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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

People - Population
Environment - Conventions & agreements
Potential impacts of sea-level rise on population and agriculture
This Special addresses issues related to the potential impacts of sea level rise on the world's coastal populations and agriculture. It is a global study mostly based on national data. The paper stresses that both the impacted system (population and coastal agriculture) and the extreme physical factors have their own dynamics, and that those dynamics are not independent. Some thought is given to t... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIre0045.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 - Conventions & agreements
Biological diversity for food and agriculture
FAO's goal is to help build a food-secure world for present and future generations, through access of all people at all times to sufficient nutritionally adequate and safe food. This requires the conservation and utilization of biological diversity, particularly biological diversity for food and agriculture, within sustainable ecosystems. FAO assists in the implementation of biodiversity-related c... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0063.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Sustainable agriculture and rural development in China
China's current challenge is to design agricultural commodity and environmental policies that achieve food security goals while enhancing both natural resources and human welfare. This article has been extracted from "Promotion of sustainable agriculture and rural development in China: elements for a policy framework and a National Agenda 21 Action Programme".
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0009.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
Biodiversity and sustainable rural development in South America
Migration from the countryside to the cities has accelerated the policies of liberalization and the opening of markets, which poses important questions regarding the maintenance of cultural identities and traditional consumption patterns. This could have a grave impact on the biodiversity and sustainable development in the region.
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/spdirect/EPan0004.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

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Report: Sustaining agricultural biodiversity and agro-ecosystem functions
This report was presented at the International Technical Workshop organized jointly by FAO and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Rome, 2-4 December 1998. The workshop resulted in a set of provisional recommendations for the further development and implementation of an integrated Work Programme on Agricultural Biodiversity. The article contains the workshop context, term... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0080.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Technical workshop on farming systems approaches for the sustainable use and conservation of agricultural biodiversity and agro-ecosystems: Executive summary and conclusions
Report of the workshop held in Rome, 19-20 June 1997, with the participation of the CBD Secretariat, FAO, IPGRI, and the Government of the Netherlands, to consider how to address agricultural biodiversity.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0037.htm

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