The papers contained in this issue have been selected from those presented at a series of workshops, held in 2002 in Hungary, Uganda, Mexico and Cambodia, that were organized by the World Bank jointly with the Department for International Development (DFID), the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), the United States Agency for International Dev
La Conférence internationale sur la contribution des critères et indicateurs de la gestion forestière durable: Perspectives d'avenir (CICI - 2003) a été accueillie par les Services forestiers nationaux du Guatemala (Instituto Nacional de Bosques, INAB) à Guatemala City du 3 au 7 février 2003, avec le concours de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), l'Orga
La Conferencia Internacional sobre la Contribución de los Criterios e Indicadores para la Ordenación Forestal Sostenible: El camino a seguir (CICI - 2003) fue organizada por el Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB) de Guatemala en la ciudad de Guatemala, del 3 al 7 de febrero de 2003, con el apoyo de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO), la Organizac
Mountains of the world cover about one-fifth of the land surface, are home to one-tenth of the world's population, and provide livelihood to some of the poorest communities in the world. Mountain lakes and streams are a source of freshwater for countless riparian human communities, support industries, provide water for irrigation and hydropower electricity production and for fish.
In this paper, it is argued that adequately assessing the implications of the current patterns of woodfuel production and use and the sustainable potentials of woodfuel resources, particularly within developing countries, requires a holistic view and a better knowledge of the spatial patterns of woodfuel supply and demand.
This publication deals with the underlying concepts relating to drainage water management. It first discusses the adequate identification and definition of the problem for the selection and application of a combination of management options. It then presents technical considerations and details on the four groups of drainage management options.
The management of conflict over land and natural resources is a very broad issue and there is a growing literature on techniques that have potential for use in this field.
The ten years following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992) have been years of intense activity in the reformation of national and international laws. Over the last decade, sustainable developmetn has become a universal watchword, and a major catalyst for the reorientation of legal texts.