Overall we conclude that while some companies are demonstrating an awareness of the strategic opportunities associated with acting on climate change, few are setting the necessary targets or making the investments required to ensure their long-term resilience.
At the last UN climate summit in Durban4, all countries agreed to raise their ambition on climate change with the aim of limiting warming to 2°C. PwC analysis of current emissions trends and pledges shows that absolute emissions reductions of around 4% per year from 2020 to 2050 will be required if the objective agreed at COP17 is to be achieved.
UNDP (United Nations Development Program), September 2012:
Powerful Synergies: Gender Equality, Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability
This publication, Powerful Synergies: Gender Equality, Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability, is a collection of evidence-based papers by scholars and practitioners that explore the interconnections between gender equality and sustainable development across a range of sectors and global development issues such as energy, health, education, food security, climate change, human rights, consumption and production patterns, and urbanization. The publication provides evidence from various sectors and regions on how women’s equal access and control over resources not only improves the lives of individuals, families and nations, but also helps ensure the sustainability of the environment.
Worldwatch: State of the world 2012: Moving towards sustainable prosperity
http://www.worldwatch.org/stateoftheworld2012 (inkl. Chapter summaries zum Download)
In 1992, governments at the Rio Earth Summit made a historic commitment to sustainable development—an economic system that promotes the health of both people and ecosystems. Twenty years and several summits later, human civilization has never been closer to ecological collapse, a third of humanity lives in poverty, and another 2 billion people are projected to join the human race over the next 40 years. How will we move toward sustainable prosperity equitably shared among all even as our cities strain to provide decent jobs, housing, transportation, and social services, and as our ecological systems decline?
To promote discussion around this vital topic at the Rio+20 U.N. Conference and beyond, State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity showcases creative policies and fresh approaches that are advancing sustainable development in the twenty-first century. Chapters written by international experts present a comprehensive look at current trends in global economics and sustainability, a policy toolbox of clear solutions to some of our most pressing environmental and human challenges, and a path for reforming economic institutions to promote both ecological health and prosperity.
Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity is the latest publication in the Worldwatch Institute’s flagship State of the Worldseries, which remains the most recognized and authoritative resource for research and policy solutions on critical global issues. State of the World 2012 builds on three decades of experience to offer a clear, pragmatic look at the current state of global ecological systems and the economic forces that are reshaping them—and how we can craft more-sustainable and equitable economies in the future.
NOAA: State of the Climate in 2011
Climate Services and Monitoring Division
NOAA/National Climatic Data center
Report, Overview slides, ...:
UNEP: GEO5 report (Global Environment Outlook 2012)
Part 1: State and Trends of the Environment 1
Drivers 3 Atmosphere 31 Land 65 Water 97 Biodiversity 133 Chemicals and Waste 167 An Earth System Perspective 193 Review of Data Needs 215
Part 2: Policy Options 231
Africa 233 Asia and the Pacific 259 Europe 289 Latin America and the Caribbean 317 North America 349 West Asia 373 Regional Summary 399
Part 3: Global Responses 417
Scenarios and Sustainability Transformation 419 Global Responses 457
IEA World Energy Outlook Special Report 2012 - Iraq Energy Outlook