Publications | ELLA
30
Nov
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Development strategies of Latin American and Caribbean countries and the green economy approach

This publication explores the commonalities between the existing and proposed paradigms and approaches to development that ensures well-being and respect for nature. It also analyses and the concept of green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.

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14
Jan
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Lessons Learned from Community Forestry in Latin America and their Relevance for REDD+

This review analyses experiences and key lessons learned over 30 years following the introduction of legal and policy reforms supporting community rights over forests as well as community involvement in the management of forests.

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19
Dec
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Green Economy in Amapá State, Brazil: Progress and Perspectives

This report from the International Institute for Environment and Development discusses the opportunities presented by the Amapá State government’s intention to make the transition to a green economy.

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17
Dec
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

A New Era in the Fight Against Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Opportunities to Improve Policy Effectiveness

This policy brief from the Stockholm Environment Institute looks at why deforestation reduction in Brazil has stalled in recent years and suggests new strategies for decision-makers’ consideration.

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3
Dec
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Climatescope 2013: New Frontiers for Low-Carbon Energy Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

Climatescope is a comprehensive index and report assessing the environment for low-carbon investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, developed by the Multilateral Investment Fund, part of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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12
Nov
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

ELLA Knowledge Materials on The Green Economy now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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7
Nov
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Local Preferences for REDD+ Payment Formats in Brazil, The Bolsa Floresta Programme, RDS Rio Negro

This study by IIED explores the challenges of determining people’s preferences in the context of the Bolsa Floresta Programme (BFP) in Brazil, which is one of the largest REDD+ pilot projects in the world.

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30
Jun
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Climate Policies in Guyana: A Special Report

More than four years after the signing of the Guyana-Norway MoU, this special report seeks to assess the quality of treatment of indigenous peoples’ rights in Guyana’s national policies on land, low carbon development and forests.

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21
Mar
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Learning from 20 Years of Payments for Ecosystem Services in Costa Rica

In 1996, the tiny country of Costa Rica took bold steps to initiate one of the first nationalised ‘payments for ecosystem services’ (PES) programmes. The programme has grown tremendously, as the first chapter of this paper will show. It has been the envy of many – as well as the target of often undue criticism, as is frequently the case for pioneers.

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29
Jan
2014
GUIDE

Pursuing a Green Economy: Growth Alongside Environmental Sustainability in Latin America

Latin American countries have been implementing some innovative market incentives to catalyse the expansion of the green economy, in particular in relation to natural resource conservation and development of greener energy and infrastructure. This Guide explores these experiences to identify useful lessons for other regions of the world.

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15
Jan
2014
BRIEF

Payments for Environmental Services: A Market Mechanism Protecting Latin America’s Forests

In Latin America, payments for environmental services schemes are the preferred market mechanism for forest conservation and reforestation. Success stories from the region provide a range of valuable lessons for other countries still struggling to curb deforestation.

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2
Jan
2014
BRIEF

Incentives for Electricity Generation in a Green Economy: Effective Frameworks from Latin America

Latin American countries are implementing innovative policy and market mechanisms to catalyse the development of nonconventional renewable energy sources. This Brief presents some of the region’s success stories.

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12
Dec
2013
BRIEF

Green Building in Latin America

Amidst rapid urbanisation, Latin American countries have been scaling-up green building, in some cases achieving significant reductions in energy consumption, water use, carbon dioxide emissions, and solid waste. This Brief explores how.

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3
Dec
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Pursuing a Green Economy in Latin America

The green economy is a development model based on principles of ecological economics and sustainability. Some countries have made substantial progress towards transforming specific sectors, with Latin America leading some of these efforts. The publications featured in this Spotlight provide information on how this has been achieved.

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28
Nov
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS

Spotlight on Organisations: Green Economy Policy and Practice in Latin America

This Spotlight highlights some of the key organisations in Latin America working on themes such as forest-based payment for ecosystem services, water pollution abatement and watershed conservation, promotion of renewable energy infrastructure and green building development, and new institutional partnerships that are helping to support national transitions to greener economies.

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15
Nov
2013
BRIEF

Economic Instruments for Water Pollution Management in Latin America

What are the success factors behind Latin America’s use of economic instruments to improve water quality and generate new revenue for abatement?

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