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  1. Library Resource
    Planning Our City

    Planning for a sustainable Singapore

    Reports & Research
    December, 2012
    Singapore

    Cities as we know them today are already dramatically changing. Our living environments are reshaping the way we live.
    This new ‘urban age’ presents
    a unique opportunity for us to remake and reinvent our cities. How well we plan and design our living environments will matter.

    Designing our city looks at how Singapore is planned for long-term sustainability, encouraging us to think about how we can shape it and new ideas that can transform our future.

  2. Library Resource
    Singapore as a sustainable city

    Past, present and the future

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2019
    Singapore

    This paper outlines Singapore’s major sustainability challenges and its policy response in the areas of land use, transportation, waste management, water, and energy. We review the current and past Concept Plans from the perspective of sustainable land use and provide an overview of transportation policy in Singapore. We also examine Singapore’s policies to manage increasing wastes and review the four tap water management plan. Finally, we look at various initiatives by the government for sustainable use of energy.

  3. Library Resource
    Zoning Regulation as Land Use Control Instrument

    Lesson Learned from United States of America and Singapore

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2010
    United States of America, Indonesia, Singapore

    One of local government authorities is the implementation of land use planning. Due to implementation land use planning, controlling is needed as effort for the implementation is appropriate with the planning. According to Spatial Planning Act No.26/2007, land use control instruments are zoning regulation, permit, incentive and disincentive, and sanction. In Indonesia, zoning regulation is new instrument and only a few of city that have made and uses zoning regulation as land use control instrument.

  4. Library Resource
    Simex
    Reports & Research
    April, 2020
    Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Brazil
    Neste relatório avaliamos a situação da exploração madeireira no estado do Pará entre agosto de 2017 e julho 2018. Para tanto, comparamos inicialmente as informações das Autorizações para Exploração Florestal (Autefs) operacionais no período, emitidas pela Semas-PA (Secretaria Estadual de Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade), com imagens de satélite processadas para verificar a consistência e execução dessas autorizações.
  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Papua New Guinea

    The Great Timber Heist: The Logging Industry in Papua New Guinea, exposes massive tax evasion and financial misreporting by foreign logging companies, allegedly resulting in nonpayment of hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.

  6. Library Resource
    Rapport GIEC
    Reports & Research
    April, 2020
    Africa

    Le Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC) a publié Le changement climatique et les terres émergées, un rapport spécial du GIEC sur le changement climatique, la désertification, la dégradation des terres, la gestion durable des terres, la sécurité alimentaire et les flux de gaz à effet de serre dans les écosystèmes terrestres en 2019 (www.ipcc.ch/srccl). Dans ce document, nous ferons référence au rapport du GIEC sous le nom de Rapport spécial sur le changement climatique et les terres émergées.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2015
    Africa, Ghana

    Africa has been at the centre of a "land grab" in recent years, with investors lured by projections of rising food prices, growing demand for "green" energy, and cheap land and water rights. But such land is often also used or claimed through custom by communities. What does this mean for Africa? In what ways are rural people's lives and livelihoods being transformed as a result? And who will control its land and agricultural futures?

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2019
    Cambodia

    This blog is part of Global Forest Watch’s Global Insights series. Although many parts of the world are experiencing forest loss, the factors motivating these losses differ between countries and regions. Global Insights takes a local look at historical and current trends in forested countries across the world to highlight the diversity of forest issues. To read other posts in the series, click here.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2013
    Cambodia

    In rural Cambodia the rampant allocation of state land to political elites and foreign investors in the form of “Economic Land Concessions (ELCs)”—estimated to cover an area equivalent to more than 50 % of the country’s arable land—has been associated with encroachment on farmland, community forests and indigenous territories and has contributed to a rapid increase of rural landlessness. By contrast, less than 7,000 ha of land have been allotted to land-poor and landless farmers under the pilot project for “Social Land Concessions (SLCs)” supported by various donor agencies.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2017
    Cambodia

    Global demand for timber, agricultural commodities, and extractives is a significant driver of deforestation worldwide. Transparent land-concessions data for these large-scale commercial activities are essential to understand drivers of forest loss, monitor environmental impacts of ongoing activities, and ensure efficient and sustainable allocation of land.

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