Monthly Overview on State of Environment, Pakistan, Dec 2013 Erratic climate change events have hit the rice production in Pakistan this year and to take account of damages, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in its end-of-the-season report has downgraded its production forecast for the country by 600,000 tonnes to 8.7 million tonnes (5.8m tonnes, milled basis). Read more in this December 2013 edition of the Monthly Overview on State of Environment, Pakistan

On World Malaria Day (25 April), WHO is launching a manual to help countries to assess the technical, operational and financial feasibility of moving towards malaria elimination.

The fifth session of the SASCOF (SASCOF-5), convened to generate the climate outlook for the summer monsoon season of 2014, was held at Pune, India, from 22-23 April 2014 with the participation of eight South Asian countries.

This e-book produced by Earth Day Network-India compiles accounts of ways that twenty four organisations around India have helped to green their cities. It documents what was done, the problems faced in implementing the novel strategies and the achievements.

The weekly digest of important reports, research, policy documents, regulations, studies, court cases, protests,conflicts, initiatives, photos, data, statistics, infographics, presentations on the India Environment Portal, 11 - 19 April 2014.

This new report by major report by Global Witness shows that killings of human rights defenders protecting environmental and land rights increased sharply in the last decade due to the intensification of competition for natural resources. It calls on national governments and the international community to act urgently to protect the environment and the citizens who defend it.

The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks tracks the national trend in greenhouse gas emissions and removals back to 1990. The key findings of the 1990-2012 U.S. Inventory include: In 2012, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions totaled 6,526 million metric tons CO2 Eq.; U.S. emissions decreased by 3.4 percent from 2011 to 2012.

This final volume of the three-part landmark report released by the IPCC shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels and calls for emissions reductions from energy production and use, transport, buildings, industry, land use, and human settlements.

The final volume of three-part landmark report prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels and calls for emissions reductions from energy production and use, transport, buildings, industry, land use, and human settlements. Read the summary for policymakers of this report and more in this package.

The weekly digest of important reports, research, policy documents, regulations, studies, court cases, protests,conflicts, initiatives, photos, data, statistics, infographics, presentations on the India Environment Portal, 05 - 11 April 2014 .

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