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Myanmar's attractiveness for investment in the energy sector: A comparative international perspectiveMyanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies, 2017This report examines the strengths and weaknesses of Myanmar’s business climate in the petroleum and renewable energy sectors: how it compares with other countries, especially in ASEAN; what matters to foreign investors; and how this situation can be improved.DocumentCenter for International Climate Research, 2017The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines adaptation as the “process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. In human systems, adaptation seeks to moderate or avoid harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. In some natural systems, human intervention may facilitate adjustment to expected climate and its effects.”DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Climate risk represents an increasing threat to poor and vulnerable farmers in drought-prone areas of Africa. This study assesses the fertilizer adoption responses of food insecure farmers in Malawi, where Drought Tolerant (DT) maize was recently introduced. A field experiment, eliciting risk attitudes of farmers, is combined with a detailed farm household survey.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017This paper examines adoption of drought tolerant (DT) maize varieties under rainfall stress in Malawi using a Mundlak-Chamberlain panel Probit model with a Control Function approach. DT maize varieties is a promising technology that has the capacity to help smallholder farmers adapt to drought risks.Document
Livelihoods and land uses in environmental policy approaches: The case of PES and REDD+ in the Lam Dong Province of VietnamMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2017This paper explores assumptions about the drivers of forest cover change in a Payments for Environmental Services (PES) and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) context in the Lam Dong Province in Vietnam.Document
Harmonization of extension messages on climate smart agriculture in Malawi : Do we speak with one voice, and to whom?Academic Journals, 2017Poor access to extension services has been one of the major challenges that smallholder farmers in Malawi face. Dissemination of agricultural technologies is mainly done through field level extension workers and lead farmers; however, such workers are few in number. In addition to this, there is lack of harmonization of messages, approaches and methods in extension delivery at field level.Document
Governance structures established for REDD+ implementation and their adaptation to the institutional and ecological conditions in Equateur province of the DRCNoragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017This report is one of the outputs of the project “Man and forests – an evaluation of management strategies for reduced deforestation,” which aims to evaluate the different management regimes established to protect forests and improve livelihoods under the so-called REDD+ framework – reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.Document
Energizing Tanzania: Strategic consideration of possible interventions to support sustainable development and use of bioenergy in Tanzania 2015 - 2025Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015Shortage of biomass for cooking energy has been a concern in Tanzania for several decades and several interventions have been tried out (or: tested) in order to improve the situation. Over time, the concern has become more serious due to population growth, urbanisation and increased deforestation as well as increased knowledge of the socioeconomic impacts in the firewood and charcoal sector.DocumentWorld Development, 2014This paper presents results from a comparative analysis of environmental income from approximately 8000 households in 24 developing countries collected by research partners in CIFORâs Poverty Environment Network (PEN). Environmental income accounts for 28% of total household income, 77% of which comes from natural forests.Document
What does climate change adaptation mean for humanitarian assistance? Guiding principles for policymakers and practitionersInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Vulnerability to climate change is the result of complex interactions of various social, political, economic and environmental conditions. Humanitarian actions, while often having short-term and ‘neutral’ intentions, necessarily influence the development pathways that define people’s vulnerability to climate change.