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Supporting Ambitious Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: Lessons Learned from Developing Countries

Some of the key learning points that have emerged from this diverse experience, was summarized in this Working Paper. This Working Paper should be seen as a companion volume to CDKN’s ‘Guide to INDCs’ (2015), which provides a practical example of ho…

The Role of Local Leaders and Actors in Promoting Good Forest Governance in Uganda

The degradation of Uganda’s forests and other natural resources continues, and this is increasingly being attributed to poor governance. Therefore, improving and promoting of good forest governance is key in containing the rampant forest deforestati…

Participation and Planning for Climate Change: Lessons from an Experimental Project in Maputo, Mozambique

In this project it was demonstrated that local residents in Chamanculo C, and perhaps Maputo more broadly, could be responsive to a participatory planning culture. It is essential to give each citizen a voice in order to develop the potential of loc…

Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Highlands of Eastern Africa From Concept to Practice

"This book attempts to summarize the experiences of farmers, researchers, and development workers, and policy and decision-makers who have interacted with AHI on the theme of Integrated Natural Resource Management in the humid highlands of eastern …

Desilting set to Camouflage River Bed Mining in Odzi River: Nenhohwe-Odzi Subcatchement Area.

"The project that was awarded to Stromspice Trading to desilt and extract minerals in Odzi River is mired in controversy. The project comes at a time when government has already in acted statutory instrument 92 of 2014 of environmental management ag…

Projet Initiative Pauvreté-Environnement au Burkina (IPE/Burkina) / Project Initiative for Poverty and Environment in Burkina Faso

This document is made up of several articles regarding the hazardous use of chemicals for mining and agricultural purposes. The first article titled: "Cotton and mines, two key areas of development and/or the death of the Burkinabe economy". The art…

State of Environment Rapid Assessment (SoERA): Development of a Tool for Framing and Managing Urban Environmental and Social Challenges

"This paper sets out a cost-effective solution to one of the key challenges facing developing urban centres around the world, namely how to manage a seemingly vast array of environmental and associated social issues in an integrated, technically va…

Ameliorer la Gouvernance Forestiere au Senegal : Enjeux Actuels et Perspectives / Improving the Governance of Forestry in Senegal: Current Issues and Prospects

Combined reflections that are developed as part of the National Commission for Land Reform offer the opportunity to conduct in-depth discussions on the challenges to improve forest governance. These preliminary assessments and adjacent reflections …

Governance Structure for Groundwater Management in Lagos State : The Policy, Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Perspective

The purpose of the presentation was : 1) to provide understanding into the governance gaps in sustainable management of groundwater; 2) to identify the impact on, and what role policy, legal, regulatory and institutional structures can make in rela…

Leveling the Field for Biofuels Comparing the Economic and Environmental Impacts of Biofuel and Other Export Crops in Malawi

"Biofuel production can have conflicting impacts on economic growth, food and energy security, and natural resources. Understanding these trade-offs is crucial for designing policies that are consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals. This i…

Kenya's Natural Capital - National Policy Makers

"Kenya is endowed with rich natural capital and biodiversity. Its diverse landscapes range from the Chalbi Desert in the north to the snow-clad peaks of Mt. Kenya, from the white beaches of the Indian Ocean to the shores of Lake Victoria, and from …

Kenya's Natural Capital - County Decision Makers

"Kenya is endowed with rich natural capital and biodiversity. Its diverse landscapes range from the Chalbi Desert in the north to the snow-clad peaks of Mt. Kenya, from the white beaches of the Indian Ocean to the shores of Lake Victoria, and from …

Global Warming and the Environment - A Challenge for Lawyers in Africa

This presentation was made at the African Regional Forum Session of the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Nigeria. Firstly a brief background is given to global warming and climate change. Then the following question is asked : Why…

Comments on the National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations and the Declaration of Greenhouse Gases as Priority Air Pollutants Gazetted by the Minister of Environmental Affairs in January 2016

The ERC welcomes the introduction of a requirement for pollution prevention plans for large emitters, and the concomitant declaration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) as priority air pollutants, by the South African government. Identifying GHG as priority…

Technological Challenges of Climate Change Adaptation in Nigeria: Insights from Enugu State

"Climate change impacts depend on a range of the climate parameters' changes and on the country's social, cultural, geographical and economic backgrounds. The location and size of, and the characteristics relief in Nigeria especially Enugu state giv…

Climate Change and Resilience

This paper mainly discusses several climate change threats as well as efforts in mitigation and adaptation. The authors demonstrates the rises in temperatures and erratic, more intense rainfall patterns with graphs in the first part of the document.…

Potential Impact of Climate Change on the Economy: Building Climate and Economic Resilient Societies

The document firstly introduces the Climate Change Process and it's characteristics. The impacts of climate change on agriculture, food security, infrastructure, health, tourism as well as several so called aggravating factors are then discussed. So…

Strategies in the Prosecution of Environmental Cases

This presentation commences by defining as well as highlighting certain aspects of environmental law. The necessity of having environmental legislation is discussed and an overview is given of its history and the classification of environmental law…

Transitioning to Sustainable Development and a Green Economy in the Niger Delta of Nigeria : Challenges and Prospects

This monograph examined the production and consumption activities of a resource-rich, but peripheral and marginalized region of a developing country, that is on an unguided race to develop, and is consequently paying little or no attention to the…

Becoming a climate-resilient green economy: Planning for climate compatible development in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian political leadership has shown a strong commitment to the implications of climate change. Therefore this country has emerged as one of Africa’s champions in this area. Much of this commitment has been driven by the impacts of climatic…

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