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Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information and Deforestation

by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information (deforestation)
File Case study on the site consolidation process: Rio Platano Man and Biosphere Reserve, Honduras by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 01, 2013 07:46 PM
This document discusses the conservation area's progress towards site consolidation using the workbook developed by The Nature Conservancy.
File A new agenda for forest conservation and poverty reduction: Making forest markets work for low-income producers by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 01:19 PM
This paper lays out a set of strategies to promote forest conservation in ways that positively contribute to local livelihoods and community development in low- and middle-income countries.
File Pirarucu Conservation Overview -Leandro Castello x2 by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:07 AM
File Hacia Palma Aceitera con Deforestación Cero en el Perú: Comprendiendo a los actores, mercados y barreras by Leif Kindberg — last modified Jun 08, 2015 11:40 AM
Las grandes empresas comerciales de agricultura y madera son los principales agentes de la deforestación tropical en una serie de países, con cuatro productos clave (soja, carne de res, aceite de palma, y pulpa y papel) siendo un motor fundamental de la deforestación tropical a nivel mundial. La TFA 2020 es una asociación público-privada con el objetivo de reducir la deforestación tropical asociada con estos productos clave globales. La TFA 2020 nació de las conversaciones entre el Gobierno de Estados Unidos y el Foro de Bienes de Consumo (Consumer Goods Forum), una red de más de 400 empresas con ventas anuales que superan los US$ 3 billones. La reducción de la deforestación asociada con la palma aceitera requerirá un cambio en las prácticas de producción de pequeños, medianos y grandes productores, el aumento de la demanda de productos elaborados de forma sostenible, la mejora de la tenencia de la tierra y su gobernanza, y un adecuado seguimiento y contabilidad para garantizar que las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero de los bosques se redujeron. La reducción de la deforestación en la cadena de valor de aceite de palma requerirá que los productores cambien hacia la intensificación de la producción en tierras existentes y/o ampliación de la producción de tierras degradadas o no forestales. El cambio de las prácticas de producción implica costos iniciales para los agricultores y/o retornos más bajos durante el período de transición de la práctica antigua a la nueva. Por ejemplo, las nuevas variedades de palma aceitera pueden alcanzar mayores rendimientos, sin embargo lleva varios años que una nueva plantación alcance la producción plena. Por lo tanto, la asistencia técnica, las condiciones favorables adecuadas y financiamiento provisional vía préstamos o donaciones son a menudo un requisito previo para catalizar el cambio.
File One Health: Interdependence of People, Other Species, and the Planet by Momanyi Kelvin Nyariaro — last modified Aug 12, 2014 12:55 PM
One Health: Interdependence of People, Other Species, and the Planet by Meredith A. Barrett and S teven A. Osofsky
File Guide to Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 28, 2014 11:08 PM
This guide to Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry (ILCF) is an outcome of the Growing Forest Partnerships initiative that engaged The Forests Dialogue to co-ordinate 11 wideranging dialogues involving investors, rights-holders, governments, donors and others on this topic. It is primarily a tool for practical action and its advice draws on strong evidence showing that locally-controlled forestry enterprises can be successful, sustainable and profitable for all stakeholders. It offers a market-based view of development, rooted in an understanding of the globalised, free-market economy, and concentrates on a role for SMEs – the ‘missing middle’ of many developing economies.
The review aimed to provide a clear theoretical reasoning for how illegality and corruption affect forest management, summarize empirical findings, and discuss how international protection efforts were affecting forestry.
File Partnership for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity Annual Report 2017 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 20, 2018 11:44 PM
In 2017, PCAB activities covered an area of 56 million hectares, providing direct economic benefits to more than 4,000 people and indirectly benefiting thousands. In the coming years, we would like to expand this partner network even further and increase collaboration to curb the growing threats to the world’s largest tropical forest, whose area decreased by 20% in the past 50 years.
File WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 4 by Christin VanZant — last modified Jan 08, 2017 09:09 PM
WWF’s Living Forests Report is part of an ongoing conversation with partners, policymakers, and business about how to protect, conserve, sustainably use, and govern the world’s forests in the 21st century. Chapter Four of WWF's Living Planet Report examines current and future demand for wood products and how this can best be met. We explore:
File Forest concessions in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala: A decade later by Jon Anderson — last modified Feb 20, 2013 01:50 AM
Review of forest concession in northern Guatemala
Dr. Badero's Portal Use Proposal by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:55 AM
Proposal: Outreach Healthcare: A collaboration between the Brasilian Family Health program with its record of success and it strong governmental support and USAID member personnel and its RM Portal would provide an extraordinary opportunity. Personnel could serve the duel role as family healthcare provider liaisons to the villages. The portal would provide the ideal resource to disseminate healthcare information and education programs, while at the same time serve to provide expertise and support to the healthcare workers in the field.
File Appuyer la REDD+ dans les pays en développement : Examen des options en matière de politiques by Leif Kindberg — last modified Sep 21, 2015 01:59 PM
L’objectif de ce document est d’évaluer le potentiel d’un éventail d’options de politiques de marché et hors marché à la disposition de pays en développement souhaitant contribuer à une solution mondiale face au changement climatique par la réduction des émissions résultant de la déforestation et de la dégradation des forêts, la conservation de la forêt, la gestion durable des forêts et l’accroissement des stocks de carbone forestier (REDD+) et fournir des co-bénéfices supplémentaires. Les options couvertes en matière de politiques sont les instruments nationaux fondés sur le marché (MBI), la réglementation directe du défrichement des terres, les paiements en échange de résultats et l’évaluation de l’impact environnemental.
This document presents one sector of the Sector Environmental Guidelines (SEGs) prepared for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support (GEMS) program. All sectors are accessible at Purpose. The purpose of this document is to support environmentally sound design and management (ESDM) of common USAID sectoral development activities by providing concise, plain-language information regarding: • The typical, potential adverse impacts of activities in these sectors (e.g., mining, agriculture, construction, fisheries, health care), including climate change considerations; • How to prevent or otherwise mitigate these impacts, both in the form of general activity design guidance and specific design, construction, and operating measures; • How to minimize vulnerability of activities to climate change, as well as contributions of activities to climate change; • More resources for further analysis of these issues; and • How to develop environmental compliance applications.
File USAID Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 07, 2018 01:14 PM
USAID and the Office of Forestry and Biodiversity collaborated to define and prioritize the most critical biodiversity conservation questions in support of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The resulting agenda aims to build the evidence base for the connections between biodiversity conservation and development outcomes, particularly: food security, global health, global climate change, good governance, economic development and gender equality and women’s empowerment. In line with the policy, the agenda's second goal is to identify key research questions, and the methodologies to address them, about the effectiveness of USAID and partners' conservation approaches.
File Apoio à REDD+ em países em desenvolvimento: uma análise de opções de políticas by Leif Kindberg — last modified Sep 21, 2015 01:59 PM
Este documento tem como objetivo avaliar o potencial de diversas opções de políticas de mercado e não baseadas em mercado disponíveis para países em desenvolvimento dispostos a contribuir para se obter uma solução para a mudança climática global reduzindo emissões provenientes de desflorestamento e degradação das florestas, conservação e manejo sustentável de florestas, aumento de estoques de carbono florestal (REDD+) e fornecer benefícios agregados adicionais. As opções de políticas abordadas são MBIs (Instrumentos baseados no mercado) domésticos, regulamentação direta de desmatamento, pagamentos por resultados e avaliação de impacto ambiental.
File The Power of Local Action: Lessons from 10 Years of the Equator Prize by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 15, 2013 02:38 AM
Over the past 10 years, the Equator Prize has been awarded to 127 outstanding local and indigenous community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. On its 10-year anniversary, the Equator Initiative has developed detailed case studies on each of these leading grassroots initiatives, and undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the commonalities, trends and lessons across the pool of winners. This book presents the results of this analysis. Its objective is to distill key lessons on successful community-based action in environment and development. The book limits itself to a treatment of twelve key lessons with the greatest relevance for understanding and catalyzing effective ecosystem-based action at the local level. Examples are deployed to illustrate lessons and sub-lessons, and are hyperlinked to full case studies hosted online in the Equator Initiative case study database.
File Linking Health and Conservation [Powerpoint] by Radha Arunkumar — last modified Jun 11, 2015 12:27 AM
This is the powerpoint presentation for the Linking Health to Conservation WebinarPresenters:Dr. Anila Jacob, AAAS Fellow with USAID Forestry and Biodiversity Office, discuss why the global health community needs to think about NRM and its impacts, in
File Supporting Zero-Deforestation Cattle in Colombia by Leif Kindberg — last modified May 19, 2015 03:50 PM
Colombia is among the world’s top cattle-producing countries, with more than 23 million head of beef and dairy cattle occupying approximately 38 percent of the total land area. It is challenging to clearly correlate deforestation with specific agricultural commodities in Colombia, but it is increasingly apparent that cattle production or movement of cattle into new areas is an opportunistic response from producers who take advantage of already-cleared land or hope to gain tenure informally by “improving” the land through cattle grazing. This behavior is at odds with government goals to increase productivity and decrease the amount of land under cattle production while increasing the number of hectares of non-livestock based agricultural commodities. Achieving this goal is made difficult by unclear land tenure status and processes, the strong cultural identity associated with cattle production, and local views on what ranching “should” look like, i.e., trees and cattle are seen as incompatible in the landscape.
File REDD+ Supply and Demand 2015-2025 by Leif Kindberg — last modified May 12, 2015 09:32 AM
Forest loss in developing countries represents a significant contribution to global emissions along with significant climate change mitigation potential. How Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries; and the Role of Conservation, Sustainable Management of Forests, and Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks (REDD+) will be incentivized in a future climate agreement is still being negotiated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). One option to incentivize REDD+ is the use of carbon markets that provide economic benefits to those who reduce emissions. A voluntary market for forest credits started in the 1990s and has grown during the last decade. Bilateral and multilateral initiatives also are piloting market mechanisms and non-market results-based payments for emission reductions. This report develops a bottom-up analysis of supply using existing REDD+ projects and jurisdictional programs. It compares this supply to three scenarios of demand for REDD+ credits based on existing and emerging voluntary, regulatory and results-based payment programs. All of the results in this report can be found in an interactive graphic available online at the REDD Desk – The platform aims to give a clear picture of historic/current and projected supply and demand for REDD+ credits until 2025, from donor engagements, to the voluntary and compliance markets. The platform presents the user with a series of interactive graphs, each built with data from separate analyses carried out by USAID FCMC, GCP and Forest Trends. Each analysis focuses on a different aspect of the market for REDD+ and uses a different methodology to compile its data.
File Status of Climate Finance and REDD+ Under the UNFCCC by Leif Kindberg — last modified Apr 20, 2015 12:40 PM
This paper provides an overview of relevant Conference of Parties (COP) decisions and the current status of negotiations on finance issues related to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).
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