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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2002
    Taiwan

    Thorough land use planning in a slope land watershed requires careful consideration of both natural and social conditions. A modified "simple-accurate" method was used to estimate a land use potential value for each terrain unit of a slope land watershed in Taiwan. Soil loss estimates based on erosion modeling served as a guide for determining the most suitable land use type. The social feedback to the proposed land use planning was assessed through on-site interviews with the land users.

  2. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    September, 2019
    Mozambique

    A Portucel Moçambique está a desenvolver um projecto florestal integrado com uma indústria de produção de pasta para papel em Moçambique, assegurando a partilha de valor para promover o desenvolvimento socioeconómico sustentável das comunidades e melhorar o conhecimento e o respeito pelo ambiente.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2018
    Kenya, Egypt, Switzerland, Philippines, Zambia, Israel, Malaysia, Spain, Chile, Germany, China, Fiji, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Iran, Singapore, India, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Brazil

    Aquatic genetic resources (AqGR) play a crucial role in contributing to global food security and nutrition, as well as sustainable livelihoods. However, in various international fora, most FAO members have highlighted the limitations and constraints faced in assessing their national capacities to use, manage and conserve AqGR as well as in identifying and monitoring the resources used and the suitable indicators of the status of those resources.

  4. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2015
    Argentina

    La acción de la FAO en Argentina se inició en 1953 y se ha mantenido sin interrupciones hasta el presente. Con más de 125 proyectos de cooperación técnica efectivamente ejecutados, la FAO en Argentina ha contribuido a intensificar las actividades de capacitación, el desarrollo institucional, la inocuidad de los alimentos, la sanidad vegetal y animal, la aceleración de los mecanismos de coordinación institucional, la difusión de buenas prácticas y la adecuación de normas y marcos regulatorios.

  5. Library Resource

    Strategic Mineral Sector Sustainability Assessment

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    April, 2016
    Armenia, Europe, Central Asia

    This report provides a review of the Armenian mining sector, and assesses its potential to contribute to sustainable economic growth and development. Based on the findings, it provides recommendations for initiatives and actions for the future development of the sector. The report was produced in the period October 2015 to April 2016.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2009

    A fundamental element in designing sustainable rural development strategies consists in evaluation the economic capacity of the production structures in agriculture. Since land use is a primary determinant of ecosystem vulnerability, affecting the soil regeneration, biodiversity, or landscape, the paper aims at investigating the economic potentials conferred by the agricultural area usage in the Romanian farms.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2010

    This internal background paper has been prepared to help inform the 2010 environment strategy with respect to a proposed way forward on use of country systems. The World Bank Group environment strategy is built on three pillars: leveraging natural resources for growth and poverty reduction; managing the environmental risks to growth and development; and transforming growth paths. As part of its exploration of these three pillars, the strategy considers the question of environmental co-benefits of climate change actions.

  8. Library Resource

    A World Bank Toolkit

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2008

    The operations policy on Development Policy Lending (DPL), approved by the Board in August 2004, requires that the Bank systematically analyze whether specific country policies supported by an operation are likely to have "significant effects" on the country's environment, forests, and other natural resources. The implicit objective behind this requirement is to ensure that there is adequate capacity in the country to deal with adverse effects on the environment, forests, and other natural resources that the policies could trigger, even at the program design stage.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    China

    The fragmentation of construction land due to decentralised urban development, disorderly mixed land use, and large-scale transportation infrastructure poses a threat to urban integrity. There is a need to quantify the fragmentation level in a consistent way for inclusion in planning-related decisions. In the context of China's urban sprawl, this study develops a quantitative and intuitive index approach that planners can use to analyse multiple fragmentation features of construction land within urban areas.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2010
    India

    The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol allows Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) projects as mitigation activities to offset the CO2 in the atmosphere whilst simultaneously seeking to ensure sustainable development for the host country. The Kyoto Protocol was ratified by the Government of India in August 2002 and one of India's objectives in acceding to the Protocol was to fulfil the prerequisites for implementation of projects under the CDM in accordance with national sustainable priorities.

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