Images of globalization
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).
Water supply and sanitation coverage in Africa. The water supply situation in Africa is already precarious, and climate change is expected to exacerbate the problem. This graphic shows the amount of water supply coverage at the national level for Africa, and the amount of sanitation coverage, as a percentage, at the national level for Africa. Statistics are shown for rural areas, for urban areas, and for all areas.
Sources: UNEP-ILO-IOD-ITUC, Green Jobs: Towards decent work in a sustainable, low carbon world, 2008
Trends in urban and rural populations, less developed regions, 1960-2030 (estimates and projections)
Sources: United Nations Population Division. 2007. World Urbanization Prospects: The 2007 Revision Population Database. HYPERLINK 'http://esa.un.org/unup/index.asp?panel=1' http://esa.un.org/unup/index.asp?panel=1 (Accessed November 28, 2008) Link to web-site http://www.grida.no/publications/rr/food-crisis/ Cartographer/Designer: Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil Appears in: The Environmental Food Crisis - The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises Published: 2009 (Available: UNEP)
Sources: FAO 2008a. Link to web-site: http://grida.no/publications/vg/forest/ Cartographer/Designer: Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre. Appears in: Vital Forest Graphics Published: 2009 (Available UNEP)
Undersea cables (http://news.cnet.com/2300-1033_3-6035611-1.html)
Photo by TeleGeography Research
The vast bulk of international telephone and Internet traffic travels through underwater cables. This map shows the cables that were in use as of the end of 2004 and gives an indication of where traffic is heaviest.