June 15, 2016ESCAP, IOM, ILO, OCHA, UN Women, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UN-ACI, UNICEF, UNODC, WHO, World Bank
Asia-Pacific Migration Report 2015
The Asia-Pacific Migration Report 2015: Migrants' Contributions to Development, produced by the Asia-Pacific Regional Thematic Working Group on International Migration, including Human Trafficking, provides an insight into how labour migration, the dominant migration trend in the Asia-Pacific region, can contribute to development in countries of origin and destination in the Asia-Pacific region. It reviews the main migration trends in the Asia-Pacific region; considers how migrants impact on GDP growth, employment, and wages in countries of destination; and considers how the positive impacts of migration can be maximized, while minimizing the negative trends. In general, it finds that migration is a benefit to countries of origin, destination, and migrants themselves; however, further contributions are hampered by the vulnerability of migrant workers to exploitation. It calls for migration policies and forms of international cooperation that are harmonized with development priorities and international human rights and labour standards to ensure that migration is a benefit for all.SDD AP Migration Report report v6-1-E.pdf (5 MB)Click to close
June 15, 2016WCS Cambodia
Carbofuran poisoning at the interface between wildlife, livestock and humans.
Between January and August 2015, a series of animal mortality and human morbidity events in PreahVihear Province, were detected by the LACANET wildlife disease surveillance network. Initial findingsraised suspicions towards a link to pesticide use. Given the morbidity and mortality risks for humans,livestock, and endangered species, a thorough investigation was initiated. This document reports theresults of this investigation.
This report was produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society with contribution from Dr MathieuPruvot (WCS), Alistair Mould (WCS), and Dr Mei Castor (US-CDC). Follow the link for more detial about WCS Cambodia.Carbofuran poisoning at the interface between wildlife, livestock and humans, June 2016.pdf (730 KB)Click to close
June 15, 2016UNDP
Integrated Planning and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities
This Synthesis Report and the eight country studies on which it draws, have been prepared through the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), with funds from the European Commission. The report illustrates the many different sustainable development pathways that countries are pursuing in line with national priorities and contexts. Its country-based evidence and non-prescriptive findings for policymakers and practitioners highlight the need for integrated and coherent development policies, while illustrating a range of inclusive green economy solutions. As such, this report represents an important addition to the global community’s demand-driven resources for advancing the 2030 Agenda.
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June 15, 2016Sciences Po and IOM
The State of Environmental Migration 2015 – A review of 2014
The State of Environmental Migration series gathers the expertise of researchers, students and professionals to provide an annual assessment of the changing nature and dynamics of environment- and climate-related migration throughout the world.state_environmental_migration_2014_0_0.pdf (5 MB)Click to close
June 01, 2016FAO
Principles for the assessment of livestock impacts on biodiversity. Version 1
Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership
The provision of guidance for the quantitative assessment of biodiversity in live¬stock and other sectors is an emerging area of work. This document represents an initial step in which international experts with various backgrounds shared their views on biodiversity assessment. The general objective of this document was to de-velop principles applicable to different assessment methods in order to guarantee a minimum level of soundness, transparency, scientific relevance, and completeness. These principles can be used to identify crucial elements of livestock systems that affect biodiversity, to monitor changes and make improvements, and to produce assessment results for internal or external communication.
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May 31, 2016UNDP
2015 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance Report
This eighth annual performance report of the UNDP Global Environmental Finance (UNDP-GEF) Unit has three primary goals: one, to provide a snapshot of progress made toward multiple development and environment benefits by projects in each region in 2015 – see Demonstrating Impact; two, to highlight progress made in addressing women, work and the environment – see Gender in Action; and three, to demonstrate the services UNDP provides to the vertical funds that it is accredited to, in particular the Global Environment Facility family of funds – see UNDP-GEF Unit. In addition, development and environment benefits that have been realized through projects and that can be reasonably aggregated at the regional and/or global levels are presented in a series of infographics. This report demonstrates how investments in the environment in 141 countries are already delivering development benefits.
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May 18, 2016WWF
Natural Connections - How Natural Capital Supports Myanmars People and Economy
The assessment presented in this report shows where and how Myanmar’s natural capital contributes to clean and reliable drinking water sources, reduced risks from floods inland and storms along the coasts, and to maintaining the functioning of reservoirs and dams by preventing erosion.natural_connections_natural capital Myanmar.pdf (7 MB)Click to close
May 18, 2016UNEP
The Open Ocean: Status and Trends: Summary for policy makers (Volume 5)
The Open Ocean Assessment provides a baseline review of issues linking human well-being with the status of the openocean through the themes of governance, climate change, ocean ecosystems, fisheries, pollution, and integratedassessment of the human-ocean nexus. It uses indices and indicators where data exist, in many cases with futureprojections due to global climate change, complemented by expert scientific assessment of numerous low certaintybut potentially high impact issues where global ocean monitoring is inadequate.Volume5_The Open Ocean_Status and Trends.pdf (2 MB)Click to close
May 17, 2016Mekong Institute
Development Potential for International Shipping on the Lancang-Mekong River (China, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand)
The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) has seen rapid economic growth of its country membersduring the past two decades, especially the effectiveness of the ASEAN-China FTA. Together with adeeper and greater economic integration process in line with the ASEAN Economic Community(AEC) blueprint, the implementation of the Lancang-Mekong (LM) Cooperation Mechanism, China’s“the Belt and the Road” initiative, and other regional and subregional cooperation frameworks, thereis a greater demand for the development of transport and logistics infrastructure as well as serviceslinkages where the logistics and transport multimodal have been applied and developed in the region.
In the new development context, Lancang-Mekong (LM) River, as a key part of the GMS transportnetwork, plays a crucial role in transport connectivity between the upper and lower riverine countriesthrough the waterborne navigation system. This navigation system is now fronting both opportunitiesand challenges that have drawn greater attention from China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LaoPDR), Myanmar, and Thailand (CLMT) through a due consideration of the potential development ofthe international shipping and transportation route from Simao District in Yunnan Province, China toLuang Prabang in the Lao PDR.Development_Potential_for_International_Shipping_on_the_Lancang-Mekong_River.pdf (10 MB)Click to close
May 01, 2016RECOFTC
Community forestry-based climate change adaptation: a practitioner’s brief
In 2014, the USAID Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation Facility for Asia and the Pacific(USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific ) teamed up with RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests to establish ademonstration site in the Bishnupur community of Sarlahi district of Nepal, on planning, financing andimplementing community forestry-based climate change adaptation (CF-CCA)community_forestry_climate_change_adapatation_brief_2016_05_en.pdf (1 MB)Click to close