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- DocumentUnasylva, FAO, 1999This article challenges devolution and populist approaches to biodiversity conservation and forest management by examining several of the main assumptions on which they are based.The concept of partnership in conservation is based on the following, often contested,assumptions: local populations are interested and skilled in sustainable forest resource use and conservation;contempoDocumentUnasylva, FAO, 1999Decentralization and devolution are dominant themes in the contemporary discussion of forest policy.DocumentNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2000This paper lays out the complex politics underpinning joint management and identifies the potential for, and route towards more, if gradual, decentralisation in the future.The paper draws the following conclusions: Conventional analyses of joint management are rooted in organisational theory; their apolitical character severely limits their explanatory powerJoint management arrangeDocumentIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2000Reviews the current understanding of the relationship between land use (especially forestry), carbon dioxide emissions and the Kyoto Protocol agreementsTopics cover: how the global carbon cycle operates, and how this relates to forestry activitiesaccounting rulescomparison of the usefulness of models and ground-based assessments of changes in carbon stocksshort term prospectDocumentTata Energy Research Institute, India, 1998The Kyoto Protocol has been hailed as providing a major breakthrough in climate change negotiations. However, some questions do arise:What are some of its major achievements?How does the developing world view this?This publication attempts to answer these questions and assesses the post-Kyoto developments from the perspective of developing countries.DocumentTata Energy Research Institute, India, 1998The Kyoto Protocol has been hailed as providing a major breakthrough in climate change negotiations. However, some questions do arise:What are some of its major achievements?How does the developing world view this?This publication attempts to answer these questions and assesses the post-Kyoto developments from the perspective of developing countries.DocumentDryland Program, World Bank, 1999The objectives of this study are to analyze and synthesize the experience of the World Bank and other agencies in dryland management, with special emphasis on Africa.Recommendations are provided on "good policies and practices" in drylands management, which can support actions to fulfil obligations arising from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) for member countries aDocumentIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001In 1992 the IPCC released emission scenarios to be used for driving global circulation models to develop climate change scenarios. The so-called IS92 scenarios were pathbreaking. They were the first global scenarios to provide estimates for the full suite of greenhouse gases. Much has changed since then in our understanding of possible future greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.DocumentIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001This Special Report was prepared following a request from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.DocumentIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001The Third Assessment Report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) builds upon past assessments and incorporates new results from the past five years of research on climate change.