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- DocumentGRID Arendal, 2017Draining an area of 194,200 km2, Lake Victoria Basin is one of East Africa’s most prominent landmarks. It not only provides the headwaters of the White Nile but is also central to the development and regional integration of the East Africa Community.Document
The socioeconomics of the West, Central and Southern African coastal communities: a synthesis of studies regarding large marine ecosystemsGRID Arendal, 2016People living along the west, central and southern African coast are directly dependent on the health of Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) for sustenance, economic development and their way of life.DocumentGRID Arendal, 2017The Coastal Ecosystem Mapping and Media Utility project applied advanced and pioneering unmanned aerial vehicle technology with companion software and mobile app to explore the viability of an innovative communications tool. It further evaluated the feasibility of mapping and assessing the geographic extent of coastal blue carbon ecosystems in a low cost and quantitative way.Document
Combating poaching and illegal logging in Tanzania: voices of the rangers - hands-on experiences from the fieldGRID Arendal, 2017Poaching of wildlife is still a massive problem in Tanzania.Document
Coastal blue carbon ecosystems. Opportunities for Nationally Determined Contributions. Policy Brief.International Union for Conservation of Nature, 2016This policy brief examines the existing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and ratified National Determined Contributions (NDCs) with regard to the inclusion of specific efforts addressing blue carbon ecosystems, namely mangroves, tidal saltmarshes and seagrasses, as climate mitigation or adaptation solutions.Document
Blue carbon - Nationally Determined Contributions inventory. Appendix to: Coastal blue carbon ecosystems. Opportunities for Nationally Determined ContributionsGRID Arendal, 2017This appendix provides an inventory of the existing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and ratified National Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ChangeDocument
The RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean: voyages of marine research and capacity developmentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2017The marine research vessel (RV) Dr Fridtjof Nansen is a familiar visitor to the coastal waters of developing countries around the world. Since its first expedition in 1975, to survey fish abundance in an upwelling region of the Western Indian Ocean, the Nansen has returned to this “least known” of the world’s oceans numerous times.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Minimum tillage (MT) is a key component in the promotion of conservation agriculture (CA). This paper asks whether MT reduces cropland expansion and thus deforestation. We develop a simple theoretical household model of land expansion, and test hypotheses by estimating a double hurdle model using household survey data from 368 smallholders in rural Zambia.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017Despite a fall in deforestation, frequency and severity of fires in the Brazilian Amazon are rising, causing huge carbon emissions, biodiversity losses and local economic costs. The ignition sources are anthropogenic and mostly related to the accidental spread of agricultural fires.DocumentNorwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2017Access to sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy services is crucial for eradicating poverty, spurring economic growth, and ensuring environmental sustainability. I am proud to present The Clean Energy Initiative, Results Report 2007-2015, accounting for the breadth of Norwegian support to the energy sector.