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Shaping room for manoeuver: a political ecology of REDD+ in Indonesia

In the year 2010, Norway signed an agreement to provide Indonesia with up to USD 1 billion if the latter could prove it had reduced its high carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests and peat lands (Letter of Intent 2010). This research focuses on the resulting schemes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in Indonesia since the signing of this bilateral deal.

Between the plough and the pick: informal mining in the contemporary world

Millions of people in economically poor countries are engaged in mineral extractive practices today. These informal extractive practices have been described as Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM), described here as informal mining. Those who engage in these practices are often the poorest and most exploited labourers, performing the most insecure and dangerous tasks. They produce enormous amounts of mineral resources and in the process establish a livelihood (and often a path out of poverty).

Sow now, reap critical mass later: planting trees for bioenergy in Central West, New South Wales

Taking into account global concerns on food security, most of the next two decades’ expected increase in bioenergy demand will likely be met by lignocellulosic crops (trees). The literature about landholders’ views on new tree planting to date has focused on forestry projects or environmental services, while the literature about growing trees for bioenergy has mainly focused on countries with a long-standing forestry tradition.

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Using economics for environmental and resource management.

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