Local Government Climate Roadmap

  Local governments have not always been involved in global talks on climate change, but an organization is working to combat this gap. The Local Government Climate Roadmap is a coalition of local governments that works to determine an action plan towards a post-Kyoto framework on climate change. It was launched in Bali in 2007…

The roles and responsibilities in natural resources and environmental management of local government in Thailand

Abstract: This study identifies cases of Thai local government initiatives that have occurred during the recent decentralization since 1999. It further describes the role and responsibilities in natural resource and environmental management of local government. Author(s): Jansamood, Chaitach Source(s): , The Social sciences; Vol. 7, No. 1 p. 16-19 The Social sciences Vol. 7, No.…

Solid waste management in small island destinations : a case study of Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Abstract: The local government of a small tourist island near Bali, Indonesia, has addressed its waste management problem with a multi-stakeholder partnership involving a community organization and an environmental NGO. Initiatives included source separation, expansion of collection services, and education. Author(s): Willmott, Lacey; Graci, Sonya R. Source(s): , Téoros; special issue p. 71-76 Téoros special…

CIPEC : Center for the study of institutions, population and environmental change

Abstract: CIPEC studies processes of change in forest environments as mediated by institutional arrangements, demographic factors, and other major human driving forces. CIPEC activities include interdisciplinary training and research. Its focus is on the Western Hemisphere. Author(s): Indiana University Source(s): , Published: 2011 Indiana university, Bloomington, IN [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.indiana.edu/~cipec/

FRAMEweb

Abstract: FRAME is a peer-to-peer network of Natural Resource Management practitioners, facilitating knowledge transfer and relationships building, enabling members to grow best practices around development challenges. Author(s): USAID Source(s): , Published: 2011 United States agency for international development (USAID), [Washington, DC] (English; French; Spanish ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.frameweb.org/

Bucking the Kuznets curve : designing effective environmental regulation in developing countries

Abstract: The quality and type of environmental regulation plays an important role in determining regulatory effectiveness. The authors also discuss the pros and cons of decentralized governance. Much depends on the capacity of the different levels of governance. Author(s): Faure, Michael; Goodwin, Morag; Weber, Franziska Source(s): , Virginia journal of international law (VJIL); Vol. 51,…

Commission on environmental, economic and social policy (CEESP)

Abstract: CEESP, the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, is a professional network that provides guidance and support towards effective policies and practices in environmental and biodiversity conservation, natural resources management, and sustainable development. Author(s): IUCN Source(s): , Published: 2010 International union for conservation of nature and natural resources (IUCN). Commission on environmental,…

The effects of rural land certification in securing land rights : a case of Amhara region, Ethiopia

Abstract: The impact of a government certification programme on land improvement was examined, using the case of Fagetalekoma in Amhara, Ethiopia. There were positive effects on women land rights, tree planting, terracing, and applying manure. No significant effect has been observed on farm productivity. Author(s): Belay, Assefa Source(s): , viii, 65 p., ill., graphs, maps,…

Role of public participation in achieving development agenda of developing countries : the case of communities affected by surface mining of gold in the Asutifi district of the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana : review

Abstract: In the transition in participatory environmental governance by communities affected by surface mining of gold in Ghana, the government should empower communities, while mining companies should desist from intimidation and legal methods to restrict community empowerment. Author(s): Arthur, Jones Lewis Source(s): , African journal of history and culture (AJHC); Vol. 1, No. 4 p.…