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This research report assesses water scarcity and its impacts on smallholder subsistence livelihoods in the context of climate change in Nepal, a mountainous country located entirely within the Ganges River Basin. It identifies and analyses existing coping responses and assesses options for introducing an adaptive response strategy to improve...
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This study examines two major transitions in forest governance - decentralisation and state-sponsored (formal) community forestry - with respect to whether they are opening spaces for communities to contribute to sustainable forest management. Our main thesis is that there is a need for democratic decentralisation in order to effectively re-engage...
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The results of this study indicate that Kathmandu Valley's motorized travel demand increased 8.7 fold in 2004 from nearly one billion passenger-km in 1989. It suggests that the demand will increase to 27 billion passenger-km by 2025. Despite the drastic increase, the modal share of public and private transport modes have changed little since 1989:...
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This report is a compilation of the policy trends in Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Thailand and Mongolia. It aims to disseminate information on aspects of our research activities to all interested parties, as well as to provide a basis for discussion on the further development of guidelines and recommendations to promote the participation of...
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[Table of Contents] - Preface - Trends in China's forest-related policies - from the perspective of the growing timber trade / Masanobu YAMANE and Wenming LU - Trends in Malaysian Forest Policy / Weng-Chuen WOON and Haron NORINI - Trends in Forest Policy of the Philippines / Juan M. PULHIN - Farm Tree Planting and the Wood Industry in Indonesia : a...