GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme. It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.
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Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its core business is greenhouse gas offset policy development and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification, sustainable supply chain development, environmental offset methodology development, and providing technical assistance to others undertaking carbon offset project development. Its clients include industry and non-governmental associations, large private sector companies, and local, provincial and federal governments.
Available and Emerging Technologies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Iron And Steel IndustryType:PublicationPublication date:
This report reviews the current status of opportunities and challenges for grassland carbon sequestration. Based on these observations, the report then identifies components that could foster the inclusion of grasslands in a post-2012 climate agreement and the development of policies to improve grassland management.
Diagnostic assessment of select environmental challenges valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in IndiaType:PublicationPublication date:Approach:
This paper reports on a wide range of research that estimates the value of ecosystem services (ESS) in India, including those related to forests, grasslands, wetlands, mangroves, and coral reefs. Estimates for forest services are based on an extensive Indian Green Accounting study, from which the values of timber and non-timber (fodder, water recharge, prevention of soil erosion, etc.) have been taken. There is an added non-use value of forests as well as an update of the value for forest sequestration based on the latest estimates of trends in forest management.
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This policy brief by the Asian Development Bank argues that, given the negative impact of climate change on Mongolia, it is crucial to select mitigation actions that reduce vulnerability to climate change, support the achievement of national development goals, and are feasible given local constraints.
Key messages from the brief include:
• Mongolia’s total emissions are low, but its emissions per capita are relatively high and rising and are produced primarily by the energy and agriculture sectors.
Carbon - forestry projects in the Philippines : potential and challenges: The Mt Kitanglad Range forest-carbon developmentType:PublicationPublication date:
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.
Potential impact of climate and socioeconomic changes on future agricultural land use in West AfricaType:PublicationPublication date:Objective:Sectors:
This study compares the contributions of climate change and socioeconomic development to potential future changes of agricultural land use in West Africa.
It uses a prototype land use projection (LandPro) algorithm which is based on a balance between food supply and demand, and accounts for the impact of socioeconomic drivers on the demand side and the impact of climate-induced crop yield changes on the supply side. It considers the impact of human decision-making on land use.
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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.
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This report examined the options for adaptation to climate change in management of prairie grasslands and recommends that government agencies use the list of adaptation options provided here to review their current policies and programs, with the aim of identifying those that could be modified or expanded to better address climate change. Adaptation options were structured according to the "three Rs": create resistance to change (short-term adaptation); promote resilience to change (medium-term adaptation); and enable ecosystems to respond to change (long-term adaptation).