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  1. Library Resource
    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.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2018
    Nepal, Bangladesh, China, Italy, United Kingdom, Congo, India, Bhutan

    This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2018
    Nepal, Italy, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Spain, China, Myanmar, India, Pakistan

    This country profile describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in India. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of the country and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2018
    Asia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Nepal

    This publication discusses the relevance to land and agriculture of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP BHR), and provides an overview of the state of the UNGP BHR’s implementation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines. While significant efforts were undertaken by human rights institutions and CSOs to promote UNGP BHR, this book outlines areas of action at country and regional levels to mainstream UNGP BHR.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Hundreds of millions of people in Asia are dependent on shifting cultivation, yet the practice has tended to be seen in a negative light and discouraged by policy makers. This document challenges prevailing assumptions, arguing that shifting cultivation – if properly practised – is actually a ‘good practice’ system for productively using hill and mountain land, while ensuring conservation of forest, soil, and water resources. Focusing on Eastern Himalayan farmers, it looks at whether there is a need for new, more effective and more socially acceptable policy options that help to improve shi

  6. Library Resource
    January, 2012
    Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, China, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Southern Asia

    Current land management approaches focus on achieving ecological resilience for natural resources and biological diversity, and socioeconomic resilience for the people who depend on the land for their livelihoods and wellbeing. In the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, landscapes extend across national boundaries and their effective management requires cooperation among the countries sharing the transboundary area, particularly in light of the impacts being experienced from a wide range of drivers of change, including climate change.

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2001
    India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Southern Asia

    The paper examines various water sharing treaties in South Asia, with a comparative evaluation of past and future trends, followed by suggestions for a sustainable future cooperation.It examines:the Indus Water Treaty between India and Pakistan India and Bangladesh dispute over the Ganges river India and Nepal sharing the Mahakali river watersIt makes the following observations and recommendationsOne common factor in all three water sharing cases discussed above is the dominant attitude displayed by India, by virtue of its sheer size, with a view to controlling regional water resources it s

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2011
    Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Laos, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Africa, South America, Western Africa

    Despite challenges in many river

    basins, overall the planet has

    enough water to meet the full range

    of peoples’ and ecosystems’ needs

    for the foreseeable future, but

    equity will only be achieved through

    judicious and creative management.

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