Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR)
This publication focuses on the management of the nexus of energy, food and natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa, with a clear focus on gender roles and implications. It presents case studies that showcase a range of options available to improve biomass use, especially in locations and among populations who currently depend on conventional fuels like firewood or charcoal. Although many of these options are context specific, the provided examples demonstrate that generalizable options exist to improve energy access, reduce waste, protect our soils and empower women.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This report presents the findings from a literature review and interviews with a wide variety of stakeholders of the Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy project activities in Djilor District in Senegal. EbA measures in this project site include the construction of anti-salt bunds, nursery establishment, applying assisted natural regeneration techniques, reforestation, introducing new roosters, vegetable gardening and establishing mechanisms for regulating the exploitation of natural resources. The report concludes that the project activities have improved the resilience of local communities, improved their adaptive capacity and reduced their vulnerability, with the benefits being felt by a range of social groups and a number of social co-benefits also emerging.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Forest business incubation is a support process that accelerates the successful development of sustainable businesses in forest landscapes. There is much to develop. The aggregate gross annual value from smallholder producers within forest landscapes may be as much as US$1.3 trillion.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Devolved Climate Finance showcases how an alliance of government and non-government organisations in East and West Africa is working to make the most of the funding from developed countries for climate change adaptation.
Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) approaches and those that address the Poverty-Environment Nexus (PEN) can play a central role in advancing the SDGs. This report seeks to further the understanding of the practicalities of embedding integrated approaches across the planning cycle in countries at various stages of development. In particular, this report synthesizes a wide range of policy and programming experiences, and draws on the findings of eight national scoping studies (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Rwanda, Tajikistan and Viet Nam) on integrated planning.