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Environment and Poverty Times #4: MDG issue
Environment and Poverty Times #4: MDG issue
This edition focuses on the linkages between the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and our common environment. Regions of the world facing the most serious decline in the services provided by ecosystems are the same areas showing the slowest progress in achieving the MDGs. In sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia and parts of Latin Amer ...
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Official Development Assistance in 2004
Official development assistance, or foreign aid, consists of loans, grants, technical assistance and other forms of cooperation extended by governments to developing countries. A significant proportion of official develo...
01 Nov 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal (based on a graphic by Philippe Rekacewicz)
Toilets needed to meet the MDG sanitation target by 2015
Ensure environmental sustainability goal (goal 7) among the Millennium Development Goals address sanitation, through the target: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water ...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Forecast World 2015
What will the world situation, specifically related to development and environment, be in 2015? This graphic, in the form similar to a weather forecast, tries to paint out a likely future scenario, with both good and bad...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Lack of access to safe water
Ensure environmental sustainability goal (goal 7) among the Millennium Development Goals address sanitation, through the target: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water ...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Reference map for Tahoua, Niger
This map displays the location of the city of Tahoua in the Central African country of Niger. The map also displays the location of Niger, and the capital of Niger (Nimey). Tahoua is located in the southwestern part of t...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Money grows on trees - direct values from community management in Tanzania
In an effort to bring back life to the degraded and over-used lands of the poor Shinyanga region of Tanzania, the government has brought back the traditional practice of Ngitili. Vegetation and trees are nurtured in encl...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Urban population: status and trends
Since the dawn of civilization, people have been aggregating in towns and cities. This trend has reached an even higher rate with the dawn of industrialisation, and especially in developing countries, as seen in the grap...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Rainwater partitioning in India
India is facing a food supply challenge with more than one billion inhabitants, and out of them 35% below the poverty line. This analysis of the rainwater partitioning show that there is room for India to use more water ...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Gender equality and empowerment of women: education status
The Millennium Development Goal 3 address gender equality and empowerment of women. This map displays the status in 2001 of an indicator for target 4: 'Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, prefe...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nairobi - Interesting neighbours (golfcourses and slums)
Trends in development and urbanization show that the gaps between the rich and the poor is generally increasing world wide. This satellite image over Nairobi, Kenya highlights the location of golf courses and informal se...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Millennium Development Goals: 2005 Trends
The Millennium Development Goals, originally devised in 2001 together with the Millennium Declaration, outline a set of reachable and realistic goals and targets. There are eight goals, addressing various areas of develo...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
World development: health and economy
By looking more closely at the regions we can see that the situation in the world is quite diverse. This chart portrays the status of development with two important parameters, health and economy. Regions, like Sub-Sahar...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
World route map (World Summit 2005 and beyond)
This timeline, shaped as a subway map, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at international events in development and environment leading up to the Millennium Declaration, the 2005 World Summit and beyond, with a milestone set ...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Reference map for the city of Malindi, Kenya
This map locates the city of Malindi (population approximatly 150 000 inhabitants) in Kenya. The city is located on the Kenyan coast, on the Indian Ocean. The map also displays a world map for further reference, as well ...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Major cities in the Andean community
The urbanisation of the population has been happening since the first city, and is rapidly increasing in rate - especially since the dawn of industrialization. The Andean community consists out of five countries: Venezue...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Climate change vulnerability in Africa
Multiple stresses make most of Africa highly vulnerable to environmental changes, and climate change is likely to increase this vulnerability. This graphic shows which of the regions of Africa (North Africa, West Africa,...
20 Sep 2005 - by Delphine Digout, Revised by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Reference map for Kerala State, India
Displays the location Kerala State (Keralam) on a regional map (India + neighbouring countries), as well as on the globe. Kerala is located in southwestern India, on the west coast. The capital of the state is Thiruvanan...
20 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Climate change and malaria, scenario for 2050
With climate conditions changing in the future, due to increased concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, conditions for pests also change. The primary Malaria agent, the falciparum malaria parasite, will be a...
01 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal