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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2014
    France, United Kingdom, Kenya, United States of America, Eastern Africa, Northern America, Northern Europe, Western Europe

    Biodiversity continues to decline in the face of increasing anthropogenic pressures such as habitat destruction, exploitation, pollution and introduction of alien species. Existing global databases of species’ threat status or population time series are dominated by charismatic species. The collation of datasets with broad taxonomic and biogeographic extents, and that support computation of a range of biodiversity indicators, is necessary to enable better understanding of historical declines and to project – and avert – future declines.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Burkina Faso, Philippines, Nicaragua, Mali, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, India, Niger, Brazil, Lebanon

    This book tells the story of these seven decades of the history of FAO, its protagonists and their endeavours. We have dug into the FAO archives to bring to light unpublished black and white images, which form a portfolio of evocative images of the early years of the Organization.

  3. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2014
    France, United States of America, Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic

    Poland was one of the 44 founding members of FAO, participating in the Hot Spring Conference in 1943 as well as in the FAO founding conference in Quebec City on 16 October 1945. FAO’s shared history of cooperation with the Government of Poland has focused on projects that improve the safety and efficiency of the Polish food system. In recent years, Poland has transitioned from a recipient to a donor country, recently funding an FAO study on best practices for emergency preparedness.

  4. Library Resource
    Regulations
    May, 2014
    France

    Le présent décret précise les conditions dans lesquelles les bassins maritimes ultramarins doivent être gouvernés et les documents stratégiques de bassin maritime élaborés. Il définit le périmètre des bassins maritimes ultramarins et organise la gouvernance de chaque bassin au sein d’un conseil maritime ultramarin.En effet, la stratégie nationale pour la mer et le littoral se décline en outre-mer par des documents stratégiques de bassin maritime.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Netherlands

    Het Interdepartementale Beleidsonderzoek (IBO) Agrosector heeft behoefte aan inzicht in de werking van de fiscale faciliteiten voor de agrosector en in de effecten van mogelijke aanpassingen daarvan. Doelstelling van dit project is om de IBO-werkgroep Agrosector inzicht te bieden in de effecten van het draaien aan knoppen van de fiscale regelingen, met name het afschaffen ervan. Door dit inzicht is de werkgroep beter in staat om onderbouwde beleidsaanbevelingen te doen.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2014
    Australia, Austria

    El estudio, debido a inconveniencias en métodos previos, propone el nuevo concepto de "huella de accidentalidad laboral", y su implementación y trazabilidad en la cadena de custodia (CdC) en manejo forestal sustentable (MFS), mediante indicadores de accidentalidad ocupacional especiales.

  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    April, 2014
    Germany

    The ecosystems of our intensively used European landscapes produce a variety of natural goods and services for the benefit
    of humankind, and secure the basics and quality of life. Because these ecosystems are still undergoing fundamental changes,
    the interest of the society is to know more about future developments and their ecological impacts. To describe and analyze
    these changes, scenarios can be developed and an assessment of the ecological changes can be carried out subsequently. In the

  8. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2014
    Netherlands

    The Netherlands has a coastline of over 400 miles but they have always been characterized by an uneasy relationship with the sea. Because of geomorphology that puts the country on average 5 meters below sea level, the Dutch urban planning, at all levels of government, has always questioned the need to defend themselves from river and marine flooding; over the centuries it has developed a pragmatic approach , enshrined in various national laws and in the establishment of the Ministry of Water Management, which has set as its main objective the defense of the territory from the water.

  9. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2014
    France, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark

    The effects determined in the landscape by plants powered by renewable sources represent some unresolved issues in terms of visual and landscape impact mitigation in general. These aspects relate to the landscape are recognized in all types of impact with due attention to the various components and dynamics involved identifiable in the landscape of reference.

  10. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2014
    Germany

    As part of the planned expansion work of the motorway A8 between Rosenheim and Salzburg and the
    associated legal opportunity to develop new traffic noise protection measures, this study investigated
    properties of sustainable noise abatement in a community next to the A8. A two-stage empirical survey
    was conducted integrating a citizen and an expert Delphi survey. The results show that the noise from
    the motorway heavily affects the quality of life in health, economic and ecological respects. Sustainable

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