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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 Conservation is People by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 30, 2018 02:51 PM
One third of the world’s poorest people are indigenous— and they are crucial partners in achieving sustainable development. Indigenous people and rural communities particularly depend on nature for income, food, medicine, fuel and as parts of their cultural and spiritual identities. USAID’s conservation programs encourage the participation of local communities, including indigenous peoples, to incorporate traditional knowledge, strengthen institutions and respect historic lands.
File USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs 2014 Report: Fiscal Year 2013 Results and Funding PDF by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 06, 2017 05:39 PM
This report fulfills the requirement for an annual report on implementation of Section 118 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), on Tropical Forests, while communicating support for Section 119, on Endangered Species, by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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 Forest Carbon in Nepal: Where Community Development and Conservation Meet by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:32 AM
Presentation given at the TransLinks payments for ecosystem services workshop February 16, 2009 Kathmandu, Nepal
File Technical Guidance for Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ Programs by Leif Kindberg — last modified Jun 16, 2015 03:26 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 technical advice on specific paragraphs of the JNR Requirements and is accompanied by a second document, Program Design Guidance for Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ Programs, which provides high-level advice on program design and development. The primary intended audience for these guidance documents is governments and their partners, rather than project developers (a separate guidance document may be developed that will focus on guidance for nested project developers).
File Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Examine Evidence for Biodiversity Conservation by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:41 PM
In this brief, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB) Measuring Impact (MI) project examined the evidence presented in the studies included in Roe et al.’s systematic review of alternative livelihood activites. MI examined the evidence in these studies relative to the assumptions in the theory of change described for conservation enterprises. Key findings include the following: 1) None of the assessments of activities supporting conservation enterprises were designed with a clear theory of change making it difficult to relate some of the outcomes that were measured to the assumptions underlying the strategic approach; 2) Most established enterprises generated economic benefits; 3) Economic benefits co-occurred with positive changes in behavior only about half the time; and 4) There was virtually no assessment of whether changes in behavior led to threat reduction.
File Are Alternative Livelihood Projects Effective at Reducing Local Threats to Specified Elements of Biodiversity and/or Improving or Maintaining the Conservation Status of Those Elements? by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:41 PM
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 Building Biodiversity Business by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
File Community Action to Conserve Biodiversity: Linking Biodiversity Conservation with Poverty Reduction 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
File Supporting Small Forest Enterprises: A Facilitator’s Toolkit; Pocket Guidance Not Rocket Science! by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
File Community-Based Forest Enterprises: Their Status and Potential in Tropical Countries by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
File Integrated Conservation and Development Projects and Efforts around Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania, and Their Effects on Livelihoods and Forest Conservation by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
File Democratising forest business: a compendium of successful locally controlled forest business organisations by Ryan Thompson — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
The main purpose of this book is to present 19 case studies from 14 developing countries that show how local people have been democratising forest business. By this is meant the process of asserting collective local control through ownership and management arrangements so that the integrated needs of families, communities and indigenous peoples remain central to the business operation.
About the Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) project by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 12, 2015 02:28 PM
File Near Real-time Alert Systems for Community-based MRV in Colombia: Connecting National Forest Monitoring with CARs and Communities in Caquetá by Leif Kindberg — last modified May 26, 2015 02:53 PM
Community-based MRV is envisioned as an integral part of the national MRV system, and the FCMC activity was intended to increase engagement between communities and the national MRV system and institutions. This activity is timely, since Colombia is in key stages of developing the national Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation; and the Role of Conservation, Sustainable Management of Forests, and Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks (REDD+) institutional architecture, and engaging local communities in the REDD+ process. Parallel efforts supported by other donors that involve the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Research (IDEAM) and the Ministry of Environment will include workshops in which national and regional governments will discuss potential roles of local communities in a national MRV system.
File CARBON IN DRYLAND SOILS Multiple essential functions by Moffatt Ngugi — last modified Aug 27, 2014 10:45 AM
The carbon cycle has been a core environmental issue in recent decades, especially regarding the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). For many years, carbon was only considered through the lens of global warming mitigation via the reduction of concentrations of atmospheric CO2, a major greenhouse gas* (GHG). Political responses were thus focused mainly on industrial, transportation and energy sectors—major GHG emitters. C ou nt r y c onc er n s, a s ref le c te d i n re sea rch programmes, were therefore initially focused on greenhouse gas fluxes: quantification of global fluxes, identification and quantification of GHG sources and sinks (storage process), and especially the reduction of carbon emission sources and the increase in sinks**. Forest initiatives were also accounted for, but secondarily, via carbon sequestration in woody biomass. Agriculture and soil carbon were, however, overlooked in international negotiations. More recently, following the publication of the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2001 and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment in 2005, ecosystem vulnerability took a more pivotal position in scientific and public discussions and issues. Soil vulnerability to climate change, i.e. the vulnerability of organisms they contain or support, their functioning in the ecosystem and thus the services they provide (e.g. erosion control, see next page), is poorly understood. Few studies have focused on the post-disturbance sensitivity and recovery potential of ecosystem services and functions related to the carbon cycle (essential in soil functioning), at plot or more general levels, especially in highly vulnerable dryland regions.
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