Tagged on: Ecosystem management

Reports and Books
Asean Heritage Parks and Reserves
ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment

the Second ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok, on 29 November 1984, issued the important Declaration on Heritage Parks and Reserves which created the first group of 11 Heritage Sites described in this book.


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Manuals and Guides
Estimating Mercury Use and Documenting Practices in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) - Methods and Tools Version 1.0
United Nations Environment Programme

The ASGM baseline guidebook and toolkit enable the reader to: 1. Create a comprehensive national overview of ASGM practices; 2. Design a baseline research plan that aligns with allotted resources; 3.,Collect relevant data from a variety of sources; and 4. Develop robust baseline estimates of annual ASGM mercury use, gold production, and workforce within the country.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Guileeh - Korokoro
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared as part of the Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It provides the observations and results from one of the individual sites studied in detail, plus the specific risk reduction measures for follow-up action. This fact sheet should be read in conjunction with the main assessment report.


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Chapters and Articles
Carbon, biodiversity and land-use in the Central Congo Basin Peatlands
Miles, Lera, Ravilious, Corinna, García-Rangel, Shaenandhoa, de Lamo, Xavier, Dargie, Greta, Lewis, Simon

In January 2017, scientists announced new discoveries showing that the Central Congo Basin Peatlands form the largest area of peat swamp forest in the tropics. Estimates of soil organic carbon stocks in the Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo have radically increased as a result, to some 30 Gt. Degradation of these peat carbon stocks could have serious impacts on climate.


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Reports and Books
Smoke on Water: Countering Global Threats from Peatland Loss and Degradation - A Rapid Response Assessment. Revised Edition
United Nations Environment Programme, GRID-Arendal

More than 180 countries have peatlands but we are only just starting to understand their role in both climate change and our efforts to curb it. Peatlands cover less than three percent of the Earth’s surface but are the largest terrestrial organic carbon stock – storing twice as much carbon as in the world’s forests. In fact, greenhouse gas emissions from drained or burned peatlands account for five percent of the global carbon budget. This first report from the Global Peatlands Initiative highlights why the threat to peatlands from agriculture, forestry, resource extraction and infrastructure development is a threat to the climate.


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Summaries
The Contribution of Forests to National Income in Ethiopia and Linkages with REDD+ - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

This report concludes that Ethiopian forests generated economic benefits in the form of cash and in-kind income equivalent to 111.2 billion Ethiopian Birr (ETB) (USD16.7 billion) or 12.86% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2012-131, considerably larger than previously thought. Of this, 6.09% of GDP is attributed to forest industries. The contribution of forest ecosystems to other sectors,
particularly agriculture, is valued at 6.77% of GDP. In addition, 2.4 billion ETB was attributed to non-market benefits based on Ethiopians’ willingness to pay to maintain forests.


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Reports and Books
The Contribution of Forests to National Income in Ethiopia and Linkages with REDD+
United Nations Environment Programme

This report concludes that Ethiopian forests generated economic benefits in the form of cash and in-kind income equivalent to 111.2 billion Ethiopian Birr (ETB) (USD16.7 billion) or 12.86% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2012-131, considerably larger than previously thought. Of this, 6.09% of GDP is attributed to forest industries. The contribution of forest ecosystems to other sectors, articularly agriculture, is valued at 6.77% of GDP. In addition, 2.4 billion ETB was attributed to non-market benefits based on Ethiopians’ willingness to pay to maintain forests.


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Summaries
Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya: A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure - Summary for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme

This report analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures (PAMs) for the Government of Kenya (GoK) to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation.


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Reports and Books
Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya: A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure
United Nations Environment Programme

This report analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures (PAMs) for the Government of Kenya (GoK) to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation.


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