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  1. Library Resource
    The Land We Lost Briefing Document

    Native Customary Rights (NCR) and Monoculture Plantations in Sarawak

    Reports & Research
    July, 2019
    Malaysia

    This publication is the outcome of our research on the socio-environmental impacts of large pulp and paper, timber tree and oil palm plantations in Sarawak. It contains two case studies on plantation affected indigenous communities in Batu Niah and Bakong in the Miri Division. It stresses on the importance of understanding the context of large monoculture plantations in Sarawak accurately, as it entails two destructive factors. First, it involves deforestation, as it is clearly a post-logging development.

  2. Library Resource
    The Land We Lost

    Native Customary Rights (NCR) and Monoculture Plantations in Sarawak

    Reports & Research
    July, 2019
    Malaysia

    This publication is the outcome of our research on the socio-environmental impacts of large pulp and paper, timber tree and oil palm plantations in Sarawak. It contains two case studies on plantation affected indigenous communities in Batu Niah and Bakong in the Miri Division. It stresses on the importance of understanding the context of large monoculture plantations in Sarawak accurately, as it entails two destructive factors. First, it involves deforestation, as it is clearly a post-logging development.

  3. 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.

  4. Library Resource
    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.

  5. 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.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2014
    Peru

    El estudio está orientado a evaluar los problemas de la deforestación, mediante la aplicación del Sistema de Información Geográfica (SIG), que viene impactando en el medio ambiente, con el propósito de mostrar las áreas críticas para un mejor ordenamiento espacial y manejo de los recursos; en tal sentido, nos trazamos los siguientes objetivos: estudiar y analizar la deforestacion y el cambio en el medio con la finalidad de interpretar los impactos ambientales que está ocasionando en la provincia de Padre Abad, con la finalidad de recomendar las medidas que se deben adoptar para el ordenamie

  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2006
    South-Eastern Asia, Asia, Indonesia

    "The Lore Lindu region in Indonesia—as in many forest frontier areas in Southeast Asia—has experienced rapid deforestation due to agricultural expansion in the uplands, at the forest margins. This has resulted in aggravated problems of erosion and water availability, threatening agricultural productivity growth. At the same time, technical progress is promoting agricultural intensification in the lowlands. In this article, we examine how improved technologies for paddy rice cultivation in the lowlands have affected agricultural expansion and deforestation in the uplands.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2014
    Ecuador

    La mayoría de las familias Shuar para mejorar sus economías se dedican a la explotación maderera, dejando tierras deforestadas como resultado de esta actividad, las cuales son utilizadas especialmente para la ganadería y la producción de monocultivos. Estas acciones en conjunto provocan degradación del suelo, pérdida de biodiversidad y afectaciones a la propia comunidad, que depende de los recursos del bosque para sobrevivir.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2011
    Ecuador

    En una de las regiones más diversas del Ecuador, la Región Amazónica específicamente en las provincias de Orellana y Pastaza, se encuentra una de las áreas protegidas más significativas del país, el Parque Nacional Yasuní (PNY) declarado como tal en julio de 1979. Diez años más tarde, la importancia de esta zona llegó a ser reconocida a nivel internacional, cuando en 1989 la UNESCO proclamó al parque y sus alrededores como reserva de biósfera.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2012
    Cameroon, Africa

    Includes the destruction of livelihoods for thousands of Cameroonians, the irreversible environmental impact, opposition to the project, deceit and cynicism: the development label of the project.

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