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Sources of greenhouse gases Sources of greenhouse gases
Shows the sources for greenhouse gases, contributing to climate change, and their relative radiative forcing effect (radiative forcing is the change in the balance between radiation coming into the atmosphere and radiation going out)
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Emissions of CO2 - selected countries (1995) Emissions of CO2 - selected countries (1995)
The rich countries of the world historically have emitted most of the anthropogenic greenhouse gases since the start of the industrial revolution in the latter half of the 1700s. Per capita, the significant emissions still are produced by the OECD countries.
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Great weather and flood catastrophes over the last forty years Great weather and flood catastrophes over the last forty years
Some reports suggest that increase in climate variability or extremes has taken place in recent decades. However, there are inadequate data to determine whether such global changes have occurred consistently over the 20th century. On regional scales there is clear evidence of changes in some extremes and climate variability indicators - for example, fewer frosts in several widespread areas; and an increase in the proportion of rainfall from extr...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Convention is the foundation of global efforts to combat global warming. Opened for signature in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit, its ultimate objective is the 'stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic human-induced interference with the climate system. The Convention's supreme body is the Conference of the Parties (COP)...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Precipitation changes: trend over land from 1900 to 1994 Precipitation changes: trend over land from 1900 to 1994
Precipitation has increased over land at high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, especially during the cold season. Decrease in precipitation occurred in steps after the 1960s over the subtropics and the tropics from Africa to Indonesia.
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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CO2 emissions from land use change CO2 emissions from land use change
Emissions of carbon dioxide due to changes in land use mainly come from the cutting down of forests and instead using the land for agriculture or built-up areas, urbanisation, roads etc. When large areas of rain forests are cut down, the land often turns into less productive grasslands with considerably less capacity of storing CO2.
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Six IPCC scenarios Six IPCC scenarios
The projection of future climate change depends partly on the assumptions made about future emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosol precursors and the proportion of emissions remaining in the atmosphere.
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Sites assessed by the UNEP assessment mission in 2000 Sites assessed by the UNEP assessment mission in 2000
Map showing the locations of refugee camps and environmental 'hot spots' visited by the UNEP assessment mission in 2000 when investigating the environmental effects and concerns after the armed conflicts in the region.
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Land mines in the Balkans Land mines in the Balkans
Some 11 countries in Europe (Western, Central Europe and the Balkans) are affected by anti-personnel mines. Several Balkan countries are severely affected as a result of the recent armed conflicts. However, the long-term legacy of anti-personnel mine contamination is also apparent in this region, where some countries are still removing anti-personnel mines laid during the Second World War.
01 May 2003 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Refugees in Albania in 1999 Refugees in Albania in 1999
The graphic shows the number of refugees in each district of Albania, based on statistics from May of 1999. Albania borders on Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro. The refugees crossed the border from Kosovo into Albania due to the humanitarian crisis of Serb aggresion towards ethnic Albanians living in Kosovo.
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Ethnic groups in the South Eastern Europe Ethnic groups in the South Eastern Europe
Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, ethnic tension has been a major factor in the development of the political situation in the Balkan Region. The break up of communist Yugoslavia lead to wide spread confict in the 1990-ies and has lead to the formation of new countries.
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Refugee issues in Macedonia in 1999 Refugee issues in Macedonia in 1999
Shows the concentration of refugees within Macedonia and the locations of refugee centers and camps. The refugee influx put significant stress on Macedonia's weak social infrastructure. With the help of NATO and the international community, Macedonia ultimately was able to accommodate the influx.
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Population density, Central Asia Population density, Central Asia
Shows the population density of the Central Asian region. The Central Asia region mainly consists of the five Central Asian republics - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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South Eastern Europe to Central Asia: political transition and environmental risks South Eastern Europe to Central Asia: political transition and environmental risks
The graphic maps out the areas that are at risk, or already contaminated from nuclear industry after the break-up of the former Soviet Union. Nuclear power has unresolved problems of waste disposal. Waste remains dangerous for thousands of human generations and can be converted to plutonium, a component of nuclear weapons. The mining of nuclear fuel, containing U-235 and U-238, can pollute groundwater with both heavy metals and traces of radioact...
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Water quality in Albania Water quality in Albania
Water pollution in Albania is recorded on different levels; moderately polluted, organically polluted, and industrially polluted for rivers, lakes and sea areas. This map shows the areas of water pollution throughout Albania.
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Water quality in Macedonia Water quality in Macedonia
Shows various levels of water quality in the major rivers of Macedonia. If we analyze natural conditions in the country, we shall conclude that Macedonia is a semi-dry area (the area of Ovce Pole is the driest one in the Balkan Region), so the quantity of available water is of particular importance.
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Biodiversity and protected areas in Macedonia Biodiversity and protected areas in Macedonia
A map of Macedonia showing all the protected areas, national parks natural reserves. The industry sector is the main polluter in Macedonia. The primary reasons for industrial pollution are the old, inefficient technologies, inadequate control of waste, and insufficient equipment for environment protection. The most serious problems in the country are the quality of air in Veles, Bitola, and Skopje; the pollution of surface waters (as a result o...
14 Sep 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Number of physicians per 100 000 inhabitants in Europe Number of physicians per 100 000 inhabitants in Europe
The graphic shows the number of physicians per 100 000 inhabitants in Europe. As the World Health Organization, which compiled this data, notes, 'Estimates of health personnel are extremely difficult to obtain.'
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Russian Federation Administration (Oblasts) 1997 Russian Federation Administration (Oblasts) 1997
The map shows the administrative regions (oblasts), territories, national districts and republics of Russia. Russia has a total population of well over 143 million people. It has wide natural resources, including major deposits of oil, natural gas, coal, strategic minerals, and timber.It also faces formidable obstacles of climate, terrain, and distance hinder exploitation of natural resources. Major envionmental issues are air pollution from heav...
14 Sep 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Major cities in Europe, Russia and NIS (with over one million inhabitants) Major cities in Europe, Russia and NIS (with over one million inhabitants)
In 2000, the world had 6.1 billion human inhabitants. This number could rise to more than 9 billion in the next 50 years. For the last 50 years, world population multiplied more rapidly than ever before, and more rapidly than it will ever grow in the future.
11 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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