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INSIDE STORY: ‘Watershared’ – Adaptation, mitigation, watershed protection and economic development in Latin America

This new Inside Story on Climate Compatible Development by Nigel Asquith of Natura Bolivia describes how reciprocal watershed agreements – otherwise known as 'Watershared agreements' – are simple, grassroots versions of incentive-based conservation that help upper watershed forest and land managers to sustainably manage their forest and water resources to benefit both themselves and downstream water users, contributing to climate compatible development. [more...]

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REPORT: Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources, Agriculture and Food Security in the Ethiopian Rift Valley: Risk Assessment and Adaptat...

This study, Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources, Agriculture and Food Security in the Ethiopian Rift Valley: Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies for Sustainable Ecosystem Services, investigates the linkages between climate change, water resource quality and availability, agricultural productivity, food security and livelihoods in the Main Ethiopian Rift, and informs decision-makers how adaptation to climate change impacts on water resources and agriculture might be enhanced. [more...]

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POLICY BRIEF: Drivers of Deforestation and REDD+ – Can REDD+ Compete?

This review, Drivers of Deforestation and REDD+—Can REDD+ Compete? asks what opportunity costs mean in the context of REDD+ and what are the implications for local communities? It considers how, to tackle deforestation in a socially equitable way, we must consider what the drivers of deforestation are and what incentives and livelihood opportunities accompany them. [more...]

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