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…

Environmental decentralization and political centralization

Abstract: Political centralization tends to improve the result of the decentralization of environmental policies addressing local environmental problems. However, the opposite effect was found for environmental policies addressing global environmental problems such as climate change. Author(s): Fredriksson, Per G.; Wollscheid, Jim R. Source(s): , 38 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 Università politecnica delle marche],…

Rights, responsibilities and resources : examining community forestry in south Asia

Abstract: This paper shows that decentralized management of forests can reduce forest loss in developing countries. It also suggests that clarity over rights, local monitoring and recognition of differences in intra-community needs are issues that require policy support to meet livelihood expectations. Author(s): Shyamsundar, Priya; Ghate, Rucha Source(s): , SANDEE working papers; WP 59-11 16…

Center for state & local government excellence

Abstract: The Center for State and Local Government Excellence is a non-partisan, non-profit organization in Washington DC, USA, which helps state and local governments become knowledgeable and competitive employers so they can attract talented, committed, and well-prepared individuals to public service. Author(s): Source(s): , iv, 31 p., ill., tabs Published: 2008 Center for state &…

Governing the commons in the new millennium : a diversity of institutions for natural resource management

Abstract: It is argued that under appropriate conditions, communities can devise appropriate collective-choice arrangements that enable sustainable resources management. This can avoid the so-called “Tragedy of the Commons” and the need to create alternative, but ineffectual governance arrangements. Author(s): Nagendra, Harini; Ostrom, Elinor Source(s): , 7 p. Published: 2008 The Encyclopedia of earth (EoE), [S.l.]…

Ghanadistricts.com

Abstract: This website is a private initiative that was borne out of the desire to have a one-stop information centre for local governments in Ghana. It demonstrates how innovative solutions help solve long-standing socio-economic problems such as housing, transport, education, environment and employment. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2006 Ghanadistricts.com, Accra (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.ghanadistricts.com/home/