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- DocumentRoyal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2015The application of digital technology in conservation holds much potential for advancing the understanding of, and facilitating interaction with, the natural world.Document
A participatory GIS for community forestry user groups in Nepal: Putting people before the technology.International Institute for Environment and Development, 2000There is an increasing interest in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in a participatory context, with this development either causing alarm or being seen as providing a potentially valuable tool. The key reasons behind this have already been given in issue 33 of PLA Notes (Abbot et al., 1998).Document2015Digital technology is changing nature conservation in increasingly profound ways. The article describes this impact and its significance through the concept of ‘digital conservation’, which is found to comprise five pivotal dimensions: data on nature, data on people, data integration and analysis, communication and experience, and participatory governance.Document
This is what we die for. Human rights abuses in the democratic republic of congo power the global trade in cobalt.Amnesty International, 2016People around the world increasingly rely on rechargeable batteries to power their mobile phones, tablets, laptop computers and other portable electronic devices. The growing global market for portable electronic devices and rechargeable batteries is driving the growing demand for the extraction of cobalt, a key component in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.Document2015Currently, countries lack a uniform measurement system for waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste or WEEE). However, there is already substantial data available for both developed and less-developed countries that relate to e-waste statistics.Document
Participatory mapping and geographic information systems. Whose map? Who is empowered and who disempowered? Who wins and who loses?Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries, 2006In recent years, changes in participatory methodologies (PMs) may have been even more rapid than those in spatial technologies. Local people's abilities to make maps only became widely known and facilitated in the early 1990s. Participatory mapping has spread like a pandemic with many variants and applications not only in natural resource management but also in many other domains.DocumentCenter of Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, 2016This handbook intends to provide decision makers, planners, responders and disaster management practitioners with an overview of the disaster management structure, policies, laws, and plans for Papua New Guinea.Document
Energy pathways in low-carbon development: from technology transfer to socio-technical transformationSTEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2011The relationships between energy and development are complex, compounded by increasingly differentiated situations amongst developing countries and within them. Moreover, the manner in which energy services are realised has consequences for our health, environment, wealth, and social relations.DocumentTyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, 2016Human health risks and impacts from climate change constitute significant threats. Reducing vulnerability, increasing resilience and improving adaptation to climate change is vital, but what shapes them is still poorly understood. To examine what shapes human vulnerability, resilience and adaptation, and the connections that exist between these concepts.