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Library Handshake, No. 14 (July 2014)

Handshake, No. 14 (July 2014)

Handshake, No. 14 (July 2014)

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July 2015
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This issue of Handshake focuses on
natural resource PPPs that are making a difference. In
Cartagena, Colombia, a hybrid public-private agency is
profiled that has standardized water service to residents
while restoring the coast, and in the process, contributed
to political stabilization. Around Africas Lake Victoria, an
environmental management initiative with the potential to
reduce the pollution and resource footprint of industrial
activities demonstrates how to include commercial ventures
in conservation. This issue also draws inspiration from the
thoughtfulness of conservationists who know the path forward
depends on partnerships. From 2014 Stockholm Water Laureate
John Briscoe, who has spent his career making sure taps are
turned on, to science correspondent M. Sanjayan, whose call
to action came in the rainy forest of Sierra Leone, to
Jean-Michel Cousteau, who founded the Ocean Futures Society
to carry on his family s stewardship of the sea, the
interviews in Handshake give voice to the ways people are
connected to nature, and how our survival depends on the
continuation of this connection. Original articles from the
FAO and The Rockefeller Foundation outline how Payments for
Ecosystem Services, or PES, brings PPPs benefits directly to
farmers, fishers, and those who maintain forests. This issue
includes the following headlines: Ambassador of the sea
Jean-Michel Cousteaus case for sustainable fisheries; A
turning point for trees: Can the Amazon s forests be saved?;
Restoring Cartagenas coast: A mixed-capitol model
revitalizes land and sea; Impact investing: The Rockefeller
Foundation dips its toes into oceans; Against A vision of
perfection: John Briscoe argues for incremental solutions.

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