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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2007

    This contributory chapter of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) outlines the status of climate change mitigation in agriculture and its implications on development, production and consumption trends. It presents regional and global trends in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as future global trends.

  2. 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,

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Cambodia, Laos

    In 2001 a new Land Law was adopted in Cambodia. It was significant because - for the first time - it recognised a new legal category of people, Indigenous Peoples or chuncheat daoem pheak tech in Khmer, and it also introduced the legal concept of communal land rights to Cambodia. Indigenous Peoples are not mentioned in the 1993 constitution of Cambodia or any legislation pre-dating the 2001 Land Law. However, Cambodia's 2002 Forestry Law also followed the trend by recognising Indigenous Peoples.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2016
    South America, Africa, Europe, United States of America

    This yearbook chapter discusses the link between international investment law and commercial pressures on the world’s natural resources. It argues that changes in legal frameworks are redefining control over natural resources, and facilitating transitions toward more commercialised land relations. As pressures on resources increase, many national laws undermine the rights of people impacted by investments. If not properly thought through, international treaties to protect foreign investment could compound shortcomings of local and national governance.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009

    Veranderingen zijn niet tegen te houden, maar denk goed na over wat het bewaren waard is voor je in het landschap ingrijpt. Want de schade is snel onherstelbaar en de opvattingen van vandaag kunnen flink verschillen van die van morgen, waarschuwt onderzoeker Frank Veeneklaas van Alterra

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Brazil

    The Brazilian Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem-Terra (MST) is one of the best-known and most prominent rural social movements. The unequal distribution of land in Brazil, and the neglect of this problem by successive Brazilian governments contributed greatly to the organisation of rural movements striving for the implementation of land reform in the country. The struggle for land therefore frames the MST collective action and legitimates its raison d'être as a social movement.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2016
    Germany

    Recent studies have focused on the 'silent' agricultural revolution that occurred in rural West German society during the postwar period. The purpose of this paper is to provide a new framework by reviewing these recent studies in three research fields: (1) German rural social history, (2) the history of German agricultural policy, and (3) the ecological aspects of the land consolidation program ('Flurbereinigung').

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016

    Urban physical public infrastructure is a frontline defense mechanism to manage and mitigate climate-related impacts. Market instruments are often cited as possible means to spread risk and reduce financial burdens on the public sector. The authors argue that existing research tends to focus on the technical issues of instruments and neglects considering institutional dynamics that may enable or constrain local market-based financing mechanisms.

  9. Library Resource
    February, 2014
    Guinea, Papua New Guinea

    Despite global gender equality gains in
    education, life expectancy, and labor force participation,
    two areas of persistent inequality remain: asset gaps and
    women's agency. In many developing countries, including
    Papua New Guinea (PNG), land and natural resources are
    citizens' key assets. This briefing note, centered on
    field research in north fly district explores the process of
    negotiation and the progress in implementation of the

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