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The aim of this volume is to set forth in a plain way the salient facts of that new branch of agricultural science which is now universally know as dry-farming. The writer has taken special care to deal only with the data obtained by reliable farmers, experiment-station workers, together with the results of this little manual will form a safe and useful guide to those thousands of settlers who...

Water is abundant in Brazil, but unevenly distributed across regions and users. Remarkable progress to reform the sector has been achieved since the 1997 National Water Law, but economic, climate and urbanisation trends generate threats that may jeopardize national growth and...

The impacts of climate change are already being felt by developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change including Low Income Developing Countries (LIDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and African states1 (hereafter, the countries...

Access to modern energy services is a prerequisite for sustainable development. In Vanuatu, only one third of households have access to electricity, most of which are connected to the government regulated grid in the two main urban areas (Port Vila and Luganville). Yet 75 per cent of...

With the international community struggling to reach an agreement to maintain GHG concentration to safe levels, focus is now shifting to climate governance beyond the international and national level. Subnational governments provide such a platform for addressing climate change. The paper explores why subnational units should be on the forefront to tackle climate change, with examples from the...

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a high-level forum for the world’s major and forward-leaning countries to promote policies and share best practices with the goal of accelerating the transition to a global clean energy economy. The CEM is voluntary and collaborative, enabling...

The Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) allows us to do exactly that. Since the first FRA was published in 1948, FAO has reported periodically on the situation of the world’s forests, serving the international community with the best information and techniques available. FRA 2015...

Central to this special issue is the notion that the methods and conceptual tools of comparative politics can improve our understanding of global climate change politics. Building on recent advancements in the field of comparative environmental politics, the special issues offers a...

Market mechanisms – the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Joint Implementation (JI) and Art. 17 emission trading – have been a central feature of the Kyoto Protocol. The shape of the new climate change agreement to adopted at this year's UN climate change conference in Paris is...

To address concerns about tropical deforestation because of rising global demand for food, fuel and fiber, Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives (VSIs) have emerged as a tool to ensure that the production of agricultural and timber commodities for global markets does not result in...

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