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Discussion Paper
The engagement of the United States is critical to the success of any international effort against global climate change. Although international climate efforts require long-lasting, credible commitments by participating countries, risk of failure to deliver on such commitments rises with the degree of gap that the domestic institutions permit...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Ringyo keizai kenkyu (林業経済研究)
An important and progressive part of the forest policy regime in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is its land and forest allocation program started in 1996, which contains critical elements that delegate the rights of land and forest use to local people. This study aims to analyse the gap between the initial concept of the program and its...
PR, Newsletter or Other
IGES has been announcing the top news on the environment in the Asia-Pacific region every year since 1998 in order to collect and organise information about environmental issues and policy trends in this region, and to report on how this region addresses environmental problems and how it works to create a sustainable society. For this year' s top...
Discussion Paper
APEIS/RISPO Strategic Policy Options (SPOs) Database
"Compact city" in this policy option refers to land planning focusing on higher density and better accessibility which reduces automobile dependency. "Smart growth" is a general term for land use practices that create more accessible land use patterns which reduce the amount of travel needed to reach goods and services (Litman, 2003a). Experiences...
Conference Paper

The "Slippage" Implementation of Forest Policies by Local Officials: A Case Study of the Protected Areas of Savannakhet Province in Lao P.D.R

The Proceeding of 1st International conference of Lao Studies
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