Americas

Conference Papers & Reports
November 2011
Global
Sub-Saharan Africa
Americas
Central Asia
Europe

Unprecedented pressures on land and its governance have been created. As evident around the globe, where land governance is deficient, high levels of corruption often flourish. Under such a system, land distribution is unequal, tenure is insecure, and natural resources are poorly managed.

Reports & Research
July 2012
Global
Northern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Americas
Central Asia
Europe

When we talk about corruption in terms of statistics, it’s easy to forget the human cost of abused power. Behind every fact or figure are real people, forced to live without the services, opportunities and rights they deserve. All too often, these stories remain hidden – silenced through threats and intimidation, or drowned out by louder, more powerful voices. But with the right help, people can and do speak out. From rural villages to global cities, we are working around the world to help people break the silence and stand up against corruption.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012
Americas
Eastern Africa
Asia

As the losses of tropical forests have accumulated over the past three decades, largely deforested areas have increased in extent in the tropics, and observers have begun to ask questions about the circumstances under which tropical forests reemerge in deforested areas. This article addresses these questions through a meta-analysis of 63 case studies of tropical forest cover change that report net regrowth in forests. Regrowth tends to occur in largely deforested highlands.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2011
Americas
Central America
South America

BACKGROUND: South America is one of the most species diverse continents in the world. Within South America diversity is not distributed evenly at both local and continental scales and this has led to the recognition of various areas with unique species assemblages. Several schemes currently exist which divide the continental-level diversity into large species assemblages referred to as biomes.

Reports & Research
June 2015
Americas
Asia
Europe

IDMC's report explores the challenges in providing sustainable housing assistance to informal urban settlers displaced by disasters. It looks at nine case studies from Asia, America and Europe.

The report identifies the difficulties faced by urban informal settlers in receiving long-term housing assistance in post-disaster situations. Informal settlers are more exposed and vulnerable to displacement and are more likely to be relocated and excluded from the provision of durable housing assistance.

Reports & Research
December 1999
Dominica
Fiji
Mauritius
Dominican Republic
Samoa
Micronesia
Vanuatu
Tonga
Haiti
Cook Islands
Comoros
Guyana
Cape Verde
Trinidad and Tobago
Suriname
Maldives
Palau
Marshall Islands
Belize
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Grenada
Jamaica
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Cuba
Malta
Guinea
Solomon Islands
Seychelles
Kiribati
Tuvalu
Nauru
Saint Lucia
Sao Tome and Principe
Bahamas
Bahrain
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Papua New Guinea
Niue
Americas
Europe
Asia
Africa
Oceania

Meeting symbol/code: SIDS 99 Inf.-Sum 4

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012
Burkina Faso
Bangladesh
Mauritius
Belize
Zambia
Mozambique
Fiji
China
Indonesia
Swaziland
Canada
Sierra Leone
Seychelles
Nepal
Cyprus
Uganda
Albania
Italy
Botswana
Poland
Papua New Guinea
Africa
Americas

This publication aims to provide practical guidance for population and housing census and agricultural census planners looking to implement a cost-effective census strategy by coordinating the population and housing census with the agricultural census.

Reports & Research
December 2016
Spain
Malaysia
Chile
Peru
Colombia
Ecuador
Trinidad and Tobago
Costa Rica
Mexico
Brazil
Americas

Colombia has submitted two national communications (NCs 2001, 2010) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), providing information on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, and measures to mitigate and facilitate adequate adaptation to climate change, among other information. In 2015, Colombia also presented its First Biennial Update Report (BUR), including the REDD+ technical annex. In 2010 and 2012, GHG emissions from the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector contributed to respectively 58 % and 43% of the national GHG emissions.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012
Honduras
Nicaragua
El Salvador
Guatemala
Indonesia
Ecuador
Bolivia
Costa Rica
Mexico
Panama
Nigeria
Americas

Los programas de atención a la reducción de emisiones provenientes de la deforestación o degradación de los ecosistemas, como es el caso de REDD+ y otros programas de incentivos forestales como son los pagos por servicios ambientales (PSA), podrían constituir una oportunidad para el fortalecimiento de los procesos de conservación, aprovechamiento sustentable y reducción de la pobreza en la región mesoamericana, y en particular en los territorios y comunidades indígenas.