Zambia - Atlas of our Changing Environment
Zambia has abundant water resources, vast forests,huge mineral deposits, and large tracts of arableland. These natural resources are important for thecountry’s economy, with copper and cobalt beingthe country’s main exports. While mining bringsinto the country much needed foreign exchange,the extraction of the minerals also results inenvironmental damage, including land degradation,deforesta ...
Strengthening the Africa Environment Information Network
The Africa Environmental Information Network (AfricaEIN) initiative succeeds the old Africa environmental InformationNetwork, which was launched in 2003 and was mandated by the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment(AMCEN) to, among other purposes, support the Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) process. The rebranding of theinitiative is a response to some of the challenges that the ...
Large-Scale Land Acquisition in Africa
Large-scale land investment is not a new phenomenon in Africa, but the speed and scale at which it is occurring today makes it one of the most pressing issues on the continent. These land investments are promoted by advocates as “win-win” solutions - benefiting national economies, rural development and ensuring food security at the same time. Critics on the other hand view large-scale land a ...
Zambezi River Basin - Atlas of the changing Environment
The Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment isa basin collaborative initiative with the objective of providingscientific evidence about changes that are taking place in thenatural resources and the environment. The Atlas, with climatechange as its running theme, is for use by policy makers andother stakeholders, and the general public, to generate actiontowards climate resilien ...
Elephants in the Dust - The African Elephant Crisis
The African elephant, the largest remaining land mammal on the planet, is facing thegreatest crisis in decades. Reports of mass elephant killings in the media vividly illustratethe situation across many African elephant range States. This Rapid Response Assessment provides an overview of the current state of the African elephant alongside recommendations for action to ensure its protection.
Mercury - Time to act
This report speaks directly to governments involved in the development of the global treaty on mercury. It presents updates fromthe UNEP Global Mercury Assessment 2013 in short and punchyfacts and figures backed by compelling graphics, that providegovernments and civil society with the rationale and the imperative to act on this notorious pollutant.
Vital Graphics on Payment for Ecosystem Services - Realising Nature’s Value
This publication highlights the concept and selected market segments relating to payments for ecosystem services. It emphasises the role natural capital can play in both environmental conservation and in poverty alleviation, and highlights the potential benefits of ecosystem-based economic development in an accessible, non-technical manner.