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Afforestation

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    Netherlands
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    Agriculture
    Coastal zones
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    SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago.

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    Canada
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    Agriculture
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    Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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    Several forest mitigation options exist: afforestation/reforestation, Deforestation and forest degradation, forest management for carbon stocks and wood products. The IPCC notes that when properly designed and implemented, these forestry mitigation optiosn should provide substantial co-benefits in terms of employment and income generation opportunities, biodiversity and watershed conservation, provision of timber and fibre as well as aestethic and recreational services (IPCC, 2007).

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    The present article documents increasing water abstraction and the difficulties in establishing limits for low flows such as the Q80 value (flow available on 80% of the days per year). The article also presents the role of water users" associations in mitigating water conflicts related to over-abstraction. Water users" associations are also involved in activities such as environmental education, awareness creation, improved irrigation practices, afforestation, and water regulation.

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    Japan
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    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Forestry
    Transport
    Waste management

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan.

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    Switzerland
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    Agriculture
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    Forestry
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    Water

    South Pole is a leading provider of global sustainability services, with more than 300 experts in over 18 offices worldwide.

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    How is women’s economic empowerment linked to successful climate mitigation and adaptation? Womenare particularly susceptible to climate change and poverty and often lack financial assets and decisionmaking power. For example, in order to adopt or develop climate-related work, women must be able to own land as well as have access to capital and new technologies. This paper discusses various approaches to women’s economic empowerment that reduce GHG emissions.One strategy outlined is to compensate women for their work conserving natural resources.

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    Over 345 million hectares of land globally could be forested or re-forested to help combat global warming. The Kyoto Protocol, which sets targets for industrialised countries to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, has established the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to support such initiatives. But do these programmes tackle the real causes of climate change?The CDM allows industrialised countries and organisations
    to fund projects in developing countries aiming to contribute to reducing GHG
    emissions. These projects are attractive to developing country governments because

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    Bhutan is a mountainous landlocked country with a varying climate and rich biodiversity. Despite significant economic progress being made over recent years Bhutan remains a least developed nation with constraints and vulnerabilities adversely affecting its capacity to cope with climate change.The authors recognise that Bhutan’s vulnerability is heightened by low economic strength, inadequate infrastructure, lack of institutional capacity and an agro-based rural economy. Impacts of climate change will have significant implications for the overall development of Bhutan.