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October 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Mountain Voice-Issues Those Matter In Himalayas

This is an introductory video of Mountain Voice project of Climate Himalaya, that advocates the need of better planning and implementation strategies in the Himalayan Mountain region of South Asia. The Mountain Voice' is a multimedia series of Climate Himalaya that captures the experiences, thoughts and opinions of people, practitioners, policy makers and researchers on various climate linked issues in the Himalayan region of South Asia. In this series we interact with people to record their…

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Added by Climate Himalaya on October 15, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

Why following the herd can be good for journalists

Banditry, robberies, infiltration of small arms, poaching in the region’s game reserves and national parks and frequent outbreak of livestock diseases are now being attributed to the uncontrolled movement of pastoralists and their animals.

This sentence, from a 2006 article in Kenya’s The Nation newspaper, encapsulates the way the country’s nomadic herders have been — and continue to be — portrayed in the media there. It echoes…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on October 11, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Carbon finance boosts Cambodian social enterprise bringing clean water to rural households

 

For the first time in Asia, a sustainable and market-based water filtration business has been registered under the voluntary Gold Standard scheme, and will benefit from carbon offset funding, showcasing that carbon…

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Added by Marion Santini on October 9, 2012 at 8:02 — No Comments

How much would REDD+ boost Philippines forest budget?

REDD+ could provide a huge financial boost to forest conservation plans in developing countries like the Philippines. A new study titled, Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation plus (REDD+) in the Philippines: will it make a difference in financing forest development? shows that if the country was to reduce the rate…

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Added by Elizabeth Kahurani on October 5, 2012 at 10:43 — No Comments

World Habitat Day 2012 in the Lake Victoria basin: Changing Cities Not Generating Matching Opportunities For All

'This new and growing population with a high demand for land could lead to more unsustainable land use practices and social challenges At the moment in many parts of the Lake Victoria basin, Cities like Kampala, Kisumu, Mwanza, Jinja, and are surely ‘changing’ due to natural and human induced factors. But the question as to who benefits due to this change could generate diverse answers depending on the social and interest group; age bracket and the part of the city one has sought such…

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Added by Kimbowa Richard on October 4, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

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