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Agricultural Intensification Could Run Up High Bills In The Long-Run

Agricultural Intensification Could Run Up High Bills In The Long-Run | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
Maximizing crop yields on existing farms to reduce deforestation in developing countries may become financially untenable in the long-term, researchers say.
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Emerging REDD+ Programs Need Additional Emphasis on Land Tenure

Emerging REDD+ Programs Need Additional Emphasis on Land Tenure | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it

Since 2009, more than 30 countries have submitted proposals for REDD+ readiness grants to start addressing the social, economic, and institutional factors that contribute to forest loss. Many countries have made encouraging strides in defining their plans to become “ready” for REDD+.

 

Yet, in a new WRI analysis of 32 country proposals, we identify the need for stronger commitments and strategies to address land and forest tenure challenges. While most countries identify secure land tenure as critical to successful REDD+ programs, relatively few outline specific objectives or next steps to address weaknesses in land laws or their implementation. Lack of clear strategies to address land tenure challenges could significantly hinder efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

 
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Mainstreaming adaptation into local development plans in Vietnam

Mainstreaming adaptation into local development plans in Vietnam | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it

This report focuses on two adaptation projects in Vietnam: an assessment of climate change vulnerability in the Cat Khanh commune; and adaptation mainstreaming efforts in Binh Dinh province's fishing sector. Vietnam is taking steps to address its vulnerability to climate change with legislation approved to mainstream adaptation into local development plans. Documented by the Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP), the objectives of the study included the facilitation of adaptation at all scales, strengthening adaptation, research and institutional capacity, implementing a vulnerability assessment, and providing technical support for piloting mainstreaming efforts.

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Mekong nations share climate fight

Mekong nations share climate fight | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it

Some economic benefits from co-operation among
countries within the Greater Mekong sub-region could be damaged by the
effects of climate change.

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Vietnam will be the country with no forest?

Vietnam will be the country with no forest? | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
The deforestation has not been stopped as promised by
local authorities and forest ranger units. Vietnam’s forest coverage has dropped
to less than 40 percent.
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Mangrove trees protect villagers from hard times - News VietNamNet

Mangrove trees protect villagers from hard times - News VietNamNet | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
VietNamNet Bridge – All their neighbours were cutting down trees,
attracted by the prospect of making money quickly. But people in one
village refused to let their forest be destroyed.
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Making good on climate programs and pledges | The Jakarta Post

Making good on climate programs and pledges | The Jakarta Post | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
In Gunung Kidul, a district of Yogyakarta 600 kilometers southeast of Jakarta, farmers know when to plant rice by listening to the radio. They tune ...
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Myanmar to get nearly $8 million from UNDP to green its towns

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will provide financial assistance to Myanmar to green its five hottest towns in central part, according to Tun Paw Oo, the project manager from UNDP Myanmar.


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Could sustainable logging save Indonesia’s mangroves?

Could sustainable logging save Indonesia’s mangroves? | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
It sounds counter-intuitive. Indonesia’s vast mangrove forests, CIFOR has recently discovered, are a valuable carbon sink. They shelter unique species, protect coastlines from stormy seas – and the...
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Climate change research centre launched in Vietnam

Climate change research centre launched in Vietnam | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
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Rainforest plays critical role in hydropower generation

Rainforest plays critical role in hydropower generation | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
New research suggests that cutting down trees in the rainforest could limit the amount of electricity generated by hydropower.
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SEARCA holds Executive Forum on the New ASEAN Agriculture Landscape

SEARCA holds Executive Forum on the New ASEAN Agriculture Landscape | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it

Today’s agriculture and food production face challenging issues like the rising demand for biofuels and alternative and green energy sources, increasing globalization, global climate change risks, and the rise of hypermarkets. These 21st century realities bring about a dynamic set of challenges that require unique skills from agricultural leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Climate Smart Agriculture in Southeast Asia [SLIDES]

Launch of the Southeast Asia office of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security http://ccafs.cgiar.org 7 May 2013, Hanoi, Vi
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Using ICT tools to cut carbon emissions and improve agriculture

Using ICT tools to cut carbon emissions and improve agriculture | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
Information and communication technologies for climate change and agriculture are developing fast. Josh Woodard explains how they fit into the big picture
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Indonesia Extends Logging Ban to Protect Rainforest

Indonesia Extends Logging Ban to Protect Rainforest | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it

Indonesia has extended a logging ban aimed at protecting rainforest despite fierce industry pressure, the government said Wednesday, although green groups say the move still does not go far enough.

 
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Dam bosses keep eye on drought

Dam bosses keep eye on drought | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it

Hydro-electricity plants will adjust their
operations to provide enough water for agriculture production and
domestic use in the lowlands of Thu Bon-Vu Gia rivers.

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Indonesia Extends its Forest Moratorium: What Comes Next?

Indonesia Extends its Forest Moratorium: What Comes Next? | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono made a bold and courageous decision this week to extend the country’s forest moratorium. With this decision, which aims to prevent new clearing of primary forests and peat lands for another two years, the government could help protect valuable forests and drive sustainable development.

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Forests of the Mekong in sharp decline

Forests of the Mekong in sharp decline | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it

Demand for farmland may strip the Greater Mekong
region of a third of its remaining forest cover over the next two
decades without swift government action,

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Delta ecosystems under threat - News VietNamNet

Delta ecosystems under threat - News VietNamNet | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
 VietNamNet Bridge – Uncontrolled exploitation of natural resources
has weakened or completely destroyed many of the Cuu Long Delta's ecosystems, experts said at an annual forum last Friday.
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IRI to develop climate adaptation tools to help farmers in South and Southeast Asia – State of the Planet

IRI to develop climate adaptation tools to help farmers in South and Southeast Asia – State of the Planet | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
A new two-year climate change initiative, led by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society aims to help farmers in Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Bangladesh reduce their vulnerability to climate risks.
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REDD+ funds bring new business opportunities to Indonesian villages

REDD+ funds bring new business opportunities to Indonesian villages | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
Indonesia’s villagers are benefiting from funds provided by an international forest-preserving scheme by cultivating mushrooms instead of relying on unsustainable slash-and-burn land clearing techniques, and re-learning the near-lost art of rattan...
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Study: Why planting more trees is always a good idea

Study: Why planting more trees is always a good idea | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
A new review of strategies to prepare for the impacts of climate change shows that expanding forests worldwide by planting more trees is unambiguously a good idea.
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Weathering the change | Bangkok Post

Weathering the change | Bangkok Post | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
In depth coverage of lifestyle, music, food, fashion, arts and culture from Thailand and Asean coupled with reviews, features and directories of Thailand restaurants, bars, cuisine and wine.
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New Agriculturist: Aquaculture to tackle poverty and malnutrition in Timor-Leste

New Agriculturist: Aquaculture to tackle poverty and malnutrition in Timor-Leste | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it
The government of Timor-Leste has developed a National Aquaculture Development Strategy, with the help of WorldFish, to reduce high levels of poverty and chronic malnutrition.
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A Tough Balancing Act to Climate Change - The Jakarta Globe

A Tough Balancing Act to Climate Change - The Jakarta Globe | Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia | Scoop.it

The smoke billows from the slender chimney stacks of the power plant on North Jakarta’s shore, reaching ever higher before dissipating in the atmosphere. Untold amounts of pollutants flood the air, and the biggest culprit for global warming — carbon dioxide — is released.

 
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