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    Grassland responses to global environmental changes suppressed by elevated CO2

    SciDev.Net, 2002
    The assumption that plants can absorb excessive fossil fuel emissions containing carbon dioxide because they need the gas in order to grow is challenged in this paper.These researchers report that increased levels of carbon dioxide (when combined with the other effects of climate change) actually suppress growth rather than helping plants to flourish.
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    Fresh air?: options for the future architecture of international climate change policy

    New Economics Foundation, 2002
    The author of this report describes and evaluates eight leading policy proposals to address climate change that are competing to succeed the Kyoto Protocol’s initial phase.
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    Mapping poverty and livestock in the developing world

    International Livestock Research Institute, 2002
    Study includes a set of maps and tables that locate significant populations of poor livestock keepers, and broadly assesses how poor livestock keeping populations are likely to change over the next 3–5 decades.It concludes that: Numbers of poor (and numbers of poor livestock keepers, as far as this analysis can be taken) are greatest in South Asia (SA), particularly in the mixed irriga
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    World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg): an assessment for IISD

    International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg, 2002
    This paper provides an outline and analysis of the outcomes of the Johannesburg, 2002 world summit on sustainable development (WSSD).
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    Opportunities and risks for the poor in developing countries

    Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2002
    The authors of this paper argue that the forces of globalization ought to influence and contribute towards positive health outcomes for the poor in developing countries.
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    Chasing shadows: re-imagining finance for development

    Jubilee Research, 2002
    Starting from the premise that finance is not about money, but about the relationships among people, states, markets and natural environment, this report provides three key-features so that finance can become a “real” tool for development.The paper warns that:in order to achieve the objectives of global security and meeting basic human development needs, the imbalance between free marke
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    Governance and food security in an age of globalization

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2002
    The need to globalize institutions of governance has become obvious in some policy areas, such as international money and finance, climate change, and even public health.
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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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