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Environmental Vulnerability: The issue

Healthy, productive and protective environments, social systems and economies are the basis of sustainable development and human welfare. The environment is the source of all our raw materials and absorbs the pollution from our activities. In turn, whilst going about our daily business (social and economic) we use the environment and convert its resources and…


Sustainable Fisheries Have More Economic Benefits

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Sustainable methods of fishing are often touted for environmental benefits. But a new report finds they also yield more wealth than current techniques for communities that rely on them.The study, from researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of Washington, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Economist Intelligence Unit, finds that sustainable…


How the EVI Works

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The EVI is based on 50 indicators for estimating the vulnerability of the environment of a country to future shocks. These indicators are combined by simple averaging and reported simultaneously as a single index, a range of policy-relevant thematic sub-indices and as a profile showing the results for each indicator. Simple averages across indicators were…


Building resilience in SIDs

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A vulnerability index for the natural environment, the basis of all human welfare, has been developed by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partners. The index was developed through consultation and collaboration with countries, institutions and experts across the globe. This index is designed to be…


Mechanics of the EVI

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The EVI is based on 50 indicators for estimating the vulnerability of the environment of a country to future shocks. These indicators are combined by simple averaging and reported simultaneously as a single index, a range of policy-relevant thematic sub-indices and as a profile showing the results for each indicator. Simple averages across indicators were…


New Zealand Now Recognizes ALL Animals As Sentient Beings

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A landmark decision by the Kiwis sets a precedent that other countries should follow.New Zealand has just set a great example to the world by recognizing what animal lovers have known forever- that our furry [and feathered or scaled] friends are as sentient as we are, and (obviously, dur) they have feelings just like we…


EVI Think Tank

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The Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) is an indicators-based method which has been developed in partnership by SOPAC, UNEP, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and Norway in collaboration with the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) institutions and experts. The EVI was developed in response to a call made in the…


EVI Think Tank II

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The Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) is an indicators-based method which has been developed in partnership by SOPAC, UNEP, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and Norway in collaboration with the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) institutions and experts. The EVI was developed in response to a call made in the…


Definitions and Acronyms used on this site

Definitions Wind Speed refers to the rate at which air is moving horizontally past a given point. It may be a 2-minute average speed (reported as wind speed) or an instantaneous speed (reported as a peak wind speed, wind gust, or squall). http://weather.gov/glossary/index.php?word=wind+speed Rainfall refers to the amount of precipitation of any type, primarily liquid….


Coral Watch Report 3

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Coral Monitoring: Start date 21st April 2015; Duration: 6.43 weeks Dredging: Start date 29th April 2015; Duration: 5.29 weeks Dredging Locations: Northern end of Tegako Coral bleaching is below trigger levels (50% bleaching C1-C5) and no action is required. Results this week The coral watch results for this week (1-5th June) are shown in the…


EVI Calculator

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Manual: How to Use the EVI This manual is for people and organisations wishing to better understand the issue of environmental vulnerability and resilience as a basis for ensuring sustainable development through the application of the Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI). This manual provides a guide on how to generate EVI values for countries and …


Other Organisations Providing Rating like EVI?

Are you aware of any other organisation providing rating similar to the EVI? (I am aware of the EPI from Yale University even though it is not measuring ‘only’ the vulnerability). Thanks for your help.


Vitamin C shown to annihilate cancer

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(NaturalNews) Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant and is commonly used to fight off a cold. Recent studies have cast a much brighter light on this underrated and extremely necessary vitamin. Researchers from the University of Kansas found that high doses of intravenously supplied vitamin C effectively eradicates cancer cells in human subjects. Additionally, healthy…


When was the EVI last evaluated?

I would like to know the date/year of the last update of the EVI data? Based on your website, it appears that the last update was performed in 2005. If so, could you let me know when the next review is due? That is correct. The last full evaluation of the EVI was in 2005….


How the ‘Hot Periods’ Indicator (No.4) works

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“I’ve read the indicator description of the (Hot Periods) that is a risk to Canada, but don’t quite understand, I mean most of the warming happens in winter and other nations that are really susceptible to extreme heat events like China and Russia aren’t mentioned in hot periods risk, would you please clarify? Thank you.”…


The EVI 2004

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This report presents the results for the Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) for 2004 across 235 countries and territories. Without exception, the environment is the life-support system for all human systems and is an integral part of the development success of countries. The Environmental Vulnerability Index is among the first tools now being developed to …


Tuvalu’s Islands in a Nutshell

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Tuvalu Atoll FormationIt all begins, at least from the human perspective, with Darwin’s 1842 theory on atoll formation. Charles Darwin was the first to hypothesise (put up the idea for investigation) that atolls formed on the top of submerged volcanoes. Darwin envisaged that as volcanic activity ceased and the volcano slowly submerged into the sea…


The Development Process

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The first conceptual Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) appropriate for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) was presented by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) on 4 February 1999. This work was further developed at an Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) Think Tank, 7 – 10 September 1999 in Pacific Harbour, Fiji. Expanding the EVI to other…


Free-range backyard chickens immune to bird flu outbreak in chicken factories

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(NaturalNews) An ongoing bird flu outbreak that has devastated the U.S. poultry and egg industries seems to be leaving backyard chicken farms mostly untouched in what experts are calling an epidemiological mystery.Bird flu is a highly lethal strain of influenza that can kill a bird or human within days. Fortunately, the disease is not transmitted…