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Natural resource management and biodiversity - Papers and reports

Here you can find all publications on natural resource management and biodiversity posted on this site since the website was launched in July 2007. Please note that new items are posted on top of the list.

[Updated: December 5, 2013]


NEW: MMSD+10: Reflecting on a decade of mining and sustainable development. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Paper, by Abbi Buxton, June 2012.


NEW: Feeding a thirsty world: Challenges and opportunities for a water and food secure world. Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Report, by A. Jägerskog and T. Jønch Clausen, 2012.


NEW: Energy price shocks: sweet and sour consequences for developing countries. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Working Papers 355, by Nicola Cantore et al., August 2012.


NEW: FCPR–Forest Conservation Performance Rating for the Pan-Tropics. Center for Global Development (CDG) Working Paper 294, by David Wheeler , Dan Hammer, and Robin Kraft, May 2012.


NEW: Envisioning a truly sustainable world. UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) paper, by Dr. Mike Edwards, March 2012.


NEW: Roles of companies in water management - extending the boundaries of private sector responsibility? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) discussion paper, by Peter Newborne, May 2012.


NEW: FCPR–Forest Conservation Performance Rating for the Pan-Tropics. Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper 294, by David Wheeler , Dan Hammer, and Robin Kraft, May 2012.


NEW: Energy and Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Dossier, by Gilles Carbonnier and Jacques Grinevald, 2011.


NEW: Reefs at Risk Revisited, World Resources Institute (WRI) report, by Lauretta Burke, Katie Reytar, Mark Spalding, and Allison Perry, February 2011.


NEW: Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia, Pacific Energy Summit 2012 Paper, by Leah Tawney, 2012.



Land Acquisitions: How will they Impact Transboundary Waters? Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Report 30, by Anders Jägerskog, Ana Cascão, Mats Hårsmar and Kyungmee Kim, 2012.


Introducing Modern Energy Services into Developing Countries: The Role of Local Community Socio-Economic Structures. Sustainability Journal Volume 4, Issue 3, by Willington Ortiz, Carmen Dienst and Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, March 2012.


How Much Does Natural Resource Extraction Really Diminish National Wealth? The Implications of Discovery. Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper 290, by Alan Gelb , Kai Kaiser, and Lorena Viñuela, March 2012.


Greening Development: Enhancing Capacity for Environmental Management and Governance. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, January 2012.


OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, March 2012.


Water Quality and Agriculture: Meeting the Policy Challenge. Organisation for Economic Co/operation and Development (OECD) Key Messages and Executive Summary of OECD report, March 2012.


Pigs, Prawns and Power Houses: Politics in Water Resources Management. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2012:03, by K. M. Jensen, R. B. Lange and J. C. Refsgaard, February 2012.


Sharing the water, sharing the benefits: Lessons from six large dams in West Africa. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, by Frédéric Bazin, Jamie Skinner and Jérôme Koundouno, November 2011.


CITES and CBNRM: Proceedings of an international symposium on “The relevance of CBNRM to the conservation and sustainable use of CITES-listed species in exporting countries”. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, by Max Abensperg-Traun, Colman O’Criodain and Dilys Roe, December 2011.


Forest Clearing in the Pantropics: December 2005–August 2011. Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper 283, by David Wheeler, Robin Kraft, and Dan Hammer, December 2011.


Foreign direct investment in land in West Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) report, by Fleur Wouterse et al., December 2011. 


Power, inequality, and water governance. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) report, by  Ligia Gomez and Helle Munk Ravnborg, January 2012.


Mountain Forests in a Changing World - Realizing Values, Addressing Challenges. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Report, December 2011.


Corruption in the Land Sector. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Transparency International (TI) Working Paper no 4, December 2011.


Not Sharing the Loot: Tax Structures in the Mining Industry of Sierra Leone. DanWatch report, by Sarah Dieckman, October 2011.

Thanks to DDRN member Anders Reimers Larsen for sharing this news!


Land Rights and the Rush for Land. International Land Coalition report, by Ward Anseeuw, Liz Alden Wily, Lorenzo Cotula, and Michael Taylor, December 2011.


Global forest land-use change from 1990 to 2005. Rome - A new, satellite-based survey released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). November 2011



Just forest governance - for REDD, for sanity. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, by James Mayers and Leianne Rolington, August 2011.


Water Governance Key Approaches: An Analytical Framework. Chance2Sustain Literature Review No 4, by By Liliana Miranda , Michaela Hordijk , Rommy K. Torres Molina, September 2011.


Can markets protect biodiversity? An evaluation of different financial mechanisms. Department of International Environment and Development Studies Noragric report no. 60, by Arild Vatn et al., June 2011.


Poverty, Biodiversity and Local Organisations: Lessons from BirdLife International. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) gatekeeper series paper 142, by David Thomas, July 2011.


Conservation Enterprise: What Works, Where and for Whom? International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) gatekeeper series paper 151, by Joanna Elliott and Daudi Sumba, July 2011.


Biodiversity and Poverty: Ten Frequently Asked Questions – Ten Policy Implications. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) gatekeeper series paper 150, by Dilys Roe et al., July 2011.


Status of Tropical Forest Management. International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) report, June 2011.



Assessing the role of economic instruments in a policy mix for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services provision: a review of some methodological challenges. Norwegian Institute for Nature Research POLICY MIX Discussion Paper 1/2010, by David N. Barton et al., 2010.


Confronting the Global Water Crisis Through Research. SciVal Elsevier report, March 2011.


Bundles of energy: the case for renewable biomass energy. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Natural Resource Issues Series paper, by Duncan Macqueen and Sibel Korhaliller, March 2011.


Implementing Farmers’ Rights under the FAO International Treaty on PGRFA: The need for a Broad Approach based on Biocultural Heritage. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Asociation ANDES, Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP) & Ecoserve paper, by Alejandro Argumedo et al., March 2011.



REDD, forest governance and rural livelihoods: the emerging agenda. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) report, by O. Springate-Baginski and E. Wollenberg, 2010.


Fair and Green? Social impacts of payments for environmental services in Costa Rica. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, by Inas Porras, December 2010.


Not only climate change: mobility, vulnerability and socio-economic transformations in environmentally fragile areas of Bolivia, Senegal and Tanzania. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Human Settlements Working Paper 28, by Cecilia Tacoli, February 2011.


Conflict Prevention through Natural Resource Management? A Comparative Study. German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Working Paper No 158, by Annegret Mähler, Miriam Shabafrouz and Georg Strüver, January 2011.


Environmental Compliance, Corruption and Governance: Theory and Evidence on Forest Stock in Developing Countries. Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Developpement International (CERDI) Etudes et Documents Working Paper 2011:01, by Gaoussou Diarra and Sebastien Marchand, January 2011.


Evaluation of programmatic approaches to support for the environment in Africa 1996-2009. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark evaluation report, November 2010.



Rethinking Resource Conflict. Chr. Michelsen Institute input paper, by John-Andrew McNeish, 2010.


Common-pool resources - a challenge for local governance. A International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) report, by Christine Werthmann, Anne Weingart, and Michael Kirk, 2010.


Community Based Natural Resource Management: Lessons Learned from Cambodia. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark, December 2010.


Building Effective Pro-poor REDD-plus (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) Interventions. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) report, November 2010.


REDD: The realities in black and white. Friends of the Earth International report, by Ronnie Hall et al., November 2010.


Water sector governance in Africa. African Development Bank (AfDB) report, November 2010.


Balancing building blocks of a functional ABS system. Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) report 7/2009, by T.R. Young and M.W. Tvedt, September 2009.


Banking on biodiversity: a natural way out of poverty. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Big ideas in development series publication, by Dilys Roe, Pavan Sukhdev, David Thomas and Robert Munroe, October 2010.


Blue Harvest - Inland fisheries as an ecosystem service. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report, 2010.


Mainstreaming the economics of nature: A synthesis of the approach, conclusions and Recommendations of TEEB. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) report, by P. Sukhdev et al., 2010.


Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: A State of Knowledge Review. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) technical series no. 55, by Dilys Roe et al., 2010.


Conservation Entreprise - What Works, Where and for Whom? Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) discussion paper, by Joanna Elliott and Daudi Sumba, 2010.


Linking Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: The case of Great Apes. An overview of current policy and practice in Africa. Report by Chris Sandbrook and Dilys Roe published by the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) and the Arcus Foundation, August 2010.


Does Conserving Biodiversity Work To Reduce Poverty? A state of knowledge review. Report by C. Leisher, M. Sanjayan, J. Blockhus, A. Kontoleon and S.N. Larsen published by The Nature Conservancy, Cambridge University and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), August 2010.


Natural Resource Management in West Africa. Towards a knowledge management strategy. Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) bulletin no. 392, by Floris van der Pol and Suzanne Nederlof, 2010.


Sustainable Development in Practice: Lessons Learned from Amazonas. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) book, by Virgilio M. Viana, 2010.


Environment matters 2009: Banking on Biodiversity. World Bank annual review, 2010.


Natural Resources and State Fragility. European University Institute (EUI) Working Paper RSCAS 2010/36, by Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables, 2010. 


People, power, and pipelines - Lessons from Peru in the governance of gas production revenues. World Resources Institute (WRI) report, by Isabel Munilla, 2010.


TEEB Report for Business – Executive Summary 2010. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, 2010. 


Illegal Logging and Related Trade - Indicators of the Global Response. Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) report, by Sam Lawson and Larry MacFaul, July 2010.


Protected areas reduced poverty in Costa Rica and Thailand. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) article, by K. Andam, P. Ferraro, K. Sims, A. Healy and M. Holland, May 2010.


Biodiversity scenarios: Projections of 21st century change in biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Technical Series report no. 50, 2010.


REDD+ in dryland forests: issues and prospects for pro-poor REDD in the miombo woodlands of southern Africa. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, by Ivan Bond et al., May 2010.


Social assessment of conservation initiatives: a review of rapid methodologies. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, by Kate Schreckenberg et al., May 2010.



Company-Led Approaches to Conflict Resolution in the Forest Sector. The Forest Dialogue (TFD) Research Paper No. 4, by Emma Wilson, April 2009.


Protecting Community Rights over Traditional Knowledge: Implications of customary laws and practices. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Report, by Krystyna Swiderska et al., November 2009.


Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Key Findings Report, March 2010. 


Clearing the waters: a focus on water quality solutions. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Report, by Meena Palaniappan et al., March 2010.


Natural resources and chronic poverty. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) Working Paper No. 152, by Amita Shah, October 2009.


Shelter from the storm? Use and misuse of coastal vegetation bioshields for managing natural disasters. Conservation Letters Vol. 3 Issue 1 Review Paper, by Rusty Feagin et al., February 2010.


Protecting the environment during armed conflict - An inventory and analysis of international law. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Report, November 2009.


From declaration to real protection: Biodiversity and local participation in the management of four protected areas in Nicaragua. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Report 2010:04, by Helle Munk Ravnborg, February 2010.


Recognising and enhancing local innovation in managing agricultural biodiversity. Promoting Local Innovation (PROLINNOVA) Working Paper 29, by Fetien Abay et al., September 2009.


Fair deals for watershed services. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, by Ivan Bond & James Mayers, January 2010.


Banking on Nature's Assets: How Multilaterial Development Banks can strenghten development by using ecosystem services. World Resources Institute (WRI) report, by J. Ranganathan, F. Irwin & C.R. Repinski, November 2009.


The challenges of environmental mainstreaming: Experiences of integrating environment into development institutions and decisions. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) book, by Barry Dalal-Clayton and Steve Bass, November 2009.


Legal Timber: Verification and Governance in the Forest Sector. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) book, by David Brown et al., December 2008.


Agroenvironmental Transformation in the Sahel: Another Kind of “Green Revolution”. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 914, by Chris Reij, Gray Tappan, and Melinda Smale, November 2009.


FORMA: Forest Monitoring for Action: Rapid Identification of Pan-tropical Deforestation Using Moderate-Resolution Remotely Sensed Data. Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper 192, by Dan Hammer, Robin Kraft, and David Wheeler, November 2009.


Trees on farm: analysis of global extent and geographical patterns of Agroforestry. World Agroforestry Centre Working Paper No. 89, by R.J. Zomer, A. Trabucco, R. Coe, and F. Place, 2009.


Preventing and identifying scientific fraud in tree science research, with specific reference to the World Agroforestry Centre ICRAF. World Agroforestry Centre Working Paper No. 88, by R. Coe, F. Nielsen, M. van Noordwijk and T. Simons, June 2009.


Community management of natural resources in Africa: Impacts, experiences and future directions. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, edited by Dilys Roe, Fred Nelson and Chris Sandbrook, September 2009. French.


Contention and ambiguity: Mining and the possibilities of development. Development and Change Vol. 39 Issue 6 paper, by Anthony Bebbington et al., December 2008.


Planning with Uncertainty: Using Scenario Planning with African Pastoralists. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and SOS Sahel UK report, July 2009. French.


Effectiveness of bylaws in the management of natural resources: The West African experience. Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRI) working paper no. 93, by Koffi Alinon and Antoine Kalinganire, December 2008.



Environmental tools in EC development cooperation. An analysis of country and regional environmental profiles. WWF, BirdLife International/European Division and FERN report, by M. J. Mofolo et. al., April 2008.



Vital forest graphics: stopping the downswing? United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report, by Frderic Achard et al., 2008.


Rights-based approaches: exploring issues and opportunities for conservation. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) report, by Jessica Campese et al., 2009.


Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD): an options assessment report. Meridian Institute report, by Arild Angelsen, Sandra Brown and Cyril Loisel, March 2009.


Challenges for a business case for high-biodiversity REDD projects and schemes. EcoSecurities Report, by Johannes Ebeling and Jan Fehse, February 2009.


Access-management ownership: the 'water & pasture menu' in pastoralist conflicts in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHoA). African Human Security Initiative conference paper, by M.J. Kimani, November 2008.


Incentives to sustain forest ecosystem services: A review and lessons for REDD. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Natural Resource Issue 16, by I. Bond, M. Grieg-Gran, S. Wertz-Kanounnikoff, P. Hazlewood, S. Wunder, A. Angelsen, May 2009.


Tenure in REDD: Start-point or afterthought? International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Natural Resource Issue 15, by Lorenzo Cotula and James Mayers, May 2009.


Association ANDES: Conserving indigenous biocultural heritage. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, Gatekeeper 137a, by Alejandro Argumedo and Tammy Stenner, August 2008.


Are NTFPs a way out of poverty? id21 insights #77, May 2009


Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Indonesia. World Agroforestry Centre Working Paper nr 81, by Meine van Noordwijk, Herry Purnomo, Leo Peskett and Bambang Setiono, 2008.


SafetyNet: Protected areas and poverty reduction. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Equilibrium Research report, by Nigel Dudley, Stephanie Mansourian, Sue Stolton and Surin Suksuwan, 2008.



Natural resource wealth, conflict, and peacebuilding. Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies Paper, by Ingrid Samset, 2009.


Towards integrated natural resources management (INRM) in dry areas subject to land degradation: the example of the Khanasser Valley in Syria. International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) paper, by R. Thomas, F. Turkelboom, R. La Rovere, T. Oweis, A. Bruggeman and A. Aw-Hassan, 2008.


From exclusion to ownership? - Challenges and Opportunities in Advancing Forest Tenure Reform. The Rights and Resources Initiative Report, by William D. Sunderlin, Jeffrey Hatcher and Megan Liddle, 2008.


Achieving sustainable natural resource management in the Sahel after the era of desertification - Markets, property rights, decentralisation and climate change. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Report 2009:07, by S. Bolwig, S.M. Cold-Ravnkilde, K. Rasmussen, T. Breinholt and M. Mortimore, March 2009.


Legal Tools for Citizen Empowerment: Getting a better deal for natural resource investment in Africa - Highlights and lessons learned (2006-2009). International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Report, by Lorenzo Cotula, March 2009.


New Directions for Integrating Environment and Development in East Africa - Key findings from consultations with stakeholders in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Ecoagriculture Discussion Paper Number 3, by S. Bass, S. Scherr, Y. Renard, and S. Shames, February 2009.


Distinguishing community forest products in the market: industrial demand for a mechanism that brings together forest certification and fair trade. Report by D. Macqueen, A. Dufey, A.P.C. Gomes et al. published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), February 2008.


Effects of Foreign Investment versus Domestic Investment on the Forestry Sector in Latin America (Chile and Brazil) - Demystifying FDI effects related to the Environment. Working Group Discussion Paper DP15, IIED Working Group on Development and Environment in the Americas, by Nicola Borregaard, Annie Dufey, Lucy Winchester, April 2008.


Links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation: situation analysis for arid and semi-arid lands in southern AfricaLinking ecosystems  and human well being. Consortium on Ecosystems and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa (CEPSA) paper, by C. Shackleton, S. Shackleton, J. Gambiza, E. Nel, K. Rowntree and P. Urquhart, January 2008.


Towards a global forest partnership: Consultation, assessment and recommendations, by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), July 2008. French summary. Spanish summary. Portuguese summary.


The Great Green Wall initiative for the Sahara and the Sahel. Introductory Note No.3, Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS), 2008.


People, protected areas and global change: participatory conservation in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol. 3, edited by Marc Galvin and Tobias Haller, 2008.


Perspectives on Access to and Management of Natural Resources: A Discussion of Selected Literature. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2008:8, by Julie Koch, April 2008.


Local governance institutions for sustainable natural resource management in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. KIT Working Papers Series WPS.G1, Royal Tropical Institute, by Thea Hilhorst, 2008.


Sub-Saharan Africa and the “Resource Curse”: Limitations of the Conventional Wisdom. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2008:14, by Sam Jones, May 2008.



ESPA-AA 2008: Challenges to Managing Ecosystems Sustainably for Poverty Alleviation: Securing Well-Being in the Andes/Amazon. Situation Analysis prepared for the ESPA Program. Amazon Initiative Consortium, Belém, Brazil, May 2008.


Participatory Monitoring in tropical forest management: a review of tools, concepts and lessons learned. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) report by Kristen Evans and Manuel R. Guariguata, 2008.



Forest environmental income and the rural poor. Report by Encyclopedia of Earth, by  Espen Sjaastad and Paul Vedeld, August 2008.


From forest reserve to national park: change in legal status and impacts on livelihoods and biodiversity resources, Mt. Elgon, Uganda. Report by Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, by Gosalamang Ditiro, Paul Vedeld and William Gombya-Ssembajjwe, 2008.



The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. Interim Report, by the European Commission Directorate-General Joint Research Centre Institute for Environment and Sustainability, 2008. 


Carbon Market Opportunities for the Forestry Sector of Africa. Winrock International Report by Sarah Walker, Timothy Pearson, Pantaleo Munishi, and Silvia Petrova, February 2008.


Future Scenarios as a Tool for Collaboration in Forest Communities. Institut Veolia Environnement Report, by K. Evans, W. de Jong, and P. Cronkleton, October 2008.


World Resources 2008: Roots of Resilience - Growing the Wealth of the Poor. UNDP, UNEP, World Bank, WRI report, edited by Philip Angell et al, 2008.


How can people resolve conflicts over natural resources? id21 natural resources research highlights, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), November 2008.


The Governance of Nature and the Nature of Governance: Policy that works for biodiversity and livelihood. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, by Krystyna Swiderska, with Dilys Roe, Linda Siegele, Maryanne Grieg-Gran, November 2008.



A Changing Landscape - A report from IUCN WCC workshop “Making landscapes work for nature and people: Successes and Challenges from the field." International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and World Conservation Congress (WCC) report, by Grace Wong and Jordi Surkin, 2008.

     
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