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    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2015
    Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Eswatini, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa

    Land degradation and desertification are among the biggest environmental challenges of our time. In the last 40 years, we lost nearly a third of the world’s arable farmland due to erosion, just as the number of people to be fed from it almost doubled. That’s why the UN General Assembly declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils. And the good news is that this new report shows that while Africa remains the most severely a«ected region, the benefit of taking action across the continent outweighs the cost of implementing it: not just by a little, but by a factor of seven.

  2. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    September, 2019

    A Portucel Moçambique está a desenvolver um projecto florestal integrado com uma indústria de produção de pasta para papel em Moçambique, assegurando a partilha de valor para promover o desenvolvimento socioeconómico sustentável das comunidades e melhorar o conhecimento e o respeito pelo ambiente.

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    Natural Habitats Group in Sierra Leone: Evolution of Company Perspectives, Policies and Practice
    Reports & Research
    March, 2020
    Sierra Leone

    This document compiles four short reports and reflection pieces produced by Natural Habitats Group (NHG) during their involvement in a LEGEND project in Sierra Leone implemented by Solidaridad, which aimed to ensure that an NHG land based investment, undertaken by group member company Natural Habitats Sierra Leone Ltd (NHSL) to develop a large oil palm plantation respected existing community members and land holding families’ land rights.

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    Volume 9 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2020
    South Africa, Southern Africa

    Normative guidelines for addressing project-induced displacement and resettlement have been successful in coercing companies and practitioners to comply with international standards and local requirements. However, good practice has not always been effectively implemented, leading to reduced social wellbeing of people in local communities. We assess how the reciprocal relationships between institutional norms and practitioners’ situated perspectives about company-community interactions can improve social management practice.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2011

    "This manual is intended for national trainers on environmental crime in Eastern and Southern Africa. It seeks to enable such trainers to equip police officers and other actors involved in fighting environmental crimes with knowledge and understanding of the nature of environmental crimes, environmental inspection and investigation, and prosecution of environmental crimes. Its methods are based specifically on a participant-centred learning approach to facilitate optimum participation of learners."

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2016

    There is correlation on land degradation in reference to environment conflict against natural
    resources undocumented. Environmental conflicts mostly depend over human needs and issues
    such as distribution, allocation and natural resources management. History documents show how
    resource-based conflicts had contributed to highly destructive wars at Karamoja and Kagera
    regions of Uganda, Darfur in Sudan, in Rwanda genocide and even in the Niger Delta. Mau
    Forest Complex is Kenya’s important water tower. Important rivers that deplete in to Lake

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2004

    Geothermal Energy is a natural form of energy stored deep in the earth's hot rocks and
    waters within the fractured rocks. It is fairly widespread in the world mostly within
    continental plate margins. It has been put into use for several centuries but commercially;
    the world's first geothermal power plant was built at Larderello Italy in 1901 and is still
    generating. In Africa, Kenya is the first country to utilize this technology for power
    generation in the Rift Valley at Olkaria Naivasha. The geothermal energy potential in

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1996

    The relationship between land ownership and the sustainable use of natural resources is examined within the context of constitutional change in Africa. Using Kenya as an example, it is demonstrated that current constitutional arrangements put excessive emphasis on the protection of private property rights without requiring the corresponding duty of ecological stewardship. This has resulted in the failure of government policies and development practices to fully integrate environmental considerations into growth strategies.

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