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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Southern Asia, South America, Africa, Asia, Niger, Kenya, Uzbekistan, India, Cameroon, Peru
Attention to land degradation and environmental pollution has increased significantly in the past 25 years, largely due to greater levels of international cooperation and recognition that local changes in land resources have global impacts. As the world’s focus on climate change increases, so, too, does the attention being paid to drought and its rise in frequency and severity.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2007Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Asia
Although several institutional and management approaches that address the degradation of the rangelands have been tested in the dry areas of Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA), impact has been limited. Nonetheless, the development of National Action Plans to combat desertification highlights the interest of governments to tackle this issue. Payment for Environmental Services (PES) may be a viable policy option, though, to date, most PES programs have focused on the management of different resources (forests, watersheds).
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