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CDE’s mission is to contribute to sustainable development in countries of the North, South, and East, through:

- research partnerships

- education and training

- development of concepts and tools

- raising awareness,

- policy advice.

Centre for Development and Environment

CDE focuses on:

- management of natural resources,

- integrated regional development, and

- interventions that mitigate syndromes of global change.

CDE places special emphasis on:

- highland-lowland interactions, and on

- high-potential – low-potential

- centre – periphery relationships.

CDE employs disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches. Linking analysis and synthesis, and combining high-end and low-end methods, such as GIS-based earth observation and participatory field-based approaches, are typical of our programmes.

CDE supports the principles of subsidiarity, empowerment and partnership, while acknowledging the importance of research, planning and decision-making at regional, national and international levels.

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Taking Stock of Land Investments

Reports & Research
January, 2014

The most comprehensive publication to date on land concessions and leases in Lao PDR has been presented to the public. In a symposium Vice Minister Dr. Akhom Tounalom of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), German Ambassador Mr Robert von Rimscha and SDC Director for the Mekong Region Ms. Ruth Huber applauded the study as key to a better understanding of actual land uses in Laos and the contributions and demands of investors.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
January, 2013
Laos, Global

The land concession inventory is the result of a trilateral cooperation between the Lao government, Switzerland, and Germany. Representatives from the three partners jointly introduced the document published by MoNRE, the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books
December, 2012

Humankind currently faces interconnected, worldwide challenges of feeding our rapidly growing population while simultaneously preserving our natural resource base, adapting to climate change, and creating or maintaining favourable living conditions for present and future generations. The world’s population is growing exponentially. It is expected to rise from seven to more than nine billion people in the next few decades.

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Exploração dos Recursos Florestais em Cabo Delgado Relatório do trabalho de campo em Namiune, Nkonga e 5º Congresso

Reports & Research
January, 2011
Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique
O objecto deste relatório são os utilizadores dos produtos florestais e os efeitos da conjugação
das suas estratégias e actividades extractivas na sustentabilidade dos recursos naturais e no
desenvolvimento sustentável da região. O objectivo é contribuir para a compreensão dos
efeitos da utilização da floresta pelos diversos utilizadores na sustentabilidade do recurso. O
estudo analisa o papel desempenhado pelos Comités dos Recursos Naturais (CRN) na
exploração da floresta.
Library Resource
Reports & Research
January, 2011

Swidden agriculture is often deemed responsible for deforestation and forest degradation in tropical regions, yet swidden landscapes are commonly not visible on land cover/use maps, making it difficult to prove this assertion. For a future REDD+ scheme, the correct identification of deforestation and forest degradation and linking these processes to land use is crucial. However, it is a key challenge to distinguish degradation and deforestation from temporal vegetation dynamics inherent to swiddening.

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