Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Navigation

Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Initiative and Social Justice

by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
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 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 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 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.
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.
Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Initiative and Social Justice by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
File Manual de medición, reporte y verificación (MRV) de REDD+, versión 2.0 by Leif Kindberg — last modified Jun 10, 2015 03:26 PM
El propósito de este manual es proporcionar una visión general de los datos, modelos, técnicas y métodos de contabilidad que podrían formar parte de un sistema de Medición, Reporte y Verificación (MRV) para reducir las emisiones causadas por la deforestación y la degradación forestal, y del papel que desempeña la conservación, el manejo sostenible de los bosques y la mejora de las reservas de carbono forestal en países en desarrollo (REDD+). Todo esto, en el contexto de REDD+ como un mecanismo de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC). Este manual tiene como propósito brindar información a quienes elaboran políticas sobre REDD+, así como a aquellos que implementan los sistemas de MRV a nivel nacional.
File The Disappearing Act: The Illicit Trade in Wildlife in Asia by Ryan Thompson — last modified Apr 07, 2017 03:38 PM
A Foreign Policy working paper by the Brookings Institution that reviews the current status of illegal wildlife trade in Asia and provides a broad set of guidelines for designing policy responses.
File Green Highways Consortium USAID Semi-Annual Report 2005 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 10, 2014 10:09 PM
During the last semester, the Green Highways Consortium aimed to attract new partnerships and collaborations, while strengthening the initiatives among its members, the interaction with social groups, organizations and movements involved in the project’s development and the participation in the government decisions. The participation of Consortium members in national and international debates has been very significant to widely inform about the Consortium experiences and information - based on its research and projects results and local initiatives -aiming to encourage the adoption of public policies at national and international levels towards sustainable development and tropical forest conservation in developing countries. For example, IPAM´s participation as an invited member of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change, as well as its participation in international and national conferences, has presented its new proposal regarding to compensate reduction of tropical deforestation as a mechanism to address the carbon emissions from tropical deforestation (Brazil is the most important emitter of C from deforestation). Also, IPAM, TNC, ISA and FVPP are promoting the study of feasibility of carbon sequestration by agroforestry projects in the Transamazônica Highway and in the Xingu River Basin, attending the opportunities opened by MDL mechanism to promote small scale carbon sequestration projects. Furthermore, Consortium representatives from IPAM have presented its Biodiversity Scenarios Model to the Ministry of Environment, which might apply it to an 8-million ha forest area along BR163 under federal intervention. Such model can show which priority areas are to be protected by environmental laws and which species would be threatened with the loss of the forest cover in some specific regions. As important as the actions described above are the local and regional initiatives that have demonstrated many possible ways to promote social and environmental sustainable development. IFT and FVPP, for example, has worked together disseminating forest management techniques and practices for logging industry staff, among other stakeholders. Giving tools for the logging industry to change its behavior and collaborating in public policies discussions regarding this economic sector, IFT and FVPP aim to comply with the one of the Consortium first goals regarding the increase of areas supported by sustainable management plan. ISA has focused its activities on the increase of landscapes with regional participatory plan for conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in the Xingu headwaters. Also, it has strengthened grassroots organizations and enabled in the elaboration of projects by themselves as a mean to reach these goals. In this sense, ISA, FVPP, IPAM, Social Movements, GTA and rural and indigenous representatives have promoted events to discuss the BR 163 Sustainable Plan and other issues, increasing the possibility of local communities’ socio-economic and environmental rights being contemplated by public policies to be adopted by the government. In addition, the Consortium activities developed by the leadership of Proteger/GTA are essential in dealing with the involvement of local people and organizations. Proteger/GTA has a significant participation in the Consortium through the dissemination of information; discussions and awareness among small producers from Amazonian rural communities, and by doing so allow their effective participation in public policy debates, in devising and executing projects which deal with life improvement issues, while promoting the environmental conservation. The Consortium has a strong point which is the dialogue continually established with governmental and non-governmental institutions, aiming to spread out and strengthen its projects and activities. Cooperation agreements and dialogues were established in the last semester with Embrapa, Federação das Organizações e Comunidades Tradicionais from Tapajós FLONA (National Forest), the Technical Forest Chamber (IBAMA, RIMISP, IDRC, CE, IMAFLORA, CIRAD, SEBRAE), as well with representatives of other Latin American countries (MAP region).
File Briefing Paper - Public-Private Partnerships in Forestry by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 22, 2013 02:12 PM
PDF File USAID Forest Program Public Private Partnership Paper.
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.11: Science, Technology, and Innovation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 01, 2017 07:16 PM
Chapter 4.11 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the sectors of science, technology, and innovation. Science, technology, and innovation have had a profound impact on biodiversity conservation over the past 20 years. Chapter Four contains sections that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors.
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.10: Economic Growth by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 01, 2017 07:18 PM
Chapter 4.10 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of economic growth and trade with biodiversity conservation work. It covers the topics of economic growth and biodiversity, extractive industry, infrastructure and illegal and unsustainable trade. It is part of Chapter Four, which contains sections that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors.
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.8: Democracy, Rights and Governance by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 01, 2017 07:21 PM
Chapter 4.8 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity and conservation with democracy, rights and governance. Section 4.8.1 focuses on governance while Section 4.8.2 focuses on conflict and peace building. Many practitioners are increasingly realizing the importance of governance in biodiversity conservation programs. Integration of such basic principles as transparency and accountability can lay the foundation for more equitable, positive, and sustainable results.
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.6: Water Resources by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 01, 2017 07:24 PM
Chapter 4.6 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity conservation and water resources. Chapter Four contains sections that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors.
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.5: Forestry by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 01, 2017 07:26 PM
Chapter 4.5 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the integration of biodiversity conservation work with the forestry sector. Chapter Four contains sections that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors. Forestry is the science and practice of managing trees and forests to provide a diverse range of benefits. As an example of the sustainable use of biodiversity, the type of forestry that will be discussed here is the sustainable management, use, and conservation of natural forest ecosystems in order to maintain their health, flows of timber and non-timber forest products, and nonmaterial values and benefits, as well as the ecological services they provide.
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook - Chapter 4.1: Health and Demographic Change by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Nov 01, 2017 07:39 PM
Chapter 4.1 of USAID's Biodiversity and Development Handbook is focused on the intersection of biodiversity conservation and health and demographic change. An integrated approach to human population, health, and environment may be warranted in order to achieve biodiversity conservation objectives. Chapter Four contains sections that are a primer on integration of biodiversity into key development sectors.
File One Health: The Human– Animal–Environment Interfaces in Emerging Infectious Diseases by Momanyi Kelvin Nyariaro — last modified Jun 27, 2014 12:53 PM
Food Safety and Security, and International and National Plans for Implementation of One Health Activities
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 DR Congo USFS IP Trip Report: Mission to Support Landscape Planning in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape; Jan 06 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 04:59 PM
USFS Mission to Support Landscape Planning in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape, Democratic Republic of Congo
Document Actions
Search for Content

On the portal:

Advanced Search

« October 2019 »
October
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
Group Email

Email members of the Group.

Not logged in

Back to Top