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Poverty Reduction - Deforestation, Poverty & Economic Dependency

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9 September 2011

RRI, Oxfam Dialogue Highlights Linkages between Forestry, Climate Change and Food Security Issues

9 September 2011: The Tenth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue, which convened from 7-8 September 2011, in The Hague, the Netherlands, focused on common approaches to dealing with the challenges of food security and climate change.

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June 2009

The “poor man’s” carbon sink: Bamboo in climate change and poverty alleviation

This study sees bamboo as a bridge between climate change mitigation and poverty alleviation. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) promoted issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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28 August 2011

Don't Cut Down Mabira - Donors

The European Union's top envoy to Uganda, Ambassador Roberto Ridolfi, has thrown his weight behind the chorus against a proposal by President Museveni to hand out part of Mabira rainforest to sugar manufacturer-SCOUL to grow sugarcane.

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31 August 2011

Making REDD+ cross-sectoral: why, how and what are the potential socio-economic impacts?

The need for REDD+ to coordinate and

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31 August 2011

REDD+ and Agriculture: a cross-sectoral approach to REDD+ and implications for the poor

The paper outlines the linkages between forests and agriculture, and the

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31 August 2011

REDD+ and Energy: a cross-sectoral approach to REDD+ and implications for the poor

This paper examines the linkages between the energy sector and forest

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22 August 2011

Plan to sacrifice forest for sugar puts economy before ecosphere in Uganda

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August 24, 2011

National parks do not contribute to poverty, finds decade-long study

A new study of Uganda's Kibale National Park refutes the conventional wisdom that parks cause poverty along their borders.

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August 25, 2011

Tropical countries fail to bring social, environmental benefits – Report

Tropical countries that seek a share of billions of dollars of climate finance in return for protecting their forests risk creating strategies that fail to bring social and environmental benefits.

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August 18, 2011

Issue Brief: Land Tenure and REDD+: Risks to Property Rights and Opportunities for Economic Growth

Global climate change threatens to impact the livelihoods of millions of the poorest and most vulnerable populations in profound and unpredictable ways.


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