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).
Aquaculture is often viewed narrowly as intensive culture of salmon and shrimp to provide high value products for luxury markets and is often associated with environmental degradation. The promotion of aquaculture for rural development has had a poor record in many developing countries, especially in Africa.
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.
South Africa's large-scale forest industry has outsourced many operations to increase flexibility and cut costs, especially costs associated with full-time employees. This study presents a national overview and seven case studies to investigate how forestry contracting contributes - and could better contribute - to reducing poverty through providing either jobs or enterprise opportunities.
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.