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    Natural forest inventory

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 1998
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    Can the clean development mechanism attain both cost effectiveness and sustainable development objectives?

    Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo, 2001
    This paper looks at both the back ground of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), and discusses to what extent its current design allows it to achieve both its objectives as defined in the Kyoto Protocol: to promote sustainable development in host developing countries, and to improve global cost-effectiveness by assisting developed countries in meeting their Kyoto targets.The first part of the
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    Social forestry in south Asia: myths and realities

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2003
    The present study draws on research and field experience in social forestry in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka since the mid 90s. It focuses on some of the major issues in relation to popular thinking about the theory of social forestry development in South Asia, including deforestation, community participation and appropriate forest policy.
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    Tanguar Haor wetland biodiversity conservation project: an appraisal

    Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, 2001
    An appraisal of the project proposal Tanguar Haor Wetland Biodiversity to confirm whether the project can successfully and practically apply and achieve its aims.Tanguar Haor Wetland, north east Bangladesh, was declared an ecologically critical area by the Bangladeshi government in 1999.
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    Nkhalango!: a social forestry model: expereinces from Blantyre city fuelwood project in southern Malawi

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2003
    This book records the successes and failures from the Blantyre City Fuel Wood Project (BCFP) in Southern Malawi. It focuses on the transfer of responsibilities for plantations and indigenous forests to newly created village institutions set up to manage these assets sustainably.It presents a model of best practice, NKHALANGO!
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    People and wildlife interactions around Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, 2003
    This report reviews the results from a survey study in communities adjacent to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
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    Developing strategies for climate change: the UNEP country studies on climate change impacts and adaptations assessment

    Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo, 2002
    This report summarises four country studies, carried out in Antigua and Barbuda, Cameroon, Estonia, and Pakistan.
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    Poverty and environmental degradation in the drylands: an overview of problems

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2003
    This paper seeks to analyse some of the problems of degradation persisting in the dryland regions with particular reference to Sub-Saharan Africa, and describe the processes that aim to tackle them.It identifies the threat to dryland regions as a complex mixture of degrading soils, continuous exposures to frequent droughts and political and economic marginalisation which is putting poor people
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    Mt. Elgon regional ecosystem conservation programme (MERECP) appraisal report

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2002
    This paper reports on an external appraisal by NORAD of the draft programme proposal ”Mt. Elgon Regional Ecosystem Conservation Programme (MERECP)”.The paper finds that the major challenge is to effectively harmonise the programme into a truly regional effort. The implementation phase will therefore be split into a small regional component and two national components.
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    Private forestry based on Paulownia in Sri Lanka: an appraisal of the outgrower scheme presented by Paulownia Plantations LTD

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2003
    This paper presents the recommendations of NORAD consultants to a request for funding from Paulownia Plantations (Pvt.) Ltd (PPL) to develop a plantation industry based primarily on Paulownia, a fast growing tree species originating from China.The team of consultants were requested to assess the viability of the plans presented, economically, environmentally, socially and in terms of their pote

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