Environment, Carbon and Forests
Integrated Economic-Environmental Modeling for Decision Making - Inter-American Development Bank, CR-200,United States
Dr. David Andison is program lead of the fRI Healthy Landscapes program.
He begins by explaining the "Why" of ecosystem management and how current approaches to land management fragments the landscape (overlapping tenure). "Managing in pieces", "balancing values", misses the dynamic role of disturbance (e.g.fire) in understanding natural pattern principles.
The "How" of healthy landscapes means that logging is now starting to be managed to mimic what would happen with fire. Where's and Whens vary on the landscape when applying healthy landscape management principles (mimicking natural pattern disturbance patterns) to human disturbances of landscapes.
He closes by describing how an ecosystem approach would work with woodland caribou habitat recovery.
At the core of a ecosystem management approach is the question: "What would Mother Nature Do?"
Dr. Andison's presentation was part of PTAC's Environmental Issues and Resource Access Forum, Nov. 27, 2014.FRI Subject Area: Cumulative EffectsLandscape ChangeNatural Disturbance ProcessesDisplay on Maps: Related Program: Healthy Landscapes (prev. Natural Disturbance) Program
Biofuels and bioenergy take up finite land resources at the cost of food production and carbon storage and doesn’t guarantee carbon emissions cuts
Powering cars with corn and burning wood to make electricity might seem like a way to lessen dependence on fossil fuels and help solve the climate crisis. But although some forms of bioenergy can play a helpful role, dedicating land specifically for generating bioenergy is unwise. It uses land needed for food production and carbon storage, it requires large areas to generate just a small amount of fuel, and it won’t typically cut greenhouse gas emissions.
First, dedicating areas to bioenergy production increases competition for land.Continue reading...
What is a successful REDD project? How many are there? Some questions for Steve Zwick, Managing Editor of Ecosystem Marketplace
Statement of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda
Statement of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group at the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, Civil Society Dialogue, January 21, 2015, Delivered by Roberto Múkaro Borrero (Taino), International Indian Treaty Council.
The REMOTE project increases and supports local capacities in renewable energy solutions across the Northern Periphery area. Thereby, the “kW plus” compiles demonstration site experiences from partners across the Northern Periphery region.
The “kW plus -Renewable Energy Demonstration Sites, Handbook” is practical to use for establishing, developing and improving renewable energy demonstration sites. This guide does not give prescriptions on how to do things, but rather offers insights on what could be done, leaving everyone free to develop their own specific approach to work and business development. The "kW plus handbook" on demonstration sites can be found here.
NEW: A new mobile application on renewable energy demonstration sites, the "KW PLUS-App", is now available for selected REMOTE demonstration cases. The "KW PLUS-App" can be found on the REMOTE webpage within the "Application Package" or here.
More information on demonstration sites can be found from the webpage: http://www.remoteproject.eu/en/publications/