Development of the REDD Options Assessment Report: Clarifying an emerging policy concept
This case study, authored by Elise Schadler, tells the story of the REDD Options Assessment Report (OAR), a document developed through a facilitated process to best capture uncertainties around and recommendations for the policy concept of REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). The OAR and those involved with its development have been integral…
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Climate policy needs a new vision
By Asim Zia, Caitlin Waddick Policies that split mitigation and adaptation don’t work. It’s time for a shift, say Asim Zia and Caitlin Waddick.The climate change policy endorsed by the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and adopted by member countries tends to split into two approaches: mitigation (cutting emissions or ‘soaking up’ carbon…
Publication of the second edition of The Social Ecology of Border Landscapes, now paperback!
A collection of essays from a wide range of disciplines, “The Social Ecology of Border Landscapes” addresses social ecologies in the marginal spaces, liminal landscapes and territorial interfaces of border zones.
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An Evening with the Authors: Diplomacy on Ice
January 23, 2015 Location: Chittenden Room Davis Center UVM Professor Asim Zia, UVM Lecturer Kathleen Osgood, and UVM alumna Rebecca Pincus will discuss their recent publication from Yale University Press. “Multifaceted and comprehensive, this volume looks at the array of issues from many perspectives…a serious and scholarly contribution to the rapidly changing polar regions.” –Thomas…
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The Ramsar Convention: A new window for environmental diplomacy?
This report, authored by Pamela Griffin, examines the potential of the Ramsar Convention to take a more robust diplomatic role in countries that share transboundary wetlands and have a degree of conflict with one another. A total of 234 transboundary wetlands are listed with the Convention. Many are located in countries presently experiencing conflict with…
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The Evolution of the Balkans Peace Park Project (Case Study)
This case study tells the story of the proposed Balkans Peace Park and its genesis and evolution as it progresses from an idea into reality, aspiring towards official Track 1 recognition. Balkans Peace Park PDF DocumentDownload
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