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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Africa, Central America, Asia, South America

    Since 2000, US$ 2.0-2.7 billion has been invested in feedstock cultivation for biofuel in 16 forest-rich countries, mostly in oil palm and sugarcane. An additional US$ 5.7-6.7 billion has been invested in biofuel production, especially sugar-based ethanol. While investments in some countries are driven by domestic policies to reduce fossil fuel imports, most are export driven. Sugar-based ethanol offers more opportunities to capture value added than biodiesel feedstocks which are amenable to export and processing abroad.

  2. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2011
    Burkina Faso

    Dans le cadre de relever les défis majeurs qui persistent en matière de développement du capital humain, de consolidation de la gouvernance, de la croissance ainsi que d’autres préoccupations transversales telles que la préservation de l’environnement et la promotion du genre, le Burkina Faso a élaboré le Programme d’Actions du Gouvernement pour l’Emergence et le Développement Durable (PAGEDD) pour la période 2011-2015.

  3. Library Resource
    International Conventions or Treaties
    October, 2011
    Poland, Ukraine, Belarus

    The purpose of this Agreement is to create a transboundary biosphere reserve "West Polesie", consisting of three national biosphere reserves, and cooperation on protection and sustainable development of the region in conformity with UNESCO's "Man and the Biosphere" (MAB) program. The Parties shall promote cooperation in the field of protection and sustainable use of biological and landscape diversity of the transboundary biosphere reserve "Western Polesie”.

  4. Library Resource
    Legislation
    September, 2011
    Australia

    This Act aims to implement obligations that Australia has under the Climate Change Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, create incentives for people to carry on certain offsets projects and to increase carbon abatement in a manner that is consistent with the protection of Australia’s environment and that improves resilience to the effects of climate change.The Act sets up a scheme for the issue of Australian carbon credit units in relation to eligible offsets projects.

  5. Library Resource
    Legislation
    October, 2011
    Latvia

    The Law determines principles for spatial development planning in Latvia. Its purpose is to ensure such spatial development planning that would raise the quality of the living environment, ensure sustainable, effective and rational use of territories and other resources, as well as targeted and balanced development of economy.

  6. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2012
    Gabon

    Afin de concilier le projet « Gabon Emergent » et le développement durable, notamment dans sa dimension climatique, le Gabon a élaboré son Plan National Climat. Le Plan National Climat est basé sur la connaissance du potentiel de ressources dont dispose le Gabon et le respect des principes du développement durable, de bonne gouvernance et d’équité intergénérationnelle dans l’exploitation des ressources naturelles du Gabon.

  7. Library Resource
    Legislation
    September, 2011
    Guyana

    This Act provides for the establishment of the Protected Areas Commission, the Protected Areas Trust and a Trust Fund and empowers the Minister to declare national protected areas. It applies to the territorial sea, exclusive economic zone, fishery zone and continental shelf as defined in the Maritime Zones Act 2010. The Act alos provides with respect to the National Protected Areas System and allows village councils to apply to the Commission for village lands or any part thereof to be recognised as an Amerindian protected area.

  8. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2011
    Djibouti

    L’objectif général de la Stratégie et Plan d’Action pour la mise en œuvre de la Grande Muraille Verte est de créer des conditions de développement socio-économique et environnemental durables pour les populations concernées par la GMV. Spécifiquement, à court et moyen termes, elle vise à conserver, restaurer et valoriser la biodiversité et les sols; diversifier les systèmes d’exploitation; satisfaire les besoins domestiques et accroitre les revenus à travers la promotion d’activités génératrices de revenus ; et améliorer/installer les infrastructures sociales de base.

  9. Library Resource
    National Policies
    July, 2011
    Guyana

    Guyana Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper 2011 – 2015 is a confirmation of the path taken in 2001 with the Guyana’s first PRSP and it is a review of the key developments outlined at that time. Goals of the Strategy are: (i) generating economic growth; (ii) improving social services’ provision; (iii) enhancing governance structures; and (iv) progressing towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

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