Resources

Titre Description
1 Jan, 2010 - United Nations Environment Programme

This Atlas is a visual account of Africa's endowment and use of water resources, revealed through 224 maps and 104 satellite images as well as some 500 graphics and hundreds of compelling photos. However the Atlas is more than a collection of...

- Msangi, Siwa
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This report is a diagnostic tool to evaluate the environmental priorities for the Central African Republic (CAR). With the cost of environmental degradation equivalent to about 8 percent of GDP, and total wealth in decline mainly...

- Emily Schmidt, Paul Chinowsky, Sherman Robinson, and Ken Strzepek

Ongoing debate over water resource management in the Nile basin and continuing land degradation in agricultural areas of Ethiopia suggest a need for efficient mechanisms to improve agricultural output in the Blue Nile basin in Ethiopia. Numerous...

- Derek Headey, Mekdim Dereje, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Anna Josephson, and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

Highland Ethiopia is one of the most densely populated regions of Africa and has long been associated with both Malthusian disasters and Boserupian agricultural intensification. This paper explores the race between these two countervailing forces...

6 Juin, 2011 - A. Mosnier, P. Havlik, M. Obersteiner, and K. Aoki

Deforestation contributes about 18% of all carbon emissions and leads to species extinction. In the context of climate change negotiations, international community agreed to compensate efforts made by countries toward forest protection. Forest...

1 Août, 2010 - Antoine Bouët, Betina Dimaranan, and Hugo Valin

There is rising skepticism about the potential positive environmental impacts of first generation biofuels. Growing biofuel crops could induce diversion of other crops dedicated to food and feed needs. The relocation of production could increase...

1 Mar, 2010 - David Laborde and Hugo Valin

Evaluation of indirect land use changes due to biofuels has been very controversial over the past few years, as doubt has arisen about the potential benefits of growing crops for use as a substitute for fossil fuels. In this paper, we present an...

1 Déc, 2011 -

The prospect of gaining carbon credits by acquiring land to implement REDD+ has caught the eye of the private sector. In many countries, including Papua New Guinea and Republic of Congo, there are reports of a carbon rush. In Mozambique, private...