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  1. Library Resource
    janvier, 2010
    République démocratique du Congo, Afrique sub-saharienne

    This paper explores the role of markets for Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in facilitating climate change adaptation of local communities in the Congo Basin. While forests are regarded as safety nets in the climate change movement, emerging market systems that facilitate a shift to a more cash-based economy may reduce this traditional function. This paper contends that the size of trade in timber and non-timber forest products, overexploitation, and unsustainable practices threaten the integrity of forest ecosystems and the goods and services they provide.

  2. Library Resource
    janvier, 2013
    Kenya, Laos, République démocratique du Congo, Mozambique, Inde, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Amérique latine et Caraïbes, Afrique sub-saharienne

    Payments  for  ecosystem  services (PES)  provide a market based instrument to motivate changes in land use that degrade ecosystem services. This investigation sought  to better understand how effective PES schemes are in meeting the goals of safeguarding ecosystem services,  while  also  benefitting  local  livelihoods and ensuring pro-poor outcomes.Based on an internet survey of 36 PES projects, including water-bio-diversity and carbon- leading  attributes, and analysis of a sub-set of nine case studies, we explore a range of insights and commonalities between projects.

  3. Library Resource
    janvier, 2009
    République démocratique du Congo, Afrique sub-saharienne

    This paper relays that the renewed outbreak of violence in North Kivu in the second half of 2008 saw the long running insecurity in Eastern DR Congo become the top global news story for two weeks as another humanitarian crisis unfolded before the world. The intense media scrutiny resulted in a plethora of stakeholders working, as the authors assert, to portray the conflict in ways that best fitted their own agendas; in particular, the region’s mineral wealth was implicated as contributing in the violence.

  4. Library Resource
    janvier, 2007
    Angola, Nigéria, Afrique du Sud, Botswana, République démocratique du Congo, Congo, Sierra Leone, Tchad, Ghana, Afrique sub-saharienne

    This report identifies the challenges that African legislators face in overseeing their countries’ oil and mining industries, as well as best practices in use around the world and recommendations for future engagement. The report finds that international organisations, local advocacy groups, and multinational corporations have played a key role in increasing public access to information and awareness in government oversight. Also, a growing number of African legislatures are more active in the management and oversight of the extractive sector.

  5. Library Resource
    janvier, 2002
    Rwanda, Ouganda, République démocratique du Congo, Afrique sub-saharienne

    This controversial report presents the results of the panel's investigations into trade in diamonds, coltan and other natural resources.The authors make a number of allegations regarding Rwandan and Ugandan government support of armed militia and illegal exploitation in areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that those countries control.They refer to documentary and other evidence collected during their study, that implicates a number of international companies in illegal activities such as smuggling diamonds, trading in illegal 'conflict' diamonds, avoiding taxes, being involved w

  6. Library Resource
    janvier, 2006
    Honduras, République démocratique du Congo, Amérique latine et Caraïbes, Afrique sub-saharienne

    This report looks at the changes needed to ensure that gold mining will benefit development in resource rich countries, for example by generating revenue and creating jobs.With reference to case studies from Honduras and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the report outlines further changes needed in the gold mining industry.

  7. Library Resource
    janvier, 2009
    Angola, Guinée équatoriale, Nigéria, Gabon, République démocratique du Congo, Tchad, Soudan du Sud, Soudan, Cameroun

    Empirical studies have shown that oil-dependent countries are more likely to suffer from civil wars motivated by ‘grievances’ or ‘greed’ — and this is particularly true for states in sub-Saharan Africa.

  8. Library Resource
    janvier, 2009
    République démocratique du Congo

    Mineral extraction is the main source of employment and income in, Kolwezi, a city that has been tied since its inception to the
    fortunes of Congolese copper and cobalt mining and the intertwined narrative of trends in international copper and cobalt supply, demand and price.

  9. Library Resource
    janvier, 2008
    République démocratique du Congo

    Focusing on the case of Virunga National Park (PNVi) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), this paper looks at Multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and the impact of ongoing conflict. It also discusses opportunities for elevating environment-conflict issues to international policy levels to help save important ecosystems in times of conflict. It is explained that for the past two decades, the park and the surrounding area in North Kivu province have experienced near-constant violent conflict.

  10. Library Resource
    janvier, 2011
    Soudan du Sud, Soudan, Burundi, République démocratique du Congo

    This report emanates from an exploratory study conducted in 2009 by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), in collaboration with the Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation. With a focus on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan, the study solicited views and perspectives on the role that natural resources and the environment can play in complex conflict situations.

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