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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
Benefits of marine and coastal ecosystems to human wellbeing
Besides the well-known economic value of fisheries, there are several other activities generating significant revenues in coastal and marine areas. Tourism has become one of the world’s fastest growing industries, provid...
26 Jan 2009 - by Phillippe Rekacewicz, February 2006
The spread of cholera 1950-2004
Increasing floods in between dry periods represent ideal conditions for spreading diseases such as cholera. In Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania located in the desert, precipitations - when they occur - are always ac...
26 Jan 2009 - by GRID-Arendal
Transboundary water governance - averting conflict
Most governments recognize that violence over water is seldom strategically workable or economically viable and the most hostile enemies have a capacity for cooperation where water is concerned. The institutions that the...
26 Jan 2009 - by GRID-Arendal
Vulnerability of National Economies to Potential Climate-Induced Changes in Fisheries
Comparative vulnerability of national economies to climate impacts on fisheries. Vulnerability of national economies of potential climate change impacts on fisheries (which integrates exposure, sensitivity and adaptive c...
06 Oct 2009 - by Giulio Frigieri
Sea Ice Anomaly in Northern Hemisphere
Arctic sea-ice reductions have significant impacts on climate, wildlife and communities. The opening of open water across the Arctic ocean will have unknown consequences in terms of changes in water circulation and redis...
06 Oct 2009 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Species Turnover
Change in the initial species richness in 2005 relative to 2001-2005 average (high-range climate change scenario). Studies predict species invasion will be profound in the Arctic and Southern Oceans. Among others these c...
06 Oct 2009 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Differentiated Responnsibilities
Reported CFC production of Non-Article 5 countries (24 out of 49 states reporting)
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Vulnerabilities
Health impacts due to ultraviolet radiation
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Ozone Protection Landscape
National Ozone Units in developing countries
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic Ozone Depletion and Stratospheric Temperature
Changes in ozone amounts are closely linked to temperature, with colder temperatures resulting in more polar stratospheric clouds and lower ozone levels. Atmospheric motions drive the year-to-year temperature changes.The...
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
HCFC: A Transitional Substitute for CFC
Depicting gradually replaced by HFCs and, to a lesser degree by natural refrigerants in developped countries (where the HCFC phase-out deadline for production was reached in 2004).
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Deadlines for Production and Consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances
Defined in the Montreal Protocol phase-outs
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Ozone International Awakening
No data
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Air Conditioning in Southern China
No data
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Antarctic Hole
From September 21-30, 2006, the average area of the ozone hole was the largest ever observed.
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
ODS Banks Reduction Potential by 2015
No data
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Chemical Ozone Destruction Process in the Stratosphere
No data
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Destroying ODS Banks: A Cheap Way to Mitigate Climate Change
No data
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Recipients and contributors countries of the Multilateral Fund
Countries receive funds according to their compliance needs. That is, they receive funds to phase-out specific amounts of ODS production and consumption. Hence,ODS producer countries and high consumers receive more funds...
02 Nov 2009 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal