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Reports, case studies and resources to assist with agricultural management for biodiversity.
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2002
This report is one of eight thematic reviews prepared for the Biodiversity Planning Support Programme (BPSP), a programme created to help countries strengthen national capacity to prepare and implement National Biodiversity Strategies...
Are governments complicit with corporations in destroying agricultural genetic diversity?
Practical Action [Intermediate Technology Development Group] 2002
This report claims that agricultural biodiversity is being lost as a result of industrialisation, the globalisation of markets and genetically modified crops. It calls on governments to implement treaties and plans to which the...
Comprehensive and practical guide to the tourism sector, aimed at biodiversity managers
H. Ceballos Lascurain / United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2001
This report is one of eight thematic reviews prepared for the Biodiversity Planning Support Programme (BPSP), a programme created to help countries strengthen national capacity to prepare and implement National Biodiversity Strategies...
Causes and impacts of fire on tropical forests in SouthEast Asia
T. Dawson; N. Butt; F. Miller / Mekonginfo 2001
Until recently it was assumed that the high levels of moisture in ground levels of tropical forests made fire impossible. Fire has now occurred, however, in both primary and secondary tropical forests. The authors discuss this high oc...
The Biodiversity Planning Matrix as a tool for convention implementation
J. Prescott; B Gauthier; J. N. Mbongu Sodi / United Nations Development Programme 2000
Parties to the convention on biological diversity are committed to the preparation of a biodiversity strategy and action plan. However, studies have show that methodological resources to facilitate work with the new, complex and multi...
Do the World Bank's activities (or lack of activity) in Georgia undermine their claims to high environmental standards
K. Decker; M. Kochladze / BankWatch 2002
This report focuses on the construction of an oil terminal and related infrastructure inside one of Georgia’s national parks. The World Bank has a positive environmental objective in helping to finance the establishment of the Ko...
African environmental consequences of relying on a commodity export strategy
R. Muradian / World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 2002 2002
The author argues that NEPAD will lead Africa's integration into the global economy through specialisation in the primary sector. The cyclical and downward trend of prices of commodities across time may force countries specialising in...
A manual for resource mapping with coastal communities
G. Rambaldi; M. L. Fernan; S.V. Siar / International Institute of Rural Reconstruction 1998
A practical manual outlining the concept of this methodology and giving clear, step by step instructions on how to carry out the activity in a coastal community. The aims of resource mapping are: to provides a vi...
Has the knowledge and science of forestry been lost in the effort to reform institutional management of forest resources?
D. G. Donovan / Mekonginfo 2001
This paper argues that the modern form of community forestry has focused mainly on what might be called forest organization in the context of forest management and that, as such, the technical aspects of forestry, especially the scien...
How is land tenure changing in forest countries and what opportunities does this present?
A. White; A. Martin / Forest Trends 2002
This study examines land tenure data for 24 of the 30 most forested countries accounting for 93% of the worlds natural forest cover and examines global trends in forest ownership. The report also reviews the emerging evidence of the p...
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Sustainable livelihoods approaches and methods for assessing the impact of wildlife projects in East Africa
C. Ashley; K. Hussein / Overseas Development Institute 2000
Describes how key concepts of the Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) approach were incorporated into methods for assessing the impact of wildlife projects in East Africa. It shows that the SL approach can be applied not only to planning new...
Key sheets for sustainable livelihoods
Department for International Development, UK 1998
Aim of this series to provide a reference point for DFID decision-making about various aspects of service delivery and resource management. The series will also analyse different aspects of the policy process and options for donor int...
The contributions of ethical trade to sustainable livelihoods
D. Crucefix / Ethical Trade and Natural Resources Programme, NRI 1998
Examines the contribution ethical trade initiatives can make towards the goal of sustainable rural livelihoods. The experience of organic agriculture projects in developing and in-transition countries is the particular focus of this r...
Toolkit: analysing livelihoods at the local level
Socioeconomic And Gender Analysis Programme, FAO 1998
The Field Level Handbookis written for field workers: extensionists, government and non-government field workers, private- and public-sector development consultants, community organisers and leaders of local groups and institutions.Ha...
Participatory assessment in community forestry
K. Schoonmaker Freudenberger / Forests, Trees and People Programme and Network, FAO - SLU 1994
Manual offers guidelines for using rapid appraisal methods to gather information on tenure and natural resource management. It translates the concepts elaborated in Community Forestry Note 5, rapid appraisal of tree and land tenure. T...
Opportunities for Change: response from Friends of the Earth [to UK Government consultation paper on sustainable development policy]
Friends of the Earth 1998
How can forests contribute to local incomes?
M. Arnold; I. Townson / Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI 1998
Large numbers of rural households in Africa continue to generate some of their income from forest product activities. However, much of this involvement is in labour intensive low return activities that help to provide the poor with an...
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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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