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Unalakleet community in Alaska
Location and Climate: Unalakleet is a small coastal community on Norton Sound, at the mouth of the Unalakleet River, 395 miles northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. Unalakleet has a sub-Arctic climate with considerable influen...
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Greenland, indigenous population
Depending on the definition of the boundaries of the region, the Arctic is home to some 4 million inhabitants. Roughly one-third of this total population is indigenous peoples, spread over numerous communities around th...
03 Oct 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Global atmospheric and underground nuclear explosions since 1945
Nuclear explosions - especially the atmospheric tests in the Arctic and from US, UK and Chinese tests at other sites in the world - are the primary source of radioactive contamination in the Arctic. Releases from nuclear...
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Northern Atlantic Ocean: maritime delimitation and disputes
Overview of the geopolitical situation in the European sector of the Arctic. Despite ongoing discussions, Russia and Norway continue to dispute their maritime limits in the Barent's Sea. The sea is relevant for shipping,...
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Vital Arctic Graphics (postcards)
Promotional postcards prepare for marketing the 2004 edition of Vital Arctic Graphics, highlighting some of the themes and slides with map cut-outs and quotes from the text - on people and the environment of the Arctic.
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Petter Sevaldsen, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic Russia under the threat of radioecologic pollution
Shows Arctic Russia under the threat of radioecologic pollution and the White and Kara Seas, Kola and Novaya Zemlya.
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Alaska, indigenous population
Depending on the definition of the boundaries of the region, the Arctic is home to some 4 million inhabitants. Roughly one-third of this total population is indigenous peoples, spread over numerous communities around the...
03 Oct 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Seasonal alternation of the Kangiryuarmiut (early 20th century)
Place names, which are part of the Inuit Oral tradition, are closely related to the stories that also make up Oral tradition. Indeed, many stories are linked to special places, which are mentioned when a story is told. ...
21 Mar 2006 - by Beatrice Collignon, Sorbonne University
Dates of river ice freeze-up in the Arctic
Presenting the relative dates of river freeze-up in the Arctic and the climatic condititions surrounding that, thus outlining the relative changes in temperature and conditions throughout the circumpolar Arctic.
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Urban sprawl, Las Vegas
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Conflict in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and refugee settlement in Guinea
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Waste trafficking
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Pollutants paths to the Arctic
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Observed warming over the 20th century compared with climate model calculations
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Gross domestic product – purchasing power parity per capita
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Agriculture land use distribution - croplands and pasture land
The World's agricultural land is used in different ways, depending on climatic and soil factors, but also related to cultural and social issues. The majority of croplands, where rice, wheat, legumes and corn - among othe...
08 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Comparison of per capita water use by region
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Status of terrestrial ecoregions
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Number of people affected by disasters of natural origin in SIDS
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Atmospheric concentration of CO2
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Mapping environmental problems according to management and reversibility
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Harmful effects of ecosystem changes on human health
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Coastal population and altered land cover in coastal zones (100 km of coastline)
Coastal areas with high population densities are those with the most shoreline degradation or alteration. Densely populated areas close to seas are also the most attractive for a lot of economic activity. The graphic sho...
28 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Vulnerability to drought and impacts on well-being
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Highest risk hot spots by natural hazard type
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Recommendations from some recent UN environmental governance reform processes
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Household final consumption expenditure (European Union)
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Defining and measuring biodiversity
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Domestic extraction used in EU-15 compared to imports of industrial minerals and ores
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Global glacier mass – annual variability and cumulative values
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Scenarios
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Global and regional targets and monitoring programs
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
CO2 emissions from fossil fuels by region
No data.
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Exploitation status of marine fish stocks
No data.
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
PCDD (dioxin) in the atmosphere and deposition, 2003
No data.
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Total forest area by region
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Status of terrestrial ecoregions - threats and vulnerabilities
In a World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) study, experts identified 200 periority terrestrial ecoregions - defined as large scale ecological systems with characteristic flora, fauna and climate with high priority for con...
01 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Ecological creditors and debtors
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Increasing frequency and area of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the East China Sea
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Coastal population and shoreline degradation
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Changes in global water use by sector
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Living Planet Index measures trends in the abundance of species for which data is available
This indicator has been adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity to measure progress towards the 2010 target
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Humanity’s ecological footprint
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Trade, growth and the environment
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 over the last 10 000 years
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Ratification of major multilateral environmental agreements
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
International governance-environment-development-trade interlinkages Notes: Norms, procedures, rules, and principles are operating between regimes
Green lines represent stronger and more direct connections. Brown lines represent less direct links.
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Population density in drylands of the World
Drylands, the arid regions of the World between temperate regions and deserts, are subjects to long seasons with very little precipitation and drought spells sometimes lasting over several years. The most densely populat...
08 Mar 2006 - by Viktor Novikov, Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Coastal population and altered coastal zones
Coastal areas with high population densities are those with the most shoreline degradation or alteration. Densely populated areas close to seas are also the most attractive for a lot of economic activity. The graphic sho...
28 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Restoration of the Mesopotamian marshes in Iraq
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Time scales and sea level rise
No data.
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
UN World basemap
Official UN world basemap, from UNGIWG. World map template: This template is the representation of the world at small-scale. This map has been developed in collaboration with the World Bank.
28 Mar 2006 - by Unknown
Disaster preparedness and well-being
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Natural hazard hotspots, by risk type
Disasters and natural hazards represents one strong aspect of vulnerability for the exposed and poor of the World. With climate change, the frequency of certain natural hazards are expected to increase. This map presents...
08 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The situation in relation to (a) drinking water and (b) sanitation coverage, 2004
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Trends in POPs and mercury in eggs of Thick-billed murres
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Total area under protected status
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Agriculture land use distribution - croplands and pasture land
The World's agricultural land is used in different ways, depending on climatic and soil factors, but also related to cultural and social issues. The majority of croplands, where rice, wheat, legumes and corn - among othe...
28 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Contamination in Central Asia's Ferghana-Osh-Khudjand area
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Quantitative targets for Japan's 3R Policy for 2000-2010
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Number of passenger cars, by region
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Our Shrinking Earth
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Mobile phones, per 1 000 people, by region
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Total primary energy supply by energy source
No data.
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Degree of protection of terrestrial ecoregions and large marine ecosystems (per cent)
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Declines in carbon in living biomass and in extent of forest
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Physical destruction of coastal aquatic ecosystems in Meso-America
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Global total equivalent carbon emissions from anthropogenic sources by sector
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Per capita CO2 emissions at the regional level in 2003
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28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Number of people affected by disasters of natural origin in SIDS
No data.
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Poverty by country, share of population living under USD 2 per day, 2004
In the world today, some 2.6 billion people live on less than USD 2 per day, and out of those - three quarters of them in rural areas. The number of poor is decreasing in the World though, and most rapidly in Asia, while...
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Guatemala, case study locator map
Guatemala, case study locator map
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Ghana case study, locator map
Ghana case study, locator map
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Tanzania case study, locator map
Tanzania case study, locator map
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Niger case study provinces reference map
Niger case study provinces reference map
07 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Status of inequitable access to land and natural resources, 2005
Strong access to land and natural resources have been found to be associated with increased economic growth among rural poor in developing countries. The study behind the data in the map examined the status on access to ...
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Income increases, MACH sites
From the start, the income in the project sites have increased continously through the community management of the wetland areas. In addition, activities such as micro-credit support to reduce the depenency on the wetlan...
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Scaling up of community based natural resource managements projects - freshwater in asia
Starting in Bangladesh with a few watersheds, going up to the world. Fisheries and freshwater management (wetlands).
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Household income by source, Masvingo province, Zimbabwe
A study of households (rich and poor) in the Masvingo Province in southeastern Zimbabwe provides a good example of how agricultural income complements wild income and how it compares with other income sources such as wag...
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
MACH micro-credit in Bangladesh, increase in borrowers and average income
MACH micro-credit in Bangladesh, increase in borrowers and average income
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nepal profit chain/pyramid
For Nepal WRR 2006 case study, on herb picking
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Micro-credit support and income, MACH project
To provide alternative livelihoods for poor households, the MACH project has set up a micro-credit scheme to support other enterprises, such as poultry or livestock or skills development. In 2005, there were 4000 househo...
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Principles of WRR 2006, steps
Principles of WRR 2006, steps
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
India case studies, locator map
India case studies, locator map
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Bangladesh case study sites, locator map
Bangladesh, case study sites locator map
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Western Cape + Flower valley locator
Western Cape + Flower valley locator
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Principles of WRR 2006, triangle version
Principles of WRR 2006, triangle version OUTDATED + SCRAPPED...
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Logging concessions in the Guatemalan Maya Biosphere Reserve (MAB)
Logging concessions in the Guatemalan Maya Biosphere Reserve (MAB)
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The composition and levels of wealth per capita for low-income countries
In low-income countries, the natural section represents a quarter of the total wealth, this represents the land that is managed either by household, individual or communally, and the potential for generating income. Phys...
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Poverty in Guatemala - rural and urban differences, 2000 and 2002
Guatemala, a country of 13 million inhabitants in Central America with some 30% of the population living in poverty. Despite economic growth, many social problems remain in Guatemala - one of the 10 poorest countries in ...
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The greening of Niger - trends in vegetation
The Sahel region of Africa, a belt of savanna ecoregion south of the Sahara desert, stretched from coast to coast. This region is not only known for long spells of drought (and desertification), but also from housing som...
07 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal