2013

Colombia on Sale

At the beginning of 2000´s, the price of minerals in the world was in their highest levels since 1970´s. This level of prices was responding to the rising demand by China, Southeast Asian countries and developed countries in general. Two main proposals were given to the exporting countries, so they could manage better this mining and energy boom: The first one from Alice Amsden from MIT. She proposes to build an “Organization of the Mineral Exporting Countries (OMEC)” with members from African and Latin American countries.    …  

25 Nov 2013 | Article
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Dr. Mirza B. Baig, teaching at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Book Chapter on Rural Development

Dr. Mirza B. Baig, teaching at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is pleased to share his book chapter on Rural Development with other members. This chapter, Sustainable Agriculture Ensures Sustainable Rural Development: A Reality or a Myth, discusses that poverty in Pakistan is largely a rural phenomenon; therefore, the development of agriculture must be a principal vehicle for alleviating rural poverty. Unfortunately, the country’s agriculture is negatively affected by various issues and constraints which have been enlisted in this chapter. …  

25 Nov 2013 | Article
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Grand Chief Ed John hands over the chairmanship of the Permanent Forum to Mr. Paul Kanyinke Sena.

The Message Stick: Newsletter of the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, July/August 2013

This issue of The Message Stick contains several news and updates on the activities undertaken by the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.  …  

25 Nov 2013 | Article
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Transforming the Frontier: Peace Parks and the Politics of Neoliberal Conservation in Southern Africa

International peace parks—transnational conservation areas established and managed by two or more countries—have become a popular way of protecting biodiversity while promoting international cooperation and regional development. In Transforming the Frontier, Bram Büscher shows how cross-border conservation neatly reflects the neoliberal political economy in which it developed. …  

25 Nov 2013 | Article
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Community Forest Rights under Forest Rights Act: Citizen’s Report 2013

The Scheduled Tribes and Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 is being implemented since 2008. While there is still a long way to go for effective implementation of the Act in letter and spirit, there have been some encouraging developments over the last year. At the same time, there have also been some setbacks or persisting issues.  …  

25 Nov 2013 | Article
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Python bivittatus progshai (southern Sulawesi)

Kering, IUCN and the International Trade Centre form partnership to improve python trade

The ‘Python Conservation Partnership’, a collaboration between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN Species Survival Commission Boa & Python Specialist Group) has been launched today with the aim of contributing to the improved sustainability of the python trade and helping facilitate industry-wide change. …  

22 Nov 2013 | News story

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Guinée : des outils économiques pour assurer la gestion durable des écosystèmes

Le forum national « Valeurs économiques des bien et services des écosystèmes des Écosystèmes Naturels et les Outils Économiques de Gestion Durable des Écosystèmes dans le Haut Niger», organisé par l’UICN-PACO dans le cadre de l’initiative PREMI, a réuni à Conakry, le 13 et 14 novembre 2013, 60 acteurs nationaux afin de définir les conditions, les instruments économiques et les mécanismes de transaction appropriés pour la mise en place des paiements pour services environnementaux durables dans le bassin. …  

22 Nov 2013 | News story
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Un pas en avant vers le partage des bénéfices prévus dans le cadre de la réalisation du barrage de Fomi

Avec la validation de deux études, réalisées grâce à l’appui de la Global Water initiative (GWI), par une cinquantaine de participants représentant les diverses parties prenantes concernées par le projet de barrage de Fomi en Guinée, une avancée importante a été constatée dans la signature d’un accord écrit entre l’État et les populations affectées par le futur barrage et sur le partage des recettes issues de la vente de l’électricité. …  

22 Nov 2013 | News story
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La Palme IFRECOR award

French Champions of coral reef protection awarded

For the third year running IFRECOR – the French Coral Reef Initiative – has announced the winners of the Palme IFRECOR awards for actions and policies at the local level that aim to protect, better manage and restore coral reefs and associated ecosystems such as seagrasses and mangroves. …  

22 Nov 2013 | Article
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