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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

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 - Policy and management
Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
The ICAMS Initiative: Development and implementation of an integrated coastal analysis and monitoring system
The objective of ICAMS is to develop, demonstrate and evaluate an operational system to monitor temperature, sediment, and chlorophyll concentration from multiple EO data sources and coincident standard surface measurements.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIre0066.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 - 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
Conservation and use of biological diversity and genetic resources
The article examines various issues, including biodiversity and genetic resources, aquatic ecosystems, plant genetic resources, animal genetic resources and wildlife, tropical forests, and the role of FAO in these areas.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPre0007.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Short history of the Convention on Biodiversity
This paper presents a brief overview of the Convention on Biodiversity and its objectives.
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/frdirect/EPre0009.htm

   


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