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Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)

PROVIA PROVIA is an exciting new global initiative which aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation (VIA). It is a joint collaboration between UNEP, WMO and UNESCO. Launched with the support of leading scientists and decision-makers, PROVIA responds to the urgent call for a more cohesive and coordinated approach to harmonize, mobilize, and communicate the growing knowledge-base on VIA.

To this end, the PROVIA website provides a visible and interactive platform for a growing network of scientists, practitioners and decision-makers working towards identifying knowledge gaps and meeting policy needs in VIA research. The website supports our vision for PROVIA: To create a new and vitally important interface between the scientific community and decision makers involved in VIA issues, and improve the availability and accessibility of such knowledge to the people that need it most.
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  UNEP YEAR BOOK 2013

UNEP YEAR BOOK 2013The UNEP Year Book 2013 is the 10th edition of the Year Book series. This series presents annual reviews of emerging environmental issues and policy-relevant developments.

Rapid change in the Arctic threatens ecosystems and but also provides new development opportunities, including easier access to oil and gas, minerals and fisheries. The Year Book 2013 shows that change in the Arctic has consequences far beyond this fragile region, and that international response is urgently needed.   More>>


Click on the images below to view the Year Book Collection

UNEP Year Book 2013 UNEP Year Book 2012 UNEP Year Book 2011 UNEP Year Book 2010 UNEP Year Book 2009
UNEP Year Book 2008 UNEP Year Book 2007 UNEP Year Book 2006 UNEP Year Book 2004 UNEP Year Book 2003

 Climate Change Science Compendium 2009

Climate Change Science CompendiumThe Climate Change Science Compendium is a review of some 400 major scientific contributions to our understanding of Earth Systems and climate that have been released through peer-reviewed literature or from research institutions over the last three years, since the close of research for consideration by the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

The Compendium is not a consensus document or an update of any other process. Instead, it is a presentation of some exciting scientific findings, interpretations, ideas, and conclusions that have emerged among scientists.

Focusing on work that brings new insights to aspects of Earth System Science at various scales, it discusses findings from the International Polar Year and from new technologies that enhance our abilities to see the Earth’s Systems in new ways. Evidence of unexpected rates of change in Arctic sea ice extent, ocean acidification, and species loss emphasizes the urgency needed to develop management strategies for addressing climate change.

For the Full Report,Click Here or Click on the images below for the Individual Chapters

Climate Change Science Compendium - Chapter 1: Earth Systems Climate Change Science Compendium - Chapter 2: Earth's Ice Climate Change Science Compendium - Chapter 4: Earth's Ecosystems Climate Change Science Compendium - Chapter 5: Systems Management
 
Climate Change Science Compendium - Chapter 3: Earth's Oceans

 Others

 The Emissions Gap Report Are the Copenhagen Accord pledges sufficient to limit global warming to 2°C or 1.5°C?

 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Groups' Reports

Global Climate Observing System