Ecosystems and Biodiversity

  • Sea, My Life: Protecting Oceans, Sustaining our Future
    Jun 4, 2017

    From the cold, nutrient-rich waters of the Humboldt Current off the coasts of Chile and Peru, and the coastal fishing grounds of Turkey and India, to the spectacular coral reefs of the tropical seas of the Indian Ocean, and the mangrove swamps of Tonga in the South Pacific, Sea, My Life: Protecting Oceans, Sustaining the Future explores UNDP’s work to expand and strengthen marine protected areas in developing countries. Written in the style of an oceanic travel magazine, the reader sets sail on a mesmerizing journey around the world. Visiting myriad countries that promote the conservation of coastal and marine biodiversity and ecosystems while facilitating the establishment of effectively managed marine protected areas, the reader witnesses their multiple global and local development benefits in support of SDG 14 and other SDGs — as well as global biodiversity targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity. A diverse set of case studies presents the work of a wide range of GEF-financed and UNDP-supported projects that make a clear case for further investment in marine protected areas to restore the health of oceanic and coastal ecosystems, strengthen resilience in the face of climate change, sustain fisheries and other economic activities, and improve the lives of the world’s poorest communities.

  • Rising Tides, Rising Capacity - Supporting a Sustainable Future for Small Island Developing States
    Sep 14, 2017

    This report highlights key results of the UNFCCC Support Programme, managed through UNDP and implemented by AOSIS, to develop partnerships to enhance the visibility, influence and capacities of SIDS in the UNFCCC negotiations to secure a sustainable future.

  • Biodiversity for Sustainable Development: Delivering Results for Asia and the Pacific
    Oct 14, 2014

    This book is both a celebration of biodiversity work in the Asia-Pacific region and a cautionary account of what is happening to the ecosystems that support millions of lives and livelihoods in the region.

  • Tourism Concessions in Protected Natural Areas: Guidelines for Managers
  • Listening to our Land - Stories of Resilience
    Sep 6, 2017

    This book highlights the impacts of sustainable land management projects supported by UNDP and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in eight selected countries.

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