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Greening blue energy: identifying and managing the biodiversity risks and opportunities of offshore renewable energy

The Greening Blue Energy project aims to facilitate well-balanced and science-based discussions on the impacts on the marine environment from offshore renewable energy developments and as such this publication provides a synthesis of current knowledge on the potential biodiversity impacts of offshore wind energy on the marine environment. It is based on scientific evidence and experiences from offshore renewable energy development and other relevant sectors.

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Greening blue energy
 

Bois-énergie au Burkina Faso: consolidation des moyens d'existence durable (2006-2009)

Au Burkina Faso, le bois-énergie est encore la principale source énergétique des ménages et avec l’accroissement de la démographie et donc de la demande d’énergie dans les vingt prochaines années, la question de la gestion rationnelle des ressources forestières se pose donc.  Le présent ouvrage a pour but de partager les résultats et les leçons apprises de la contribution danoise à la transformation du secteur de l’énergie au Burkina Faso avec pour objectif de permettre le développement économique du pays et la lutte contre la pauvreté et , en fin de compte, contribuer à la mise en œuvre réussie de la politique nationale de gestion durable des ressources forestières.

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Bois-énergie au Burkina Faso
 

ITTO/IUCN guidelines for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in tropical timber production forests

This publication sets out the specific actions that policymakers, forest managers and other stakeholders should take to improve biodiversity conservation in tropical production forests. In this way, it aims to help in the conservation of arguably the planet’s most valuable resource – its diversity of life.

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Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in tropical timber production forests
 

World Conservation magazine

This issue looks at how market forces can be harnessed to save biodiversity as a complement to traditional conservation approaches. We read compelling statistics on the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems and we hear that companies are making money from conserving biodiversity while helping to safeguard it. Markets for sustainable products and services are expanding rapidly as consumers exercise their power for change, and development projects are coming under ever greater environmental scrutiny from potential investors.

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Saving biodiversity - World Conservation Magazine
 
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Energy law and sustainable development

Energy has recently emerged at the forefront of sustainable development. The World Summit on Sustainable Development selected energy as one of its five major agenda issues, devising a Plan of Implementation emphasising the role of energy in eradicating poverty. That same plan calls for the establishment of policy and regulatory frameworks to promote the development and dissemination of alternative energy technologies. This ground-breaking publication should serve as an invaluable tool to facilitate the understanding of the relationship between energy law and sustainable development.

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Participatory techniques for community forestry : a field manual

This publication provides a wealth of practical tools and methods for our field workers who work with local communities in developing collaborative management of forests. While the manual focuses on participatory techniques for community forests in Nepal, many of the techniques can be readily applied to other forms of collaborative natural resource management.

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Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas: de la tensión a la coexistencia

Esta publicación es el resultado de un proyecto de investigación dirigido por el Centro de Derecho Ambiental de UICN en colaboración con la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental. Esto proyecto tuvo tiene por objeto documentar algunas de las prácticas locales más significativas en materia de aguas en cuatro países de América Latina: Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala y Paraguay. A partir de la presentación de estudios de caso se pretendió esclarecer la relación entre las prácticas ancestrales en el uso del agua de los pueblos indígenas y comunidades, y la normativa vigente en materia de aguas y su administración, de acuerdo al sistema formal o escrito.

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Accessing biodiversity and sharing the benefits : lessons from implementing the Convention on biological diversity

The book aims to address the lack of information on the experiences of others by providing a comparative analysis of national access and benefit-sharing laws and policies in the 41 Pacific Rim countries that signed the CBD.

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