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Remote Villages in Papua New Guinea Realize Benefits of Land Use Planning

Remote Villages in Papua New Guinea Realize Benefits of Land Use Planning

06 July 2015

Urumarave village in Papua New Guinea is a remote and isolated village of 300 inhabitants, with no electricity, running water or any modern conveniences, yet they are taking charge of their environment and providing an example to communities across PNG and to the national government on steps that can be taken on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

USAID LEAF and Madang Governor Launch Low Emission Land Use Planning Report

USAID LEAF and Madang Governor Launch Low Emission Land Use Planning Report

06 July 2015

In this program update, read how USAID LEAF and the Honorable Jim Kas, MP, Governor of Madang Province, in collaboration with the Madang Provincial Government and The Nature Conservancy, recently launched a low emission land use planning options and opportunities report.

Infographic: Low Emission Land Use Planning in Madang

Infographic: Low Emission Land Use Planning in Madang

01 July 2015

Madang Province in Papua New Guinea has incredible biodiversity and is rich in commercial and recreational value, but population and economic pressures are growing. From 2000-2013, the equivalent of 40,000 rugby fields of forest have been lost, so future development must maximize social benefits and conserve biological resources.

Integrated Fire Management and Estimating Fire Emissions Trainings Held in Chiang Mai

Integrated Fire Management and Estimating Fire Emissions Trainings Held in Chiang Mai

12 June 2015

Fires in Southeast Asia have negative impacts on biodiversity and climate, emitting CO2 and other greenhouse gases, while smoke and haze have health and economic impacts.

Scoping Study to Identify Emission Reduction Opportunities in Papua New Guinea

Scoping Study to Identify Emission Reduction Opportunities in Papua New Guinea

12 June 2015

This report, prepared for USAID LEAF, considers options for increasing private investment in low emissions development in the land-based sectors in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. It also recommends a series of actions to help leverage private sector financing through adoption of business models that maintain or increase profitability while reducing emissions.

Infographic: Improving Forest Management in Lam Dong

Infographic: Improving Forest Management in Lam Dong

02 June 2015

The launch of the Lam Dong PRAP is a milestone in efforts by the Government of Vietnam, with support from USAID LEAF, to protect and preserve precious natural resources while continuing to promote economic growth and improvements in the lives of the citizens of Lam Dong. The Lam Dong PRAP is one of the first of its kind in Vietnam and a model for Southeast Asia.

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