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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Italy

    Non-Urbanised Areas (NUAs) are part of agricultural and green infrastructures that provide ecosystem services. Their role is fundamental for the minimization of urban pollution and adaptation to climate change. Like all natural ecosystems, NUAs are endangered by urban sprawl. The regulation of sprawl is a key issue for land-use planning. We propose a land use suitability strategy model to orient Land Uses of NUAs, based on integration of Land Cover Analysis (LCA) and Fragmentation Analysis (FA). With LCA the percentage of evapotranspiring surface is defined for each land use.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Fiji, Bangladesh, Switzerland, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Italy, Ecuador, Cambodia, India, Sudan

    This training manual is for people working in natural disaster risk management and response as well as for people who work in the land tenure sector. In a self-training format this publication aims to provide an overview of the major land tenure issues that may arise following a natural disaster which need to be considered and included in the decision-making processes associated with the whole disaster risk management phases.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain

    For EU-Mediterranean olive groves (Olea europaea), mapped in CORINE, classes of olive farming intensities were derived from the outcome of a multi-temporal remote sensing vegetation dynamics analysis. The management intensity classes were developed in view of a differentiated accounting of olive groves when delineating High Nature Value Farmland areas (HNV) at pan-European level. The remote sensing input data used was the Green Vegetation Fraction (GVF), derived in 10-day intervals from a long-term time series of NOAA AVHRR data.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    France, South Africa, Denmark, Italy, Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, Northern America, Africa, South America, Southern Africa

    We used the process-oriented niche model CLIMEX to estimate the potential global distribution of serrated tussock under projected future climates. Serrated tussock is a drought-tolerant, wind- and human-dispersed grass of South American origin that has invaded pastures in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and South Africa. The likely effect of climate change on its potential global distribution was assessed by applying six climate-change scenarios to a previously developed model.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Bangladesh, Lithuania, Spain, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Guatemala, Australia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Liberia, Vietnam, Albania, Italy, Cambodia, India, Georgia, Mexico, Norway, Czech Republic

    Unprecedented pressures on land have been created as new areas are cultivated, taken over by expanding urban centres or are abandoned due to degradation, climate change and conflict. These developments have strained the rules, processes and institutions that determine which land resources are used, by whom, for how long and under what conditions.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Kenya, Zimbabwe, China, Ukraine, Australia, United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, Thailand, New Zealand, Mozambique, United States of America, South Africa, Italy, Tanzania, Portugal, Netherlands, India, Sri Lanka

    The aim of this paper is to discuss how the entire food sector, from the farmer’s fi eld to the consumer’s plate, can become more ‘energy-smart’. Becoming energy-smart will require a transformation along the food chain that involves: - relying more on low-carbon energy systems and using energy more effi ciently; - strengthening the role of renewable energy within food systems; - providing greater access to modern energy services for development, and at the same time supporting the achievement of national food security and sustainable development goals.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Sweden, Italy, Europe

    The European Landscape Convention is the first international agreement to deal with all aspects of landscape planning, protection, and management. It emphasizes transparency, democracy, and good governance as integral parts of ‘landscape’. The ELC may inspire member states of the Council of Europe to develop better tools for planning land use and the environment; however its utility in practice is still largely untested. This article considers the relevance of the ELC to a major land use conflict in Europe today: the development of wind power.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Fiji, Bangladesh, Switzerland, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Italy, Ecuador, Cambodia, India, Sudan

    Ce manuel de formation est destiné tant aux personnes qui travaillent dans la gestion des risques naturels et la réponse aux catastrophes qu’aux personnes qui travaillent dans le domaine de la gestion foncière. En utilisant un format d'auto-formation, cette publication vise à fournir un aperçu des aspects les plus importants liés aux régimes fonciers qui peuvent survenir après une catastrophe naturelle et qui doivent être considérés et inclus dans les processus décisionnels associés aux différentes phases de la prévention et la gestion des risques naturels.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Chile, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama, Italy, Mexico, Brazil

    Information on water use is required for political, economic and academic decision making on issues affecting everyone?s life. Owing to fi nancial constraints, it is diffi cult to have complete and comprehensive information on everything related to water. Techniques and methodologies are, therefore, used to affordably maximize control. To improve understanding of the different techniques and methodologies used to generate information, the AQUASTAT team sent thematic questionnaires to approximately 170 countries in April 2009.

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