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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2018
    Kenya, South Africa, United States of America, United Kingdom

    This publication provides an overview of the theory and practice of urban innovation together with perspectives, trends and international experiences in this area. The publication seeks to stimulate debate and creative thinking around different approaches to dealing with every day urban challenges by presenting a collection of potetnially replicable local and international case studies.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2011
    Togo, Mexico, Spain

    In this paper we analyze the causal chain, from the driving forces to the state, impacts and system responses, for several present and past human activities related to land use and land degradation. The DPSIR framework approach is used for analysing and assessing land degradation problems within a comprehensive view of interactions between human society and the environment.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    United States of America, Japan, China, India, Russia

    Much is reported about the destruction of natural forests and the consequences for global warming, while on the other hand, exotic plantations in some regions struggle to gain public acceptance. The earth's population is projected to rise to around 9 billion by 2050, with a concomitant increase in demand for forest products. Inevitably, forests in general, and managed forest in particular, will be called on to provide an ever-increasing proportion of local supplies and the international wood trade.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    China, Spain, India, Brazil, New Zealand

    Data from the 1990-1994 period presented in the "Brazil's Initial National Communication" document indicated that the country is one of the top world greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters. A large majority of Brazil's GHG emissions come from deforestation mainly of the Amazon biome for agriculture and livestock land uses. This unique inventory is now out of date.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    Serbia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Croatia, China, Montenegro, Northern America

    Analysis of collected data from 2011, in structure of used agricultural land in Serbia shows that dominated plough land and gardens and meadows and pastures, until in smaller percentage are orchards and vineyards. Almost the same relation is noticed in other republics of former Yugoslavia (meadow and pastures are the most prevalent view of using the agricultural land in Slovenia, Macedonia, B&H and Montenegro). Share of area under wheat notice smaller oscillation in all republics in the period 2008-2010, until yield per hectare is equalized for the same observed period.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    China, Spain, India, Brazil, New Zealand

    Data from the 1990-1994 period presented in the "Brazil's Initial National Communication" document indicated that the country is one of the top world greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters. A large majority of Brazil's GHG emissions come from deforestation mainly of the Amazon biome for agriculture and livestock land uses. This unique inventory is now out of date.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2010
    Algeria, France, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Eritrea, Sudan, Cameroon, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad, Europe, Africa, Central America, South America

    We propose a flexible and adaptable framework to assist the quick design of models dealing with the durability of the extensive livestock systems at the territorial scale. This metamodel results from the collaborative design starting from MAS developed on 7 sites in Latin America, France and Senegal. It is composed of four packages: Agent, Community, Space and Vegetation-Herd. We illustrate these packages with examples extracted from the various models. The role of this tool is discussed in order to show its advantages and its limits

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2010
    Algeria, France, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger, Eritrea, Sudan, Cameroon, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad, Europe, Africa, Central America, South America

    We propose a flexible and adaptable framework to assist the quick design of models dealing with the durability of the extensive livestock systems at the territorial scale. This metamodel results from the collaborative design starting from MAS developed on 7 sites in Latin America, France and Senegal. It is composed of four packages: Agent, Community, Space and Vegetation-Herd. We illustrate these packages with examples extracted from the various models. The role of this tool is discussed in order to show its advantages and its limits

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    United States of America, China, Europe, Africa

    Over the past decade, sustainable development has become a pivotal element of innovation in various areas. Industrial biotechnology - through its potential to reform our energy resources - is of specific interest given its controversial reception. With the ongoing shift from a fossil-fuel-based to a bio-based economy, the demand for biomass production for biofuels and biomaterials has increased dramatically. Although countries such as the USA may have enough land-surface available, it is not likely that the necessary biomass to 'fuel' Europe can be grown domestically.

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