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New policy brief from IIED: "Towards Food Sovereignty"

Executive summary: Localised food systems provide the foundations of people's nutrition, incomes, economies, ecologies and culture throughout the world. In this way food is primarily sold, processed, resold and consumed locally, with many people deriving their incomes and livelihoods through work and activities at different points of the food chain, from seed to plate. These local food systems provide a livelihood for more than 2.5 billion small-scale farmers, pastoralists, forest dwellers and artisanal fisherfolk worldwide. …  

28 Jan 2010 | Downloads - publication

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Lines in the Sands: Oil Sands Sector Benchmarking

Alberta's oil sands place the province second only to Saudi Arabia in the account of global oil reserves, and almost every major Canadian and international oil company plans to be involved in the development of the resource. …  

28 Jan 2010 | Downloads - publication

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Ethics of Waste in the Information Society

Guest Editors: Matthias Feilhauer & Soenke Zehle (CEESP Member) With this issue, IRIE - dedicated to the development of information ethics as a reflexive practice and conceptual horizon - aims to engage itself with the broad range of materials involved in the very acts and processes of communication, information, and knowledge production. …  

28 Jan 2010 | Downloads - publication

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Natural Solutions: Protected areas helping people cope with climate change

Natural Solutions: Protected areas helping people cope with climate change, from IUCN-WCPA, The Nature Conservancy, UNDP, Wildlife Conservation Society, The World Bank and WWF. A new report outlines the ways in which protected areas can help mitigate and adapt to climate change. Protected areas can contribute to the two main responses to climate change through:  

28 Jan 2010 | Downloads - publication

Policy Matters 16

Policy Matters 16, October 2008

Policy Matters 16, October 2008

Climate Change, Energy Change and Conservation …  

23 Nov 2009 | Downloads - publication

Extractive Industry Conference

CEESP/SEAPRISE members Rick Steiner and Richard Cellarius promote a new paradigm for Oil & Gas Development at the European Conference on Extractive Industries, Oct. 13th, 2009. …  

23 Nov 2009 | Downloads - document

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Making REDD Work for the Poor

This Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP) report is dedicated to the increasingly popular topic of 'Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation' (REDD). Making REDD Work for the Poor outlines how the design of REDD could infuence its poverty implications and the key requirements for ensuring that REDD works for the poor. …  

29 Oct 2008 | Downloads - document

GEM-CON-BIO Policy Guidelines on Governance and Ecosystem Management for Biodiversity Conservation

Policy Guidelines on Governance and Ecosystem Management for Biodiversity Conservation

The project GEM-CON-BIO (Governance and ecosystems management for the conservation of biodiversity) explored the interactions between different methods for the management, ownership and use of natural resources currently employed in Europe and globally to identify which processes and institutions can best contribute to the conservation of biodiversity. …  

23 Apr 2008 | Downloads - publication

Building Biodiversity Business

Building Biodiversity Business

The challenge of building biodiversity business is not trivial. Biodiversity is still largely neglected by private finance. There is a need to develop new business models and market mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, and to persuade the public and policy makers that biodiversity (or component ecosystem services) can be conserved on a commercial basis. Based on extensive consulatation and analysis, the authors of this new report conclude that there are numerous pro-biodiversity business opportunities that can generate positive financial returns as well as real biodiversity benefits. …  

19 Mar 2008 | Downloads - publication

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