28 Feb 2013

The Kamchatka peninsula , far east of Russia, is home to steaming geysers, simmering volcanoes, snow-capped mountains and a wide variety of plants and animals. The rare Steller’s sea eagle soars through its skies, while the only population of sea otters in the Western Pacific finds shelter along its coast. The peninsula is recognized by UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and ranked by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as one of the world’s most important ecological regions.

16 Feb 2012

One citizen out of five dies from environment-associated diseases in the WHO European Region. The environmental burden of ill health varies significantly across the Region, however, ranging from 14% to 54%. Within countries, the poor can be exposed to environmental risks five times more often than their wealthier peers, a new WHO report concludes. Read more:

23 Apr 2010

Over 11–15 May 2009, a regional training workshop for USAID staff in “Life of Project Environmental Compliance and Environmentally Sound Design and Management” was conducted in Pretoria, South Africa.  Forty- two participants attended, of whom 33 were USAID mission staff, representing 18 missions, including two in Asia region. The workshop was the latest in a series of Africa Regional Environmental trainings for USAID Staff.

Read more


26 Mar 2013

“We used to do a lot of things without thinking about the effects on the environment,” says Naume Toskovski, an apple farmer in the Prespa Lakes region of Macedonia.

Studies & Presentations

05 Oct 2010

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).

24 Feb 2010

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.

Read more "