This report has been produced as part of the project ‘Linking Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Poverty Reduction’, funded by the European Commission on behalf of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Resource Group (VARG).
This paper briefly outlines basic strategies and methods that can be used to organize natural resource management within coastal zones. It describes the main economic activities of coastal zones based on living and non-living natural resources and suggests ways to organize their management within a holistic framework.
It is now widely accepted that climate change is occurring as a result of the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere arising from the combustion of fossil fuels. Climate change may affect health through a range of pathways, for example as a result of increased frequency and intensity of heat waves, reduction in cold related deaths, increased floods and droughts, changes in the distribution of vector-borne diseases and effects on the risk of disasters and malnutrition.
For many years, FAO has provided information and technical assistance in the area of forest fire management, including data collection, production and dissemination of information, preparation of guidelines on forest fire management and status and reports on forest fires, and direct advice to member countries.
Following the change of emphasis described under the menu item User Guide, IIED has now developed a First Rough Draft of a “Guide to Environmental Mainstreaming”.
Part 1 of this guide analyse the contextual issues (e.g. drivers and constraints) and institutional dimensions issues that frame environmental mainstreaming and provides a perspective on the key challenges.