Entries by Jane Glavan

Oceanic Blue Carbon Policy Survey Results Now Available!

We are very pleased to share with you the final findings of the policy assessment towards oceanic blue carbon marine vertebrate storage. This is a partnership project between AGEDI and GRID-Arendal. This study has proved its relevance to the sustainable management of coastal and marine environmental resources and actions to address the global climate change […]

Oceanic Blue Carbon Audit results now available!

We are very pleased to release our latest findings of our partnership project between AGEDI and GRID-Arendal assessing Oceanic Carbon storage. The UAE Oceanic Blue Carbon project aims to provide an assessment of oceanic blue carbon ecosystems within the UAE. The authors have utilised existing datasets and methods to quantify and assess the capacity for […]

Arabian Blue Forests Working Group now live!

Our Secretariat is very please to share with you our new #ABFWG website! Lots of information on the group itself as well as #bluecarbon systems and #ecosystemservices in the #ArabianPeninsula! http://www.abfwg.com Stay tuned for the community area also to be launched! #blueforests #seagrass #economicvaluation #mangroves #togetherpossible #arabian

Dubai Beaches Worth Millions

A prior study, the Abu Dhabi Contingent Valuation study estimated that the amenity supplied by the coastal and marine resources in Abu Dhabi was worth some US $141million to only 15 Abu Dhabi hotels/year equaling a Net Present Value (NPV) of between US $1.3 and US $2.1billion over 13 years, the average period before major […]

Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for Sustainable Development

Derek Gliddon recapped on Sustainable Development requiring information on not only environmental conditions but on the drivers and implications of change in the environment;  Derek identified the great magnitude of data and systems knowledge required to support integrated, informed decision making but also that much of the  data and knowledge already exist.  What is needed […]

AGEDI presented Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for Sustainable Development

Mon 11 March  Event UN Environment Science & Innovation Expo  Session Title:  Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for Sustainable Development  Presentation Title:   Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for  Sustainable Development:  Local to Global  Derek Gliddon recapped on Sustainable Development requiring information on not only environmental conditions but on the drivers and implications of change […]

AGEDI Presents at the UN Environment Science Business Policy Forum session entitled: Foresight and Early Warning for Decision Making

AGEDI Presentation Title:   “Foresight: Local to Global” Derek described how the Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS) system (developed by the AGEDI implementation parters EAD and UNEP) enables flow of data from sub-national entities to global assessment process.  Gliddon explained how enironemntal organisations are required to report to environmental conditions and environmental management performance; how IRIS […]

AGEDI represented at 5th World Conference on Climate Change

AGEDI was recently represented at the 5th World Conference on Climate Change” which took place over 4-6 October in London, England. The theme of the congress was “Climate Change and Sustainable Futures” and included participants from government, NGOs, business, and academia from around the globe who shared emerging research findings and innovative policy-related proposals in climate […]

AGEDI 2017 Executive Report

2016-17 was a pivotal biennial for AGEDI that saw the culmination of various initiatives and projects, each one bringing us one-step closer to an environmentally sustainable future. A collaborative initiative managed and facilitated by a partnership between UN Environment, the Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS) version 1.0 was launched in Nairobi in December 2017. This […]