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Ecological buffer zones

Ecological buffer zones

  • Carbon - forestry projects in the Philippines : potential and challenges: The Mt Kitanglad Range forest-carbon development

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    Publication
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    The proposed Mt Kitanglad Range forest-carbon development project aims to allow participation in the carbon market by increasing the permanent forest cover of the Mt Kitanglad Range National Park (’the Park’) by reforesting the grassland areas within its buffer zone. The project will enhance the ecological services of the Park while promoting socio-economic development activities for the forest occupants who depend on marginal agricultural cultivation within the Park. The project proposes an agroforestation scheme on 300.34 hectare as a carbon forestry project initiative.

  • Institut de recherche pour le développement

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    France
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Research Institute for Development) - is a research organization based in France that is working with its partners in the South to address international development issues. Improving health, understanding social changes, and protecting the environment are the main pillars of its work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). IRD work includes interdisciplinary scientific research, capacity building and nurturing innovation in more than fifty countries worldwide. 

  • Riparian buffer

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    Product
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    Technology:

    Riparian buffers are vegetated, often forested, areas (“strips”) adjacent to streams, rivers, lakes and other waterways protecting aquatic environments from the impacts of surrounding land use. To the extent possible riparian buffers should compose of native species and typically are divided in three zones with a total width of 15 to 200 meters. The first zone should consist of different grasses, a middle zone planted with bushes and a last part with large trees.

  • Scoping assessment of knowledge needs in climate change adaptation in China

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    This report scopes out knowledge gaps and unmet needs relating to climate change adaptation in China and proposes ways to address them. It reviews existing climate change assessments and provides case studies of two ecological zones particularly vulnerable to climate change: the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China and Guizhou province in the southwest. The goal is to identify ways to strengthen the links between scientific and technical knowledge and action on climate change adaptation.

  • ONF International

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    France
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    ONF International (ONFI) is an environmental expertise cabinet specialising in the sustainable management of ecosystems (notably forest based) and thefight against global warming. ONFI provides both public and private players with integral and pragmatic solutions that help valorise the role of forests and wood in land use development.

  • Coastal setbacks

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    Technology
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    Coastal setbacks are ‘a prescribed distance to a coastal feature such as the line of permanent vegetation, within which all or certain types of development are prohibited (Cambers, 1998). A setback may dictate a minimum distance from the shoreline for new buildings or infrastructure facilities, or may state a minimum elevation above sea level for development. Elevation setbacks are used to adapt to coastal flooding, while lateral setbacks deal with coastal erosion.

    The description of this technology originates from Linham and Nicholls (2010).