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  1. Library Resource

    Volume 10 Issue 1

    Publicación revisada por pares
    Enero, 2021
    Australia, Bélgica, Canadá, China, Rusia, Estados Unidos de América

    Though forest ecosystems play a critical role in enhancing ecological, environmental, economic, and societal sustainability, on a global scale, their future outlooks are uncertain given the wide-ranging threats they are exposed to. The uniqueness of this study is to provide a line of evidence in which forest change trajectories are not only tracked but also evaluated through the lenses of forestry and economic oriented events’ timelines. The dynamics of forest change trajectories were mined using a temporal model.

  2. Library Resource

    Volume 10 Issue 1

    Publicación revisada por pares
    Enero, 2021
    Francia, Ghana

    Kumasi is a nodal city and functions as the administrative and economic capital of the Ashanti region in Ghana. Rapid urbanization has been experienced inducing the transformation of various Land Use Land Cover (LULC) types into urban/built-up areas in Kumasi. This paper aims at tracking spatio-temporal LULC changes utilizing Landsat imagery from 1986, 2013 and 2015 of Kumasi. The unique contribution of this research is its focus on urban expansion analysis and the utilization of Random Forest (RF) Classifier for satellite image classification.

  3. Library Resource
    Marzo, 2012
    China

    This report describes and explains how,
    in the period 1990-2008, China's railway sector has
    contributed and responded to the incredibly challenging
    transport demands generated by China's economic
    development, and highlights the plans and possibilities that
    lie ahead. In 1949, China had only 22,000 km of poorly
    maintained and war-damaged railway line, less than 1,000 km
    of which was double-tracked with none being electrified.

  4. Library Resource
    Artículos de revistas y libros
    Diciembre, 2015

    In recent decades, markets have become widely used for environmental resources. Prime examples include water rights where trade enables water to be allocated to the most profitable crops, and allows farmers more flexibility to cope with climatic variability (Bjornlund 2003). Similarly, tradable rights for air pollution minimize the cost of meeting air quality targets (Stavins 1998). The same principles can potentially be widely applied to biodiversity conservation. In this issue, we are fortunate to have a short but diverse series of papers on tradable rights in conservation.

  5. Library Resource

    The Missing Link to Opportunity

    Documentos de conferencias e informes
    Diciembre, 2005

    Paul Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank, argued that the Doha Round presents an opportunity to rewrite the rules of an unfair trading system that holds back the potential of the poorest people. As important as aid is, as important as debt relief is, the opportunities generated by trade are far more significant. Unless the people of Africa and other poor countries have access to markets to sell their products, they will not escape poverty or be able to give their children a better future.

  6. Library Resource
    Junio, 2014

    Many developing countries display
    remarkably high degrees of urban concentration that are
    incommensurate with their levels of urbanization. The cost
    of excessively high levels of urban concentration can be
    very high in terms of overpopulation, congestion, and
    productivity growth. One strand of the theoretical
    literature suggests that such high levels of concentration
    may be the result of restrictive trade policies that trigger

  7. Library Resource
    Enero, 2010
    Viet Nam, Oceanía, Asia oriental, Asia meridional

    This policy brief discusses the issue of food security in relation to trade and the anticipated impacts of climate change within Southeast Asia. It begins by contextualizing the debate before examining the manner in which trade, climate change and food security are interlinked within the Mekong region. The brief goes onto examine Cambodia as a case study in order to establish lessons for other countries in the region.

  8. Library Resource
    Enero, 2005

    This report examines the theoretical underpinnings of trade and conflict, and lays out the debate on how free trade affects conflict.

  9. Library Resource
    Documentos de conferencias e informes
    Julio, 2009

    The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) has continued to be fiercely debated between North and South, particularly with respect to its provisions for the agricultural sector. Article 27.3(b) of the TRIPS Agreement requires WTO member countries to offer some form of intellectual property protection for new plant varieties, either in the form of patents (common in the U.S.) or plant breeder’s rights (PBR).

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