Social-ecological systems are breaking down at local, regional, and global scales, and sustainability seems an increasingly distant aspiration. Social harmony and economic systems are connected to ecological systems and climate, in multiple complex ways, at many scales.
The aim of this paper is to discuss the philosophy of value and valuation methods described for sustainable real estate development within its dimensions. The so-called sustainable real estate has to power the highest and best use with functionality, energy efficiency, resource intensity, environmental compatibility...
This Report provides an assessment of the issues facing decision makers, including the importance, status, trends and threats to biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people, as well as policy and management response options.
This report provides an overview of the state of New Zealand's environment using five broad themes presenting nine priority environmental issues, which include information about why it matters, what has changed, and the consequences.
The Commissioner, Professor Kate Auty, provided the report: The Heroic and the Dammed – Lower Cotter Catchment Restoration Evaluation, to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage on 20 December 2018. It was tabled in the Legislative Assembly and released on 14 February 2019. The...
Enabling effective and equitable marine protected areas – guidance on combining governance approaches: case study compendium
This technical appendix provides a compendium of the 34 case study summaries that form the evidence base for the main volume: UN Environment (2019) Enabling Effective and Equitable Marine Protected Areas – guidance on combining governance approaches. These summaries are based on the ‘Marine Protected...
Enabling effective and equitable marine protected areas: guidance on combining governance approaches
This guide shows how integrated governance can combine the roles of national governments, local communities, and market schemes to enhance the effectiveness of marine protected areas.
This Victorian State of the Forests 2018 report is produced to evaluate and report on the condition of Victoria’s forests, with recommendations for systemic and policy reforms.
The report tells Victorians about the health of the environment – the land, the water, the air, and the ecosystems. Using 170 different scientific indicators, the report shows where Victorians are doing well and where improvement is needed.