Asia-Pacific

20 Jan 2009

A review of the economics of climate change in the Caribbean will be the subject of a study to be undertaken by ECLAC Sub-regional Headquarters for the Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago (ECLAC-POS) and funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).

20 Jan 2009

Climate change is the most serious and biggest challenge for the extreme poor people of Bangladesh and other South-Asian nations but it has not been well communicated and understood at all levels, especially among the extreme poor segment of society, due to lack of adequate information dissemination. If we consider the case of Bangladesh, we can see that we are affected mainly in two ways.

20 Jan 2009

Forestry plays a diverse and significant role in reducing poverty in South African rural areas, ranging from direct cash payments to more intangible improvements in rights, capabilities and representation.

20 Jan 2009

An innovative South African nature conservation project that combines protecting biodiversity and poverty alleviation faces resistance from residents of adjacent properties who are worried about rate increases and land development rights.

The 'Working 4 Ecosystems' project, which was launched by the eThekwini Municipality 18 months ago, trained residents from surrounding townships to restore green spaces in and around Giba Gorge, just 25 kilometres north of Durban, in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province.

15 Jan 2009

This paper provides a global view of the link from forests to poverty alleviation. Definitions are clarified and the key concepts and indicators related to livelihoods and poverty reduction are explored -- distinguishing between the analysis (using broader welfare elements) and the measurement of poverty (using more tangible, traditional indicators).