The Case for Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in the Upper West Region of Ghana

7 July
2020
Vanja Westerberg

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Client: The Economics of Land Degradation Project phase: January 2018 – January 2020 Land degradation and desertification are amongst the world’s greatest environmental challenges. The African continent is the most affected in terms of soil erosion, but it has a huge potential for ecological restoration (Gnacadja and Wiese, 2016; ELD & UNEP 2015). The “Regreening Africa” […]

Economics of Land Degradation at the Kyrgyz National Agrarian University

7 July
2020
Andrew Buckwell

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Client: GIZ – Kyrgistan & ELD Initiative | Feb 2020 In February 2020, Vanja Westerberg of Altus Impact had the pleasure of lecturing a one-week intensive course on the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) for 2nd year students at the Kyrgyz National Agrarian University of (KNAU). Whilst learning about plant sciences and soil biology in their […]

Rapid overview of global ecosystem services from agricultural landscapes

7 July
2020
Vanja Westerberg

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Rapid overview of global ecosystem services from agricultural landscapes

Client: IUCN | May – July, 2019 Altus Impact is contributing to a major upcoming IUCN report, on the case for improving land health for agriculture to be published in 2020. The report will provide evidence and analysis to support stronger dialogue between conservation and agricultural actors around sustainability in the food and agricultural sectors. […]

Supporting the development of the Environmental Code in Cambodia

7 July
2020
Chloe Hill

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Client: Vishnu Law Group and UNDP Cambodia Through developing a stronger legal framework, the Environmental Code seeks to promote the sustainable development of Cambodia through the protection of the environment and sustainable use of natural resources. The Code also intends to bring clarity in terms of jurisdictions and mandates among line ministries to ensure efficiency, […]

Economic returns from climate change adaptation projects in the Kaffrine region, Senegal

7 July
2020
Chloe Hill

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Client: IIED Responding to the need to adapt to climate variability, the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme – led by IIED, IED Afrique and the Near East Foundation consortium – has worked to incorporate climate variability in development planning in Mali and Senegal. This is done recognising that local […]

Altus Impact at the International Conference for Research and Development

7 July
2020
Chloe Hill

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Client: International Conference for Research and Development In a world of 7.4 billion humans and counting, sustainable development is about understanding and managing tradeoffs between economic, socio-cultural, and environmental goals. Thus, ‘success’ in sustainable development requires partnerships between scientists, whom produce understanding about people and the natural world, and policymakers & private sector managers, whom […]