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    Volume 8 Issue 1

    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2018
    China, Mongolia

    Across the Gobi Desert in China and Mongolia, millions of newly planted trees struggle to survive amid adverse ecological conditions. They were planted by a wide variety of actors in an attempt to protect, restore, or modify the local environment, despite evidence of their negative consequences upon local ecosystems. This paper investigates how these afforestation projects both challenge and affirm recent theoretical work on conservation, while also providing key insights into the decision-making framework of land management across the world’s third largest desert region.

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    Volume 7 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2018
    China

    Environmental conservation has developed significantly in China over the past 20 years, including more collaborative approaches and recent advances in establishing a national parks system. This study reviews the development of protected areas in the headwaters of the Yangtze River, drawing lessons from experiences of community development and co-management approaches. Community engagement and participation in developing localized plans for natural resource utilization and conservation have been critical features of successful ventures.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    China

    Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC 20005; bState Key Laboratory for Biology
    of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China; cCentre for Crop Systems
    Analysis, Wageningen University, 6700 AK Wageningen, The Netherlands; dChina Center for Agricultural Policy, School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences,

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2018
    Laos, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Thailand

    The residents of the Ganges and Mekong River deltas face serious challenges from rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, pollution from upstream sources, growing populations, and infrastructure that no longer works as planned. In both deltas, scientists working for nearly two decades with communities, local governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated the potential to overcome these challenges and substantially improve people’s livelihoods.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    China

    Degradation of freshwater ecosystems and the services they provide is a primary cause of increasing water insecurity, raising the need for integrated solutions to freshwater management. While methods for characterizing the multi-faceted challenges of managing freshwater ecosystems abound, they tend to emphasize either social or ecological dimensions and fall short of being truly integrative. This paper suggests that management for sustainability of freshwater systems needs to consider the linkages between human water uses, freshwater ecosystems and governance.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Angola, Benin, United States of America, Indonesia, Niger, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Senegal, Chad, Togo, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chile, China, Guinea, Rwanda, Yemen, South Sudan, Sudan, Mexico, Brazil, Global

    The report “Transforming the livestock sector through the sustainable development goals” examines the sector’s interaction with each of the SDGs, as well as the potential synergies, trade-offs, and complex interlinkages involved. The publication is intended to serve as a reference framework for Member States as they move forward to realize livestock’s potentially major contribution to the Agenda 2030.

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    Institutional & promotional materials
    March, 2018
    China, Oceania, Asia

    The Asia-Pacific region, despite impressive economic growth, is home to 490 million people still suffering from chronic hunger and it accounts for 62 percent of undernourished people in the world. Other trends and topics that need to be taken into account include population growth, urbanization and change of dietary patterns, issues of malnutrition and food safety, climate change and disaster risk, and unsustainable production and environmental degradation.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2018
    Serbia, Nepal, Morocco, Guatemala, Philippines, Uganda, Albania, Oman, Peru, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Cambodia, Congo, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, China, Mexico, Kenya

    Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” recognizes the fundamental role of women in achieving poverty reduction, food security and nutrition.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2018
    Nepal, Republic of Korea, Bangladesh, Philippines, China, Indonesia, Australia, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Asia

    Degradation of forests can have severe negative local impacts and far-reaching consequences, including soil erosion, loss of biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions, dust storms, diminished livelihood opportunities and reduced yields of forest products and services. Reversing the adverse conditions requires urgent and scaled-up action, through scientific and holistic landscape-level restoration approaches, balancing both socio-economic and environmental goals and the diverse needs of various sectors and stakeholders in the landscape.

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