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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    China

    The Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) instrument onboard the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) provides elevation data with very high accuracy which can be used as ground data to evaluate the vertical accuracy of an existing Digital Elevation Model (DEM). In this article, we examine the differences between ICESat elevation data (from the 1064 nm channel) and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) DEM of 3 arcsec resolution (90 m) and map-based DEMs in the Qinghai-Tibet (or Tibetan) Plateau, China.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Fiji, Bangladesh, Switzerland, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Italy, Ecuador, Cambodia, India, Sudan

    Ce manuel de formation est destiné tant aux personnes qui travaillent dans la gestion des risques naturels et la réponse aux catastrophes qu’aux personnes qui travaillent dans le domaine de la gestion foncière. En utilisant un format d'auto-formation, cette publication vise à fournir un aperçu des aspects les plus importants liés aux régimes fonciers qui peuvent survenir après une catastrophe naturelle et qui doivent être considérés et inclus dans les processus décisionnels associés aux différentes phases de la prévention et la gestion des risques naturels.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia

    Forest conflict in Asia is on the rise as various stakeholders have different views about and interests in the management of increasingly scarce resources. Unfortunately, in many instances, local communities and indigenous peoples suffer the most when such conflicts play out. Focusing on how rights (or a lack thereof) instigate conflict and how collective action plays a role in conflict management, this paper examines eight cases from six countries: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2011
    China, Laos, Nepal, Global

    The workshop was attended by 89 participants representing government agencies, national assembly, civil society groups, and international organizations working in Lao PDR. In order to share experience of reforming forest tenure from other countries, resource persons were also invited from China, Nepal, Brazil and Vietnam.The key objective of the workshop was to continue the process of learning on forest land tenure reform from various countries, review and reflect on the current states of forest tenure in Lao PDR, and work out on pathways to forest tenure change.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Nepal, Thailand, Philippines, India, China, Mongolia, Asia

    Addressing the role of women in forestry is central to sustainable resource management and rural livelihood improvement. Improving women’s access to forest resources and effectively including them in decision making leads to greater investment in children’s welfare and has positive effects on economic growth and sustainable resource management. Opportunities for women to adopt new roles and improve their livelihoods are increasing but gender imbalances still threaten sustainable development.

  6. Library Resource

    Comparative Analysis of Eight Countries and Implications for Governments, Zone Authorities and Businesses

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    Kenya, Jordan, Bangladesh, Philippines, El Salvador, Egypt, China, Costa Rica

    This global report examines the opportunity for special economic zones to promote women's economic empowerment and boost zone and enterprise competitiveness in developing countries. The research covers Bangladesh, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, Jordan, Kenya, and the Philippines. The study focuses on women's economic empowerment in the context of zones at three levels: (i) fair employment and working conditions for female employees; (ii) equal access to opportunities for professional advancement; and (iii) investment opportunities for female entrepreneurs.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    China

    Oil exploitation and road development have strongly fragmented the coastal landscapes, leading to profound ecological consequences. The dynamic relationships between oil wells, roads, and landscape fragmentation indices in the Yellow River Delta, China were explored. Oil wells, roads and land cover were mapped from TM images in 1992, 2000, 2006, and 2009, respectively. Changes and relationships were compared among three selected typical sections using linear regression models.

  8. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2011
    Brazil, United States of America, China, Global

    The economic and land use consequences of US biofuel programs and their contributions to GHG emissions have been the focal point of many debates and research studies in recent years. However, most of these studies focused on the land use emissions due to the first generation of biofuels such as corn ethanol, sugarcane ethanol, and biodiesel (e.g. [1, 2] [3, 4]). A quick literature review indicates that only a few attempts have been made to estimate these emissions for the second generation of biofuels which convert cellulosic materials into liquid fuels. Gurgel et al.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    China

    Grassland degradation not only results in soil degradation and severe decreases in land productivity, but also can promote the emission of soil carbon and nitrogen compounds as greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The primary objective of this study was to characterize the impact of grassland degradation on carbon and nitrogen budgets in Inner Mongolia, China. We investigated the changes of total carbon, organic carbon, inorganic carbon and total nitrogen that occur in a grassland ecosystem (including vegetation and top 30 cm soil layer) in the course of grassland degradation.

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