International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

The document library includes a wide array of outputs from projects (reports, presentations, case studies, terms of reference) as well as other content of interest to GEF International waters. Project managers and GEF International Waters staff are invited to give their feedback or submit case studies, ToRs, or other documentation to be included in the document library (info@iwlearn.org)

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Filter: Biodiversity
24 May 2019 - report - project: 4452 - English National Blue Carbon Policy Assessment - Ecuador
Standardized Methodologies for Carbon Accounting and Ecosystem Services Valuation of Blue Forests
20 May 2019 - report - project: 2746 - English [Nutrient Reduction/Best Management Practice] Bulgaria - Wetlands Restoration and Pollution Reduction Project
The global environmental objective of the project is to serve as a model for the reduction of transboundary nutrient pollution loads flowing into the Danube River and Black Sea basins, while conserving important endangered species in the protected...
09 May 2019 - tda - project: 1909 - French Analyse Diagnostique Transfrontalière (TDA) pour le Grand écosystème marin du courant des Canaries
Le projet Protection du Grand écosystème marin du courant des Canaries (Projet CCLME) est conduit par plusieurs agences et pays et a pour but d’institutionnaliser une gestion basée sur la coopération et une gestion adaptative. Le Maroc, la Maurita...
09 May 2019 - tda - project: 1909 - English Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) for the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem
The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) presents an analysis of the “ecosystem status” of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) and threats to the long-term sustainability of coastal and marine processes. The document has evolved o...
07 May 2019 - sap - project: 461 - English Strategic Action Programme for the Conservation of Biological Diversity (SAP BIO) in the Mediterranean Region
The principal objective of SAP BIO is establishing a logical base for implementing the 1995 SPA Protocol, that is providing Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Conventions, international and national organisations, NGOs, donors and all other acto...
03 May 2019 - publication - English Vulnerability of the marine ecosystem to climate change impacts in the Arabian Gulfdan urgent need for more research
AUTHORS: A. Ben-Hasan, V. Christensen. ABSTRACT: Climate change, represented by ever-rising ocean temperatures, is a mounting threat to the marine ecosystem and its services. This is most evident in the longitudinal and depth related migrations of...
27 Apr 2019 - report - English Maximising ecosystem benefits through EIAs in areas beyond national jurisdiction
AUTHOR: Daniela Diz. A new instrument to govern the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction can provide significant opportunities for many coastal developing countries in general, and for the L...
19 Sep 2018 - publication - English Conservation Measures Partnership - Step 1.3 Targets and Target Viability (2009)
Resources for Implementing the WWF Project & Programme Standards.
18 Sep 2018 - publication - English Designing marine protected area networks to achieve fisheries, biodiversity, and climate change objectives in tropical ecosystems: A practitioner guide (2013)
Overfishing, degradation and loss of key habitats due to local and global threats are undermining food security, livelihoods and long term sustainability of tropical marine ecosystems. If well designed, marine protected areas (MPAs) can reduce loc...
18 Sep 2018 - publication - English Reefs at Risk Revisited (2011)
Coral Reefs: Valuable but Vulnerable Coral reefs, the “rain forests of the sea,” are among the most biologically rich and productive ecosystems on earth. They also provide valuable ecosystem benefits to millions of coastal people. They are importa...
17 Sep 2018 - publication - English Eco4Biz: Ecosystem services and biodiversity tools to support business decision-making. Version 1. (2013)
All businesses impact and depend on nature. Nature provides goods and services that are often referred to as ecosystem services. Measuring and assessing these services in order to understand, and uncover some potentially unseen, business risks and...
17 Sep 2018 - publication - English OECD Scaling-up Finance Mechanisms for biodiversity (2013)
This book considers the opportunities for scaling-up finance for biodiversity across six so-called “innovative financial mechanisms” as classified by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). These are: environmental fiscal reform; payments fo...
13 Sep 2018 - publication - English The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Quantitative Assessment (2011)
This report is a response to evidence of a widespread loss of ecosystem quality at different scales (local, regional and global), a loss which is on-going and does not appear to be slowing down (Butchart et al., 2010). 2010 was the UN Year of Biod...
13 Sep 2018 - publication - English A global predictive model of carbon in mangrove soils (2014)
Mangroves are among the most threatened and rapidly vanishing natural environments worldwide. They provide a wide range of ecosystem services and have recently become known for their exceptional capacity to store carbon. Research shows that mangro...
10 Sep 2018 - publication - English European Commission's Case study: Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) (2017)
Measures and Steps in Addressing Climate-Change Related Coral Reef Issues in the Region. The Coral Triangle Initiative for Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multi-lateral treaty partnership between Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua ...
04 Sep 2018 - publication - English Bringing ecosystem services into the real world: an operational framework for assessing the economic consequences of losing wild nature (2011)
Policy action to halt the global loss of biodiversity and ecosystems is hindered by the perception that it would be so costly as to compromise economic development, yet this assumption needs testing. Inspired by the recent Stern Review on the Econ...
04 Sep 2018 - report - English CONNECTING BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION (2009)
Key Messages from the Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change
04 Sep 2018 - publication - English The IPBES Conceptual Framework — connecting nature and people (2015)
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established in 2012 as an independent intergovernmental body open to all member countries of the United Nations, with the goal of ‘strengthening the science-policy i...
03 Sep 2018 - publication - English The Continuous Plankton Recorder: towards a global perspective (2010)
The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) began its first routine deployment to collect plankton samples in the North Sea in 1931. The better part of a century after that event, the Recorder is used for sampling plankton widely in many oceans
03 Sep 2018 - publication - English A Toolkit for the Economic Analysis of Invasive Species (2008)
The issues associated with biological invasions have, traditionally, been seen as being the responsibility of biologists. However as invasives have become more and more widespread and their impacts on human systems have escalated, the scientific c...

 

 

 

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