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Tajikistan, topographic map
Tajikistan is located in Central Asia, west of China, comprising of 143,100 sq km. It has a population of 7,163,506 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: inadequate sanitation facilities; increasing levels of soil sa...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic, topography and bathymetry (topographic map)
The Arctic is extremely diverse in terms of landscapes, varying from pack and drift ice to rugged shores, flat coastal plains, rolling hills and mountains surpassing 6000 metres above sea level (Denali, 6,194 m asl, in s...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
World ocean bathymetric map
The continental shelves, ridges and sea mounts are the most productive areas in terms of biodiversity, and is of highest importance for economic activities. It is also here that natural resources extraction - such as oil...
01 Feb 2008 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Tanzania case study, locator map
Tanzania case study, locator map
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Russian Federation, topographic map
Russian Federation is located in Northern Asia (that part west of the Urals is included with Europe), bordering the Arctic Ocean, between Europe and the North Pacific Ocean, comprising of 17,075,200 sq km. It has a popul...
14 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic, topography and bathymetry (topographic map)
The Arctic represents the northermost area of the World, the Arctic Ocean and the land areas that surrounds it. The region is characterized but cold temperatures, and ice and snow. The summers are short, but with long pe...
01 Oct 2010 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Ghana, topographic map
Overview of the western African country of Ghana, with topography and major cities, as well as lakes and rivers. Ghana is inhabitaed by 21 million people, and the capital is Accra, on the Atlantic coast. Environmental is...
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Poland, topographic map
Poland is located in Central Europe, east of Germany, comprising of 312,685 sq km. It has a population of 38,635,144 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air pollution is serious because of sulfur dioxide emissions ...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Turkmenistan, topographic map
Turkmenistan is located in Central Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Kazakhstan, comprising of 488,100 sq km. It has a population of 4,952,081 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: contamination of so...
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic, topography and bathymetry
(See http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/arctic-topography-and-bathymetry1 for an updated version of this map) The Arctic is extremely diverse in terms of landscapes, varying from pack and drift ice to rugged shores, flat co...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Moldova, topographic map
Moldova is located in Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania, comprising of 33,843 sq km. It has a population of 4,455,421 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: heavy use of agricultural chemicals, including banned pes...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
South Ossetia - environmental headlines (topographic and political map)
South Ossetia - environmental headlines (topographic and political map. The basemap is complemented with textual information on 'environmental headlines'which are the preliminary results of a desk assessment conducted by...
31 Oct 2005 - by Matthias Beilstein and Otto Simonett
Barents Region, topography and bathymetry
The Barents Region is in the Arctic and covers the area of Western Russia and the northern areas of Finland, Sweden and Norway. The Barents Sea has anaverage depth 230 m, bordered by the shelf edge towards the Norwegian ...
01 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Caucasus ecoregion, topographic map
The Caucasus ecoregion covers a total area of 580,000 km2, includes six countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russian and Turkey - and follows the ecoregion definition prepared by WWF in their Action plan for C...
04 Oct 2005 - by Manana Kurtubadze, cartographer
Topographic map of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Croatia, comprising of 51,129 sq km. It has a population of 4,025,476 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air pollution from ...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Georgia, topographic map
The country of Georgia is located in the Caucasus region of Asia, with a coastline towards the Black Sea. The 4.7 million country was a republic in the former Soviet Union, and is now an economy in transition and a membe...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Eritrea, topographic map
Overview over the country of Eritrea, with topography and major cities. Eritrea, independent in 1993, is inhabited by 4.5 million people, and the capital is Asmara. Environmental issues, according to the CIA world factbo...
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Croatia, topographic map
Croatia is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia, comprising of 56,542 sq km. It has a population of 4,495,904 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: a...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Hungary, topographic map
Hungary is located in Central Europe, northwest of Romania, comprising of 93,030 sq km. It has a population of 10,006,835 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: the upgrading of Hungary's standards in waste management...
17 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Kazakhstan, topographic map
Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural River in eastern-most Europe, comprising of 2,717,300 sq km. It has a population of 15,185,844 (2005). Major environmental conce...
03 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Landcover - Europe and Central Asia
The Western part of the Eurasian continent, has some of the most populated and fertile parts of the World. Central Europe is densely populated, with few remaining fragments of undisturbed habitat, except for the mountain...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
South Africa topographic map
South Africa is located in Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa, comprising of 1,219,912 sq km. It has a population of 44,344,136 (July 2005). Major environmental concerns are: lack of importan...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Antarctica, topography and bathymetry (topographic map)
Antarctic is the fifth largest continent of the world at 14 million square kilometres and is covered by a permanent continental ice sheet. The ice is distributed in two major ice sheets, the East Antarctic and the West A...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Romania, topographic map
Romania is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine, comprising of 237,500 sq km. It has a population of 22,329,977 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: soil erosion and ...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Caucasus ecoregion, administrative units
The Caucasus ecoregion, between the Black and Caspian Seas, crosses 6 countries. Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia are fully contained in this ecoregion, while parts of the Russian Federation, Turkey and Iran are included ...
04 Oct 2005 - by Manana Kurtubadze
Estonia, topographic map
Estonia is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland, between Latvia and Russia, comprising of 45,226 sq km. It has a population of 1,332,893 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air po...
24 Sep 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Albania, topographic map with railroad routes
Albania is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece and Serbia and Montenegro comprising of 28,748 sq km. It has an estimated population of 3,563,112 (2005). Major environ...
06 Nov 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Caspian Sea drainage basin
The Caspian Sea runs north and south, extending over 1,200 km, with an average width of 320 km. It covers approximately 400,000 sq km (an area slightly larger than Germany). The population of the region is about 14 milli...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Southern Africa, topographic and political map
Overview over Southern Africa, and the countries Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania. This area is inhabited by more than 100 million people, and...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network
Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Land cover - Baltic Sea region
The Baltic Sea region is covered in primarily forested land and crop land, in the taiga and temperate forest regions. Agricultural land is a main driver for nutrient inputs to the Baltic Sea, and thus eutorphication, and...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Balkans: topographic and political map
The Balkans includes Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro (ex-Yugoslavia). The area is recovering from a long conflict and instability as a result of t...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Iceland, topographic map
Iceland is located in Northern Europe, is an island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the UK, comprising 103,000 sq km. It has an estimated population of 296,737 (2005). Major environme...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Topography and hydrography of the Ferghana Valley
To date there are three main groups of issues that are relevant to environmental and security issues in the region. These are access to and quality if natural resources (primarily water and land but also forest and more...
03 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Yugoslavia, topographic map
Now known as Serbia and Montenegro. Serbia and Montenegro is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Major environmental concerns are: pollution of coastal ...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Slovenia, topographic map
Slovenia is located in Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia, comprising of 20,273 sq km. It has a population of 2,011,070 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: Sava Riv...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Slovakia, topographic map
Slovakia is a republic located in Central Europe, south of Poland, with an area of of 49 000 sq km. It has a population of 5.4 million (2005). The country shares borders with the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungaria...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal, updated by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Czech Republic, topographic map
Czech Republic (Czechia) is located in Central Europe, southeast of Germany, comprising of 78,866 sq km. It has a population of 10,241,138 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air and water pollution in areas of nor...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Norway topography and bathymetry
Norway is located in Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden, comprising 324,220 sq km. It has a population of 4,593,041 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: water pollu...
27 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Albania, topographic map
Albania is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece and Serbia and Montenegro comprising of 28,748 sq km. It has an estimated population of 3,563,112 (2005). Major environ...
06 Nov 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nenets Autonomous Okrug sites
Map, illustrating the communites, cities and sites from where the stories for the 'Indigenous Knowledge in Disaster Management' project has been collected and are refered to in the stories. Please see the project web-sit...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic, topography and bathymetry
The Arctic is extremely diverse in terms of landscapes, varying from pack and drift ice to rugged shores, flat coastal plains, rolling hills and mountains surpassing 6000 metres above sea level (Denali, 6,194 m asl, in s...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Tanzania case study, locator map
Tanzania case study, locator map
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Armenia, topographic map
Armenia is located in Southwestern Asia, east of Turkey, comprising of 29,800 sq km. It has a population of 2,982,904 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: soil pollution from toxic chemicals such as DDT; the energy ...
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic conservation area (CAFF), topographic map, ABA version (2010)
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna is a working group under the Arctic Council, for the countries of Russia, Denmark, USA, Canada, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland and indigenous peoples. Monitoring, assessmen...
01 May 2010 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Antarctica, topographic map
Antarctic is the fifth largest continent of the world at 14 million square kilometres and is covered by a permanent continental ice sheet. The ice is distributed in two major ice sheets, the East Antarctic and the West A...
01 Jun 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic, topography and bathymetry
The Arctic is extremely diverse in terms of landscapes, varying from pack and drift ice to rugged shores, flat coastal plains, rolling hills and mountains surpassing 6000 metres above sea level (Denali, 6,194 m asl, in s...
01 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Lithuania, topographic map
Lithuania is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia, comprising of 65,200 sq km. It has a population of 3,596,617 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: contamination of soil an...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Kyrgyz Republic, topographic map
The Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan) is located in Central Asia, west of China, comprising of 198,500 sq km. It has a population of 5,146,281 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: water pollution; many people get their w...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Baltic Sea drainage basin
This 'basemap' displays the extent of the drainage basin (the boundary for the water that ends up in the Baltic Sea), and the countries in the region. The drainage basin represents all water that drains into the sea, thr...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Land cover - Baltic Sea region (BALANS)
The Baltic Sea region is covered by primarily forested land and cropland. This land cover map, delineated for the Baltic Sea drainage basin, is using the dataset prepared through the BALANS project, and represents the si...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) - topography and administrative regions
Macedonia (FYROM) is located in Southeastern Europe, north of Greece, comprising of 25,333 sq km. It has a population of 2,045,262 (2005). Major environmental concerns are air pollution from metallurgical plants.
27 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Antarctica, overview
Antarctic is the fifth largest continent of the world at 14 million square kilometres and is covered in a permanent continental ice. The ice is distributed in two major ice sheets, the East Antarctic and the West Antarct...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Kamchatka sites
Map, illustrating the communites, cities and sites from where the stories for the 'Indigenous Knowledge in Disaster Management' project has been collected and are refered to in the stories. Please see the project web-sit...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Bulgaria, topographic map
Bulgaria, a country in Eastern Europe, is inhabited by 7.5 million people. The capital is Sofia. Current environmental issues are, according to the CIA factbook: air pollution from industrial emissions; rivers polluted f...
27 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Barents Region, topography and bathymetry
The Barents Region is in the Arctic and covers the area of Western Russia and the northern areas of Finland, Sweden and Norway. The Barents Sea has anaverage depth 230 m, bordered by the shelf edge towards the Norwegian ...
01 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Abkhazia - environmental headlines (topographic and political map)
Abkhazia - environmental headlines (topographic and political map). The basemap is complemented with textual information on 'environmental headlines' which are the preliminary results of a desk assessment conducted by GR...
31 Oct 2005 - by Matthias Beilstein and Otto Simonett
Water towers of Asia - glaciers, water and population in the greater Himalayas-Hindu Kush-Tien Shan-Tibet region
The Himalayas–Hindu Kush, Kunlun Shan, Pamir and Tien Shan mountain ranges function as water towers, providing water to people through much of Asia. The glacier-fed rivers originating from the Himalaya mountain ranges su...
01 Jun 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Latvia, topographic map
Latvia is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania, comprising of 64,589 sq km. It has a population of 2,290,237 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: Latvia's environment ha...
27 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Finland topographic map
Finland is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia, comprising 338,145 sq km. It has an estimated population of 5,223,442 (2005). Major enviro...
01 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Ukraine, topographic map
Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east, comprising of 603,700 sq km. It has a population of 47,425,336 (2005). Major environ...
01 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic conservation area (CAFF), topographic map
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna is a working group under the Arctic Council, for the countries of Russia, Denmark, USA, Canada, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland and indigenous peoples. Monitoring, assessmen...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Greenland (Denmark), ice cap, topography and bathymetry
Greenland is located in Northern North America, a large island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada, comprising 2,166,086 sq km. It has an estimated population of 56,375 (2005) and i...
03 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Balkans - topography
Southeast Europe boasts a wide variety of landscapes, ecosystems and endemic species. What is unusual is that such valuable areas, which fully deserve protection, should often be located in two or more jurisdictions, as ...
04 Oct 2005 - by Unknown
Belarus, topographic map
Belarus is located in Eastern Europe, east of Poland, comprising of 207,600 sq km. It has a population of 10,300,483 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: soil pollution from pesticide use; southern part of the count...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine: topography
Eastern Europe extends from the northern shore of the Black Sea in Ukraine up to the Baltic Sea basin in Belarus. It covers 845,000 square kilometers and is home to almost 60 million people. These nations share common bo...
04 Oct 2005 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) - topographic map
Macedonia (FYROM) is located in Southeastern Europe, north of Greece, comprising of 25,333 sq km. It has a population of 2,045,262 (2005). Major environmental concerns are air pollution from metallurgical plants.
01 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Uzbekistan, topographic map
Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia, north of Afghanistan, comprising of 447,400 sq km. It has a population of 26,851,195 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: shrinkage of the Aral Sea is resulting in growing conc...
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Azerbaijan, topographic map
Azerbaijan is located in Southwestern Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Russia, with a small European portion north of the Caucasus range, comprising of 86,600 sq km. It has a population of 7,911,974 (200...
01 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Sweden, topographic map
Sweden is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway, comprising of 449,964 sq km. It has a population of 9,001,774 (2005). Major environmen...
03 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Landcover - Europe and Central Asia
The Western part of the Eurasian continent, has some of the most populated and fertile parts of the World. Central Europe is densely populated, with few remaining fragments of undisturbed habitat, except for the mountain...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Examples of GHG emission amounts generated by different activities or goods
are scattered across the book in the form of proportional bubbles (in kilograms of CO2 equivalent).
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Emissions from agriculture
Average emissions, thousand million tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year in various agriculture generated emission gases.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Some examples of the effect of individual behaviour on greenhouse gas emissions in France
The area of the squares is proportionate to the annual reduction in emissions in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. Displaying main areas of housing investment, daily life and private car investment.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Introducing the main renewable energies
Applications: Electricity production, Industrial process, Heating or cooling buildings, Warmer water and Transport.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Greenhouse gas emissions for three sectors: Transport, Industrial processes and Agriculture
For developing countries (i.e. non-Annex I countries), data is either old or missing. To better reflect the truth, data from 2000 is chosen to overlap from IEA (dashed circles).
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Biofuel versus fossil fuel
In green: virtuous initial equation in favour of biofuels, In red: main concerns related to biofuels, In blue: main concerns related to fossil fuels.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Biofuel Production
The plants grown for biofuel production absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and combustion of the biofuel releases only the CO2 previously absorbed by the plant.
01 Oct 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Greenhouse gas intensity of national economies
The national greenhouse gas intensity measures the quantity of GHG emissions in relation to the economic output of a country and is independent of the absolute quantity of GHG emitted.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Copenhagen, paradise for cyclists
In Copenhagen 36 per cent of the city's inhabitants cycle to work, using a network of more than 330 kilometres of cycle tracks and travelling at an average speed of 15 kph.
03 Oct 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Varying contribution to climate change
Share of transport-related greenhouse gas emissions generated by rail, sea, air and road.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Emissions by gas
Emissions of various gases from deforestation, logging, peat fires, fossil fuel and other sources.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Europe's 'Dirty Thirsty'
WWF Ranking of the 30 dirtiest power plants in Europe and (in)efficiency of power plants located in the European Union and serving the public power supply.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Total CO2 emissions
From fossil-fuel burning, cement production and gas flaring. Country size is proportionate to national carbon dioxide emissions in 2004.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The boom in air travel
Number of air transport passengers per year in millions depicted as USA relative other countries.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Other options besides flight?
Most commonly used air routes, in million passengers a year. Displayed as flights most easily replace by train and flights possibly replaceable by train and ship.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The boom in shipping trade
'(the shipping industry) now carries more than 90% of the world's trade by volume, and has tripled its tonnage since 1970'
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Same comfort level, same needs, different choices
In this example, CO2 emitted each day by two persons living in Munich are detailed, showing two different ways of fulfilling the same needs: 38 kg of CO2 emitted by an average consumer versus 14 kg by a more aware one.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Energy cost of various construction materials
Energy cost of building material range from 1 to 2800. Energy consumed measured in kilowatt hour per cubic metre for stone, sawn timber, concrete, brick, cement, PVC, steel and aluminum.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Energy cost of out-of-season vegetables
Oil required for production. Displayed as annual consumption levels of litres per kilogram of vegetable.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Energy consumption and CO2 emissions from building
Energy consumption for heating and hot water, CO2 emissions depending on the energy used for heating and hot water, for a 100 square metre dwelling.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Top 20 greenhouse gas emitters
Total greenhouse gas emissions and million tonnes of CO2 equivalent emitters including land use change and forestry for various worldwide countries.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Biofuel production
With a further surge in demand ahead of us it is worth looking at ways to ensure a sustainable production of energy corps.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
CO2 emissions from selected German transportation means
The results depend a lot on the occupancy rates (in pink, the average German rates used here).
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Political choices
National and international scale versus local and city scale for controversial and international coordination of political choices.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
World Greenhouse gas emissions by sector
World Greenhouse gas emissions, end use, activity and gas for various energy sectors.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Offset providers
Evaluations and Recommendations of Voluntary Offset Companies, non-profit and profit.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Greenhouse gas programmes
Various online resources for greenhouse gas programmes regarding types, focus, gases covered and boundaries.
04 Jun 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal