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A new market-based climate change solution achieving 2∘C and equity
M. Nishimura / Wiley Online Library 2014
This opinion article argues that current climate change strategies seem increasingly incapable of averting planetary catastrophe. It argues that while the United Nations (UN) strategy places responsibility for CO2 reduction on ...
Natural systems and climate change resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin: future directions for biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in a rapidly changing environment
J. Carew-Reid; L. Taylor / International Centre for Environmental Management 2014
This report finds that despite the diversity of livelihoods and ecosystems In the Lower Mekong Basin, most sectors’ resilience to climate change is dependent on health natural ecosystems. This report draws on climate chan...
Environmental migration and labor markets in Nepal
J. Maystadt; V. Mueller; A. Sebastian / International Food Policy Research Institute 2014
This discussion paper focuses on how migration impacts the labour markets of receiving communities in developing countries.  It investigates the impact of weather-driven internal migration on labour markets in a post-confl...
Women’s participation in green growth – a potential fully realised?
2012
Environmental degradation and climate change are not gender neutral. They disproportionately affect the poor; and women, in turn, constitute the majority of the world’s poor. Green economies combat life-threatening en...
Global water demand projections: past, present and future
U.A. Upali; V. Smakhtin / International Water Management Institute 2014
This research paper focuses on water demand projections (WDPs) which are widely used for future water resource planning. It argues that accurate WDPs can reduce waste or scarcity associated with overdevelopment or underdevelopment, re...
Environmental impact assessment in sustainable water resources development: major issues of consideration
T. Bekele Adgolign; S. Rao / Science, Technology and Arts Research Journal 2014
This paper argues that to bring more environmental integrity to water resources development, major challenges such as population pressure, climate change, planning and policies should be properly addressed. The paper aims ...
The Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA)
The Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is an independent expert body that provides advisory services and capacity development on environmental assessment.
Formative Mid - Term Review of the Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) Program in the Amazon: Final report
V. Bye; T. Norheim / Scanteam 2014
This is a mid-term review of RFN's Amazon Program, financed by the Norwegian MFA with annual budgets of 30 mill NOK in 2012 - 2013 reduced to 25 mill NOK in 2014. The Program is closely linked to other public Norwegian funding of RFN ...
Gendered dimensions of land and rural livelihoods: the case of new settler farmer displacement at Nuanetsi Ranch, Mwenezi District, Zimbabwe
P. Mutopo / Land Deal Politics Initiative 2012
The biofuel boom has become a core issue in Zimbabwean land and development debates. Biofuels require large tracts of land for production; and the land acquisition programmes by the various state, non-state actors and individuals have...
Energy and water: the vital link for a sustainable future
Stockholm International Water Institute 2014
Access to water and energy of the right quality and at an affordable price underpins poverty eradication and improved health. Water is used in energy production and energy in the provision of and treatment of water. However, if we don...
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Who benefits? Norwegian investments in the Zambian mining industry
M.D. Styve 2013
Popularly known as the “Oil Fund”, the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global has investments spread all over the world, including in large multinational companies within the extractive industry. The industry has earned ...
The evolving picture of displacement in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan: An evidence-based overview
M. Yonetani; L. Yuen / Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre 2014
Some 4 million people were displaced when Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines on November 8th 2013. In spite of the wealth of information generated, it has been difficult to form a coherent understanding of the evolving and com...
Water, food and energy nexus challenges
World Business Council for Sustainable Development 2014
Comprehensive yet concise report outlining the key challenges and projected demands in the global agricultural sector, from an energy-water-food nexus perspective. Based on several existing data-sets, this paper by the World Bu...
Lessons from implementing, adapting and sustaining community-based adaptive marine resource management
P. Cohen; A. Schwarz; D. Boso; Z. Hilly / Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2014
This brief explores lessons from community experience of implementing management plans for community-based adaptive resource management in Solomon Islands. It focuses on the lessons learned from the different stages of: implementing, ...
Climate change and sustainable water management in central Asia
M. Punkari; P. Droogers; W. Immerzeel / Asian Development Bank 2014
This working paper explores adaptation options in Central Asia. It describes the results of research conducted by a technical assistance in Central Asia. The research combined field observations with satellite-based data and created m...
Synergies across a REDD+ landscape: Non-carbon benefits, joint mitigation and adaptation, and an analysis of submissions to the SBSTA
P. Elias; S. Leonard; L. Cando / Center for International Forestry Research 2014
This brief draws from the scientific literature on non-carbon benefits and joint mitigation and adaptation, evaluates recent submissions to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) on these issues, and intends to...
Impact of climate change on agriculture and food crops: Options for climate smart Agriculture and local adaptation in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
J. Lassa; Y. Seran Mau; D. Elcid Lu; N. Frans / Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change 2014
This paper identifies some of the innovations in water use efficiency and water management at crop levels such as mulching, water diversification measures and agro-forestry system which are being used by a few successful farmers. The ...
A conceptual flash flood early warning system for Africa, based on terrestrial microwave links and flash flood guidance
J.C.B. Hoedjes; A. Kooiman; B.H. Maathuis / Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute 2014
This journal article describes a conceptual flash flood early warning system for developing countries, with a particular focus on the system that is currently being developed for Kenya. The conceptual system uses rainfall intensi...
Nationalism with Chinese characteristics: how does it affect the competitiveness of South Africa’s mining industry?
R. Harvey / South African Institute of International Affairs 2014
South Africa possesses the most valuable in situ mineral reserves in the world (valued at $2.5 trillion). Any reasonable forecast would suggest that such wealth should drive rapid economic growth. Instead, the International Monetary F...
Africa’s extractive governance architecture: lessons to inform a shifting agenda
O. Bello / South African Institute of International Affairs 2014
Careful reflection is needed in examining options for streamlining and capacitating the myriad Africa-led initiatives that have emerged recently in the area of resource governance. The best known among them – the Africa Mining V...
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Smithsonian Institution, US National Museum of Natural History
Databases include: (a) WWW/gopher site includes: full text of their Biological Conservation newsletter and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists Newsletter; taxonomic database of mammal species of the World; information on its biodiversity programme. (b) SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System): allows searching of Library catalogue, and Archives & Manuscripts Catalogue...
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Convention signed at the UNCED conference, the "centre-piece of international efforts to conserve the planet's biological diversity, ensure the sustainable use of its components, and promote the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilisation of genetic resources". Sources include: (a) Secretariat WWW site: includes full text of the convention, data on the Secretariat...
Biodiversity Information Network 21 (BIN21)
BIN21's purpose is to support the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Agenda 21 that followed the Earth Summit at Rio, June 1992. It will do this "by facilitating efficient access to information relating to all aspects of biodiversity. It will underpin the study of biodiversity, as well as its monitoring, management, use, conservation and preservation. By establishing links to many data re...
Bioversity International (Bioversity International)
With effect from 1 December 2006, IPGRI and INIBAP operate under the name "Bioversity International", Bioversity for short. This new name echoes our new strategy, which focuses on improving people's lives through biodiversity research.
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. It is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. The Institute is a member of CGIAR, an international consortium of agricultural research centres. Research is the core ac...
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Research organisation based in Kenya promoting agroforestry as a means to address the need for improved food security and increased resources for energy, as well as the need to sustainably manage agricultural landscapes for the ecosystem services they provide. World Agroforestry Centre research is organized around six Science Domains (SDs): Agroforestry systems Tree products...
CAB International (CABI)
Major UK-based agricultural information service. Now called CAB International (CABI), formerly Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, formerly Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International. Information products include: (a) CAB Abstracts: equivalent to the set of printed abstract journals, covering rural development, agricultural economics, technical agriculture (plant breeding...
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