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Environment for Development


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The Environment for Development (EfD) initiative (www.environmentfordevelopment.org) supports poverty alleviation and sustainable development through the increased use of environmental economics in the policymaking process. EfD identifies the environment as an important resource for development rather than a constraint. The EfD initiative is a capacity-building program in environmental economics focusing on research, policy advice, and teaching in Central America, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa Tanzania, USA and Sweden. The nine EfD centers are hosted by leading universities or academic institutions in respective country/region.

The EfD is initiated and managed by the Environmental Economics Unit, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The core funding for the EfD initiative is provided by Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency).

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Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa Food Security in a Changing Environment

Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa: Food Security in a Changing Environment

1st Edition

Edited By Cyndi Spindell Berck, Peter Berck, Salvatore Di Falco
March 31, 2021

A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa. The purpose of this book is to document the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa and to discuss strategies for adaptation to hotter weather and less predictable rainfall. These strategies include promoting...

Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration

Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration

1st Edition

Edited By Randall Bluffstone, Elizabeth J.Z. Robinson
January 17, 2019

Forest tenure reforms are occurring in many developing countries around the world. These reforms typically include devolution of forest lands to local people and communities, which has attracted a great deal of attention and interest. While the nature and level of devolution vary by country, all ...

Environmental Regulation and Public Disclosure The Case of PROPER in Indonesia

Environmental Regulation and Public Disclosure: The Case of PROPER in Indonesia

1st Edition

By Shakeb Afsah, Allen Blackman, Jorge H. Garcia, Thomas Sterner
October 12, 2017

This book is a remarkable case study of an environmental policy initiative for a national environmental regulatory system in the information age. In 1995 the Indonesian Ministry of Environment took the bold step to launch an environmental disclosure initiative called the Program for Pollution ...

Agricultural Investment and Productivity Building Sustainability in East Africa

Agricultural Investment and Productivity: Building Sustainability in East Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Gunnar Köhlin, Randall Bluffstone
May 31, 2017

Agricultural Investment and Productivity provides a deep and systematic look at the opportunities for and constraints to investments in sustainable agriculture in East Africa, offering important insights into what works and how to analyze agricultural investments in one of the poorest regions of ...

Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean Prioritizing Policies

Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Prioritizing Policies

1st Edition

By Allen Blackman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Juha Siikamäki, Daniel Velez-Lopez
May 22, 2017

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is exceptionally biodiverse. It contains about half of the world’s remaining tropical forests, nearly one-fifth of its coastal habitats, and some of its most productive agricultural and marine areas. But agriculture, fishing and other human ...

Fuel Taxes and the Poor The Distributional Effects of Gasoline Taxation and Their Implications for Climate Policy

Fuel Taxes and the Poor: The Distributional Effects of Gasoline Taxation and Their Implications for Climate Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Sterner
October 16, 2015

Fuel Taxes and the Poor challenges the conventional wisdom that gasoline taxation, an important and much-debated instrument of climate policy, has a disproportionately detrimental effect on poor people. Increased fuel taxes carry the potential to mitigate carbon emissions, reduce congestion, and ...

The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa Impacts on Poverty, Equity, and Efficiency

The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa: Impacts on Poverty, Equity, and Efficiency

1st Edition

Edited By Stein T Holden, Keijiro Otsuka, Frank M Place
November 25, 2008

This book is the first systematic attempt to address emerging land markets and their implications for poverty, equity, and efficiency across a number of African countries. The high incidence of poverty and the need for increased agricultural productivity remain acute in rural areas of sub-Saharan ...

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