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  • Using Community Mapping to Combat Deforestation / Utilizando mapeamento participativo para combatir o desmatamento

    Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

    Temas Observation: I have long stressed the importance of good data-gathering and diagnosis as the basis for sound action, and advocated getting individuals, civic groups and communities involved in such work.  Hence I applaud this effort led by Greenpeace.  As their press releases point out, combating deforestation in the Amazon is difficult in part because […]

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    Mexico Uses Environmental Service Payments to Protect Millions of Hectares

    Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: Since 2003 Mexico has put 3.22 billion pesos into environmental services payments (pago por servicios ambientales – PSA). What is a PSA, you might ask.  PSA is an environmental policy concept that is quite the rage in recent years, pushed by such institutions as the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), […]

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    Film Contest on the Social Dimensions of Climate Change

    Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

    World Bank’s Video Call for Submissions

    For more details about the contest, click here.
    From the World Bank:
    Vulnerability Exposed: Social Dimensions of Climate Change
    Micro-documentary Film Contest
    World Bank’s Social Development Department announced today the launch of a world-wide documentary competition that will highlight the social aspects of climate change as experienced and/or observed by the film-maker(s).
    Caroline Kende-Robb, Acting […]

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