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Environment - Policy and management
Terrestrial Carbon Observation No. 2 - The Ottawa Assessment of Requirements, Status and Next Steps
This report presents the results of a follow-up Terrestrial Carbon Observation (TCO) Synthesis Workshop, organized by GTOS in collaboration with the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and other IGOS-P members on 8-11 February 2000 in Ottawa, Canada.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN07033_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN07033_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN07033_es.htm

Environment - Policy and management
New publication: Terrestrial carbon observation - No. 5 - The Rio de Janeiro recommendations for terrestrial and atmospheric measurements
This publication is a comprehensive plan to use in situ and satellite observing systems to assess and monitor carbon stocks on land an in the atmosphere.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0601_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0601_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0601_es.htm

New publication: Towards a GIS-based analysis of mountain environments and populations: Environment and Natural Resources Working paper no. 10
This report applies Geographical Information System (GIS) techniques and newly available geo-referenced data to understand conditions underlying poverty and hunger in the world, particularly in mountain environments.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0502_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0502_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/EN0502_es.htm

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 - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
El Niņo situation and prospects: 3 December 2002
The latest "El Niņo situation and prospects" reports that there is a virtually 100% probability of El Niņo conditions to persist for the remainder of 2002 and into early 2003.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN1201_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN1201_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN1201_es.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Environment - Policy and management
Sustainable Development - General
Challenges and opportunities for the World Summit on Sustainable Development
"Challenges and opportunities for the World Summit on Sustainable Development: FAO's perspective" was prepared as a contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 26 August-4 September 2002.
English: http://www.fao.org/wssd/docs/ChallengesandOpportunityfinal.doc

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
New publication: Global Land Cover Network
SD-Dimensions announces a new publication from the Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment group. Entitled "Global Land Cover Network", this publication contains the proceedings of the FAO/UNEP Expert Consultation on Strategies for Global Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0802_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0802_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0802_es.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Mountain climates
Altogether, mountain climates are characterised by a rather distinctive combination of temperature, radiation, wind and rainfall patterns, as well as a larger variability of climate, both spatial and temporal (at scales from days to seasons) compared with lowlands at the same latitude.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0701_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0701_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0701_es.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Preparation of a land cover database through remote sensing and GIS: Pilot study in Bulgaria
The Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment group publishes a special, Number 21 in the Remote sensing for decision-makers series:"Preparation of a land cover database through remote sensing and GIS: Pilot study in Bulgaria".
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0702_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0702_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0702_es.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
The Commission for Sustainable Development addresses energy
The Comission for Sustainable Development is the body of the United Nations charged with following up on proposals decided upon at the
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0301_es.htm

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