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…

Increasing public participation through awareness raising activities : a case study in Trao reef marine reserve, Vietnam

Abstract: This paper focuses on stakeholder participation in the community-based management of Trao Reef, Vietnam. The high level of environmental awareness of the local community contributed to the success of the project, harmonizing the socio-economic benefits of the local community and nature conservation. Author(s): Hang Thi Minh Tran; Loke Ming Chou; Hue Thu Nguyen Source(s):…

Managing Africa’s Natural Resources towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Concept Note

Abstract: The seminar “Managing Africa’s Natural Resources Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” (Rome, 28 Sep. 2012) serves to promote a dialogue on the roles and responsibilities of both European and African parliamentarians in the management of natural resources, incl. land. Contents: Millennium Development Goals: How Africa is Fairing Africa’s Natural Resources: Opportunity or…

Decentralisation and devolution in Nicaragua’s north Atlantic autonomous region : natural resources and indigenous peoples’ rights

Abstract: This paper examines decentralization of natural resources management in Nicaragua and argues that communities continue to lose out under multilevel governance regimes without concerted efforts to level the playing field. Author(s): Larson, Anne M.; Lewis-Mendoza, Jadder Source(s): , International journal of the commons; Vol. 6, No. 2 p. 179-199, ill., map International journal of…

Land policy initiative (LPI)

Abstract: LPI is an international programme to make land play its proper role in African development. Focal areas include: (1) women’s secure access to land; (2) the legitimacy of Africa’s customary based land rights; and (3) transparent and cost-effective land administration systems. Author(s): UNECA Source(s): , Published: 2012 United nations economic commission for Africa (UNECA),…

Engendering livelihoods through decentralisation in Tanzania

Abstract: The underlying drivers of gender inequalities in resource access and control in the Pangani river basin in Tanzania include poor linkage between political and sectoral decentralization. The engendering livelihood model is proposed as an alternative and options are discussed. Author(s): Olemako, T.R.; Munishi, P.K.T.; Kadigi, R.M.J. Source(s): , Development review : beyond research; Vol.…

Empowering local people through community-based resource monitoring : a comparison of Brazil and Namibia

Abstract: The psychological, social, economic, and political aspects of local empowerment in wildlife monitoring systems in Brazil and Namibia were assessed. Empowerment was facilitated by the value of natural resources, rights to trade and manage resources, and collaboration by stakeholders. Author(s): Constantino, Pedro De Araujo Lima Source(s): , Ecology and society (E&S); vol. 17, no.…