Statements from FAO's Director-General and the King of Nepal, profiles of mountain issues and activities from countries such as Bolivia, Italy, Kyrgyzstan and Peru, and information on mountain forests, tropical cloud forests and sacred mountains complete Unasylva's foray into the mountains.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Switzerland, Chile, Peru, Australia, Jamaica, Bolivia, China, Iran, Russia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Tanzania, Ecuador, Argentina, India, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Caribbean, Northern Africa, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Asia
The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), which reflects data from the period 2008-2012, shows that global hunger has improved since 1990, falling by one-third. Despite the progress made, the level of hunger in the world remains “serious,” with 870 million people going hungry, according to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.Across regions and countries, GHI scores vary considerably. South Asia and Africa south of the Sahara are home to the highest GHI scores.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2013Caribbean, Northern Africa, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Asia
The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report-the eighth in an annual series- presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made some progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go. The 2013 GHI report focuses on resilience in theory and in practice. The relief and development communities have long struggled to understand why some people fare better than others when confronting stresses or shocks.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Southern Asia, Northern Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Europe, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Asia, South America, India
With one more year before the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the 2014 Global Hunger Index report offers a multifaceted overview of global hunger that brings new insights to the global debate on where to focus efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The state of hunger in developing countries as a group has improved since 1990, falling by 39 percent, according to the 2014 GHI.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Egypt, United States of America, Chile, Sweden, Germany, China, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Republic of Korea, France, Uruguay, Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, Finland, Malaysia, Italy, India, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, Austria
This note presents highlights and recent trends in data for each of the main product groups, as well as a short summary of recent changes or improvements in statistics.
Library ResourceLegislationHungary, Eastern Europe, Europe
The aim of the Act is to establish the principal rules in connection with the protection, preservation and planned development of the human environment for the purpose of the protection of people's health and the regular improvement of living conditions. Chapter II of the Act sets out detailed rules concerning the protection of the elements of environment, i.e. land, water, air, biosphere, landscape and human habitations. Chapter III deals with the responsibility in case of violation of the provisions concerning environmental protection.
Library ResourceLegislationHungary, Eastern Europe, Europe
The purpose of this Act is to establish the fundamental objectives and rules of regional development and land use planning, and to define the institutional system therefor. This Act shall apply to the implementation of regional development and land use planning duties on national and regional level, and the provisions of this Act shall apply to natural persons and legal entities, as well as unincorporated organizations participating in or affected by the above activities.
Library ResourceRussia, Eastern Europe, Europe
Authorised representatives of the state bodies of state power of the Russian Federation and the bodies of state power of the Republic of Tatarstan have agreed on the following: 1) Demarcation of the objects of management and mutual delegation of powers between the state bodies of the Russian Federation and the state bodies of the Republic of Tatarstan shall be governed by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Constitution of the Republic of Tatarstan and the present Treaty.
Library ResourceInternational Conventions or TreatiesNorth Macedonia, Greece, Albania, Eastern Europe, Europe, Southern Europe, Northern Europe
By virtue of this Agreement the Parties aim at the protection of the ecosystem and sustainable development of the Prespa Park Area. Cooperation includes the prudent management of water quality and quantity of the Prespa Lakes; pollution prevention of control; biodiversity protection; protection of soil against erosion, depletions, infections and pollution; preventing the introduction of alien animal and plant species. The Agreement provides for the adoption of plans, porgrammes and environmental standards and criteria to achieve these objectives.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksApril, 2001Burkina Faso, Lithuania, Gambia, Croatia, France, Guatemala, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Laos, Bolivia, Canada, Congo, Guinea, Costa Rica, Cameroon, Cyprus, Lesotho, Albania, Madagascar, Italy, Norway, Brazil, Cuba
This paper presents an overview of the various approaches that developed and developing countries have used in designing national forest funds. It is based on a study of legislation in over forty countries and a review of some of the few empirical studies of forest fund performance. The overview may serve as checklist of issues and options for policymakers who are designing funds. It also may illuminate ongoing discussions about appropriate international roles in forest financing. The paper presents some of the common arguments for and against the use of dedicated funds.
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