With 48% forest cover, the Greater Mekong Subregion still has large areas of forest remaining. The area of primary forest is, however, low and falling, while large tracts of forest are highly degraded and forest planting rates remain low in most countries. Reinvestment in forests is necessary to maintain wood and timber production, support biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation, revitalise rural economies and protect against natural hazards and the impacts of climatic alterations. For a greener future, investment in forestry is essential.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011Cambodia, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Asia, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Fiji, Bangladesh, Switzerland, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Italy, Ecuador, Cambodia, India, Sudan
Este manual de capacitación está destinado a personas que trabajan tanto en la gestión de riesgos y respuesta a los desastres naturales, como aquéllas que trabajan en el sector de la tenencia de la tierra. Mediante un formato de auto-capacitación, esta publicación tiene como objetivo brindar una visión general de los aspectos más importantes de la tenencia de la tierra que pueden surgir después de un desastre natural y que necesitan ser considerados e incluidos en los procesos de toma de decisiones asociados con las diferentes fases del manejo de riesgos en los desastres naturales.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Austria, South Africa, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Australia, Netherlands, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Brazil, Cuba, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
LADA (Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands project) is a scientifically-based approach to assessing and mapping land degradation at different spatial scales ? small to large ? and at various levels ? local to global. It was initiated in drylands, but the methods and tools have been developed so as to be widely applicable in other ecosystems and diverse contexts with minimal required adaptation.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2011China
In view of the problems faced by implementation model of cooperated rural households in terms of limited use scope, insufficient governmental policy and one-sided participation of rural households, the comprehensive evaluation index system of the feasibility of implementation model of cooperated rural households is established. From the macro-perspective, seven indexes including urban land use, township economic development stage, urbanization and township enterprise structure are selected.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011South Africa, Mexico, China, Italy
Library ResourceLegislationJune, 2011China
The Article 8, 34 and 175 of the Land Law are canceled. Article 172 is amended as: The land value tax shall be levied on the landowner. In the case of any land subject to dien, the said tax shall be paid by the dien-holder. The Article 34-1 is also amended. For the disposal of ownership, or changes of, or setting encumbrance of superficies, agricultural right, servitude of real property, or dien over co-owned land or constructional improvements, the consent of more than half of the Co-owners whose holding of ownership is more than half of the total share shall be required.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Namibia, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Honduras, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, China, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Romania, Italy
This thematic issue of the Land Tenure Journal brings together theories and practices related to land tenure and climate change both from the mitigation and adaptation perspectives. Articles look at the implications that REDD+ and Payments for Environmental Services pose to land tenure and administration, propose approaches to deal with the new challenges and analyse the adaptation of local tenure systems and livelihoods to climate change.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2011China
Starting from the status of citizenization of land-losing farmers, problems in the citizenization are analyzed, such as the difficulty in land-losing farmers’ economic life after turning into citizens, employment difficulties of land-losing farmers after living in the city, and the prominent problems in social security of land-losing farmers. Causations for the citizenization problems of land-losing farmers are analyzed. Firstly, institutionalized rejection is the root of the obstacle in citizenization of land-losing farmers.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011China
Managing urban growth in the current rapid urbanization process has become a key issue for land use policy in transformation China. This paper maps and assesses the performance of urban containment strategies in China, looking at the case of Beijing over a 19-year period (1990–2009). The analysis shows that to a large extent containment strategies perform well in terms of concentrating urban growth in planned suburban areas and promoting compact development.
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