New publications on climate change, deforestation, nature resources and risk management

Thursday, 12 March, 2015 - 10:18

Here some recent publications :

✓  Implementing Deforestation-Free Supply Chains – Certification and Beyond

SNV’s REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Programme (REAP) published a report examining the role of agricultural certification standards in effectively halting forest conversion and explores some of the key ingredients which need to be in place in order to establish deforestation-free supply chains. Based on the findings, a toolkit is provided which can help to address identified challenges. The package consists of three components: a traceability and monitoring system, our Inclusive Business approach and the SNV Siting Tool. The toolkit is designed to assist companies and governments in going beyond certification standards in order to bring about the systemic changes needed to delink agricultural production from deforestation and forest degradation at a landscape level.

✓  IPCC, 2014: Summary for Policymakers

This Summary for Policymakers (SPM) follows the structure of the Working Group III report. The narrative is supported by a series of highlighted conclusions which, taken together, provide a concise summary. The basis for the SPM can be found in the chapter sections of the underlying report and in the Technical Summary (TS). References to these are given in square brackets.

✓  Combating Poverty through Better Use of Natural Resources: IASS, IFAD and Partners Publish New Study

Natural resources are coming under increasing pressure in the face of climate change and growing global demand for raw materials. The problem is exacerbated by the unequal access to resources in many parts of the world. This poses a threat to the livelihoods of poor people in rural areas in particular. Under these circumstances, responsible and pro-poor governance of natural resources is essential. This is particularly true in the context of climate change, because access to and the management of natural resources play a key role in adaptation strategies to climate change

✓  Disaster-related displacement risk: Measuring the risk and addressing its drivers

The report forecasts an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction.  It also applies the concept of risk to disaster-related displacement while quantifiying human displacement risk around the world. 

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