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Advanced Guide to Trade Policy Analysis, An

World Trade Organzation Staff (Editor), United Nations Publications Staff (Editor)

2017    120 Pages    (World Trade Organization)

Call #: IIEUNCTADGDS20163   

LCCN: 2017367686    ISBN 13: 9789287043672    ISBN 10: 9287043671

The book is a follow-up to A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis, published by the WTO and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in 2012. It provides further tools for the analysis of trade policy. Written by experts with practical experience in the field, the publication contains practical guidance on how to apply the major concepts of trade policy analysis to concrete policy questions. The Guide is intended to enhance developing countries' capacity to analyze and [...]

The book is a follow-up to A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis, published by the WTO and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in 2012. It provides further tools for the analysis of trade policy. Written by experts with practical experience in the field, the publication contains practical guidance on how to apply the major concepts of trade policy analysis to concrete policy questions. The Guide is intended to enhance developing countries' capacity to analyze and implement trade policy. It is aimed at government experts engaged in trade negotiations, as well as students and researchers involved in trade-related study or research. Copublished with UNCTAD. [less]

GuidelinesPolicy DevelopmentTrade
African Economy ( II.A)
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Economic Report on Africa

United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa Library Staff

2016    253 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

Call #: E16IIK3   

ISBN 13: 9789211251265    ISBN 10: 9211251265

The 2016 edition of the Economic Report on Africa (ERA 2016) focuses on greening industrialization and highlights sustainable and people-centred industrialization. Given the impacts of climate change, resource scarcities and environmental degradation, measures for de-risking Africa's development are critical. The form and pattern of Africa's industrialization, shaped by its abundant natural resources especially water and renewable energy sources, are discussed within the scale and scope that [...]

The 2016 edition of the Economic Report on Africa (ERA 2016) focuses on greening industrialization and highlights sustainable and people-centred industrialization. Given the impacts of climate change, resource scarcities and environmental degradation, measures for de-risking Africa's development are critical. The form and pattern of Africa's industrialization, shaped by its abundant natural resources especially water and renewable energy sources, are discussed within the scale and scope that tackles inequality and promotes inclusivity. The report employs a value chain approach in analyzing the decoupling needs of key economic sectors towards low carbon intensive economic growth in Africa. Country case studies are used in demonstrating ongoing greening activities across key sectors. This is supported with modelling of future development scenarios under 'Business-as Usual' and 'Greening' to demonstrate the additionality of greening policies and investments in making a business case to support the industrialization and transformation momentum in the continent's development agenda. The report therefore provides evidence-based information to policymakers and other stakeholders on greening Africa's industrialization to achieve inclusive and sustainable structural transformation and growth on the continent. [less]

AfricaClimate ChangeIndustrialisation
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Fairy tales for a fairer world

Kirsten Deall, Carolina Rodriguez

2017    157 Pages    (Phoenix Designs)

Call #: ISDGTALES2017   

This book is about bringing traditional tales into one story under a new light. it aims to engage readers of all ages in the discovery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The tales come from different parts of the world and they are simultaneously intertwined with elements we have learned from other stories. In this eclectic mix, the predictable plots of the tales we know are transformed by modern day elements and challenges. The result is an exciting new story that collects and [...]

This book is about bringing traditional tales into one story under a new light. it aims to engage readers of all ages in the discovery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The tales come from different parts of the world and they are simultaneously intertwined with elements we have learned from other stories.
In this eclectic mix, the predictable plots of the tales we know are transformed by modern day elements and challenges. The result is an exciting new story that collects and highlights elements that are part of our world today and that are linked to the global challenges we face. [less]

SDGs
Disarmament and Atomic Energy
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Peaceful uses of Atomic Energy Vol - 1 to 151971

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1971    (IAEA)

Call #: IX7215   

Special collection of papers on the peaceful uses of atomic energy.

Special collection of papers on the peaceful uses of atomic energy. [less]

Atomic EnergyDisarmament
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United Nations and Disarmament 1970 -1975

1976    267 Pages    (United Nations)

This publication highlights the Resolutions for the period 1970 to 1975 on the issue of Disarmament1 and the stages reached in their considerations with the General Assembly

This publication highlights the Resolutions for the period 1970 to 1975 on the issue of Disarmament1 and the stages reached in their considerations with the General Assembly [less]

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European Economy (ECE)
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Analysis of national case studies on policy reforms to promote energy efficiency investments

United Nations (Contribution by), Alexandre Chachine, United Nations: Economic Commission for Europe Staff

2015    64 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

ISBN 13: 9789211170955    ISBN 10: 9211170958

This publication aims to identify existing barriers to energy efficiency policy implementation and to provide recommendations to policymakers for reforms that can support market formation and foster favourable climate for investments in energy efficiency. It develops a benchmark that should serve as a reference point for policymakers and energy experts working in the field of energy efficiency. This benchmark is a synthesis of policy incentives that should be in place in order to stimulate and [...]

This publication aims to identify existing barriers to energy efficiency policy implementation and to provide recommendations to policymakers for reforms that can support market formation and foster favourable climate for investments in energy efficiency. It develops a benchmark that should serve as a reference point for policymakers and energy experts working in the field of energy efficiency. This benchmark is a synthesis of policy incentives that should be in place in order to stimulate and ensure successful energy efficiency policy outcomes. The desired policies are divided into three groups: 1) legal, institutional and regulatory; 2) economic and financial; and 3) socio-political. A set of these policies in place at a sufficient degree in a particular country is a basis for successful formulation and implementation of energy efficiency policies and related projects. [less]

Case StudiesPolicy DevelopmentWater
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Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines

United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe Staff

2017    106 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

LCCN: 2017429635    ISBN 13: 9789211171211    ISBN 10: 9211171210

Today coal supplies around 30 per cent of global primary energy and 40 per cent of global electricity. Coal extraction has become increasingly challenging as shallow reserves are exhausted and deeper seams, with significant content of methane, are mined. Societies are demanding and expecting safer mine working conditions, and greater environmental stewardship from the coal industry. The global coal industry, national governments, trade unions, and worker safety advocates are concerned that the [...]

Today coal supplies around 30 per cent of global primary energy and 40 per cent of global electricity. Coal extraction has become increasingly challenging as shallow reserves are exhausted and deeper seams, with significant content of methane, are mined. Societies are demanding and expecting safer mine working conditions, and greater environmental stewardship from the coal industry. The global coal industry, national governments, trade unions, and worker safety advocates are concerned that the frequency and severity of methane explosions, especially in emerging economies, are unacceptably high. Coal mine methane (CMM) only becomes flammable and creates an explosion hazard when allowed to mix with air. Methane-rich gases, generally containing 80 per cent to 95 per cent methane at underground mining depths, occur naturally in coal seams and are released as CMM when coal seams are disturbed by mining activities. Methane is an explosive gas in the range of 5 per cent to 15 per cent methane in air. The application of best practices for methane drainage and use is critical to reduce methane-related accidents and explosions that all too often accompany coal mining, while also contributing to environmental protection through reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Good mining practices need to be transferred to all countries to ensure that risks are managed professionally and effectively. No mine, even in the most developed countries, is free from safety risks. Regardless of location or mining conditions, it is possible to significantly reduce the risk of methane related incidents and explosions. Good safety practice in coal mines is to reduce explosion risk by preventing the occurrence of explosive mixtures and, where practical, by monitoring and rapidly diluting explosive mixtures to safe concentrations. [less]

European EconomyFossil FuelsGuidelines
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Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines, 2nd Edition

2017    105 Pages    (UNECE)

Call #: E17IIE1   

ISBN 13: 9789211171211   

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CoalMining
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Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management

United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe, Task Force on Ageing-related Statistics Staff

2017    148 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

Call #: E17IIE6   

LCCN: 2017367630    ISBN 13: 9789211171266    ISBN 10: 9211171261

This Country Profile is the second for the Republic of Armenia. It contains an in-depth analysis of its housing, urban development and land management sectors while focusing on specific challenges or achievements in these sectors. These include housing provision and affordability; management and maintenance of the housing stock; energy efficiency in housing; disaster risk mitigation; urbanization; housing finance; and the legal and institutional framework. This Country Profile also lays out a [...]

This Country Profile is the second for the Republic of Armenia. It contains an in-depth analysis of its housing, urban development and land management sectors while focusing on specific challenges or achievements in these sectors. These include housing provision and affordability; management and maintenance of the housing stock; energy efficiency in housing; disaster risk mitigation; urbanization; housing finance; and the legal and institutional framework. This Country Profile also lays out a set of policy recommendations to help Armenia in meeting these challenges. [less]

EuropeHousingSustainable livelihoods
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Environmental Performance Review: Tajikistan

United Nations Publications (Editor)

420 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

ISBN 13: 9789211171280    ISBN 10: 9211171288

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Environmental Performance Review Programme assesses progress made by individual countries in reconciling their economic and social development with environmental protection, as well as in meeting international commitments on environment and sustainable development. The Environmental Performance Review Programme assists countries to improve their environmental policies by making concrete recommendations for better policy design and [...]

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Environmental Performance Review Programme assesses progress made by individual countries in reconciling their economic and social development with environmental protection, as well as in meeting international commitments on environment and sustainable development. The Environmental Performance Review Programme assists countries to improve their environmental policies by making concrete recommendations for better policy design and implementation. Environmental Performance Reviews help to integrate environmental policies into sector-specific policies such as those in agriculture, energy, transport and health. Through the peer review process, the reviews promote dialogue among Governments about the effectiveness of environmental policies as well as the exchange of practical experience in implementing sustainable development and green economy initiatives. They also promote greater Government accountability to the public.The present publication contains the third Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan. The report takes stock of progress made by the country in the management of its environment since 2010. It also covers issues of specific importance to the country related to legal and policy frameworks, the financing of environmental policies, greening the economy, and integrating environmental concerns into selected sectors, in particular air protection, water management, waste management, biodiversity, forests and protected areas, agriculture, energy, industry, transport, health and risk management of natural and technological hazards. Suggestions for strengthening efforts towards a comprehensive and systemic response to sustainable development challenges are also provided The publication is aimed at officials and experts working for public authorities responsible for environmental policy, representatives of civil society, the business community, academia and the media. [less]

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European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by internal waterways - Volume 1

United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe, Committee on Inland Transport Staff

2017    1029 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

ISBN 13: 9789211391572    ISBN 10: 9211391571

The European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) agreed in Geneva on 26 May 2000 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR) entered into force on 28 February 2008. The Regulations annexed to the ADN: (i) Contain provisions concerning dangerous substances and articles; (ii) Provide rules concerning their carriage in packages and in bulk on [...]

The European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) agreed in Geneva on 26 May 2000 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR) entered into force on 28 February 2008. The Regulations annexed to the ADN: (i) Contain provisions concerning dangerous substances and articles; (ii) Provide rules concerning their carriage in packages and in bulk on board inland navigation vessels or tank vessels; (iii) Include provisions concerning the construction and operation of such vessels; (iv) Address requirements and procedures for inspections, the issue of certificates of approval, recognition of classification societies, monitoring, and training and examination of experts; (v) Are harmonized to the greatest possible extent with the dangerous goods agreements for other modes of transport [less]

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European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by road - Volume 1

United Nations: Economic Commission for Europe: Inland Transport Committee

2016    1282 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

ISBN 13: 9789211391565    ISBN 10: 9211391563

The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road is intended to increase the safety of international transport of dangerous goods by road. Regularly amended and updated since its entry into force, it contains the conditions under which dangerous goods may be carried internationally. This version has been prepared on the basis of amendments applicable as from 1 January 2017. It contains in particular new or revised provisions concerning transport of adsorbed [...]

The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road is intended to increase the safety of international transport of dangerous goods by road. Regularly amended and updated since its entry into force, it contains the conditions under which dangerous goods may be carried internationally. This version has been prepared on the basis of amendments applicable as from 1 January 2017. It contains in particular new or revised provisions concerning transport of adsorbed gases; lithium batteries (including damaged or defective lithium batteries, lithium batteries for disposal or recycling); asymmetric capacitors; discarded packagings; ammonium nitrate and radioactive material; testing of gas cartridges and fuel cell cartridges; marking of bundles of cylinders; and the applicability of ISO standards to the manufacture of new pressure receptacles or service equipment [less]

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Good practice recommendations on public partcipation in strategic environmental assessment

United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe Staff, United Nations Publications Staff (Editor)

2016    61 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

ISBN 13: 9789211170894    ISBN 10: 9211170893

These recommendations are based on existing good practice and are intended as a practical tool to provide helpful guidance and to improve the implementation of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention in decision-making to: a) assist Parties when designing their legal framework on public participation in environmental decision-making; b) assist public officials when designing and carrying out public participation procedures on environmental decision-making under the Convention, and c) provide an [...]

These recommendations are based on existing good practice and are intended as a practical tool to provide helpful guidance and to improve the implementation of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention in decision-making to: a) assist Parties when designing their legal framework on public participation in environmental decision-making; b) assist public officials when designing and carrying out public participation procedures on environmental decision-making under the Convention, and c) provide an invaluable tool through which to share expertise and good practice so as to promote participation. The Recommendations may also be of value to public, NGOs and the private sector involved in environmental matters. [less]

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Handbook on measuring qualiy of employment

United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe

2016    320 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

ISBN 13: 9789211170986    ISBN 10: 9211170982

Employment is a key driver of social and economic development. It is also at the centre of most people's lives and the quality of an individual's employment is an important element of his or her well-being. At the same time, labour markets are evolving and the conditions of employment are continuously changing, which affects the lives of workers and their households. This development has been accompanied by growing interest in quality of employment and demands from policymakers, governments and [...]

Employment is a key driver of social and economic development. It is also at the centre of most people's lives and the quality of an individual's employment is an important element of his or her well-being. At the same time, labour markets are evolving and the conditions of employment are continuously changing, which affects the lives of workers and their households. This development has been accompanied by growing interest in quality of employment and demands from policymakers, governments and researchers for more systematic information on the quality of employment to complement the well-established quantitative labour market indicators. The Framework offers a coherent structure for measuring quality of employment and provides practical guidance for compiling and interpreting a number of proposed indicators. [less]

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Innovation Performance Review of Tajikistan

United Nations (Contribution by), United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe

2016    178 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

Call #: E16IIE6   

ISBN 13: 9789211171044    ISBN 10: 9211171040

This publication contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the experience accumulated by the UNECE in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development. It provides a set of recommendations and policy options to stimulate innovation activity, enhance innovation capacity and improve the overall efficiency of the national innovation system.

This publication contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the experience accumulated by the UNECE in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development. It provides a set of recommendations and policy options to stimulate innovation activity, enhance innovation capacity and improve the overall efficiency of the national innovation system. [less]

Eastern EuropeInnovation
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Sustainable Urban Mobility and Public Transport in UNECE Capitals

United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe

2016    154 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

LCCN: 2016437229    ISBN 13: 9789211171112    ISBN 10: 9211171113

The inclusion of the explicit reference to urban transport in the SDG 11 is further confirmation that transport is an essential component of the overall sustainable development. It is crucial to eradicating poverty and economic growth (access to markets and jobs), improving education (access to schools), protecting child and maternal health (access to medical services), and enhancing environmental sustainability and traffic safety. The Inland Transport Committee (ITC), as the unique inland [...]

The inclusion of the explicit reference to urban transport in the SDG 11 is further confirmation that transport is an essential component of the overall sustainable development. It is crucial to eradicating poverty and economic growth (access to markets and jobs), improving education (access to schools), protecting child and maternal health (access to medical services), and enhancing environmental sustainability and traffic safety. The Inland Transport Committee (ITC), as the unique inland transport intergovernmental body, through this publication 'Sustainable Urban Mobility and Public Transport', wishes to contributes to the global debate and facilitate consensus on the important role of the sector in sustainable urban mobility and transport development in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The results of this study presents, analyses and benchmarks the public transport networks and mobility services of thirty six UNECE Capitals. Concrete recommendations towards the development of sustainable public transport and urban mobility networks are provided considering that all public transport modes are efficiently interconnected and that cycling and walking are integral parts of such networks as well [less]

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Transport for Sustainable Development

United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe Staff

2015    280 Pages    (United Nations Publications)

ISBN 13: 9789211170962    ISBN 10: 9211170966

This study examines issues, progress and challenges in global efforts to achieve sustainable mobility of freight and people using inland modes of transport. While transport is a precondition for social and economic interactions, it has negative impacts (crashes, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions). The study identifies main challenges and opportunities to accelerate transition to sustainability. It promotes an understanding of the five defining dimensions of sustainable transport - [...]

This study examines issues, progress and challenges in global efforts to achieve sustainable mobility of freight and people using inland modes of transport. While transport is a precondition for social and economic interactions, it has negative impacts (crashes, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions). The study identifies main challenges and opportunities to accelerate transition to sustainability. It promotes an understanding of the five defining dimensions of sustainable transport - accessibility, affordability, safety, security and environmental performance. It brings theoretical insights and best practices from around the world and maps similarities and differences among countries in their efforts towards sustainability. [less]

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Water And Climate Change Adaptation In Transboundary Basins: Lessons Learned And Good Practices

2015    97 Pages    (United Nations)

Call #: E15IIE1   

ISBN 13: 9789211170832    ISBN 10: 9211170834

The publication intends to demonstrate and illustrate important steps and lessons learned to take into account when developing a climate change adaptation strategy for water management in the basin or transboundary context. It aims to compile, analyze, publish and disseminate lessons learned and good practices on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins. It includes lessons learnt and good practices from the program of pilot projects under the UNECE Convention on the [...]

The publication intends to demonstrate and illustrate important steps and lessons learned to take into account when developing a climate change adaptation strategy for water management in the basin or transboundary context. It aims to compile, analyze, publish and disseminate lessons learned and good practices on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins. It includes lessons learnt and good practices from the program of pilot projects under the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Tranbsboundary Watercourses and International Lakes implemented since 2010 in cooperation with partner organizations such as OSCE and UNDP in the framework of the Environment and Security Initiative. It also includes lessons and examples from numerous other organizations working on water and climate change in transboundary basins, such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Global Water Partnership and many others. [less]

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Animal Welfare and the Intensification of Animal Production

David Fraser, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff

2005    28 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

ISBN 13: 9789251053867    ISBN 10: 9251053863

This essay explores key features of the intensification of animal production in relation to animal welfare and animal ethics. It looks at some traditional ethical ideas about animal care in order to help explain why the intensification of animal production has become such a prominent social and ethical issue. It suggests that some of the standard claims made by critics of intensive animal production are seriously flawed, and proposes an alternative interpretation to account for some of the key [...]

This essay explores key features of the intensification of animal production in relation to animal welfare and animal ethics. It looks at some traditional ethical ideas about animal care in order to help explain why the intensification of animal production has become such a prominent social and ethical issue. It suggests that some of the standard claims made by critics of intensive animal production are seriously flawed, and proposes an alternative interpretation to account for some of the key developments in the intensification of animal production. Finally, it explores how this interpretation, if correct, leads us to a different set of actions to address animal welfare concerns in intensive production systems. [less]

Animal husbandryFood
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Biosecurity for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff (Contribution by)

2008    88 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Call #: LI10359E   

LCCN: 2008506154    ISBN 13: 9789251060742    ISBN 10: 9251060746

This paper describes in detail the current situation and state of knowledge about biosecurity in relation to H5N1 HPAI, discusses species- and sector-specific issues, proposes possible options for biosecurity in important parts of the domestic poultry and captive bird sector, stresses the importance of situating biosecurity in appropriate economic and culture settings, and makes the case for the role of communication. Also published in French.

This paper describes in detail the current situation and state of knowledge about biosecurity in relation to H5N1 HPAI, discusses species- and sector-specific issues, proposes possible options for biosecurity in important parts of the domestic poultry and captive bird sector, stresses the importance of situating biosecurity in appropriate economic and culture settings, and makes the case for the role of communication. Also published in French. [less]

BirdsDiseasesHealthInfluenza
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Climate Change and the Forest Sector

Kenneth L. Rosenbaum, Dieter Schoene, Ali Mekouar, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff (Contribution by)

2004    72 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Call #: LIY5647E   

LCCN: 2005370915    ISBN 13: 9789251052006    ISBN 10: 925105200X

The likely economic and ecological impacts of climate change poses a daunting international challenge, which will require pioneering efforts in science, politics, pollution control, forests management and law in response. This publication examines the development of international law on climate change and discusses key legal and institutional issues that will need to be considered by national and subnational legislative bodies in relation to forest management based mitigation activities.

The likely economic and ecological impacts of climate change poses a daunting international challenge, which will require pioneering efforts in science, politics, pollution control, forests management and law in response. This publication examines the development of international law on climate change and discusses key legal and institutional issues that will need to be considered by national and subnational legislative bodies in relation to forest management based mitigation activities. [less]

Climate ChangeForestsLegislation
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Disaster Response and Risk Management in the Fisheries Sector

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Lena Westlund

2007    70 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Call #: LIA1217E   

ISBN 13: 9789251057650    ISBN 10: 9251057656

Over the last few decades, natural and human-induced disasters have become more frequent and increasingly destructive. Populations depending on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods have become more and more vulnerable and have been seriously affected by loss of life and property. This document gives an overview of the FAO's work with regard to such disasters in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, together with the lessons learned and experience gained on how to improve disaster [...]

Over the last few decades, natural and human-induced disasters have become more frequent and increasingly destructive. Populations depending on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods have become more and more vulnerable and have been seriously affected by loss of life and property. This document gives an overview of the FAO's work with regard to such disasters in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, together with the lessons learned and experience gained on how to improve disaster response, preparedness and prevention in these sectors. One of the main purposes of this document is to support policy-and decision-makers involved in disaster response and disaster risk management by increasing their effectiveness in addressing the needs of fishers and coastal communities in relation to disasters. [less]

DisastersFisheriesRisk Management
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Enterobacter Sakazakii and Other Microorganisms in Powdered Infant Formula

World Health Organization Staff (Contribution by), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff (Contribution by)

2004    80 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Call #: LIY5502E   

LCCN: 2005384579    ISBN 13: 9789251051641    ISBN 10: 925105164X

This publication contains the findings of an FAO/WHO expert meeting, held in Geneva in February 2004, organised in response to a request for scientific advice from the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene to facilitate the preparation of a revised International Code of Hygienic Practice for Foods for Infants and Children. The meeting reviewed evidence relating to the effects of contamination by microorganisms, particularly Enterobacter sakazakii, in powdered infant formula, and found that it has [...]

This publication contains the findings of an FAO/WHO expert meeting, held in Geneva in February 2004, organised in response to a request for scientific advice from the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene to facilitate the preparation of a revised International Code of Hygienic Practice for Foods for Infants and Children. The meeting reviewed evidence relating to the effects of contamination by microorganisms, particularly Enterobacter sakazakii, in powdered infant formula, and found that it has caused disease in all age groups, with infants, particularly pre-term, underweight or immunocompromised infants at greatest risk. The report looks at a range of control strategies during both manufacture and subsequent use of powdered infant formula that may be implemented to minimise the risk of contamination. [less]

FoodHealthInfant Formula
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Enterobacter Sakazakii (Cronobacter Spp. ) in Powdered Follow-Up Formula

World Health Organization Staff, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff

2008    104 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

LCCN: 2009447985    ISBN 13: 9789251061190    ISBN 10: 925106119X

Jointly issued by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization, the first meeting on this issue was held in 2004, the outcome of which is reported in number six of this series.

Jointly issued by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization, the first meeting on this issue was held in 2004, the outcome of which is reported in number six of this series. [less]

FoodHealthWHO
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Expert Consultation on Community-Based Veterinary Public Health Systems

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff (Contribution by)

2004    126 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

LCCN: 2004545043    ISBN 13: 9789251051313    ISBN 10: 9251051313

This publication sets out the proceedings of an expert meeting on the delivery of community-based veterinary public health (VPH) systems, particularly in relation to developing countries, which was held in Rome in October 2003. Issues discussed include: surveillance methodologies for zoonotic diseases; participatory epidemiology and rapid appraisal techniques; public and private provision; monitoring and evaluation; examples of current community-based VPH systems in South Africa and Tanzania; [...]

This publication sets out the proceedings of an expert meeting on the delivery of community-based veterinary public health (VPH) systems, particularly in relation to developing countries, which was held in Rome in October 2003. Issues discussed include: surveillance methodologies for zoonotic diseases; participatory epidemiology and rapid appraisal techniques; public and private provision; monitoring and evaluation; examples of current community-based VPH systems in South Africa and Tanzania; training and public education aspects. [less]

Animal husbandryCommunitiesveterinary services
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FAO Model Code of Forest Harvesting Practice

D. P. Dykstra, R. Heinrich

1996    96 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Call #: LIV6530E   

LCCN: 96185715    ISBN 13: 9789251036907    ISBN 10: 925103690X

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ForestsStandardsSustainable livelihoods
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Food Composition Data

Heather Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff (Contribution by), International Network of Food Data Systems Staff (Contribution by)

2003    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Call #: LIY4705E   

LCCN: 2004397660    ISBN 13: 9789251049495    ISBN 10: 9251049491

The second edition of this publication contains a set of guidelines on data compilation, dissemination and use in the analysis of food, which seeks to highlight how to obtain quality data that meet the varied requirements of food composition database users. These guidelines draw on experience gained in countries where food composition programmes have been active for many years. It will be of relevance to professionals in health and agriculture research, policy development, food regulation and [...]

The second edition of this publication contains a set of guidelines on data compilation, dissemination and use in the analysis of food, which seeks to highlight how to obtain quality data that meet the varied requirements of food composition database users. These guidelines draw on experience gained in countries where food composition programmes have been active for many years. It will be of relevance to professionals in health and agriculture research, policy development, food regulation and safety, food product development, clinical practice and epidemiology. [less]

DataFoodFood Production
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Gender and Law

Lorenzo Cotula, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Legal Office Staff (Contribution by)

2002    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

LCCN: 2003442492    ISBN 13: 9789251048498    ISBN 10: 9251048495

Women are a substantial part of the agricultural workforce, yet despite international laws to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of gender, they often face entrenched obstacles to realising an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families. This study examines the gender dimension of agriculture-related legislation in a selection of different countries, focusing on the legal status of women in three key areas: rights to land and other natural resources; rights of women [...]

Women are a substantial part of the agricultural workforce, yet despite international laws to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of gender, they often face entrenched obstacles to realising an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families. This study examines the gender dimension of agriculture-related legislation in a selection of different countries, focusing on the legal status of women in three key areas: rights to land and other natural resources; rights of women agricultural workers; and rights concerning women's agricultural self-employment activities, ranging from women's status in rural co-operatives to their access to credit, training and extension services. [less]

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Global Climate Change and Agricultural Production

345 Pages    (SOS Free Stock)

Call #: LIW5183E   

ISBN 13: 9789251039878    ISBN 10: 9251039879

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AgricultureClimate ChangeFood Security
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Integrated Livestock-Fish Farming Systems

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

2003    188 Pages    (FAO)

Call #: LIY5098E   

ISBN 13: 9789251050552    ISBN 10: 9251050554

Integrated farming in Asia is either considered an eco-friendly good that should be preserved for environmental reasons or a poor practice that will soon be superseded by industrial aquaculture. The reality, as this book describes, is a dynamic set of practices that have expanded rapidly under certain conditions but have proved inconsequential in others. An analysis concludes that most livestock-fish integration is sound business conducted by entrepreneurs accessing urban markets where the price [...]

Integrated farming in Asia is either considered an eco-friendly good that should be preserved for environmental reasons or a poor practice that will soon be superseded by industrial aquaculture. The reality, as this book describes, is a dynamic set of practices that have expanded rapidly under certain conditions but have proved inconsequential in others. An analysis concludes that most livestock-fish integration is sound business conducted by entrepreneurs accessing urban markets where the price of fish is relatively low. It can be used as part of a strategy to reduce environmental impacts of intensive livestock production and to produce low-cost food. Farmers have proved adept at both developing their systems to meet their own needs and diversifying the role of ponds, fish and livestock within their complex livelihoods. This overview identifies the factors that lead to success or failure and give an insight into both concept and practice. [less]

FisheriesLivestock Farming
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Legal and Institutional Aspects of Urban and Peri-Urban Forestry and Greening

Knuth Knuth, Food and Agriculture Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff

2005    60 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Call #: LIA0275E   

ISBN 13: 9789251054321    ISBN 10: 9251054320

Overall, urban and peri-urban forestry and greening (UPFG) receives little interest on political agendas despite its importance to society in terms of the social, economic, aesthetic and environmental benefits. This is even more problematic in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This publication explores the legal and institutional issues related to UPFG on a global level, using case studies to illustrate the varied nature of its application and concluding that [...]

Overall, urban and peri-urban forestry and greening (UPFG) receives little interest on political agendas despite its importance to society in terms of the social, economic, aesthetic and environmental benefits. This is even more problematic in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This publication explores the legal and institutional issues related to UPFG on a global level, using case studies to illustrate the varied nature of its application and concluding that further efforts are required to improve existing legal frameworks [less]

ForestsSustainable livelihoodsUrban Forests
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Manuals of Food Quality Control

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff (Contribution by)

1998    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Call #: LIW9626E   

LCCN: 99229274    ISBN 13: 9789251041765    ISBN 10: 9251041768

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FoodQuality Control
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Microbiological Hazards in Fresh Leafy Vegetables and Herbs

World Health Organization Staff, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff

2009    164 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Call #: LII0452E   

LCCN: 2009517067    ISBN 13: 9789251061183    ISBN 10: 9251061181

Problems linked with pathogens in fresh produce, including the associated public health and trade implications, have been reported in a number of countries worldwide. Furthermore, from 1980 to 2004, the global production per annum of fruit and vegetables grew by 94% and they are a critical component of a healthy diet. Reported outbreaks associated with leafy vegetables and herbs have been notable for the wide geographical distribution of the contaminated products, the high numbers of consumers [...]

Problems linked with pathogens in fresh produce, including the associated public health and trade implications, have been reported in a number of countries worldwide. Furthermore, from 1980 to 2004, the global production per annum of fruit and vegetables grew by 94% and they are a critical component of a healthy diet. Reported outbreaks associated with leafy vegetables and herbs have been notable for the wide geographical distribution of the contaminated products, the high numbers of consumers exposed and thus the large number of cases. This meeting addressed the pathways for contamination, survival and persistence of microbiological hazards associated with leafy vegetables and herbs, and the potential management options from primary production through to the consumer. This volume and other in this series, co-published with WHO, contain information that is useful to both risk assessors and risk managers, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, governments and food regulatory agencies, industry and other people or institutions with an interest in the safety of fresh produce and the impact of microbial contamination on public health. [less]

Food SecurityherbsvegetablesWHO
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Perspectives and Guidelines on Food Legislation, with a New Model Food Law

Jessica Vapnek, Spreij Spreij, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff

2005    276 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

ISBN 13: 9789251054314    ISBN 10: 9251054312

The increasing globalization of food trade and the harmonization of food standards and food safety rules have led to significant changes in the international and national regulatory frameworks for food. There is an increasing recognition of the need to integrate and improve coordination of regulatory activities among national and international bodies for better protection of human, animal and plant life and health without creating unnecessary barriers to trade. In addition, catastrophic [...]

The increasing globalization of food trade and the harmonization of food standards and food safety rules have led to significant changes in the international and national regulatory frameworks for food. There is an increasing recognition of the need to integrate and improve coordination of regulatory activities among national and international bodies for better protection of human, animal and plant life and health without creating unnecessary barriers to trade. In addition, catastrophic outbreaks of food-borne disease have sparked increasing attention to the regulatory frameworks for food safety and food trade in the global arena. These developments have given rise to new legislative needs. National regulatoryframeworks have to be adjusted to meet international and regional obligations, while the distribution of responsibilities for the food sector requires rigorous review. The present text draws on FAO's experience in providing technical assistance to governments developing new food laws and regulations, setting out and examining the many elements of the nationalsystem which should be taken into account in a comprehensive review of national regulatory frameworks for food. Towards that end, the text offers concrete recommendations for the preparation of a basic national food law, including three variants of a new model food law [less]

FoodGuidelinesLegislation
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Preparation of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Contingency Plans

William A. Geering, Juan Lubroth, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff.

2002    99 Pages    (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Call #: LIY4382E   

LCCN: 2003506978    ISBN 13: 9789251048672    ISBN 10: 9251048673

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease which is one of the most serious transboundary animal diseases. Although not a very lethal disease for adult animals, it can cause crippling socio-economic consequences, through high production and trade losses. This manual provides information on the nature of FMD, and on the options for its prevention, control and elimination. Guidelines are provided for individual countries threatened by FMD to formulate their overall national [...]

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease which is one of the most serious transboundary animal diseases. Although not a very lethal disease for adult animals, it can cause crippling socio-economic consequences, through high production and trade losses. This manual provides information on the nature of FMD, and on the options for its prevention, control and elimination. Guidelines are provided for individual countries threatened by FMD to formulate their overall national policy on control and eradication of a possible incursion of the disease. [less]

Animal husbandryContingency PlanningDiseases
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Risk Assessment of Listeria Monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods

Robert Buchanan, World Health Organization Staff (Contribution by), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Staff (Contribution by)

2004    74 Pages    (World Health Organization)

Call #: LIY5393E   

ISBN 13: 9789241562614    ISBN 10: 9241562617

Listeria monocytogenes is widely dispersed in the environment and foods and is capable of growing even at refrigeration temperatures. Foodborne listeriosis although relatively rare is a clinically serious disease with a high case-fatality rate that largely affects specific higher-risk segments of the population. Cases of listeriosis appear to be predominately associated with ready-to-eat products. FAO and WHO have undertaken a risk assessment to addresses the risk of listeriosis associated with [...]

Listeria monocytogenes is widely dispersed in the environment and foods and is capable of growing even at refrigeration temperatures. Foodborne listeriosis although relatively rare is a clinically serious disease with a high case-fatality rate that largely affects specific higher-risk segments of the population. Cases of listeriosis appear to be predominately associated with ready-to-eat products. FAO and WHO have undertaken a risk assessment to addresses the risk of listeriosis associated with these foods and specific risk management questions posed by the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) This volume provides a summary of that risk assessment. The interpretative summary includes an overview of the risk assessment with a particular focus on information that would be relevant to risk managers faced with addressing problems posed by this pathogen in ready-to-eat foods. It includes answers to the specific risk management questions posed by the CCFH and outlines the issues to be considered when implementing control measures including the establishment of microbiological criteria. This volume and others in this Microbiological Risk Assessment Series contain information that is useful to both risk assessors and risk managers the Codex Alimentarius Commission governments and food regulatory agencies industries and other people or institutions with an interest in the area of Listeria monocytogenes its impact of public health and food trade and the use microbiological risk assessment in its control. [less]

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