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INCENTIVES FOR ECOSYSTEMS SERVICES (IES) IN THE HIMALAYAS - A ‘COOKBOOK’ FOR EMERGING IES PRACTIONERS IN THE REGION
Each country and region of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) faces pressing environmental and developmental challenges, with rural, mountainous areas most deeply affected. Deforestation, changes in land use, and unsustainable soil and water management practices present physical challenges, while outmigration and challenges to health, education, poor infrastructure and market access complicate poverty challenges.
BUILDING INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMIES IN AFRICA
The new Green Economy Africa Synthesis Report - launched at the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) in March 2015 – highlights the key findings of agriculture, energy, water, fisheries, buildings, manufacturing, transport and tourism assessments carried out in eight African countries. (Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa).