Environment & ICTs
NHESS encompasses: * The evolution of natural systems towards extreme conditions and the detection of precursors of such evolution. * The monitoring of rare events and the integration of measures for the understanding of spatial and temporal characteristics of rare natural phenomena. * The development of new techniques for the reduction of damage to human settlements and the impact of rare e
GRIP hosts a list of links to major sources of disaster data such as OCHA, USGS, GDACS, WB, IFRC, GRIP observatories, NGOs, media archives and many others.
The principal aim of DEWA/GRID-Europe is to support environmental decision-making within UNEP, and the UN system as a whole, by generating and disseminating information about the state of the world’s environment in a timely and understandable manner.
The Forest Carbon Index illuminates the geography of potential forest carbon investments by compiling and mapping quantitative localized data relating to biological, economic, investment, and market readiness conditions.
Profit Potential: Raw profit potential is calculated by subtracting the expected cost of managing a piece of land for forest carbon from expected forest carbon revenues.
The first purpose of Climate Interactive’s C-Learn simulator is to help you use a scientifically rigorous model to set a goal for CO2 in the atmosphere, explore what it will take to reach that goal and to empower you to share those insights with others via graphs and explanation in order to make such actions happen.
This simulator can help you: * Learn.
The Global Adaptation Atlas, an initiative of Resources for the Future’s Center for Climate and Electricity Policy, aims to enable a global community of scientists, policymakers, planners, donors and citizens to visualize what impacts are likely to affect their regions, what responses are underway, and what gaps need to be filled.
GBM Kenya is a non-profit grassroots NGO based in Kenya. Since 2007 GBM has integrated digital mapping and GIS into its monitoring and evaluations procedures. GBM’s GIS Lab in Kenya provides the capability to create/collect, edit, query, analyze and display geographic information in order to facilitate better tracking of GBM’s programs.
The GEO Data Portal is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments.
Green IT is research in and use of IT in an efficient and environmentally correct manner.
Green IT can contribute to reducing energy consumption, both by reducing power consumption as well as promoting innovative IT solutions capable of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in other sectors.
This Action Plan presents eight concrete initiatives for the private and public sectors, which wi
UNEP 2010 report “Recycling – from E-Waste to Resources” estimates future e-waste generation, based on data from 11 developing countries.
UNEP’s activities are aimed at promoting industry awareness and sustainable growth through education and collaboration with employees, customers, and suppliers.