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    Nile issues: small streams from the Nile Basin Research Programme

    Nile Basin Research Programme, University of Bergen, 2010
    The Nile Basin Research Programme (NBRP), as a strategic, multidisciplinary programme for research and higher education on topics related to the Nile Basin, has had the overall aim to enhance and promote quality research on Nile-related issues and to support research collaboration between institutions in the Nile Basin region.
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    Bioforsk / Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research

    Bioforsk conducts applied and specifically targeted research linked to multifunctional agriculture and rural development, plant sciences, environmental protection and natural resource management.
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    High mountain glaciers and climate change: challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation

    Arendal Maps & Graphics Library, UNEP/GRID, 2010
    Climate change is causing significant mass loss of glaciers in high mountains worldwide. This report calls for accelerating research, monitoring and modeling of glaciers, snow and their role in water supplies.
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    Displacement due to natural hazard-induced disasters: global estimates for 2009 and 2010

    Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2011
    Forced displacement due to natural hazard-induced disasters is a large-scale, global phenomenon. This study focuses on quantifying peak levels of displacement, including those due to preventative actions taken before and after the onset of a disaster, as people are forced to flee their homes and lands.
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    Power to the People? Hydropower, indigenous rights, and popular resistance in Guatemala

    Association for International Water Studies, Norway, 2010
    The debate about hydropower has recently been revitalised in the context of climate change and the large unmet demand for energy in many countries. This study is a contribution to the debate about hydropower development, indigenous rights, and the rights of affected communities in the face of development projects, presenting Guatemala as a case study. Main findings include: 
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    Climate change to conflict?: lessons from Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya

    Institute for Applied International Studies, Norway, 2010
    The contextual environment African pastoralists live in is characterised by population growth, environmental degradation, and cultural and political factors that pave the way for frequent outbreaks of conflict. This paper attempts to understand the relationship between environmental/climatic factors and the conflict dynamics in the Horn of Africa.
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    Real-time evaluation of Norway’s international climate and forest initiative: contributions to a Global REDD+ Regime 2007-2010

    Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2011
    The Norwegian Government launched its International Climate and Forest Initiative in December 2007, aiming at reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD). In order to assess the results of the Initiative with regard to its objectives, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) organised a real-time evaluation starting in early 2010.
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    Climate frontline: African communities adapting to survive

    2009
    This report describes how climate change is affecting the lives of vulnerable African people and how they are adapting to survive. The report was compiled by 5 development non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
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    Developing the science, economics and governance of ecosystem service payments: a contribution to Norway’s support of REDD

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2010
    This document reports on a workshop, hosted by Sokoine University in Tanzania and commissioned by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). The workshop tackled the issue of developing ecosystem service payments in Africa in the context of Norway’s support of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) initiatives.
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    Blue carbon: the role of healthy oceans in binding carbon

    Arendal Maps & Graphics Library, UNEP/GRID, 2009
    While the reduction of emissions are currently at the center of climate change discussions, the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems has been vastly overlooked.

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