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Year: 2012
As a significant contribution to the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the fifth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) builds on previous reports, continuing to provide analyses of the state, trends and outlook for, and responses to, environmental change, including extreme events from storm, flood and drought, to the Fukushima disaster in 2011
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Year: 2012
The report precisely reflects the Nepalese context of climate change and associated consequences
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Year: 2009
This report provides a snapshot of both the successes achieved and challenges faced in managing environmental data and information in Uganda, providing some relevant recommendations
Year: 2009
Climate change affects poor people in particular, because of their weak adaptive capacities
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Year: 2009
This publication forms one of a series of six reports prepared under the ECHO-funded project on ‘Reducing the vulnerability of pastoral communities through policy and practice change in the Horn and East Africa’
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Year: 2008
Indigenous and traditional peoples are among those most at risk from climate change
Year: 2008
Indigenous and traditional peoples are among those most at risk from climate change
Year: 2007
The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) framework, a programme for regional development by the Asian Development Bank, has brought about fast paced economic growth
Year: 2006

This case study focuses on the rights of marginalised indigenous peoples to access and control natural resources (land, water and forest) underpinning their livelihood and traditional occupations

This study briefly reviews the policies, legislations or regulations and practices related to land, water and forest, and then identifies the problems and opportunities inherent in them. The impact of the provisions in these policies and regulations on the livelihoods of the highly marginalised indigenous groups is then analysed. As there is also a wide range in the wealth and development status within indigenous peoples (popularly called ethnic groups or Janajatis in Nepal), the case study is limited only with highly marginalised ones, as their livelihoods are threatened by the practices of the state, market and mainstream society.

The process by which the indigenous peoples of Nepal lost to the powerful recent immigrants was the process of nation-building based on uniform state language, religion and identity. This is described by various terms like Nepalisation, Hinduisation or Sanskritisation. The traditional practices in resource management and access to resources of highly marginalised indigenous (ethnic) peoples eroded because of this uniformity imposed by the state. It is only because of hilly nature of the terrain and isolation of various settlements due to lack of transportation and communication that that led to the preservation of the traditional resource management practices of some ethnic groups in some pockets. Introduction of new property rights without recognising the traditional system of keeping land as a community property and using land on rotation as swidden to generate various products for their survival made them totally landless. Centralized administration and nationalisation of forests and other resources associated with it like pasture further marginalised the indigenous peoples. Restrictions on the use of traditionally used resources because of declaration of protected areas in their ancestral lands were extremely harsh for their livelihoods. Their traditional knowledge system has been eroded, which further increased their vulnerability. These peoples seem neither able to cope with modernisation nor are able to derive livelihoods from traditional occupations.
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Year: 2006
This paper looks at Payments for Environmental Services (PES) as an equitable approach for reducing poverty and conserving nature
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