Major gaps in knowledge are limiting better targeting of energy access subsidies in India. The latest distributional analyses of energy consumption subsidies—that is, how benefits are shared across different
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Rising temperatures, rising tensions: climate change and the risk of violent conflict in the Middle East
In a region already considered the world's most water scarce and where, in many places, demand for water already outstrips supply, climate models are predicting a hotter, drier and less predictable climate in the Middle East. By redrawing maps of water availability, food security, disease prevalence, population
In recent decades, the Arctic has undergone major environmental, socio-economic and political changes. The rapid loss of Arctic ice is having negative consequences on northern communities and lifestyles, on iconic species such as the polar bear, and is altering the ecology of the Arctic ocean and the permafrost lands.
The seventh session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 7) was held in Istanbul, Turkey back to back with the First Special Session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST), from 3 to 14 November 2008, at the invitation of the Government of Turkey. For detailed day by day output: http://www.iisd.ca/desert/cric7/
Vulnerability of North African countries to climatic changes: adaptation and implementation strategies for climate change
Climate data gathered in the region during 20th century indicate heating, estimated at more than 1