Events

International workshop on ecosystem management and environmental justice: Mapping the linkages, at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 12-13 October 2015. The workshop explores how environmental justices and injustices result from and/or influence ecosystem management, i.e. ‘justice as effect’ as well as ‘justice as motive’. It calls upon researchers to go beyond understanding justice as […]

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Jul 3, 2012 posted by Judith Nzyoka by  Louis Putzel, Scientist, Forests and Governance Programme REDD+ implementation was supposed to be “big, quick and cheap”. So far, it is not one big thing, but many smaller efforts designed and implemented by many different donors and agencies, a collection of programmes that are slow to design […]

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Jun 28, 2012 posted by Judith Nzyoka by E Kahurani The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) participated in key events held alongside the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. See ICRAF event list here. At the agriculture and rural development day held under the theme the ‘land sharing or land sparing’ […]

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By Doreen Matonga, Ecobank Malawi Ecobank Malawi Limited recently pledged its continued support to projects aimed at combating the effects of climate change. The pledge was made at Ntchisi, a district in central Malawi, as the bank made the last payment of a 3 year carbon sequestration tree planting project worth $7,500. The project is […]

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Payments for environmental services target communities whose economic activities have a direct impact on environmental resources and aims at providing them with incentives for protecting the ecosystem.

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The Kagera River is one of the largest rivers flowing into Lake Victoria, the largest fresh water body in Africa. The natural resources of the Kagera river basin face increasing pressure as a result of population growth, intensification of agriculture and livestock activities and unsustainable land management practices. The Kagera river basin covers an area […]

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Policy makers, private sector stakeholders, and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are in Nairobi, Kenya, for two training workshops by PRESA and its partners. The first workshop, which will be on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and Reducing Emissions from Degradation and Deforestation (REDD+), runs from 8 to 9 […]

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Located in the western part of Kenya, the Nyando River flows from the Rift Valley highlands, supplying irrigation water to vast rice fields along the way before emptying into Lake Victoria. Severe problems of environmental degradation and poverty can be found throughout the Nyando basin. Soil erosion causes heavy sedimentation in the river, as yawning […]

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By Nyongesa Josephat 504 Kenyan farmers have received 799,724 Kenya Shillings (US$ 8,886) this year from industrialists and conservation groups around Lake Naivasha, for land use practices that ensure adequate flow of clean water into the lake through the Malewa River. The payments are the second for an environmental services scheme at the upper catchment […]

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Can payments for ecosystem services (PES) – including revenues from projects focused on reducing emissions from degradation and deforestation (REDD+) – create new incentives for sustainable land use management in Africa? What are the opportunities? And what risks exist, for whom? These questions, and more, will be at the core of a workshop, jointly offered […]

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