Nature-based solutions (NbS) include all the landscape’s ecological components that have a function in the natural or urban ecosystem. Memorial Parking Trees (MPTs) are a new variant of a nature-based solution composed of a bioswale and a street tree allocated in the road, occupying a space that is sub-utilised by parked cars. This infill green practice can maximise the use of street trees in secondary streets and have multiple benefits in our communities. Using GIS mapping and methodology can support implementation in vulnerable neighbourhoods.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2021Canada, Chile, Spain, United Kingdom, Greece, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2021Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa, Europe
Today, the design and remodeling of urban environments is being sought in order to achieve green, healthy, and sustainable cities. The effect of air pollution in cities due to vehicle combustion gases is an important part of the problem. Due to the indirect effect caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, political powers in Europe have imposed confinement measures for citizens by imposing movement restrictions in large cities. This indirect measure has given us a laboratory to show how the reduction in vehicle circulation affects in a short time the levels of air pollution in cities.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2017Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa
City planners, urban innovators and researchers are increasingly working on ‘future city’ initiatives to investigate the physical, social and political aspects of harmonized urban living. Despite this, sustainability principles and the importance of urban groundwater are lacking in future city visions. Using London as a case study, the importance of groundwater for cities is highlighted and a range of future city interventions may impact on groundwater are reviewed.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Tanzania, Switzerland, United States of America, Kenya, South Africa, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Indonesia, Botswana, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Pakistan, Finland, Mexico, Mongolia
Wildlife management is the focus of considerable international debate because of its importance for biodiversity conservation, human safety, livelihoods and food security. Local people have been managing wildlife for millennia, including through hunting. Sufficient examples are presented in this edition to show that sustainable wildlife management is also feasible in the modern era.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2005Cameroon, Spain, United States of America, Armenia, South Africa, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Chile, Azerbaijan, China, Romania, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, India, Russia, Pakistan, Mexico, Democratic Republic of the Congo
This publication offers a fresh look at the theory and practice of modern water rights, from a comparative law angle. It sheds light on a number of key features of such rights, and contrasts these to traditional forms and kinds of water rights. It teases out and discusses the relevant problematique, including in particular that elicited the sale and leasing of water rights. Finally, a stock-taking and assessment of modern water rights systems impacts are volunteered. This publication complements two earlier issues featured in the FAO Legislative Studies series, i.e.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Canada, Tunisia, Sudan
The aim of the practical guidelines presented in this document is to support the adoption and usability of the criteria and indicators (C&I) for Sustainable Management of Forests and Rangelands (SFRM) adopted by the 22nd Session of the Near East Forestry and Range Commission (NEFRC). The guidelines are based on the review of existing literature and on consultations with national experts and relevant institutions in Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia regarding challenges identified in the use of the prop osed C&I for SFRM.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018France, Belgium, United States of America, Spain, South Africa, Greece, Sweden, Germany, Peru, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, Costa Rica, Finland, Norway, Kuwait
This publication is intended to assist anyone involved in the development or implementation of a legal or institutional framework to promote integrated coastal management (ICM). It includes revised versions of some of the information contained in the 1994 FAO publication "Legal and Institutional Aspects of Integrated Coastal Area Management in National Legislation" and the 1998 FAO Publication "Integrated Coastal Area Management and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries", FAO Guidelines.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Seychelles, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States of America, Mauritius, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Canada, Malawi, Italy, Eswatini, Switzerland
This document details the activities that were undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and cooperating agencies (the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa (DAFF), the Africa Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)) leading to the production of a Regional Aquatic Biosecurity Strategy for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and its subsequent adoption by SADC and incorporation into SADC programmes.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2019Mozambique, Liberia, Botswana, United States of America, Philippines, Poland, Zimbabwe, China, Namibia, Netherlands, Australia, Jamaica, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, India, United Kingdom, Mongolia, Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Ghana
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a series of Technical Guides to elaborate and provide more detailed guidance on thematic areas contained within the Guidelines. As part of this series, this Technical Guide covers the issues associated with the identification and valuation of tenure rights for different purposes, and provides guidance on how to ensure that valuations are undertaken in a fair, reliable and transparent manner that comply with internati onal norms.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2012South Africa, Canada, Southern Africa
Customary land tenure is normally not based on codified or statutory sources, but stems from customary traditions and norms. When westernised courts have to interpret and adjudicate these customary traditions and norms, the normal rules of statutory interpretation cannot be followed.
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