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Reports and Research

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

How to analyse Corine Land Cover changes

In order to analyze changes and trends between CLC90 and CLC00, the change database should be used rather than computing differences between CLC90 and CLC00. This report demonstrates the differences that can be found using different methodologies. Download Report (2005) (19 PAGES; 1.35MB PDF)

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

State of the environment in coastal areas of Europe

This report provides information on the state of the environment in the coastal areas of Europe, and provides evidence of the need for a more integrated, long-term approach. Since 1995, concern about the state of Europe’s coastline has led to a number of EU initiatives, which build on the concept of integrated coastal zone management

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Europe’s environment: the third assessment

Kiev report is the third one in a series of pan-European assessment reports on the state of the environment, called for successive pan-European Ministerial Conferences (1995, 1998, 2003). The Kiev report aims to support the UN-ECE Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe” to be held in Kiev next May.

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

The Thematic Accuracy of Corine land cover 2000 – Assessment using LUCAS

The purpose of this report is to assess the thematic accuracy of CLC2000 by means of an independent data source, the LUCAS data (not used in the compilation of the target database – CLC2000) and statistical methods homogeneously applied to as many of the participating countries as possible. The purpose of validating geographical data is

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

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