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Multiple benefits of improved groundwater for low-income urban communities in Kisumu

Abstract from the WEDC conference paper. 'Multiple benefits of improved groundwater for low-income urban communities in Kisumu, Kenya'. Authors: S. Philip (Kenya), & L. Stevens (UK)

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15th Global Biodiversity Forum

Statement of the 15th Biodiversity Forum, Nairobi, May 2000 to the fifth conference of the parties to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD/COP5_.

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A genuine development agenda for the DOHA round of WTO negotiations

Joint statement by Practical Action (ITDG) and others.

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Abstract from WEDC Paper. Integrated Solid Waste Management. Decentralised service delivery case study of Nakuru municipality

Abstract from 2013 WEDC Conference paper. Authors: P. Mwanzia, S.N. Kimani, (Nakuru, Kenya) and L. Stevens (UK)

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Adaptation in international negotiations

A commentary on the 2010 UNFCCC negotiations.

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Adaptation in the Copenhagen agreement

A commentary on the 2009 UNFCCC negotiations, prepared in advance of the UNFCCC meeting in Copenhagen.

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Africa - left in the dark? Energising poverty reduction in Africa

Four-page version of the full Energising Poverty Reduction for Africa report.

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Africa - left in the dark? Energising poverty reduction in Africa

Four-page version of the full Energising Poverty Reduction for Africa report.

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Africa - up in smoke?

Efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa will ultimately fail unless urgent action is taken to halt dangerous climate change. The report details the impact that climate change is already having on Africa and the threat it poses to human development. It called for new and deeper emission cuts in...

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Africa - up in smoke? 2

A major report from a coalition of the UK’s biggest environment and development groups reveals the untold story of the impact that extreme weather, exacerbated by climate change, is having on Africa. It also highlights the hard work and ingenuity that poor, local communities are using to cope,...

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Agricultural biodiversity: farmers sustaining the web of life

Practical Action-Farmers World Network Briefing paper on agricultural biodiversity - an input into the CBDC/SEARICE Farmers Technical Workshop, 10th to 13th February 2004 at the Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kuala Lumpur.

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Agriculture and soils in carbon trading

While including agriculture in carbon trading, particularly through ‘soil carbon sequestration’, may provide opportunities for commercialization and profit, it risks undermining the livelihoods of poor farmers and should not be confused with proven strategies for reducing greenhouse gas...

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Aid for Africa: registration form

Registration form

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Assessment of vulnerability to climate change and adaptation options for the coastal people of Bangladesh

The coastal zone of Bangladesh is faced with many hydro-geophysical constraints, coupled with unsustainable land use practices and precarious conditions dealing with resource management. This study connects prevailing realities with climate-related hazards.

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Beyond cost-benefit: developing a complete toolkit for adaptation decisions

Cost-benefit is only one of several economic tools that can be used to assess options for adapting to climate change in developing countries. By developing a ‘toolkit’ that helps users choose from a variety of evaluation methods, we can support adaptation decisions that promote equity, put local...

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Biodiverse agriculture for a changing climate

This paper explores biodiverse agriculture as a realistic and proven alternative to industrial methods of production. Practiced by millions of small-scale food producers and organic growers, biodiverse agriculture can limit and adjust to climate change while replenishing the natural resources on...

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Biodiverse agriculture for a changing climate

This paper explores biodiverse agriculture as a realistic and proven alternative to industrial methods of production. Practiced by millions of small-scale food producers and organic growers, biodiverse agriculture can limit and adjust to climate change while replenishing the natural resources on...

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Bioenergy and Land: A review of linkages and impacts with a focus on Africa

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Over recent decades, biofuel production has emerged as a new and significant factor competing for land and water resources and creating a potential conflict with food production. Following the scoping study produced for the PISCES Research Consortium in November 2008 into the impacts of...

Prepared for the PISCES Consortium by Practical Action Consulting and ACTS, Published by Practical Action on 03/19/11

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Bioenergy and Poverty in Kenya: Attitudes, Actors and Activities

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This report presents the findings of socio-economic baseline surveys carried out by the Eastern Africa office of Practical Action Consulting in Kenya between March and December 2008.

Prepared for Pisces by Practical Action Consulting in Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action on 05/01/10

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Bioenergy Market System Development Comparing Participatory Approaches in Kenya and Sri Lanka

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Biomass is the most commonly consumed form of energy in Kenya at about 68% of the national energy consumption. The charcoal industry employs over 700,000 people and represents the second largest rural industry in the country.

Prepared for Pisces by Practical Action Consulting, Published by Practical Action on 01/15/11

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Biofuels for transport

Massive and unregulated large-scale production of biofuels would be potentially destructive for the environment, a threat to food security, and will affect sustainable development and the livelihoods of the poor.

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Biofuels for transport

Massive and unregulated large-scale production of biofuels would be potentially destructive for the environment, a threat to food security, and will affect sustainable development and the livelihoods of the poor.

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Biomass Gasification: The East African Study

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Biomass gasification, which is the conversion of solid fuels like wood and agricultural residues into a combustible gas mixture, is a fairly new technology in East Africa with most of the projects either at planning or demonstration stages.

Prepared for PISCES by Practical Action Consulting, Published by Practical Action on 06/01/12

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Bridging the funding gap to ensure energy access for the poor

Presented at ""Financing energy access for the poor"", a Practical Action event at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) 15, New York 2007.

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Briefing paper on the negotiations towards an international undertaking on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

Briefing paper on the negotiations towards an international undertaking on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

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Civil Society Participation in the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

Meaningful participation of civil society is key to the success of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. Civil society organizations can act as trusted intermediaries between government, the private sector, and energy users on the ground, as well as having expertise in designing...

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Climate change - Gordon Brown makes the link

Letter from UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, responding to Practical Action's concerns on the impacts of climate change.

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Climate change - make the link

Series of PDFs explaining how climate change is having a devastating effect upon the developing world, making it harder for the Millennium Development Goals to be achieved.

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Climate change and agriculture

Support and change are needed to ensure effective adaptation.

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Climate change and energy poverty in Africa

An analysis of the interconnecting themes between climate change and energy access for the poor in sub-Saharan Africa

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Climate change and poverty: UNFCCC COP12 / MOP2

Tearfund, Oxfam GB, Practical Action and ActionAid are UK-based development agencies. We offer recommendations for action on climate change based on our experience of working with communities and through partners in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

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Climate change and the challenge of energy poverty

Climate change mitigation and the ending of energy poverty are not incompatible goals. Governments have the duty to ensure that the poor are able to fulfil their basic needs, including those dependent on energy. At the same time developing countries need support to develop in a carbon neutral...

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Climate change drives pastoralists from pastures to deeper poverty

A poster on climate change in northern Kenya

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Climate change is killing the developing world - help Gordon make the link

Practical Action believes that climate change is seriously undermining progress on the MDGs.

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Climate change: catastrophe for the world's poor?

An introduction to the impact of climate change on developing countries, and the need for effective adaptation solutions.

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Climate change: catastrophe for the world's poor?

An introduction to the impact of climate change on developing countries, and the need for effective adaptation solutions.

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Community-based adaptation workshop 2010 - summary

A summary of Practical Action's Community-Based Adaptation Workshop, London 12th July 2010.

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Conceptual framework on reducing vulnerability

This framework looks at causes of vulnerability, especially looking at the assets of vulnerable people and their linkages with institutions, policies and processes.

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Debt and climate change

The rich world demands billions of dollars from poor countries in payment of ‘debts’ which often came from loans that served lenders’ interests. Meanwhile, the rich world’s actions are causing climate disaster in poor countries. On both counts, the rich are largely responsible, but the poor are...

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Defending Farmers and the Right to Food

The UK Food Group marked World Food Day with a series of member-led seminars, briefings, publication launches and debates, supported by Practical Action. These describes how food providers should be integrated into decision making processes and could be better supported in order to realise the...

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Democratising technology: reclaiming science for sustainable development

Practical Action's discussion paper on technology democracy, published at the Public Good or Private Gain conference on 11 November 2004, looks at nine examples of ""democratising technology"", examining lessons to be learnt and issues for the future and identifying the principles of democratic...

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Disaster management in nepal: needs for improvement - lessons learned from community-based disaster risk reduction

Policies and practices are generally focused on larger disastrous events, rescue and relief.

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Disaster preparedness and prevention (DPP) state of play and strategic orientations for EC policy - working paper

Disaster preparedness and prevention (DPP) state of play and strategic orientations for EC policy - working paper

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Disaster risk reduction policy brief

The document depicts process of community based disaster management planning at community and VDC level.

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Discussion paper: strengthening mechanisms for the development of pro-poor technology development policies in Zimbabwe

This discussion paper incorporates issues raised in two workshops coordinated by Practical Action Southern Africa and held in Zimbabwe to ignite a technology dialogue among al technology stakeholders as a step in process for developing a pro-poor technology policy framework

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Empowering community organizations: a light touch approach for long term impact

This paper draws on Practical Action's expertise of working with community organizations to derive lessons for success in catalysing sustainable change.

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Enabling Energy Access for the Poor: The need to strengthen the evidence base on decentralized energy access

This first edition of the poor people's energy briefing 'Enabling Energy Access for the Poor' launches the series by looking at gaps in the evidence base on decentralized energy access. We discuss how this reflects the current shape of the sector as well as its implications for what research is...

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Enabling people to make technologies work for them: ITDG’s response to the Human Development Report 2001

Which technologies most benefit poor women and men? An ITDG (Practical Action) response to the Human Development Report 2001

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Energising poverty reduction in Africa: Europe's chance to help light up Africa

This paper, launched ahead of the G8 summit in July 2005, outlines the how African populations are chronically underserved in terms of energy and how this contributes to the poverty crisis facing the continent. It looks at two recent proposals for African development, and considers the current...

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Energy access and climate change

The importance of energy access for the poor and its impact on emissions. A two-page briefing on key climate change topics originally produced as part of Practical Action’s unified approach to its advocacy work with governments, NGOs and other agencies in the run up to Copenhagen.

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Energy access and climate change

The importance of energy access for the poor and its impact on emissions.

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Energy Access in the New Development Agenda

Why energy access needs to be a priority and what needs to be measured - a joint briefing paper from Practical Action and ONE.

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Energy enables: building a new energy access narrative

A four-page policy brief to accompany the 2013 Poor People's Energy Outlook.

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Energy enables: Building a new energy access narrative

Policy brief to accompany the PPEO 2013

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Energy footprint of locally produced bioethanol in Kenya

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This Working Paper is based on research conducted by an University of Edinburgh Masters student. Working with PISCES partners in Kenya, the research conducts a lifecycle analysis of the direct and indirect energy inputs and outputs flowing through a bioethanol pathway. Data was obtained from...

Prepared for the PISCES Consortium by the University of Edinburgh, Published by Practical Action on 08/14/13

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Energy for All 2030: Carbon financing

Carbon financing mechanisms as source of funding for energy access for the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Energy for All 2030: Key elements

Key elements for the analysis of electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa, review of rate of adoption at planning stages and relation to MDG fulfillment in two reference countries: Ghana and Mozambique

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Energy for All 2030: Preliminary Analysis

Preliminary Analysis and Partner Dialogue on the Impacts of the First EU Energy Facility Projects in Sub Saharan Africa.

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Energy for all by 2030: Rural electrification

The role of the public sector and collective action on electricity access for the poor

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Energy options for the poor in Africa and Latin America: workshop report

In March 2006, Practical Action organised a two-day workshop in Brussels, making a call for decentralised energy options to be at the top of the European Commission's agenda to combat poverty in rural areas of Africa and Latin America.

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