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Thursday 25 August 2016

Environment

Provia guidance on assessing vulnerability, impacts and adaptation to climate change.

Corporate Author:
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) aims to meet a growing demand for knowledge on climate change vulnerability, impacts and adaptation by providing clear technical guidance that combines robust science with explicit consideration of user needs at the local, national and international levels, in both developed and developing countries. This document updates and improves existing guidance, discussing key issues at each stage of the adaptation cycle and covering the wide array of approaches, methods and tools available to address them. The resulting guidance should be useful to researchers, adaptation practitioners, planners and policy-makers alike.

  • ISBN: 9789280733358
  • £35.00

Food

Guidelines for assessing nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes and practices: KAP manual.

Corporate Author:
Food and Agriculture Organization
Author:
Yvette Fautsch Macías, Peter Glasauer

Studies that assess and analyse people's nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) are a useful method for gaining such an insight into peoples' personal determinants of their dietary habits. The manual offers guidance and practical steps for planning and conducting a KAP survey, and for analysing and reporting the survey findings

  • ISBN: 9789251080979
  • £35.00

Food

Food wastage footprint: impacts on natural resources.

Corporate Author:
Food and Agriculture Organization

FAO estimates that each year, approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world is lost or wasted. This food wastage represents a missed opportunity to improve global food security, but also to mitigate environmental impacts and resources use from food chains. Although there is today a wide recognition of the major environmental implications of food production, no study has yet analysed the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective. This FAO study provides a global account of the environmental footprint of food wastage (i.e. both food loss and food waste) along the food supply chain, focusing on impacts on climate, water, land and bio-diversity. A model has been developed to answer two key questions: what is the magnitude of food wastage impacts on the environment; and what are the main sources of these impacts, in terms of regions, commodities, and phases of the food supply chain involved - with a view to identify "environmental hotspots" related to food wastage.

  • ISBN: 9789251077528
  • £23.00

Health

Atlas eHealth country profiles: based on the Findings of the Second Global Survey on e-Health.

Global observatory for eHealth series 1.
Corporate Author:
World Health Organization

This publication presents data on the 114 WHO Member States that participated in the 2009 global survey on eHealth. Intended as a reference to the state of eHealth development in Member States, the book highlights selected indicators in the form of country profiles.

  • ISBN: 9789241564168
  • £35.00