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  1. Library Resource
    Planning Our City

    Planning for a sustainable Singapore

    Reports & Research
    December, 2012
    Singapore

    Cities as we know them today are already dramatically changing. Our living environments are reshaping the way we live.
    This new ‘urban age’ presents
    a unique opportunity for us to remake and reinvent our cities. How well we plan and design our living environments will matter.

    Designing our city looks at how Singapore is planned for long-term sustainability, encouraging us to think about how we can shape it and new ideas that can transform our future.

  2. Library Resource
    Singapore as a sustainable city

    Past, present and the future

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2019
    Singapore

    This paper outlines Singapore’s major sustainability challenges and its policy response in the areas of land use, transportation, waste management, water, and energy. We review the current and past Concept Plans from the perspective of sustainable land use and provide an overview of transportation policy in Singapore. We also examine Singapore’s policies to manage increasing wastes and review the four tap water management plan. Finally, we look at various initiatives by the government for sustainable use of energy.

  3. Library Resource
    Measuring Individuals’ Rights to Land; An Integrated Approach to Data Collection for SDG Indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1
    Reports & Research
    September, 2019
    Global

    Land is a key economic resource inextricably linked to access to, use of and control over other economic and productive resources. Recognition of this, and the increasing stress on land from the world’s growing population and changing climate, has driven demand for strengthening tenure security for all. This has created the need for a core set of land indicators that have national application and global comparability, which culminated in the inclusion of indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2018
    Asia

    The residents of the Ganges and Mekong River deltas face serious challenges from rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, pollution from upstream sources, growing populations, and infrastructure that no longer works as planned. In both deltas, scientists working for nearly two decades with communities, local governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated the potential to overcome these challenges and substantially improve people’s livelihoods.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2012
    Global

    The Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability describes IFC’s commitments, roles, and responsibilities related to environmental and social sustainability. The Performance Standards are directed towards clients, providing guidance on how to identify risks and impacts, and are designed to help avoid, mitigate, and manage risks and impacts as a way of doing business in a sustainable way, including stakeholder engagement and disclosure obligations of the client in relation to project-level activities.

  6. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2019
    Global

    The ICMM has developed 20 tools to support mining and metals companies in promoting sustainable community development. These tools will also be useful to companies involved in other sectors. They offer practical guidance for every stage of the mining process from exploration, construction and operations, to decommissioning, closure and ultimately, the post-closure environment.These tools are accompanied by easy-to-use, step-by-step route maps, to help:

    • Foster constructive working relationships between communities, companies and governments

  7. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    March, 2018
    China, Oceania, Asia

    The Asia-Pacific region, despite impressive economic growth, is home to 490 million people still suffering from chronic hunger and it accounts for 62 percent of undernourished people in the world. Other trends and topics that need to be taken into account include population growth, urbanization and change of dietary patterns, issues of malnutrition and food safety, climate change and disaster risk, and unsustainable production and environmental degradation.

  8. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    April, 2018
    Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Malawi, Japan, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Germany, Ghana, India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Namibia, Mexico, Brazil, Kenya

    This is the translated publication of the State of Food and Agriculture 2015, published originally by HQ.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2018
    Fiji, Thailand

    This information note describes the conference arrangements and provides essential logistical and practical information for delegates.

  10. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    October, 2018
    Myanmar

    The project brief includes information about the details of the project, the background, objective, description and key achievements of the project.<p></p>It also mentions about how the project will implement the operations to achieve Sustainable Development Goals of FAO in line with the Strategic Objectives of FAO.<p></p>Through the project brief, the audience will get clear understanding on how the project operates and what advantages it will bring for the beneficiaries.

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