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23 Jul 2010

Red areas where high percentage of children with stunted growth - used as a proxy for poverty - coincide with a high freshwater biodiversity index - a proxy for biodiversity - likely indicate areas in which poor people have no other choice than to unsustainably extract resources, in turn threatening biodiversity.

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http://maps.grida.no
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23 Jul 2010

Three-quarters of all poor people still live in rural areas. They are heavily reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods: soil, water, forests and fisheries underpin commercial and subsistence activities and often provide a safety net to the poor in times of crises. These natural resources which are abundant in many developing countries - represent an important asset and potential wealth for poor people and their communities.

12 Jul 2010

Climate change is hitting coastal areas hard: rises in sea levels, ocean acidification, extreme events, bleaching and death of coral are all climate impacts which will require adjustments socially and economically. A new IUCN report, published today, provides practical guidance for coastal communities and industries to adapt to climate change.

09 Jul 2010

Data are gathered from ADB developing member countries’ Initial National Communications and/or National Action Programs on Climate Change. The quantity and quality of information entered are based on these national reports. Thus, coverage is not necessarily consistent across countries.

http://aric.adb.org/climate-change.php

 

 

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09 Jul 2010

Using our searchable database, you can search for and retrieve over half a century of environmental data. Search by country, region, variable, and year, and view your results online or download them for later use.

http://earthtrends.wri.org/searchable_db/