Burned-out forest, Colombia [more...]
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The book synthesises the ESPA programme's compelling evidence on ecosystems and wellbeing. It addresses the evolving framings and contexts of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation, reviews the impacts of ongoing drivers of change and presents new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience.
Dr Esteve Corbera (CCMCC researcher) discusses this statement in the context of the impacts REDD+ has had on developing countries at the policy and social levels.
Under watershared schemes, upstream land managers conserve and plant trees, and manage their cattle carefully, with greater respect for the watercourses. In return, they receive materials and equipment to bolster sustainable livelihoods, such as beehives, fruit trees, irrigation systems and water troughs for cattle.
Headlines from the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme - presented here in a compelling short documentary with stories about managing natural resources fairly, for more resilient societies, in Ghana and Bangladesh.
The dependence of the world’s poorest people on the environment and their contribution to its stewardship are often ‘hidden’ in public debates and decision-making processes. Trade-offs and any potential human costs must be understood and explicitly addressed. An environmental justice approach can help achieve this.