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Should countries be discouraged from exploiting mineral resources?
JP. Stijns / University of California, Berkeley Library 2002
This study examines indicators of human capital accumulation together with data for natural resource abundance and rents in a panel of 102 countries running from 1970 to 1999. The main conclusions are: mineral we...
Tackling poverty through access to clean and efficient energy services
Department for International Development, UK 2002
This document highlights some of the ways in which access to clean, efficient energy services can tackle poverty. Lack of access to adequate, affordable, reliable, safe and environmentally benign energy is a severe constraint o...
TRIPS and CBD related mandates in the Ministerial texts approved at Doha.
D.V. Eugui / Center for International Environmental Law 2002
This document analyses the content of TRIPS and CBD related mandates contained in the Ministerial texts approved at Doha. It aims at providing developing countries with suggestions for common action in the relevant WTO bodies. While m...
Will African IPR policy decisions benefit small farmers or seed companies?
D. Kuyek / GRAIN 2002
This paper looks at the choice facing African policy-makers over which of two opposing models of agricultural R&D to choose to support. One is driven by multinational companies in the North and relies upon private monopolies and g...
Technical paper exploring the statistical relationship between trade and environmental standards
J. Frankel; A. Rose / National Bureau of Economic Research, USA 2001
The authors ask whether economic growth eventually brings environmental improvement and whether cross-border integration helps or hurts in this process. That first question is the much-studied environmental Kuznet's curve, while the s...
The negative impact of South Africa's number one corporate environmentalism exhibit at WSSD
B. Ashe / Corporate Watch 2002
Eskom will be South Africa's number one Corporate Environmentalism Exhibit, during the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, despite having contravened two of the Global Compact principles. The author details th...
Natural resources and the potential for their protection in the high seas
A.C. de Fontaubert / World Conservation Union 2001
This report consists of two parts. The first describes an environmental perspective of the world's high seas and the second looks at political and legal consideration in their protection. There are few marine protected areas (M...
Participatory methods in 3-D modelling brings the potential of Geographic Information Systems at grassroots level
G. Rambaldi; J. Callosa-Tarr / Participatory Avenues : Integrated Approaches to Participatory Development 2000
The manual is intended to assist Participatory Learning and Action practitioners, non-governmental and other civil organizations, society or scientific institutions and others who would find "community-based 3-D modeling" a powerful t...
Code of conduct for forest sector development cooperation
A. Wells; K. Schreckenberg; T. Tuomasjukka; B. Liss; A. Roby; T. Oksanen / Policy and Environment Programme, ODI 2002
This paper reviews experience with the 2001 Draft Code of Conduct for Forest Sector Development Cooperation. The Code aims to help donors engage more effectively with the institutional and policy contexts affecting forests, and to shi...
Importance of local capacity building in the decentralisation of forestry programme management in Laos
Mekonginfo 2001
The paper presents experiences of decentralisation in the LSFP. On the basis of these experiences the paper includes suggestions on how the experiences could be followed up and used in order to improve efficiency in the LSFP and in ot...
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Promoting sustainable forest management in the North Uplands
Nguyen Nghia Bien / IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia 2001
Report of project aiming to assess and compare various forest management regimes against different socio-economic, environmental and institutional variables. Methods used in this research included Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), ...
How does a political ecology perspective enrich understandings of water management
B. Derman; A. Ferguson / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 2000
This article explores water reforms in Southern Africa in general and in Zimbabwe in particular. The article argues that water reform constitutes a relevant site to examine the strengths and weaknesses of political ecology. The...
The benefits of the Damage Schedule Approach in costing the environment
R Chuenpagdee / IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia 1998
This study is an empirical test of the possibility of developing meaningful scales of relative importance that could be used to construct the damage schedules. The study aims at investigating people’s ability in providing consist...
Are Bangkok residents willing to pay extra money in order to increase the water quality of the Chao Phraya river?
C. Tapvong; J. Kruavan / IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia 2000
To assess how much the cleanliness of the Chao Phraya river is worth to the residents of Bangkok, this study estimates the willingness of Bangkok residents to pay for improved water quality by conducting a contingent v...
The Asia Pulp & Paper crisis: who's fault?
E. Matthew; J. Willem van Gelder / Friends of the Earth 2001
This report documents the environmental and social impacts of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), assesses the role of international financial institutions in fuelling APP’s unsustainable and damaging operations and examines the link be...
IPR literature review
G. Dutfield / Department for International Development, UK 2000
The references are arranged by the following subject areas: general texts agricultural development and food security biodiversity and the environment IPRs and biotechnology IPRs, medi...
The economics of international agreements for the protection of environmental and agricultural resources
S. Barrett / FAO Hypermedia Collection on Desertification 1995
The purpose of this paper is to review the economics of international environmental agreements (IEAs) and draw Implications for the international issues that are relevant to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). ...
DFID guidance manual on water supply and sanitation programmes
Water and Environmental Health at London and Loughborough 1998
The Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned this Guidance Manual toassist staff and partners to develop effective and sustainable water supply and sanitation programmes. The Manual comprises three chapters and app...
Guidelines for developing, testing & selecting criteria and Indicators for sustainable forest management: manual
R. Prabhu; C.J.P. Colfer; R. Dudley / Center for International Forestry Research 1998
Manual provides methods to assist the development and evaluation of criteria and indicators (C&I) which can then be used to assess the sustainability of forest management. The methods presented are aimed at the development of sets...
The Bag (Basic Assessment Guide for Human Well-Being) [in relation to sustainable timber operations]
Center for International Forestry Research 1998
Manual on particiaptory assessment of sustainable timber operations Focuses on certain critical social issues, and assumes that ecological and conventional forestry issues will also be addressed in any assessment of sustainabil...
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United Nations World Water Assessment Programme
Hosted and led by UNESCO, the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) coordinates the work of 31 UN-Water members and partners in the World Water Development Report (WWDR).
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
The Convention was opened for signature on 5 June 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio "Earth Summit"). It remained open for signature until 4 June 1993, by which time it had received 168 signatures. The Convention entered into force on 29 December 1993, which was 90 days after the 30th ratification. The first session of the Conference of the Parties was...
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)
ASSAR’s overarching research objective is to use insights from multiple-scale, interdisciplinary work to improve the understanding of the barriers, enablers and limits to effective, sustained and widespread adaptation out to the 2030s. Working in a coordinated manner across seven countries in India, East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa, ASSAR’s research is case study base...
China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)
The main tasks of CCICED are exchanging and disseminating international successful experience in the field of environment and development; studying key environment and development issues of China; providing forward-looking, strategic and early warning policy recommendations to State leaders and decision makers of all levels in China, facilitating the implementation of sustainable development st...
The Geographical Journal
The Geographical Journal has been the academic journal of the Royal Geographical Society, under the terms of the Royal Charter, since 1893. It publishes original research papers and review articles, all of which are refereed. Editorial policy is not influenced by the views of the sponsors. The papers range across the entire subject of Geography, with particular reference to public debates, poli...
SaciWATERs / The South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies
SaciWATERs, the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, is a policy research institute based in Hyderabad, India. From its inception in 2001, it has focused on critical issues related to water resources management in south Asia. A key endeavour at SaciWATERs has been to enhance the dominant water resources management paradigm in the region with...
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network aims to drive knowledge sharing and problem solving by collaborative action in the water sector. It lends itself to arsenic mitigation efforts of provincial governments and civil society groups by aiding them in developing appropriate solution and response to drinking water quality problems of their respective geographies. The mandate of this network is brin...
Nature Communications
Nature Communications is an open access journal that publishes high-quality research from all areas of the natural sciences, biology, physics, chemistry, earth sciences.
Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA)
Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) is a collaborative effort to assess climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). PIRCA engages federal, state, and local government agencies, non-government organizations, academia, businesses, and community groups to inform and prioritize their activi...
Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (JICZM)
The JICZM - Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (RGCI – Revista de Gestão Costeira Integrada) is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes articles dealing with all the subjects related to coastal management, namely focused on coastal oceanography (physical, geological, chemical, biological), engineering, economy, sedimentology, sociology, ecology, history, polluti...
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