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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The term 'green jobs' can
    refer to employment in a narrowly defined set of industries
    providing environmental services. But it is more useful for
    the policy-maker to focus on the broader issue of the
    employment consequences of policies to correct environmental
    externalities such as anthropogenic climate change. Most of
    the literature focuses on direct employment created, with
    more cursory treatment of indirect and induced job creation,

  2. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    This paper concerns an NGO intervention in agricultural commodity markets known as Fairtrade. Fairtrade pays producers a minimum unit price and provides capacity building support to member cooperative organizations. Fairtrade's organizational capacity support targets those factors believed to reduce the commodity producer's share of returns. Specifically, Fairtrade justifies its intervention in markets like coffee by claiming that market power and a lack of capacity in producer organizations 'marks down' the prices producers receive.

  3. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    The concept of "Green Growth" is a focus of much interest and considerable debate among decision makers concerned with enhancing both nearer-term economic progress and longer-term environmental sustainability. Proponents of Green Growth emphasize not only the need to protect various forms of natural capital to sustain improvements in material living standards and poverty reduction, but also the potential for strategically crafted environmental policies to achieve sustainability at low cost, perhaps even to help stimulate growth.

  4. Library Resource

    Interview with Shivani Chaudhry, Associate Director of Housing and Land Rights Network

    January, 2012

     "Land should be considered a right that is integrally linked to the right to live with dignity and essential for the fulfilment of several other human rights, including housing, food, health, work, water, and security. (...) Central (...) is the need to recognize women’s rights over land.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2012
    Cambodia

    Twenty years after the Paris Peace Agreements, the Special Rapporteur takes stock of progress in Cambodia's human rights situation, with particular emphasis on land issues and land concessions. The report is based on missions to Cambodia in December 2011 and May 2012. The first enabled a human rights assessment of State institutions relevant to the electoral process in Cambodia, including the laws, policies and practices applicable to elections.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2012
    Cambodia

    This 2012 report is an assessment of the human rights impact of economic land concessions (ELCs) and other land concessions and major development projects in Cambodia. It includes not only an analysis of concessions pertaining to agroindustry (for example, rubber, sugar, acacia and cassava plantations), but also to concessions for mining, oil and gas, forestry, and concessions for the purposes of tourism, property development, and large scale infrastructure, such as hydropower dams.

  7. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    Under the Kyoto Protocol to the United
    Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the
    industrialized countries adopted quantified emission
    reductions obligations. Marking the 10th anniversary of the
    establishment of the World Bank Prototype Carbon Fund (PCF)
    the world's first global carbon fund, this report seeks
    to take stock of the World Bank's experience of working
    with the Kyoto Protocol's project-based mechanisms over

  8. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2012
    Global

    The document highlights four areas of the Voluntary Guidelines: human rights approach, diversity of existing land and natural resource tenure systems,  free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) principle of consultation and participation will apply human rights approach, diversity of existing land and natural resource tenure systems, women's land rights and corporate responsibility. These are of greatest interest and relevance to the policy priorities of ActionAid and the International Food Security Network (IFSN).

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