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Governance Assessment for Protected and Conserved Areas (GAPA): early experience of a multi-stakeholder methodology for enhancing equity and effectivenessInternational Institute for Environment and Development, 2018We are increasingly recognising that governance is key to enhancing the effectiveness, equity and sustainability of conservation efforts. There is abundant literature on the theory of governance and conservation practitioners are increasingly familiar with the concepts of accountability, effective participation and equitable benefit sharing.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Human efforts to address poverty, enhance welfare, and conserve natural resources and the environment often fail because of faulty governance and implementation. Improvements in governance are consistently viewed as means to address the failures of sustainable development and natural resource management.Document
Proceedings of the Symposium Incentivizing Mountain Communities for Ecosystem Services in the Context of a Changing Climate: International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment and Impacts on LivelihoodsInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Context:DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The purpose of this study was to estimate the benefits and costs of reducing deforestation and forest degradation in different landscapes and management regimes in Nepal, and to provide associated opportunity costs of carbon that can be used as inputs for planning the implementation of REDD+ in Nepal.Document
Building partnerships for conservation and development in HKH: exploring complementary opportunities for improving HKPL transboundary cooperation from One Belt, One Road Initiative, 1–12 December 2016, Lanzhou, ChinaInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (HKPL-CDI) is a regional transboundary initiative to enhance cooperation between Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, and Tajikistan for biodiversity conservation and mountain sustainable development.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Kangchenjunga Landscape (KL) is a transboundary landscape that spreads from the Tarai-Duar lowlands of India and Nepal, across the midhills of western Bhutan, northeast India and eastern Nepal, to the high Himalayan region of India and Nepal. The dominant feature in the landscape is Mount Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak at 8,586 m.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Kangchenjunga Landscape (KL) encompasses a part of eastern Nepal, Sikkim and part of West Bengal in India, and the western and south western parts of Bhutan. It has a total area of 25,086 km2 and elevation range from 40 to 8,586 masl.OrganisationThe Convention was opened for signature on 5 June 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio "Earth Summit").Document
The Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing: User-country measures and implementation in IndiaFridtjof Nansen Institute, 2016User-measure requirements are the cornerstone of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization developed under the Convention on Biological Diversity.Document
The ocean and us: how healthy marine and coastal ecosystems support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development GoalsGRID Arendal, 2015The ocean has been a cornerstone of human development throughout the history of civilization. People continue to come to the coasts to build some of the largest cities on the planet, with thriving economies, culture and communities. Ocean and coastal ecosystems provide us with resources and trade opportunities that greatly benefit human well-being.