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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
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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
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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
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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
Income from participants in the MACH study, Bangladesh
Income from participants in the MACH study, Bangladesh
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Lake Chad - decrease in area 1963, 1973, 1987, 1997 and 2001
Straddling the borders of Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon in West Africa, Lake Chad has been a source of freshwater for irrigation projects in all these countries. This graphic traces the shrinkage of Lake Chad and cha...
11 Jul 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz and Hugo Ahlenius UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Employment, by logging concession, for the Guatemala Maya Biosphere (MAB)
Employment, by logging concession, for the Guatemala Maya Biosphere (MAB)
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Status of land tenure and property rights, 2005
Strong property rights have been found to be associated with increased economic growth. The study behind the data in the map examined the status on land ownership in selected countries, and created an index on the degree...
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Fish yield and fish sanctuaries, MACH sites
Continous monitoring of fish yields have increased since the MACH project start in 1998, with a more than doubled yield in 2004 compared to 1999. Part of the project has been for the communities to establish fish sanctua...
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network
Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
India, income from crops
India, income from crops, irrigation case study etc
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Water economies, India - formal vs informal
Formal and informal, differences and sizes in ratio - related to regulation and control, as well as market mechanisms. India compared to industrialized countries.
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
Nepal case studies, locator map
Nepal case studies, locator map
11 Jul 2006 - 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...
12 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, 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...
12 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, 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
Barents Sea, oil fields and border delineations
Disputed area bla bla
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, 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 ...
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Tanker routes along the Northern Norwegian coast
Tanker routes along the Northern Norwegian coast
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Tanker routes along the Northern Norwegian coast
Tanker routes along the Northern Norwegian coast
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Pipelines in the Barents Sea region
Pipelines in the Barents Sea region
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, 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
Fieldstatus
Fieldstatus
01 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nordområdena, from the North
Nordområdena, from the North
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Barents Sea, oil fields and border delineations
Disputed area bla bla
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Open/closed areas for oil activities
Open/closed areas for oil activities
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nordområdena, from the North
Nordområdena, from the North
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Fisheries zones etc
Fisheries zones etc
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nordområdena, from the North
Nordområdena, from the North
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Fisheries zones etc
Fisheries zones etc
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nordområdena, from the North
Nordområdena, from the North
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Projected changes in Arctic pack ice
The averages of the scenarios in the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) for the Arctic pack ice sheet (the permanent ice) are presented in this map, with the successive decrease in the ice up to 2090.
18 Aug 2006 - 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...
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Norway, oil fields
Norway, oil fields
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Open/closed areas for oil activities
Open/closed areas for oil activities
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Projected changes in Arctic pack ice
The averages of the scenarios in the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) for the Arctic pack ice sheet (the permanent ice) are presented in this map, with the successive decrease in the ice up to 2090.
01 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Pipelines in the Barents Sea region
Pipelines in the Barents Sea region
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Fieldstatus
Fieldstatus
01 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Norway, oil fields
Norway, oil fields
18 Aug 2006 - 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
Cabins change 1983 - 2003
Cabins change 1983 - 2003
28 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Density of cabins in Norway, 2003
Density of cabins in Norway, 2003
01 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Cabins along the Southern coast of Norway
Cabins along the Southern coast of Norway
01 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Average density of cabins per area in Norwegian fylker, 2003
Average density of cabins per area in Norwegian fylker, 2003
01 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Multinational networks and the exploitment of natural resources in developing countries
A generalized diagram of how multinational networks exploit and natural resources in developing countries through numerous temporary subsidiaries and the use of corruption and security firms to ensure rapid exploitation ...
22 Jan 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Indonesian exports of forest products
Exports of wood products from Indonesia, with final destinations such as China, Japan and North America. Almost three quarters of the wood end in destinations in Asia. In the black market, with illegal timber, the produc...
01 Nov 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Current and future threats from illegal logging and mining in national parks in Indonesia
The management and enforcement of the protection regime in Indonesia is insufficient, and illegal activities - such as logging and mining, is rampant. The RAPPAM methodology, developed by WWF, has been used to assess the...
01 Nov 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Routes for exports of illegally logged ramin timber in Indonesia
Ramin, Gonystylus sp., is a group of tropical hardwood species in South East Asia, listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list, and the trade of the timber is regulated under CITES. Illegal logging of these species is comm...
22 Jan 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Extent of deforestation in Borneo 1950-2005, and projection towards 2020
The tropical lowland and highland forests of Borneo, including vast expanses of rainforest, have decreased rapidly after the end of the second world war. Forests are burned, logged and clear, and commonly replaced with a...
01 Nov 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Orangutan distribution on Borneo (Indonesia, Malaysia)
The distribution of Orangutan on Borneo is rapidly decreasing, as mankind is reducing the available habitat for the apes. The loss of forest, through logging, clearing and burning, means reduced opportunities for hiding ...
22 Jan 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal