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    Trees outside forests: an essential tool for desertification control in the Sahel

    Unasylva, FAO, 2000
    This article focuses on lessons about desertification and the potential of trees as part of the solution, drawn from a specific rural situation in the Sahel, that of Keita, Tahoua Department, the Niger.
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    Accountable representation and power in participatory and decentralized environmental management

    Unasylva, FAO, 1999
    This article challenges the idea that decentralisation and participation are the means to better natural resource management. The author argues that the development of good decentralized or participatory policies depends on two central elements:locally accountable representationsignificant public powers over which the representatives have freedom of decision (i.e.
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    Rethinking the decentralisation and devolution of biodiversity conservation

    Unasylva, FAO, 1999
    This 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;contempo
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    Devolution and decentralisation of forest management in Asia and the Pacific

    Unasylva, FAO, 1999
    Decentralization and devolution are dominant themes in the contemporary discussion of forest policy.
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    Godsend, sleight of hand or just muddling through: joint water and forest management in India

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2000
    This 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 arrange
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    Special report on land use, land use change and forestry: summary for policymakers [climate change]

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2000
    Reviews 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 prospect
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    Climate Change: post Kyoto perspectives from the South (Chapter 4)

    Tata Energy Research Institute, India, 1998
    The 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.
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    Climate Change: Post-Kyoto Perspectives from the South

    Tata Energy Research Institute, India, 1998
    The 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.
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    Good practices in drylands management

    Dryland Program, World Bank, 1999
    The 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 a
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    Special report on emissions scenarios

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001
    In 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.

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