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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2019
    South America

    Pacto de Leticia, reunión infructuosa para la Amazonía
     
    Oscar Bazoberry Chali
     
    El día 6 de septiembre, se llevó a cabo una Reunión de Jefes de Estado y Jefes de Delegaciones en Colombia. El fuego y la devastación de los incendios para la deforestación en la región sudamericana, ya se habían difundido a nivel mundial, y en especial, la población de los países amazónicos mostraba su preocupación por las políticas y la responsabilidad de sus gobiernos en estos fenómenos donde confluyen causas climáticas con acciones humanas.

  2. Library Resource

    Volume 7 Issue 4

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2018
    Global

    There is extensive scientific evidence that both adaptation and mitigation are essential to address the problem of climate change. However, there is still limited knowledge about the possibilities for exploiting the interrelationships between these measures in the design and implementation of climate change activities. In this paper, first the adaptation–mitigation dichotomy and definitions of adaptation and mitigation are discussed.

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    Reports & Research
    August, 2016
    Southern Asia, India

    The monograph examines the recommendations of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel on making the Western Ghats eco sensitive zones in the light of Indian environment laws. The Indian environment debate of conservation and protection of biodiversity has been sustained by post colonial response that has two major opposing strands. The first is the cultural opposition characterised by the indigenous people of their homestead, religious and livelihood rights. The second is the opposition within the political and legal framework that has taken the judicial and policy making route.

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    RBC
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2019
    Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Brazil

    A Floresta Amazônica possui importância indispensável para o equilíbrio terrestre, pois proporciona diversos serviços ambientais. O desmatamento é uma ameaça imediata a este ecossistema, pois afeta os níveis de evapotranspiração da floresta, tornando o clima local mais quente e seco; podendo influenciar no clima além de seus limites, devido à circulação atmosférica. Este estudo avalia os efeitos de longo prazo do desmatamento progressivo da Amazônia sobre a precipitação no Brasil, através do modelo CCM3-IBIS.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2019
    Malawi, Mozambique, Malaysia

    This report aims to illustrate how selected companies in Malawi, Mozambique and Malaysia are implementing commitments to international best practices on land rights. The companies referenced in this paper are in the process of developing and improving ways to address land tenure rights, and for this reason, the cases ought to be viewed as examples of emerging company experiences, which can contribute to establishing best practices.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    South-Eastern Asia, Indonesia

    The deforestation-free movement (or “zero-deforestation”) has emerged recently in a context of lower state control, globalization and pressure on corporations by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through consumer awareness campaigns, acknowledging the essential role of agricultural commodities in deforestation. It takes the form of commitments by corporations to ensure that the products they either produce, process, trade or retail are not linked to forest conversion.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2015
    Global

    Licuri is a highly valuable tree species, both to local ecosystems and in traditional cultural uses, with a clear commercial niche. Its productive and sustainable uses are directly linked to ecosystem conservation and women’s empowerment—which is being further developed to great success. Project partners are working together to increase the mechanization of the licuri harvesting and production process, aiming to lessen the time-burden on women and enhance their livelihood potential.

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    Reports & Research
    January, 2015
    Uganda

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as well as local governments and civil society organizations, have been working to address many of the climate-related issues in the Sanzara community by employing Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) with an integrated Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EBA) approach to maximize community climate resilience.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2017
    Global

    Policy reform is required to more accurately value natural capital and incentivize green investments through aligned subsidies, supportive financial measures, and risk mitigation support.
    A centralized system that synthesizes evidence and connects projects to investors would both improve awareness of initiatives and funding sources, and build capacity and financial literacy.
    Key information gaps persist in reporting, monitoring and impact assessment. Leveraging a centralized system could reduce redundancies, enhance cost-effectiveness and bridge finance gaps.

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