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Natural Resources Management

The 21st century has woken us up to the reality that our planet of infinite riches is in fact finite and vulnerable. Natural gas, water, minerals, forests, fish, the very air we breathe – all are subject to the vagaries of human desires and government policy.  We urgently need dialogue on every aspect of maximizing our limited resources, including how gender factors in, the role of corporations, and traditional vs. modern management systems.

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  • 22 October 2018
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Climate-smart fisheries: a business model worth replicating

New ways of doing business offer an opportunity to address the natural and man-made challenges that threaten local livelihoods in developing...

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  • 25 July 2018
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Economic policy choices for natural resource suppliers: Australian evidence

A booming natural resources sector can often have adverse consequences for the national economy. This column reports research evidence from the...

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  • 11 July 2018
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Promoting more efficient agriculture: legal form of Slovakian farms

What can be done to encourage agricultural enterprises to become more productive? This column reports research showing that a shift of legal form...

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  • 04 July 2018
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Towards water-resilient cities in Africa

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to urban areas state that everybody has the right to a life with clean water, modern...

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  • 27 June 2018
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Financing conservation: making the business case for protected areas

The geographical spread of protected areas across the planet has increased in recent years as part of global efforts to support biological diversity...

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  • 17 May 2018
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Artisanal mines: potentially positive effects on local living standards

Perhaps as much as 4% of the world’s population depends directly on artisanal mines, which produce around 20% of the minerals we use. This column...

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  • 19 April 2018
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Refugees and environmental fragility: the Rohingya in Bangladesh

For Rohingya refugees living in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, the only access to cooking fuel has been the national forest beside which they...

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  • 16 April 2018
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When adapting to climate change makes things worse: Peru’s experience

Climate change is leading to unusually high temperatures during the growing season in many parts of the world. This column reports research on the...

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  • 09 April 2018
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Improving agricultural policy through greater use of research evidence

Knowledge from research can enhance agricultural policy-making and strengthen national agriculture systems. But as this column explains, it can be a...

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  • 05 April 2018
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Integrating ecosystem services into land, water and urban management

How should local communities think about the role of ecosystem services in supporting human wellbeing, particularly in the face of climate change and...

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