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Environmental Crimes in Ethiopia

"This study sets out to examine this complex question by determining what constitutes an environmental crime in Ethiopian jurisprudence.This will be done by examining the legal and institutional regime for combating environmental crimes. The study...

Environmental Diplomacy and Human Security: The First Joint Workshop of the Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kenya, and the ISS, South Africa

"The first part of this report introduces the phenomenon of environmental diplomacy to the diplomat and other government officials. Dr Chris Abongo provides the necessary contextual analysis of environmental diplomacy, policy-making and practice. ...

Untangling the Nets: The Governance of Tanzania’s Marine Fisheries

"This case study of marine fisheries governance in Tanzania forms part of a three-year project entitled Strengthening the Governance of Africa’s Natural Resources conducted by the Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme of SAIIA. Funded by the ...

Assessing Progress on Climate Change Policy and Practice

"This paper investigates climate change policy responses and strategies adopted by the South African government on one hand, and those adopted by SADC as a collective entity on the other. It seeks to assess the level of progress made in terms of t...

Climate change and conflict: Conflict-sensitive Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

"In preparation for COP17 (17th Conference of the Parties) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) in Durban, held a two-day expert seminar t...

The 2016 World Conservation Congress: Exploring a Win-Win Agenda for People and the Planet

"The World Conservation Congress (WCC), one of the world’s largest environmental gatherings, is convened every four years under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to find collaborative solutions to cons...

Changement Climatique, Degradation Environnementale Et Quete D'Utilisation Des Resources Naturelles: Miracle ou Mirage? / Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and the Quest for the usage of Natural Resources: Miracle or Mirage?

Climate change requires an understanding of how it works to build effective management policies, since contemporary climatic variability has led to disruptions in natural ecosystems and social disorder. It is therefore necessary to revisit certain...

Bottom-up Climate Legislation in Cameroon: Suggestions for a General Approach to Develop Legislative Interventions on Climate change through Public Consultations

This report summarizes the consultation process, outcomes and possible next steps. It does not offer generally applicable findings for Cameroon but presents a general approach that - with the necessary resources and time - could be employed to org...

The Intricate Road to Development: Government Development Strategies in the Pastoral Areas of the Horn of Africa

"Pastoralism is a livelihood strategy and a system of mobile livestock production that makes wide-ranging use of grazing lands in arid and semi-arid environment that doesn’t uphold sustainable crop cultivation. The freedom of mobility over outsize...

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 25 No.1 January-February 2013

‘The situation in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region continues to be deplorable basically because of the absence of environmental security-related infrastructure and/or the required level of awareness. Countries in the sub-region are vulnerabl...

Building Effective Drinking Water Management Policies in Rural Africa: Lessons from Northern Uganda

"National governments should develop strong rural drinking water quality monitoring and surveillance programs to ensure that uncontaminated water is available in rural Sub-Saharan African communities. Governments and non-governmental organizations...

Thinking Outside the Box: A Case for Promoting the Charcoal Industry in Tanzania

"Charcoal is Tanzania’s most important domestic energy source and this is not likely to change in the foreseeable future. Demand for charcoal is rising as Tanzania’s population grows and becomes increasingly urban. Yet, despite its importance and...

Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters for Ecosystems: Lessons from the IPCC SREX report

"Good ecosystems management is critical for managing climate extremes and disasters. It plays three positive roles: delivery of ecosystem-based adaptation; delivery of co-benefits for livelihoods and biodiversity conservation; and support for ...

Geneva was Quick – but How Deep Will Paris Go?

In this blog, the climate negotiation process and following agreements were briefly discussed. Ideas on key areas by all delegates/negotiators were put on the table – on mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology, capacity‐building and transpare...

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