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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…

New Thinking on the Governance of Water and River Basins in Africa: Lessons from the SADC Region

"The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region offers useful lessons about governance in transboundary river basins. Given the high number of rivers that cross international political boundaries in the region, combined with the fact that …

African Journal on Conflict Resolution vol. 3, no. 1, 2003

'Dynamics of the Zimbabwe crisis in the 21st century' presents the Zimbabwe crisis as a consequence of the blocked democratic transition at the turn of the century and how the Zimbabwe crisis has crucial lessons for Southern Africa. 'Regional organi…

African Journal on Conflict Resolution Vol. 8, No. 2, 2008

"In the first article, Ibaba Ibaba discusses the protracted conflict in the Niger Delta, where immense profits from oil production and sale are channelled to oil companies and politicians, but away from the frustrated indigenous population as they h…

Poverty and Environment: Impact Analysis of Sustainable Dar es Salaam Project on “Sustainable Livelihoods” of Urban Poor

"The study was carried out to find out strengths and weaknesses in the institutional structure and associated legislation that support measures to improve the environment of the City of Dar es Salaam. The objective is to equip policy makers, particu…

ELRI Newsletter Issue No 6

In this issue several matters are discussed under the following headings: Environmental Degradation and the plights of vulnerable groups in Nigeria discusses the problems that Nigerian's experience because of the lack of environmental planning. Our …

The Green Climate Fund and the Role of the World Bank

"At the 2010 UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, the 194 member countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help channel finance from developed to developing countries for building …

Challenges and Prospects for Trans-boundary Fisheries in Lakes Chiuta and Kariba

"This brief set out to highlight the challenges and prospects for involvement of resource-users around trans-boundary fisheries. Whilst the countries involved have instituted CBNRM initiatives and are implementing TBNRM programmes, the actual contr…

The Membership Problem in People-centred Approaches to Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

"Who should qualify to be a member of a natural resource management (NRM) programme in southern Africa with the attendant benefits and responsibilities? In Zimbabwe, membership of such programmes could be described as membership by decree, in Nami…

Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg: An Analysis of Budget Allocations and Revenue from the Environment and Natural Resource Sector in Karamoja Region

"This study explains the causal relationship between governance and environmental accountability in the Karamoja region. In essence, this particular study provides a baseline description of the ENR budget in the region. The overall objective of the …

Renewable Natural Resources, Sustainable Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction In Nigeria

"This paper analyses the role and implications of the management and use of renewable natural resources in economic growth and poverty reduction in Nigeria. It assesses the changes in quantity and quality of renewable natural resources, quantifies t…

Examining the Nexus Between Nature, Wealth and Power in the Lake George Fishery: The Case of Mayor Actors in the Fish Product Chain

"In this briefing paper, we present preliminary observations on the extent of degradation of fishery resources on Lake George, the structure of actors engaged in exploitation of the fisheries as well as key factors determining winners and losers in …

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