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IWRA Agenda_Final_5.22

IWRA Agenda_Final_5.22

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IWRA Agenda_Final_5.22

IWRA Agenda_Final_5.22

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Special Session Agenda_Cozumel

Special Session Agenda_Cozumel

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IWRA_Agenda_Cozumel

IWRA_Agenda_Cozumel

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World Water Congress 2017 Agenda

World Water Congress 2017 Agenda

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IWRA Special Session Final Agenda

IWRA Special Session Final Agenda

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REDD+ for Red Books?

REDD+ for Red Books?

Negotiating rights to land and livelihoods through carbon governance in the Central Highlands of Vietnam

Phuc Xuan To, Wolfram Dressler, Sango Mahanty - March 2017

Through a case study of a pilot REDD+ project in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, we examine how REDD+ has intersected with property rights institutions and agrarian change to influence changing property relations and commodity markets. Our findings show that REDD+ implemented through state and local institutions has articulated with the local political economy to coproduce conditions that embody local norms, needs, and desires....

Moral economies and markets: ‘Insider’ cassava trading in Kon Tum, Vietnam

Moral economies and markets: ‘Insider’ cassava trading in Kon Tum, Vietnam

Phuc Xuan To, Sango Mahanty, Wolfram Dressler - March 2017

Vietnam’s uplands have been increasingly integrated into commodity production for global markets. This paper focuses on the role of the cassava trader in connecting upland villagers as cassava producers to an emerging global cassava market. In Vietnam’s Central Highlands, ethnic minority villagers engaging in a mixed economy of subsistence and cash crop production still practice communal resource use and reciprocal...

Fish Trade

Fish Trade

Trade and Environment Review 2016

- UNCTAD - February 2017

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Restoring Life on Earth

Restoring Life on Earth

Private-sector Experiences in Land Reclamation and Ecosystem Recovery

- CBD - February 2017

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Nature's Benefits

Nature's Benefits

Latin America’s Blue Biotrade Delivered to Society by Valuable Ecosystem Services

- CAF Development Bank - February 2017

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Building Blue Carbon Projects:

Building Blue Carbon Projects:

An Introductory Guide

Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) - April 2014

Blue carbon projects can work, by using the value of carbon stored and sequestered in coastal and marine ecosystems to support conservation and sustainable management, a new report shows. The report, published by Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), aims to stimulate discussion regarding projects that support the conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems based on a Blue Carbon approach. It serves as a...

PREVIEW: Social Networks of Corruption in the Vietnamese and Lao Cross-Border Timber Trade

PREVIEW: Social Networks of Corruption in the Vietnamese and Lao Cross-Border Timber Trade

Phuc Xuan To, Wolfram Dressler - Sango Mahanty - March 2014

Although corruption is a core issue in discourses on Southeast Asian states and the region’s illegal timber trade, its specific meanings, characteristics, and role are poorly understood. This ethnographic study of corruption and timber trade in the lower Mekong uncovers the relationships, dealings, and networks that enable illegal timber flows. Examination of the actors involved and their efforts to obtain the release of the timber...

FLEGT VPA and REDD+ and community tenure rights in Honduras

FLEGT VPA and REDD+ and community tenure rights in Honduras

Filippo Del Gatto - Benno Pokorny - March 2014

A community forestry case study from Honduras, the first Latin American country to be simultaneously involved in FLEGT VPA and REDD+ processes, provides evidence that community forestry can significantly contribute to their common aims. That being so, both initiatives should focus on policies that support forest communities, in particular those that strengthen and clarify these communities’ rights to land and resources....

Research Projects Boom in Carbon Market

Research Projects Boom in Carbon Market

Martin Luther Oketch Kampala - Monitor Online - September 2013

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Legal Review of Recently Enacted Farmland Law and Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law

Legal Review of Recently Enacted Farmland Law and Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law

Improving the Legal & Policy Frameworks Relating to Land Management in Myanmar

Robert B. Oberndorf - Forest Trends - December 2012

In order to inform Myanmar’s first multi-stakeholder national dialogue workshop on land tenure and user rights (held November 24th & 25th, 2012), Forest Trend’s Senior Law & Policy Advisor Rob Oberndorf was asked to conduct an in-depth analysis of recently enacted land legislation in the country, and suggest ways in which the legal frameworks relating to rural land management could be improved. This report is the result of that...

Towards Cost-effective Social Impact Assessment of REDD+ Projects

Towards Cost-effective Social Impact Assessment of REDD+ Projects

Meeting the Challenge of Multiple Benefit Standards

Michael Richards, Steven Panfil - Forest Trends, CCBA - March 2011

This paper describes some of the challenges of meeting standards for multiple benefit forest carbon and other land use based carbon projects. There is considerable current controversy about the social and equity impacts of such projects. The authors argue that a combination of more robust standards, such as the Climate Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, for assessing the social performance of projects, and cost...

Pricing the Environment

Pricing the Environment

Generation's Colin le Duc backs Forest Trends

- Absolute Return - February 2011

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 Brazilian tribe owns carbon rights to Amazon rainforest land

Brazilian tribe owns carbon rights to Amazon rainforest land

Rhett Butler - Mongabay - December 2009

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Legal Opinion Finds Indigenous Amazon Tribe Owns Carbon Rights

Legal Opinion Finds Indigenous Amazon Tribe Owns Carbon Rights

David DeFranza - Treehugger - December 2009

In what's being called a "landmark" opinion, the international law firm Baker & McKenzie has stated that the Surui tribe owns the carbon rights of their native forests. Though not legally binding, the opinion has been released at a time when the political climate in Brazil is working to protect indigenous rights and could have serious implications for any REDD program that emerges from COP15....

Realising REDD

Realising REDD

Implications of Ghana's Current Legal Framework for Trees

Katoomba Incubator - October 2009

Challenges associated with tree tenure and property rights, while very important, should not be seen as complete barriers to initial REDD‐Plus initiatives. Efforts to introduce REDD projects in rural communities and landscapes in Ghana should move forward, particularly in consideration of the following points: Lead by example: harnessing REDD compatible structures and legislation, such as CREMAs or legal limits on logging in...

Scoping Study for the Design and Use of Biodiversity Offsets in an English Context

Scoping Study for the Design and Use of Biodiversity Offsets in an English Context

Final Report to Defra

Treweek et al. 2009 - April 2009

In 2007, the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) identified the need to explore new policy options, including market creation in biodiversity or incentives for biodiversity “such as biodiversity offsets”, particularly to reduce rates of loss of non-designated sites and features. In 2008, Defra commissioned a scoping study for the design and use of biodiversity offsets in an English context. The report...

Payments for Ecosystem Services

Payments for Ecosystem Services

Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Thomas Greiber - IUCN Environmental Law Centre - 2009

Analysis and engagement with partners working on ecosystem services transactions, policies and laws over the past 10 years have demonstrated a clear need to better understand the legal and institutional frameworks that have the potential to promote or hinder the development of payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes, as well as the complex legal considerations that affect ecosystem services projects. This report has been prepared...

Pagos por Servicios Ambientales

Pagos por Servicios Ambientales

Marcos Jurídicos e Institucionales

Thomas Greiber ed. - IUCN Environmental Law Centre - 2009

El análisis y la interacción con socios involucrados en transacciones relacionadas con servicios ambientales y políticas y leyes conexas en los últimos 10 años, han evidenciado una clara necesidad de comprender mejor los marcos jurídicos e institucionales que tienen el potencial de favorecer o entorpecer el desarrollo de regímenes de pagos por servicios ambientales (PSA), así como las complejas consideraciones jurídicas que afectan a...

Marine Ecosystems and Management Newsletter

Marine Ecosystems and Management Newsletter

International News and Analysis on Marine Ecosystem-based Management

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Eve of destruction the environment

Eve of destruction the environment

- Canberry Times - March 2006

Papua New Guinea's ancient, species-rich rainforest wilderness is being rapidly destroyed by widespread illegal logging, carried out by corrupt foreign timber companies that are abusing the basic rights of workers....

Scales of benthic–pelagic coupling and the intensity of species interactions: From recruitment limitation to top-down control

Scales of benthic–pelagic coupling and the intensity of species interactions: From recruitment limitation to top-down control

Sergio A. Navarrete, Evie A. Wieters, Bernardo R. Broitman, Juan Carlos Castilla - December 2005

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Farmers cash in on green money

Farmers cash in on green money

Gerald Tenywa - The New Vision - October 2005

UGANDAN farmers are earning millions of shillings from western companies for maintaining and planting new forests to compensate for carbon emissions into the atmosphere by western factories....

Biodiversity Offsets: A Proposition Paper

Biodiversity Offsets: A Proposition Paper

International Council on Mining and Metals - July 2005

ICMM and its member companies wish to understand more about the concept of biodiversity offsets and the practicalities of their application to consider how they could contribute to a suite of measures to improve environmental performance....

Ecosystems for Sale in an Unequal World

Ecosystems for Sale in an Unequal World

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