The Kelka forest in the Mopti region of Mali is important for the provision of ecosystem services like carbon sequestration and maintenance of the hydrological cycle. The Kelka forest area occupies more than 300, 000 hectares with 15 villages within and around its boundaries.
Gedaref State was previously known as the food basket of Sudan. Over several decades unsustainable agricultural practices that combined near-monocropping with low nutrient replenishment have led to significant degradation of soils, which are no longer able to sustain farmer livelihoods.
The Western Province in Sri Lanka is the most urbanised province in the country. Rapid urban growth has posed a number of problems. Ever-increasing vehicle traffic and commercial industries have contributed to increased environmental and air pollution.
This study, Demonstration of the Eco-town Framework Project in San Vicente, Palawan, Philippines, explores on this framework project that aims to build the foundation for establishing the Eco-towns in local communities.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Oregon covers a vast territory that is well endowed with natural resources, supporting early specialisation in the energy sector. This case study has a specific focus on Wallowa County, which is a predominantly rural region at the eastern edge of the state.
This ‘Inside story on climate compatible development’ by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) finds that Fiji has an advanced REDD+ policy and planning process, which has also inspired other Pacific countries to engage with REDD+.
This ‘Inside story on climate compatible development’ by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) presents Ecuador’s Socio Bosque programme as a successful example of a voluntary incentive-based scheme with combined environmental and socioeconomic targets.