All articles for the topic: ecosystem services

A lone woman amongst an open landfill. Photo credit: Amir Farshad Ebrahimi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/farshadebrahimi/)

Impacts of climate change on poverty and potential from climate-informed development

The impacts of climate change on poverty depend on the scale of climate change, but also on demographic and socioeconomic trends.

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Integrating ecosystem- and community-based adaptation

Ecosystem- and community- based both have valuable benefits, but are often used in isolation.This article describes lessons learned from the integration of both approaches in the EcoAdapt project.

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Ecosystem Services Valuation Country Case Studies

Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Lower Mekong Basin

4 specific Ecosystem Services Valuation Guides for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam detail explanations of ecosystem services, valuation methods, best practices, and policy recommendations.

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Focali

Focali (Forest, Climate, and Livelihood research network) is a Swedish research network focusing on forest / bio-energy, climate change and poverty issues.

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University of Zurich

With its 26,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university.

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Cost effectiveness of Payments for Watershed Services

This poster is one of the posters featured at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015.

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A monitoring instrument for resilience

Implicit in all development work is the quest for impact. Positively influencing livelihoods, landscapes and ecosystems is the goal of our work. Effecting such changes is known to require...

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MOUNTAIN EVO - Peru Case Study

Living with change in Huamantanga, Peru- one of the research project Mountain-EVOs case studies

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MOUNTAIN EVO - Nepal Case Study

This Mountain-EVO case study focuses on the Upper Kaligandaki basin in Nepal due to its relative accessibility and the strategic links with local development actors. 

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Adaptive Governance in Mountains (MOUNTAIN EVO)

This project is about how to govern mountatin ecosystems for poverty alleviation enabled by environmental virtual observatories.

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The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

Some 210 million people live in low elevation areas within 10 km of mangroves and many of these directly benefit from mangrove-associated fisheries. Yet, these people are often unaware of...

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Mitigating and adapting to climate change: Multi-functional and multi-scale assessment of green urban infrastructure

Abstract

In order to develop climate resilient urban areas and reduce emissions, several opportunities exist starting from conscious planning and design of green (and blue...

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COBAM Rwanda Vulnerability

Introducing more trees into the farmed landscape would assist the landscape in coping with climate change. Credit: Charlotte Pavageau

Project summary

A regional...

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Current vulnerability in Rwanda

Volcanic Mountains Rwanda. Image ©Jack Swenson

Project background

Between 2011 and 2012, a regional baseline assessment to analyse vulnerability was conducted in five...

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Equatorial Guinea case study

Forests in Equatorial Guinea. Image © WRI

Project background

Between 2011 and 2012, a regional baseline assessment to analyse vulnerability was conducted in five...

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Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity: Background Report

Introduction

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that “most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due...

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Designing Effective Locally Managed Areas in Tropical Marine Environments

Introduction

All communities want to live among healthy and abundant natural resources that provide many benefits, including food, income, medicine, and cultural value. However, coastal...

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Wildfire Water Resource Pond

The wildfire water resource has been part of a series of innovative wildfire projects.

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Working with nature towards integrated approaches to disaster risk reduction

Introduction

All around the world, people are increasingly exposed to disaster risk from natural hazards such as droughts, storms and floods. As disasters increase in frequency and...

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Criteria for Ecosystem-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction

Introduction

The integration of ecosystems and natural resource management in disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been largely overlooked to date. This document introduces a set of criteria...

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CASCADE project

In Central America, smallholder farmers are at the heart of the agricultural sector, and many of them depend directly on natural ecosystems for the provision of water, soil conservation,...

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ECR: Forestry

Executive summary

The Focus of the Analysis

This report addresses the question:

“What is the case for further action in relation to climate change adaptation for forest productivity...

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WD-NACE Scenarios Kenya

Introduction

The Whole Decision Network Analysis for Coastal Ecosystems (WD-NACE) project involved partners from the United Kingdom, Bangladesh and Kenya. It builds upon existing knowledge...

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Integrated Food-Energy Systems

Abstract

Food production needs to increase by 70%, mostly through yield increases, to feed the world in 2050. Increases in productivity achieved in the past are attributed in part to the...

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