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Methodological Guidance

IEA Training Manual Volume Two Themes: Vulnerability and impact assessment for adaptation to climate change (VIA module)
The thematic VIA Module is part of the Integrated Environment Assessments training manual, volume two. It presents a methodology to assess vulnerability to, and impacts of climate change at national and sub-regional level. Supported by examples and exercises, the module describes the process for addressing climate change in the context of other development priorities to help in moving towards a more sustainable and resilient development pathway.
Download PDF, 61 pages

Water for Business: Initiatives Guiding Sustainable Water Management in the Private Sector
Presents business-relevant initiatives that are addressing the challenge of better defining sustainable water management.
PDF, 40 pages

International and supranational directories

Geneva Green Guide, 2010 edition
The Geneva Environment Network’s practical reference guide for Geneva-based organizations involved in environment and sustainable development issues. The handbook profiles each institution by distilling the nature of its work into short paragraph listings and offering detailed contact information. The Green Guide online is updated regularly; the print version is updated and published every two years.
PDF, 130 pages

Global Island Database

The Global Island Database (GID) is aimed at boosting sustainable management of the often unique and rich nature – based assets found on islands across the globe.

You may visit the database online here:

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