This contributory chapter of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) outlines the status of climate change mitigation in agriculture and its implications on development, production and consumption trends. It presents regional and global trends in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as future global trends.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2016Canada
This article explores the ways in which (a) Indigenous youth involved in an HIV intervention took up and reclaimed their cultures as a project of defining ‘self’, and (b) how Indigenous ‘culture’ can be used as a tool for resistance, HIV prevention and health promotion. Data were drawn from the Taking Action Project: Using arts-based approaches to develop Aboriginal youth leadership in HIV prevention.
Library ResourceMarch, 2012
The term 'green jobs' can
refer to employment in a narrowly defined set of industries
providing environmental services. But it is more useful for
the policy-maker to focus on the broader issue of the
employment consequences of policies to correct environmental
externalities such as anthropogenic climate change. Most of
the literature focuses on direct employment created, with
more cursory treatment of indirect and induced job creation,
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Cambodia, Laos
In 2001 a new Land Law was adopted in Cambodia. It was significant because - for the first time - it recognised a new legal category of people, Indigenous Peoples or chuncheat daoem pheak tech in Khmer, and it also introduced the legal concept of communal land rights to Cambodia. Indigenous Peoples are not mentioned in the 1993 constitution of Cambodia or any legislation pre-dating the 2001 Land Law. However, Cambodia's 2002 Forestry Law also followed the trend by recognising Indigenous Peoples.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMay, 2007
This study proposes a novel approach to estimating a recreationaldemand model that accounts for intra-household resource allocation. Thetechnique is based on an analogy borrowed from the literature of collectivehousehold behavior and, in particular, on Browning, Chiappori and Lewbel(2006)’s model. We formulate a collective recreational demand model that takesinto account the role of each member’s preferences for consumption choices andthat depends on how disposable income is divided within the household.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2016Democratic Republic of the Congo
Rift Valley Institute PSRP Briefing Paper 14
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2016South America, Africa, Europe, United States of America
This yearbook chapter discusses the link between international investment law and commercial pressures on the world’s natural resources. It argues that changes in legal frameworks are redefining control over natural resources, and facilitating transitions toward more commercialised land relations. As pressures on resources increase, many national laws undermine the rights of people impacted by investments. If not properly thought through, international treaties to protect foreign investment could compound shortcomings of local and national governance.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2008Brazil
The Brazilian Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem-Terra (MST) is one of the best-known and most prominent rural social movements. The unequal distribution of land in Brazil, and the neglect of this problem by successive Brazilian governments contributed greatly to the organisation of rural movements striving for the implementation of land reform in the country. The struggle for land therefore frames the MST collective action and legitimates its raison d'être as a social movement.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2012Kenya
The Financial Express World News
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Cambodia
A news report on intervention from competent authorites requested by a group of 20 families in Ratanakiri against an unknown company allegedly encroaching on their land.