Tuesday February 09, 2016

Putting green growth at the heart of development is a 2013 report published by the OECD. It is also available online.

Green growth is vital to secure a brighter, more sustainable future for developing countries. Developing countries will pay a high price for failing to tackle local and global environmental threats because they are more dependent on natural resources and are more vulnerable to resources scarcity and natural disasters.

This book presents evidence that green growth is the only way to sustain growth and development over the long-term. Green growth does not replace sustainable development, but is a means to achieve it. Green growth values natural assets, which are essential to the well-being and livelihoods of people in developing countries, and if policies are designed to respond to the needs of the poorest, green growth can contribute to poverty reduction and social equity.

(Source: OECD)

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Monday February 08, 2016

To shed some light on historical responsibility for emissions, Aurelien Saussay, an economist at the French Economic Observatory has produced this interactive map, which combines year by year CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and cement with gridded population data.

The emissions data are taken from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC).

Read more at City Lab.

(Source: International Cartographic Association)

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Monday February 01, 2016

The Canadian Wetland Inventory (CWI) progress map provides CWI partners, North American Wetlands Conservation Canada and the public with a map-driven tool to search and view the location, status, aerial extent and characteristics of CWI compatible wetland inventories in Canada.

The map shows wetland inventory status, ecozones, northern land cover, classified wetlands.

It also includes access to search the wetlands inventory.

(Source: CARTA-L)

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