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  1. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2020
    Poland

    The wide availability of multispectral satellite imagery through projects such as Landsat and Sentinel, combined with the introduction of deep learning in general and Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) in particular, has allowed for the rapid and effective analysis of multiple classes of problems pertaining to land coverage. Taking advantage of the two phenomena, we propose a machine learning model for the classification of land abandonment.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Bulgaria

    Urban ecosystems are the areas where built infrastructure covers a large proportion of the land surface but the main source of ecosystem services provision is the green infrastructure. This provision is very much dependent on the particular combination of green spaces such as parks or vegetation belts and paved areas such as buildings and streets. The spatial arrangement of these elements is an important parameter which could be used for the assessment of the ecosystem condition in the urban areas.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2018
    Russia, Latvia

    The article discusses the current state of forest land, the history of formation of large tracts of forest in the Samara region and analyses some of the results of implementation of target programs to improve the forest cover in the region under the Kyoto Protocol. This program was designed for the period from 2006 to 2015, but in 2009 was discontinued. However, large segment of assets was allocated and a number of works was carried out.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2018
    Poland, Latvia

    Agricultural transport roads play an important role not only from the point of view of individual farm holdings, but also the general development of rural areas. Roads constitute an element of the technical infrastructure indispensable for communication and transport; they play a role in shaping the rural landscape, and the routes they follow affect the forms and size of agricultural land and forest areas found within the area covered by a given road system. The existing public road network does not always provide access to all fields.

  5. Library Resource
    Multimedia
    December, 2015
    Latvia, Ukraine

    Solution of ecological problems is an urgent and extremely important task at the present stage of social economic development of Ukraine. Unreasonably high degree of economic (mostly agricultural) reclaiming of area causes spreading and intensification of degradation processes in ecosystems. Conservation of lands, including the one carried out by means of foresting of degraded lands, is the principal way to renature environment. The article concerns an issue of land conservation in the context of ecosystem services of forests.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2018
    Equatorial Guinea, United States of America, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Costa Rica, Poland, Netherlands, Latvia, Austria, Iran, Finland, Thailand, Morocco, Japan, Italy, Norway, Sudan, Brazil, Cuba

    Report of the 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Angola, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, United States of America, Congo, Comoros, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Denmark, Rwanda, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic

    Forests, trees and woodlands cover almost one-third of the Earth’s land area. They are a crucial source of food and income for more than a billion people around the globe. They provide a variety of wood and non-wood products and vital ecosystem services – preventing erosion from wind and water, preserving water quality, shading crops and livestock, absorbing carbon which contributes to countering climate change, and providing habitat for many species of plants and animals, thus helping to conserve the planet’s biological diversity.

  8. Library Resource
    National Policies
    April, 1997
    Poland

    The National Policy on Forests developed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry is a nation-wide sectoral document for designating the complex of actions shaping relations between humankind and forests, with the aim of preserving the conditions for the indefinite maintenance of the multi-functionality of forests, their multi-faceted utility and protection and their role in the shaping of the natural environment, in line with the present and future expectations of society.

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    Reports & Research
    June, 2006
    Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Hungary, India, Iran, Kenya, Laos, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Western Africa, Middle Africa, Central America, South America, Western Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia

    This introductory section covers the period since the submission of the last Mid-Term

    Plan until present, and concentrates on the following areas:

    > Principal areas of progress.

    > Developments in 2005 and early 2006.

    > Changes to the CPMT strategic plan.

    > Research achievement highlights.

    > Program progress.

    At this point – just under half way (two years and six months) in the implementation

    of the first CPWF phase (and three-and-a-half years since inception began)

  10. Library Resource

    Final Report

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    August, 2015
    Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Eastern Europe, Europe, Central Asia

    This report presents the water and climate adaptation plan (WATCAP) developed for the Sava river basin (SRB) as result of a study undertaken by the World Bank. The WATCAP is intended to help to bridge the gap between the climate change predictions for the SRB and the decision makers in current and planned water management investment projects that will be affected by changing climate trends.

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