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Carbon Off Set and Carbon Sequestration
File The economics of community forest management in Madagascar: Is there a free lunch? by Jon Anderson — last modified Apr 07, 2013 07:54 PM
This report is an analysis of the "transfert de gestion" activity in Madagascar.
File Trees for Global Benefit: Empowering Ugandan Women with Land Concessions and Tree Planting Benefits: A local-level, implementation initiative by FRAME Administrator — last modified Dec 13, 2017 03:35 PM
Trees for Global Benefit (TGB), an initiative of the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST), is a cooperative community carbon offset scheme developed to enable poverty reduction through effective management and protection of forestry ecosystems on which local people depend. Integrating gender considerations into REDD+ planning and implementation is a key issue for numerous countries. Leveraging learning and knowledge sharing for gender and REDD+ is essential in moving toward harmonized policy reform and is relevant across many elements of climate change adaptation and mitigation, natural resource management, land use, and benefit sharing. This case study identifies and consolidates existing tools and best practices for greater access and applicability in mainstreaming gender considerations into REDD+.
File Evidence Summary: The Economics of Ecosystem-based Adaptation by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 09, 2019 10:06 AM
This evidence summary highlights the economics of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches, which can offer cost savings compared with other approaches, as well as additional benefits, such as the provision of wild foods, carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation. It also discusses the cost of EbA versus hard infrastructure, how to use economic data to evaluate EbA approaches and the economic case for EbA.
File Africa Regional Training Workshop Summary Report: Social and Environmental Considerations in REDD+ and Related Natural Resources Management Programs by Leif Kindberg — last modified Jun 15, 2015 03:49 PM
The Africa Regional Training Workshop on Social and Environmental Considerations in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancements of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) Programming and Implementation was conducted from February 1 – 6, 2015 in Chisamba, Lusaka, Zambia. The workshop was organized by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Forest Carbon, Markets, and Communities (FCMC) program with support from the USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service International Programs. The overall workshop goal was to enhance the social and environmental integrity of the work of USAID and partners in Eastern and Southern Africa on REDD+ and related natural resources management programs.
File USAID Biodiversity Policy by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 18, 2018 09:21 AM
USAID’s Biodiversity Policy builds on the Agency’s long history of conserving a global biological heritage for future generations and reflects on the recognition of the essential role that healthy natural systems play in advancing resilient societies and ending extreme poverty. This Policy provides a blueprint for how USAID will work to achieve the vision of conserving biodiversity for sustainable long-term development.
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 Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment (SBIA) Manual for REDD+ Projects: Part 2 – Social Impact Assessment Toolbox (Spanish) by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, used to assess multiple benefits of the majority of forest carbon projects, provide robust standards; however, until now there has been limited guidance on how to undertake credible and cost-effective impact assessment. Forest Trends, the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Rainforest Alliance have developed a user-friendly manual that enables land-based carbon project proponents to undertake cost-effective social and biodiversity impact assessment (SBIA). The SBIA Manual is oriented to the CCB Standards, but the approach described is applicable to other multiple benefit carbon standards, as well as to other types of payments for ecosystem services (PES) projects. This is version 2 of the Manual, released in October and launched via a webinar on November 22. There are three (3) parts to the manual 1-Core Guidance for Project Proponents, 2-Social Impact Assessment Toolbox, and 3-Biodiversity Impact Assessment Toolbox). IN SPANISH (Manual para la Evaluación de Impacto Social y sobre la Biodiversidad (EISB) de los Proyectos REDD+: Parte 2 - Caja de Herramientos para la Evaluación de Impacto Social). French and Spanish versions also available (see Related Items)
File Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Experiences from sub-Saharan Africa by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The paper, authored by David Bonnardeaux and commissioned by Conservation International (CI) in collaboration with ABCG members and development partners, is an evidence-based review of how implementers have integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and freshwater ecosystem conservation to date in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The report takes stock of a selection of experiences from projects taking a more holistic approach to conservation and development.
File 2009 Value Chain Workshop Proceedings by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Workshop Proceedings
File Environment and Natural Resources Management Program Supporting Biological Base for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Presentation Given at the TransLinks Value Chain Workshop Entitled: “Value Chain Cases in the Context of Conservation Marketing and Certification” June 25-27, 2009 Arusha, Tanzania
File Markets and Payments for Ecosystem Services by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:32 AM
Presentation given at the TransLinks value chain workshop entitled: “Value Chain Cases in the Context of Conservation Marketing and Certification” June 25-27, 2009 Arusha, Tanzania
File Guidance for Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ Program Design by Leif Kindberg — last modified Jun 16, 2015 02:57 PM
The objective of this document is to assist in the development of jurisdictional programs and nested projects, as well as to provide further background and context to the JNR Requirements. It provides high level advice on program design and development and is accompanied by a second document Technical Guidance for Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ Programs that provides advice on specific paragraphs of the JNR Requirements. The primary intended audience for these guidance documents is governments and their partners, rather than project developers.
File USAID/Guatemala Final Performance Evaluations for Four Economic Growth Office Projects by Kelly Gibbons — last modified Apr 07, 2013 07:54 PM
This report examines the development problems facing small agricultural producers, community forestry concessions, community tourism and handicraft producer groups, and the effectiveness of USAID's development plan put forward to address those problems, and the successes achieved or difficulties encountered by implementing partners tasked with carrying out the four projects. The work that was done with agricultural cooperatives is relevant to NWP in particular because they combine conserving Nature through wealth incentives and contributing to community power structures.
File A Global Assessment of Community Based Natural Resources Management: Addressing the Critical Challenges of the Rural Sector by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
CBNRM: An assessment with recommendations for the future. Rural development issues are critical not only for the rural areas themselves but also for addressing pressing global concerns of food security (FS), climate change, biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, provision of environmental goods and services, and good governance.
File Case Studies: Bundling Agricultural Products with Ecosystem Services by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
This paper examines how bundling of ecosystem services into agricultural products (BESAP) markets are actually being set up on the ground, drawing lessons learned from six cases in Africa and Latin America
File Nature, Wealth, Power 2.0: Leveraging Natural and Social Capital for Resilient Development by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
This volume is a sequel to the original Nature, Wealth, & Power framework paper (NWP1), produced in 2002. That document, although focused on rural Africa, was found useful by a variety of development practitioners around the world, and elicited significant interest from different disciplines and regions from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The world context has changed since 2002, and development theory and practice have also evolved. Therefore, in 2012, USAID initiated an assessment and updating of the NWP framework. This second framework paper (NWP2) is targeted at practitioners involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of natural resource–based rural development activities around the world, trying to make them more equitable, efficient, and effective. We also hope it will be useful to policy makers who are designing policies, laws, and administrative instruments to spur rural development. It does not claim to be a sure-fire recipe for success, but is an updated framework compiled from and consisting of best practices. Featured January, 2014.
File Measuring Impact: Lessons Learned from the Forest, Climate and Communities Alliance by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
The Forest, Climate, and Communities Alliance (FCCA) was an initiative funded by USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and the Environment/Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (E3/FAB) under the USAID Global Development Alliance (GDA) between 2009 and 2013. FCCA was one of the first USAID-funded projects for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+). The Rainforest Alliance (RA) implemented FCCA in Ghana and Honduras.
File Building Biodiversity Business by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
File Impact in the Forest: The Potential for Business Solutions to Combat Deforestation in Large Forest Landscapes in Asia by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
File Does Conserving Biodiversity Work to Reduce Poverty: A State of Knowledge Review by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
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