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New Map Documents Natural Resource Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Jan. 14, 2014)

Many countries in Africa are rich with trees, wildlife, minerals, and other natural resources. But as new WRI research and an interactive map show, few national laws provide communities with strong, secure rights to the resources on their land. WRI conducted a systematic review of the national framework laws for five natural ...

Overlapping Land and Natural Resource Rights Creates Conflict in Africa

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Dec. 11, 2013)

Ghana’s farming communities of Prestea, Himan, and Bondaye have been in conflict with the Plant North Pit gold mining operations of Golden Star Resources, a Canadian mining company, for more than a decade. The villagers are outraged with a foreign mining company taking large amounts of their agricultural land; the high levels of water, air, ...

The Natural Capital Opportunity

by Trucost Plc  (Oct. 28, 2013)

Trucost’s research for the TEEB for Business Coalition, Natural Capital at Risk, estimates the environmental externalities of business are costing the global economy around $7.3 trillion a year, equivalent to China's GDP in 2011. The report Natural Capital at ...

Environmental Indicator Report 2013 - Natural Resources and Human Well-Being in a Green Economy

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 20, 2013)

In 2010, The European environment — state and outlook 2010: synthesis (EEA, 2010d) emphasised the increasingly systemic nature of environmental challenges and highlighted the need for greening the economy. It argued that further resource efficiency gains have to be realised to ensure resilient ecosystems that can deliver the natural ...

Climate Change, Various Adaptation Efforts are Underway at Key Natural Resource Management Agencies

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 8, 2013)

This report examines (1) steps key federal natural resource management agencies—Forest Service, NOAA, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management—have taken since 2007 to address adaptation and (2) ...

iNatural Capital

by Trucost Plc  (Jul. 20, 2012)

Anyone who stumbled into the packed room could be forgiven for thinking that a new iGismo was about to be launched. There was a palpable buzz at this week's Policy Exchange event on securing the value of nature. Professor Dieter Helm, Chair of the UK Government's Natural Capital Committee, said that biodiversity is ...

Mongolia - Environment and natural resource management socio-economic survey (ENRMSS 2010)

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 9, 2013)

Mongolia has very significant natural resources and a large part of the population is dependent on them for their daily living. The impact of the state of the environment on the living standards of herders is obvious, but also Mongolians living in the capital Ulaanbaatar have learned that air pollution, especially in winter, and other ...

Book Review: Natural Resource Investment and Africa`s Development

by Vathek Publishing  (Jan. 1, 2012)

Keywords: natural resources, Africa, resource management, sustainable development, investment, governance, economic development, environmental law, economic law, international dispute resolution. The University of Aberdeen, School of Law has many LLM and PhD students grappling with the role of law in the context of natural resource investment in ...

Enhancing carbon stocks and reducing CO2 emissions in agriculture and natural resource management projects : toolkit

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 4, 2013)

There is global interest in promoting mitigation and adaptation in agriculture, forest, and other land-use (AFOLU) sectors to address the twin goals of climate change and sustainable development. This guideline deals with how to enhance carbon stocks in general in all land-based projects and its specific relationship with agriculture productivity. ...

Implications of global climate change for natural resource damage assessment, restoration, and rehabilitation

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Oct. 25, 2012)

Various international and national regulations hold polluters liable for the cleanup of released hazardous substances and the restoration/rehabilitation of natural resources to preincident baseline conditions, a process often referred to as natural resource damage assessment and restoration (NRDAR). Here, the authors describe how global climate ...

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