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Title/Abstract

Year

2008

From Clean Development Mechanism to Sectoral Crediting Approaches – Way Forward or Wrong Turn?

This paper has a twofold aim. First, it analyses the current CDM and in particular its shortcomings in promoting a low-GHG sustainable development. Second, it tries to assess in how far sectoral approaches could address the concerns that have been raised

KEYWORDS: GHG, CDM

   

SOURCE: http://www.jiko-bmu.de/files/inc/application/pdf/policy_paper-cdm-post-2012.pdf

2008

Comparison of Carbon Offset Standards for Climate Forestation Projects participating in the Voluntary Carbon Market

"This report compares different standards of Climate Forestation Projects. These are projects that convert non-forest land into forest land in order mitigate climate change and contribute to sustainable development. The report concentrates on parameters of the standard which are of special interest for carbon buyers in the Voluntary Carbon Market"

KEYWORDS: Forestry, Carbon

   

SOURCE: http://www.fore.canterbury.ac.nz/research/

2008

Agricultural Water Management and Climate Risk

Improved control of water resources is a fundamental method for mitigating the impacts of climate variability. Methods range from small scale on-farm and community based measures with local control to large scale infrastructure with institutionalized and governmental control. There are tradeoffs inherent in any selection of water management approaches at any scale. With this report we propose three specific areas of investment that we consider timely and promising. Each targets a different layer of risk: (a) climate-informed investment in water management to increase the resilience of agricultural development and stimulate investment; (b) rural climate information services to support adaptive management of water and production activities, as a way to manage residual risk with incomplete water control; and (c) integrated, multi-hazard (drought-flood-food insecurity) early warning systems to support more timely and better coordinated response to climatic shocks that exceed the coping capacity of rural communities.

KEYWORDS: agriculture, water management, dryland

   

SOURCE: http://portal.iri.columbia.edu/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_5280_2210_0_0_18/IRI-Tech-Rep-08-01.pdf

2008

What Makes Traditional Technologies Tick - A review of traditional approaches for water management in drylands PART 1

Water management forms the most critical process in dry areas, as it impacts livelihood, food security, land conservation and productivity and society in general. Most of the dry areas of the world, defined as including arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions, fall in the developing world. These developing countries often do not possess the technical know-how, financial capacity or the social structure to undertake modern water management approaches. On the positive side, societies in dry areas have learnt to cope with water shortage through the centuries. Such traditional water management approaches are the primary focus of this report

KEYWORDS: drylands, Nena, water management

   

SOURCE: http://www.inweh.unu.edu/drylands/Traditional.htm

2008

What Makes Traditional Technologies Tick - A review of traditional approaches for water management in drylands PART 2

Water management forms the most critical process in dry areas, as it impacts livelihood, food security, land conservation and productivity and society in general. Most of the dry areas of the world, defined as including arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions, fall in the developing world. These developing countries often do not possess the technical know-how, financial capacity or the social structure to undertake modern water management approaches. On the positive side, societies in dry areas have learnt to cope with water shortage through the centuries. Such traditional water management approaches are the primary focus of this report

KEYWORDS: drylands, Nena, water management

   

SOURCE: http://www.inweh.unu.edu/drylands/Traditional.htm

2008

Eyes on the track, Mind on the horizon

Seven EU institutes of diffrent backgrounds have analysed the prospects for biofuels in terms of resource potential, costs and impacts of different biofuels, effects of different policy strategies, and broader system impacts of biofuels

KEYWORDS: Bioenergy

   

SOURCE:

2008

Geological storage of carbon dioxide

This document discuss the most important issues related to the proces of geological storage of carbon dioxide (what is, how, how much, who, etc).

KEYWORDS: Carbon

   

SOURCE:

2008

Mitigating the Effects of Hydrologic Variability in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is at a critical crossroads with a burgeoning population, a severely depressed national economy, insufficient agricultural production, and a minimal number of developed energy sources. This study assesses how investment in and management of water resources, together with related policy reforms, may mitigate the negative effects of hydrologic variability on the performance and structure of the Ethiopian economy. This is accomplished by identifying interventions both aimed at managing hydrologic variability, and at decreasing the vulnerability of the economy to potential shocks. The areas of focus include increased infrastructure for agricultural irrigation and roads, large-scale hydropower generation, and a precipitation forecast model.

KEYWORDS: mitigation, Ethiopia, hydrologic variability

   

SOURCE: http://www.ifwf2.org/?q=resources

2008

EU Emissions Trading System

Briefly summarized main explanations related to EU ETS.

KEYWORDS: Carbon, ETS

   

SOURCE: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/climat/emission.htm

2008

List of CDM projects

This is a list of registered CDM projects

KEYWORDS: Carbon, CDM

   

SOURCE: http://www.iges.or.jp/en/cdm/index.html

Credits: Luc Dubreuil - Massimo Lupascu