No result found
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN);
Plastic has penetrated everyday life, and the disadvantages of plastics are becoming more and more visible: large quantities of plastics leak into rivers and oceans, with adverse effects to marine ecosystems and related economic activities. This report is one of the first of its kind to quantify primary microplastics leakage and to demonstrate that these primary microplastics are globally responsible for a major source of plastics in the oceans.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
Asia and the Pacific has made good progress towards the MDGs, though the region will still need to make greater efforts if it is to meet some important targets. Now it has the opportunity to set its sights higher when considering priorities for a post-2015 framework.
Asian Development Bank;
The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2014 is the flagship annual statistical publication of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Key Indicators presents the latest available indicators for the 48 regional ADB members. It contains analyses and statistical tables on the Millennium Development Goals and eight other economic, financial, social, and environmental themes. The Key Indicators also includes a special chapter -- "Poverty in Asia: A Deeper Look" -- that reviews the direction and pace of Asia's poverty
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO);
This publication highlights the interconnectivity and linkages between coastal ecosystems (mangroves, coral reefs, seagrasses, estuaries, and lagoons) across environ-mental, economic, social, and management contexts. It presents innovative approaches to better understand, protect and value ecosystems services across linked habitats, informing the trade-off of different land-use management decisions and the effects on healthy systems from drawing on ecosystem services from linked habitats. This report presents further evidence of the need to develop appropriate economic and governance frameworks that best protect the essential services from natural ecosystems that human populations will need for the future.