Nine Latin American countries plan to use silvopastoral practices—incorporating trees into grazing lands—to mitigate climate change. However, the cumulative potential of scaling up silvopastoral systems at national levels is not well quantified. Here, we combined previously published tree cover data based on 250 m resolution MODIS satellite remote sensing imagery for 2000–2017 with ecofloristic zone carbon stock estimates to calculate historical and potential future tree biomass carbon storage in Colombian grasslands.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2020Colombia, Portugal, United States of America
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2020Colombia, South Africa, Southern Africa
Protected area managers rely on relevant, credible, and legitimate knowledge. However, an increase in the rate, extent, severity, and magnitude of the impacts of drivers of change (e.g., climate change, altered land use, and demand for natural resources) is affecting the response capacity of managers and their agencies. We address temporal aspects of knowledge governance by exploring time-related characteristics of information and decision-making processes in protected areas.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationOctober, 2020Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Philippines
Urbanization of the countryside affects rural areas, especially in the immediate surroundings of large cities. Normally, this occurs as an unpromoted process, but in Chile, it is driven by the legal framework. This research focuses on rural residential plots (RRPs) around the capital city, Santiago. The analysis seeks to understand the significance and consequences of RRPs during the last four decades and the role of a favorable legal framework in affecting their development.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2020Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South America, Central America
The urban planning ideas proposed by Jane Jacobs in the 1960s remain relevant to this day, promoting a perspective on the relationship between urban morphology and the community that takes into consideration the experiences of the people themselves in the planning of cities. With Jacobs’ ideas in mind, this article seeks to explore the urban territory of Santiago, Chile, and to assess the vitality of its neighborhoods with their diversity of morphological, architectural, and spatial characteristics.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2015Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Rwanda, Sub-Saharan Africa
Cette journée de réflexion a été consacrée à la place de l’enjeu foncier en milieu rural dans les conflits civils contemporains dans les pays en développement. Elle a mobilisé le réseau élargi du Comité, avec plus d’une cinquantaine d’experts, de chercheurs et de décideurs venus contribuer au débat. Jean-Pierre Chauveau et Éric Léonard de l’IRD-Pôle foncier de Montpellier ont assuré le cadrage général et l’identification des principaux intervenants.[…]
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2021Colombia, United States of America
There is little information concerning how people in the Global South perceive the benefits and costs associated with urban green areas. There is even less information on how governance influences the way people value these highly complex socio-ecological systems. We used semi-structured surveys, statistical analyses, and econometrics to explore the perceptions of users regarding governance and the benefits and costs, or Ecosystem Services (ES) and Ecosystem Disservices (ED), provided by Neotropical green areas and their willingness to invest, or not, for their conservation.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2021Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, United States of America
Cattle grazing and fire are common types of management on natural ecosystems, generating several threats to the conservation of native vegetation (e.g., changes in species richness, cover, and abundance, mainly of bovine-palatable species). In this work, we analysed the response of the structure and composition of vegetation managed with different cattle stocking rates and fire in the savanna ecosystems of Colombia. The study was located in the eastern area of the Llanos region, where savannas were subjected to grazing and burning.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2021Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa, Europe
Today, the design and remodeling of urban environments is being sought in order to achieve green, healthy, and sustainable cities. The effect of air pollution in cities due to vehicle combustion gases is an important part of the problem. Due to the indirect effect caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, political powers in Europe have imposed confinement measures for citizens by imposing movement restrictions in large cities. This indirect measure has given us a laboratory to show how the reduction in vehicle circulation affects in a short time the levels of air pollution in cities.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Congo, Colombia, Guatemala, Madagascar, Mongolia, Nepal, Togo, Tanzania
In 2013, the International Land Coalition (ILC) marked a historic expansion in its membership, reaching 152 member organisations in 56 countries, representing diverse interests and entities from national civil society organisations (CSOs) and grassroots movements to international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and United Nations agencies, all with a common agenda to work together on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people to make tangible progress in achieving secure and equitable access to land.ILC has also become a leading advocate for transparency and open knowledge on land g
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, United States of America, Japan, Philippines, Iran, Nepal
Agriculture influences and shapes the world’s ecosystems, but not always in a positive way. More than 2.5 billion people are globally involved as stewards of land and water ecosystems that constitute the natural resource base for feeding the current and future world population. Yet, conventional agronomic interventions based on ‘hard’ agricultural engineering compromise various eco-services that are required for sustainable agricultural development.
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