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Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)
The central mission of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) is to provide policy makers, resource managers and researchers with access to the data they need to detect, quantify, locate, understand and warn of changes (especially reductions) in the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems to support sustainable development. GTOS focuses on five issues of global concern: 1. changes in land qu... more
English: http://www.fao.org/gtos/
French: http://www.fao.org/gtos/gtos_fr/index_fr.html

Earth Summit+5: progress on the road from Rio
The FAO is Task Manager for four of Agenda 21's key chapters - planning and management of land resources, combating deforestation, sustainable mountain development, and sustainable agriculture and rural development. It is actively involved in the implementation of others - such as combating desertification and drought, and conservation of biological diversity - and in broader areas covered by Agen... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0028.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/FRdirect/EPre0028.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/SPdirect/EPre0028.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Technical Support Services of FAO to the Italian project CLIMAGRI
This document details a financial contribution to FAO to provide technical support for the implementation of the national project CLIMAGRI Climate Change and Agriculture.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0501_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0501_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0501_es.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
TEMS (Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites database)
The New TEMS database is now on line. The Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites database (TEMS) is an international directory of sites (T.Sites) and networks that carry out long-term terrestrial monitoring and research activities. Based on a core list of 110 variables, the database provides information on the "who, what and where" of long term terrestrial monitoring for use by both the scientific... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0501_en.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Observation requirements of the three Rio Conventions in the light of the Terrestrial Carbon Observation Initiative
The three Rio Conventions have largely overlapping observation requirements covering the spectrum from purely biological/ecological measurements to purely geophysical ones. Unfortunately, beyond the recognition of the relevance of systematic observations there is little co-ordination between the Conventions as yet regarding operational details. It appears that carbon constitutes one of the very "c... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIan0016.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Planning strategies against the effects of drought
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/frdirect/EIan0005.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Desertification, drought and their consequences
Desertification and drought are the subject of this article. It looks at the relationship between them, the effects of the climatic changes and the consequences at the local, national and global levels.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0005.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Recent FAO activities to combat desertification
The main mechanism established within FAO to facilitate its contribution to the Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) is the ad hoc interdepartmental working group (CCD IWG) created in 1993. This group comprises representatives of 15 FAO technical services which have activities with a direct link to the sustainable development of drylands. Its main activities are described in this text extrac... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0062.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Indicators of sustainable development: Selected FAO activities, 1998
A brief note on FAO activities related to indicators, including: Environmental conventions; Agenda 21; Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS); OECD's agri-environmental indicators; land quality indicators (LQI); and indicators on sustainability in marine capture fisheries.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0054.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
FAO report for the Third Conference of Parties of the Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD)
This report to the conference, held in Recife, Brazil, 16-29 November 1999, reviews FAO's past and current activities in the fight against desertification, including monitoring and normative programmes as well as field projects.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0090.htm

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