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Largest industrial CO2 emitters
Facilities emitting more than 100 000 tonnes of CO2 each year
05 Jan 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Emissions by gas
Thousand million tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year (1970-2004 period)
05 Jan 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Greenhouse gas emissions for three sectors
The data comes from national reports to UNFCCC. For developing countries (i. e. non-Annex I countries), data is either old or missing. To better reflect the truth, we chose to overlap 2000 data from IEA (dashed circle...
05 Jan 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Biofuel production Map
Global map about Biofuel production
05 Jan 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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About table03
05 Jan 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Examples of GHG emission amounts 07
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).
05 Jan 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Examples of GHG emission amounts 12
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).
05 Jan 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Registered projects implemented under Kyoto’s “Clean Development Mechanism”
Number of projects by host parties and Number of projects by investor parties
05 Jan 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Dissolved phosphate levels: concentrations at river mouths
Phosphorus is naturally present in water, primarily as inorganic and organic phosphates. Phosphates can enter aquatic environments in several ways: from the natural weathering of minerals in the drainage basin, from biol...
26 Jan 2009 - by Phillippe Rekacewicz, February 2006
Water Scarcity Index
Water overuse is damaging the environment in many major basins. High overuse tends to occur in regions heavily dependent on irrigated agriculture, such as the Indo-Gangetic Plain in south Asia, the North China Plain and ...
13 Sep 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, February 2006
Water competition between cities and agriculture
It is estimated that water pollution denies close to 1.3 billion people (20% of the global population in 2000) access to clean water supplies. In 1986, WHO reported that there were 250 million new cases of waterborne dis...
26 Jan 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz
Sea level rise and assessment of the state of the marine environment
A significant sea level rise is one of the major anticipated consequences of climate change. This will cause some low-lying coastal areas to become completely submerged, while others will increasingly face short-lived hi...
01 Oct 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz
Inequity in access to clean water and sanitation
The supply of safe drinking water and the provision of sanitation are management issues that raise concerns about inequitable service provision, particularly in developing countries. Although several successful initiativ...
26 Jan 2009 - by Phillippe Rekacewicz, February 2006
Increased global water stress
According to Population Action International, based upon the UN Medium Population Projections of 1998, more than 2.8 billion people in 48 countries will face water stress, or scarcity conditions by 2025. Of these countri...
26 Jan 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz (Le Monde diplomatique), February 2006
Relative demographic weight for each continent
Population percentage increase by continent.
26 Jan 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz (Le Monde diplomatique)
Poor and rich: inequal demographic evolution
According to the medium hypothesis of the United Nations, a projection comparing the population in developed and undeveloped countries.
26 Jan 2009 - by GRID-Arendal
Fishing yield
Three-quarters of the world’s fish stocks are currently exploited to the maximum extent, if not in excess (FAO, 2000). This exploitation has had the following impacts: - A growing variety of fishery products are being e...
26 Jan 2009 - by Phillippe Rekacewicz, February 2006
The water cycle
Environment water transport system. The water cycle consists of precipitation, vapour transport, evaporation, evapo-transpiration, infiltration, groundwater flow and runoff. Figure 1 explains the global water cycle, ill...
01 Feb 2008 - by Philippe Rekacewicz , UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Water - cooperation or conflict?
History shows that conflicts over water often emerge and give rise to political tensions, but that most disputes are resolved peacefully. However, the absence of conflict is, at best, only a partial indicator of the dept...
26 Jan 2009 - by GRID-Arendal
Freshwater use by sector at the beginning of the 2000s
The agricultural sector is by far the biggest user of freshwater. Analysis indicates that: - In the United States, agriculture accounts for some 49% of total freshwater use, with 80% of this volume being used for irriga...
26 Jan 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz (Le Monde diplomatique)