Issue Briefs

Issue Briefs A-Z

  • Apr 16, 2013Africa Adaptation Programme: Voices from the GroundThe Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) is a strategic climate change initiative designed to help create more informed climate change adaptation decision-making and more effective implementation of those decisions in each of the 20 participating countries. This document gathers media coverage of the AAP and describes some of the on the ground experiences of the programme.

  • Aug 7, 2009Bio-carbon Opportunities in Eastern and Southern AfricaThe review is a useful resource for policy-makers seeking an overview of forestry / bio-energy regulation and promotion, and project proponents seeking to develop CDM or voluntary market carbon projects. The chapters are organized in terms of the production cycle, beginning with forest bio-carbon and then moving into domestic bio-energy and charcoal production.

  • Oct 21, 2010Africa Adaptation Programme: A Cross Practice ApproachThe African Adaptation Programme is not an adaptation project in its own right, but rather a programme that helps countries develop their capacities to finance and manage adaptation projects more effectively within a long-term planning framework. This brochure describes the approach.

  • Oct 1, 2009Realising REDD: Implications of Ghana's Current Legal Framework for TreesThe paper, by the Katoomba Group, provides a brief overview of REDD implications of Ghana’s legal framework for trees and associated benefit‐sharing mechanisms. It notes that the current legislative framework for forestry presents some problems and challenges that could impede implementation of REDD strategies in Ghana. The paper concludes with ways to address these challenges.

  • The Power of Local Action: Lessons from 10 Years of the Equator PrizeOct 12, 2012The Power of Local Action: Lessons from 10 Years of the Equator Prize