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    Forest carbon and local livelihoods: assessment of opportunities and policy recommendations

    Future Harvest, 2002
    In preparation for the eighth session of the conference of the parties (COP8) to the Climate Change Convention, this report argues that businesses looking to buy carbon credits should do so by funding forests planted and managed by local people. It is argued that forest planting can mitigate global warming and that carbon producing business can mitigate their impact on the global climate by buy
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    Assessing the ecological footprint

    Environmental Assessment Institute / Institut for Miljøvurdering, Denmark, 2002
    This report sets out to assess the scientific validity of what it calls the WWF's 'doomsday prophecy', as outlined in the NGO's Living Planet Report 2002.
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    Potential carbon mitigation and income in developing countries from changes in use and management of agricultural and forest lands

    Essex University, 2001
    This paper explores the opportunities for mitigating atmospheric carbon emissions and generating development income in developing countries through a combination of sustainable agricultural practices on existing lands, slowing tropical deforestation, and reforesting degraded lands.The analysis shows that over the next ten years, forty-eight major tropical and subtropical developing countries ha
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    Balancing the other budget: proposal for solving the greater debt crisis

    New Economics Foundation, 2002
    Despite the pledge of support by industrialised countries, developing countries are still paying billion of dollars to their creditors and the debt of the South to the North is increasing more and more rather than decreasing. On the other hand, a different type of debt is becoming increasingly worrying.
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    Beyond Johannesburg: policies and finance for climate-friendly development

    OECD Development Centre, 2002
    Human activities are contributing to global climate change, especially through the emission of greenhouse gas (GHG). In order to address this environmental challenge, the international community is attempting to slow the emissions growth and to adapt to this new situation.
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    Global trade and consumer choices: coral reefs in crisis

    American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002
    The document contains five papers presented at a symposium.The first presents an overview of the value of coral reef ecosystems to developing countries the impacts of international trade on coral reefs and local communitiesthe role of the U.S.
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    Pacific Island Developing Country Water Resources and Climate Change

    Pacific Institute, 2000
    In the context of global climate change, the author considers possible environmental outcomes for generally Pacific Island Developing States (PIDCs)The paper sets out to:provide a brief overview of PIDCS, outline present assessments of climate trends, both globally and regionally, that may have an impact on PIDCSassess some of the potential ecosystem impacts of climate change on
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    Review article - Improving estimates of deforestation rates

    2002
    Deforestation matters to many actors: forest-dwelling people, those who depend upon or wish to exploit forest products, those who value biodiversity or are affected by regional hydrology or global climate.
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    Climate change and agricultural vulnerability

    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 2002
    The report looks at the ecological and economic impacts on agriculture, and particularly the food systems, of the climate change projections of four general circulation models (GCMs), for a range of socio-economic future development pathsIt offers an ecological-economic assessment of the impacts of climate change on agriculture across all countries and regions of the world.
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    Climate change and its impacts on tourism

    WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 1999
    This study explores the potential impacts of climate change on tourism in a number of destinations.

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