Searching with a thematic focus on Norway, Environment, Environment and natural resource management

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    Who rules Nigeria?

    Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2012
    Nigeria has experienced military coups, a civil war and very poor economic development, and its population is more impoverished today than at independence. Behind this lies the “oil curse”. The ruling elite has captured the rents generated from oil for personal enrichment and power purposes. Nigeria’s elite formation has three distinct characteristics.
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    WWF Mara River Basin Management Initiative, Kenya and Tanzania. Phase III - final evaluation report

    Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2013
    The scarce water resources of the transboundary Mara River Basin (13,750 km2), in Kenya and Tanzania are essential to more than one million people, multiple water uses and the world-famous Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem and its economically very important tourism industry.
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    Non timber forest products to deal with climate change in Tanzania

    Sokoine University of Agriculture, 2013
    Over 20 million Tanzanians depend on Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) for their livelihood. One CCIAM project is looking into how NTFPs as part of peoples´ livelihood strategy is connected to climate change, so that this information can be spread and forest dependent people can more easily adapt to the effects of climate change.
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    Blue carbon: the role of healthy oceans in binding carbon

    Arendal Maps & Graphics Library, UNEP/GRID, 2009
    While the reduction of emissions are currently at the center of climate change discussions, the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems has been vastly overlooked.
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    Environmental goods collection and children’s schooling: evidence from Kenya

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2009
    This study examines the link between environmental goods collection and children's schooling in Kenya. It proposes that, as resources becomes more scarce, households will invest more time in collecting them and this will adversely affect the children’s school attendance and performance.The main findings of the study are:
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    Gender review: mainstreaming gender in the development portfolio of the Norwegian embassy in Ethiopia

    Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2009
    This paper includes a gender review of the Norwegian embassy’s portfolio in Ethiopia on natural resource management and food security. The paper aims at identifying ways and means of addressing and integrating women’s and gender concerns into the current agreements within present framework and budgets.
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    Natural resource wealth, conflict, and peacebuilding

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2009
    What connections exist between natural resource wealth and violent conflict? And what do such connections imply for policies to build peace in resource-rich areas? This synthesis paper takes stock of what social science research has to say about these questions. The author reviews the academic literature on resource wealth and conflict.
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    In dead water: merging of climate change with pollution, over-harvest, and infestations in the world’s fishing grounds

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2008
    The world’s oceans are already under stress as a result of overfishing, pollution and other environmentally-damaging activities in the coastal zones and now on the high seas. Climate change is presenting a further and wide-ranging challenge with new and emerging threats to the sustainability and productivity of a key economic and environmental resource.
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    Institutions, organizations and the poverty/environment nexus: challenges to a rights-based approach to management of coastal resources in Colombia and Ghana

    Inter-Agency Standing Committee, 2008
    Coastal zones globally are hot spots when it comes to the challenges of sustainable resource management and poverty reduction. They used to be relatively under populated and placid. This is now changing due to growing population movements towards coastal zones.
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    Corruption in natural resource management: an introduction

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2008
    Natural resources often provide fertile ground for corruption. Since a substantial number of partner countries in development cooperation are richly endowed with natural resources, these contexts pose a particular challenge for effective donor action.