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File Coasts at Risk: An Assessment of Coastal Risks and the Role of Environmental Solutions by Radha Arunkumar — last modified Jun 10, 2015 11:47 PM
Coasts at Risk: An Assessment of Coastal Risks and the Role of Environmental SolutionsSubmitted by Carol McCarthy.
File Improving Grassroots Equity in the Forests and Climate Change Context: Training Manual by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 11, 2015 12:16 AM
The USAID-funded Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong (GREEN Mekong) program recently completed a seminal training publication entitled “Improving grassroots equity in the forests and climate change context”. The manual aims to develop the knowledge and capacities of grassroots facilitators to conduct meaningful participatory processes that can improve social equity and inclusion in forest-based climate change mitigation policy frameworks, mechanisms and projects. Using innovative training approaches and methodologies grounded on experiential learning principles, this manual differs from typical REDD+ materials as it focuses on the ‘how' rather than the ‘what' of equity. It will help grassroots stakeholders to generate valuable opinions and positions about forests and climate change related developments. This manual will be translated into all Mekong region languages for wider use by grassroots actors.
File STEWARD Program Brochure by Adam Welti — last modified Jun 17, 2013 02:38 PM
Brochure highlighting the history, goals, activities and partners of the USAID-funded, USFS-managed STEWARD program.
File Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation Desktop Study of STEWARD Priority Zones by Adam Welti — last modified Jul 30, 2014 07:02 PM
Desktop study of climate change vulnerability and adaptation in priority zones of the STEWARD project in West Africa. STEWARD was conceptualized in 2005-2006 as USAID’s regional program for conserving the biodiversity of the Upper Guinean Forest of West Africa, and it is currently (2011-2015) in its third phase – the ‘Implementation Phase.’ STEWARD is funded by the USAID/West Africa (WA) Regional Office of Environment and Climate Change Response (ROECCR) and is implemented by the U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs. The Development Objective of the STEWARD Program is "Resilience of biodiverse ecosystems and human communities in target areas is maintained and strengthened and contributes directly to the ROECCR development objective." Featured July, 2013
File Global Climate Change Initiative Trifold Brochure 2013 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 25, 2014 02:30 PM
USAID’s mission is to promote human development and stable, free and prosperous societies around the world. But as global climate change advances, it is critical to promote development based on climate smart planning and clean technologies.
File The Cost of Adapting to Climate Change in Ethiopia: Sector - Wise and Macro - E conomic Estimates by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 04, 2013 03:41 PM
This paper uses spatially-explicit analyses of climate change effects on selected key sectors of Ethiopia’s economy to estimate both sector-wise and economy wide estimates of impacts and adaptation costs. Using four IPCC-vetted Global Circulation Models (GCMs) to bracket the uncertainty surrounding future climate outcomes, the paper finds that by 2050 climate change could cause GDP to be 8–10 percent smaller than under a no-climate change baseline; it could induce a two-fold increase in variability of growth in agriculture; and it would affect more severely the poor and certain parts of the country.
File Farmers’ Response and their Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in Mafeteng District, Lesotho by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 04, 2013 03:42 PM
Climate change has moved from being a hypothesis to being a reality. Changes in climatic conditions have resulted in profound impacts on agricultural production (crop yield and quality) and general livelihoods. This study assessed the response of farmers to climate change and its impact to their livelihoods and the potential of the three agricultural systems: viz. agro-forestry, conservation agriculture and conventional agriculture in Ts’akholo and Kolo communities in Mafeteng District as adaptation strategies to climate change.
File Report on PEGG and STEWARD FORUM in Guinea by Adam Welti — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:49 AM
Report on STEWARD/PEGG FORUM initiative at the National Direction of Water and Forests (DNEF) and the Center for the Observation and Monitoring of Environmental Information (COSIE)
File Training Guide: Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security For Rural Development by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 20, 2014 02:47 AM
Concurrently, it is internationally recognized that addressing gender issues in agriculture reduces hunger and poverty. In fact, it is estimated that more than 100 million people could be lifted out of poverty if women had the same access to and control of resources as men (FAO, 2011a). Although they are important food producers and providers, women presently have limited access to and control of resources. However, to date, these ideas – that climate change and gender issues are integral parts of agricultural development – have not been implemented in an effective way. This guide seeks to fill that gap by supporting work to investigate the gender dimensions of responding to climate change in the agriculture and food security sectors. The final goals are to improve food production, livelihood security and gender equality in the context of the changing climate.
File Recognizing traditional tree tenure as part of conservation and REDD+ strategy by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jul 30, 2014 07:23 PM
Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation, REDD should focus on places where such emissions occur. Protected Areas (PAs) are, in theory, protected and hence, should have no emissions associated with land use/land cover change. In practice protection is incomplete. Can PAs included in REDD schemes? Can 'paper parks' be included that exist on paper rather than in reality? How concrete should threats be before we call carbon (C) protection 'additional'? The dilemma may be more manageable if protected areas are included in a broader landscape approach to REDD . Some REDD project proponents currently focus on 'buffer zones' where protection is incomplete, but biodiversity co-benefits of additional C protection can be large. The results of a REDD feasibility appraisal in an area surrounding the Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia's REDD pilot province illustrate the challenges of finding synergies between sustaining livelihoods for local communities, protecting orangutans and globally appropriate mitigation actions. For feedback and requests for further information. Email us at: Featured March, 2012.
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