Images of globalization

Urban density and transport-related energy consumption

Sources: Newman et Kenworthy, 1989; Atlas Environnement du Monde Diplomatique 2007. Link to web-site: http://www.unep.org/publications/ebooks/kick-the-habit/ Cartographer/Designer: Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal Appears in: Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Carbon Neutrality Published: 2008 (Available: UNEP)Urban density and transport-related energy consumption

Global poverty-biodiversity map

http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/global-poverty-biodiversity-map

 

Global poverty-biodiversity map. This map may be used to show areas in which biodiversity is threatened. Areas where high poverty and high population density coincides with high biodiversity may indicate areas in which poor people likely have no other choice than to unsustainably extract resources, in turn threatening biodiversity. The map has been produced from three primary data sources – stunted growth data collected on first level administrative units from FAO (FAO 2004), population density from LandScan (LandScan, 2002), and areas of high biological significance (major tropical wilderness and biodiversity hotspots) from Conservation International (Christ et al., 2003).

Global poverty-biodiversity map

Trends in real commodity prices

http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/trends-in-real-commodity-prices

 

Trends in real commodity prices. Agriculture is a fundamental instrument for sustainable development; about 70% of the world’s poor are rural and most are involved in farming. National policy needs to arrive at a balance between a higher prices which can benefit producers and lead to a more vibrant rural economy, and lower prices, which, although volatile on the international market, can improve food access for poor consumers.

 

Source: The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2006, FAO

Trends in real commodity prices

Genetic Tracing of Migration Patterns

Tracing Human History With Genetics, NYT (Dec 9, 2006)

(http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2006/12/09/us/20061210_DNA_GRAPHIC.htm...)

This New York Times map uses genetic mutation patterns to examine human evolution and migration.

Genetic Tracing of Migration Patterns