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Sunday, October 28th, 2007

EuroRegioMap: Incremental Development of a Pan-European Vectorial Database at Medium Scale

Title: EuroRegionalMap, a pan-European database at medium scale suitable for spatial analysis, network analysis and visualisation Abstract: The EuroRegionalMap database is intended as a topographic framework or base data product for multi-purpose GIS at the scale of 1:250.000 covering the whole of Europe seamlessly and more or less homogeneously in order to facilitate the implementation

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Land Administration Review: Russian Federation

Historically, land has always had a special meaning to the Russian people. Long before the 1917 revolution, land was seen as a community asset and, thus, had more “communal” uses than in Western Europe or North America, where land was seen as an object for market activities following the rules of demand and supply with

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Land Administration Review: Lithuania

More than a decade ago, Lithuania started the process of radical and complicated transformations and reforms in order to move from a centrally planned economy towards a market economy. After the reestablishment of independence, the development of the new system of land and real property administration started with the restitution and privatization of real property.

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Land Administration Review: Azerbaijan

Land administration reviews are part of the programme activities of the Working Party on Land Administration of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management and they have the following main objectives: To assist the national authorities of the country under review in assessing the current situation and performance of their land administration systems, and

Friday, October 26th, 2007

GEO4 — The UN’s Global Environmental Outlook

The fourth Global Environment Outlook – environment for development (GEO-4) places sustainable development at the core of the assessment, particularly on issues dealing with intra- and intergenerational equity. The analyses include the need and usefulness of valuation of environmental goods and services, and the role of such services in enhancing development and human well-being, and

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Realizing the Promise and Potential of African Agriculture

Africa is rich in both natural and human resources, yet nearly 200 million of its people are undernourished because of inadequate food supplies.  Comprehensive strategies are needed across the continent to harness the power of science and technology (S&T) in ways that boost agricultural productivity, profitability, and sustainability — ultimately ensuring that all Africans have

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Current status of chestnut in eastern US forests

The USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program provides the opportunity to assess the current distribution of American chestnut (Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh) and prospective trends. Assessing chestnut using the FIA data was challenging because of the coarse nature of the FIA sample and chestnut’s rarity in natural forests; however, a basic analysis

Friday, October 26th, 2007

A description and comparison of selected forest carbon registries: a guide for States

There is increasing interest in tools for measuring and reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas. Two tools that have been receiving a lot of attention include carbon markets and carbon registries. Carbon registries are established to record and track net carbon emission levels over time. These registries provide quantifiable and verifiable carbon

Friday, October 26th, 2007

International research to monitor sustainable forest spatial patterns:

Presentations from the symposium “International Research to Monitor Sustainable Forest Spatial Patterns,” which was organized as part of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress in August 2005, are summarized in this report. The overall theme of the World Congress was “Forests in the Balance: Linking Tradition and Technology,” and the symposium

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Lighting the Way: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future

On Oct. 22, 2007, the InterAcademy Council has released a new report, commissioned by the governments of Brazil and China, indentifying and detailing the scientific consensus framewok for directing global energy development. Lighting the way: Toward a sustainable energy future lays out the science, technology and policy roadmap for developing energy resources to drive economic

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