Desertification, land degradation and drought affect more than 2 billion people and the situation might worsen due to the unsustainable use of soil and water under present scenarios of climate change. The UNCCD 10-year strategy points out the importance of science, knowledge sharing systems and awareness raising to support policymakers in reversing this trend. Sustainable land management practices, including sustainable agriculture, provide important local, regional and global benefits.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Australia, Bolivia, China, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia
A large number of countries recognize the role of forests in carbon sequestration and committed in their NDCs to protect forests, reduce deforestation rates, and restore forestlands. Few NDCs, however, make any specific commitments to how their forests will be protected or restored on degraded land. It is still unclear if governments will protect forests by expanding the protected estate, improving the management of existing national parks, helping communities safeguard the forests on their lands, or by taking other measures.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2011Bolivia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2010Bolivia
textabstractAbstract: In this paper we discuss forestry issues related to land reform in Bolivia. We find that although the current land reform satisfies most of the necessary conditions for adequately addressing development issues in the agrarian sector, it does not deal with many challenges related to forest management and actually contains provisions conflicting with the objectives of sustainable forest management.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Ghana, Peru, Vietnam
This book explores the relationship between gender and land, the gendered implications of globalisation on social relations and resource control, and the workings of global capital. Its central focus is examination of globalisation and how the associated changes in land use and tenure affect rural women. A parallel current is people’s resistance to global forces, frequently demonstrated through insistence on the uniqueness of their livelihoods.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMay, 2019Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Portugal, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Venezuela
In the face of increasing socio-economic and climatic pressures in growing cities, it is rational for managers to consider multiple approaches for securing water availability. One often disregarded option is the promotion of reforestation in source regions supplying important quantities of atmospheric moisture transported over long distances through aerial rivers, affecting water resources of a city via precipitation and runoff (‘smart reforestation’). Here we present a case demonstrating smart reforestation’s potential as a water management option.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationOctober, 2020Belize, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, United States of America
Sustainable forest management activities, such as future crop tree (FCT) release treatments, became part of the REDD+ strategy to avoid carbon emissions from forests. FCT release treatments are intended to achieve increased growth of FCTs by removing competitor trees. This initially leads to a reduction of the forest carbon pool and represents a carbon debt. We estimated that the time it takes for FCTs to offset the carbon debt through increased growth on experimental sites of 10 km² in Belize, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationAugust, 2020Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, United States of America, Venezuela, Global
Conservationists recognize the value of protected area (PA) systems, with adequate coverage, ecological representation, connection, and management to deliver conservation benefits. Yet, governments primarily focus on coverage, disregarding quantification of the other criteria.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2019Bolivia
La agricultura familiar campesina (AFC) ha sido marginada sistemáticamente a pesar de su aporte a una alimentación sana y cuidado del medioambiente. Es tiempo de revalorizarla y abrir discusión desde una postura optimista, basada en observaciones directas en terrenos y marcos teóricos desarrollados por los agraristas de la corriente chayanoviana.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2018Bolivia
The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) recommends the Figure of Merit (FOM) as a possible metric to confirm models that simulate deforestation baselines for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD). The FOM ranges from 0% to 100%, where larger FOMs indicate more-accurate simulations. VCS requires that simulation models achieve a FOM greater than or equal to the percentage deforestation during the calibration period.
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