Co-authored with: Barbara Lausche, David Farrier, et al.
IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 85 Volume 1 (2013)
The overarching conclusion from the research and analyses undertaken for this project as presented in this paper is the need for countries to become increasingly alert to their connectivity conservation needs, undertake connectivity planning, and initiate actions using existing mechanisms and opportunities as much as possible to negotiate and protect critical connectivity areas before they are lost to development. To support this process, a related conclusion is that a wide array of different legal instruments and tools already exist in many legal systems to begin to promote and implement science-based connectivity actions in priority landscapes/seascapes and local sites. … Read more
- Mapping Out Conflicts in Mining Areas: Drawing Lessons and Seeking Spaces for Building Principled Consensus Towards Effective Mining Governance
Co-authored with: Jose Florante M. Pamfilo, Imelda E. Perez, et al.
The impact of mining is overwhelming, pervasive and wide-ranging. The industry cuts across practically all facets of the nation’s life (political, economic, social and environmental). It’s importance cannot be overlooked. With the Philippine government’s aggressive promotion of mining as a driver for economic growth, however, came a huge divide between stakeholders who hold divergent views with respect to mining. … Read more
- Agricultural Subsidies, Poverty, and the Environment: Supporting a Domestic Reform Agenda in Developing Countries
Co-authored with: Lindsey Fransen, Paul Faeth, et al.
Agricultural subsidies are one of the factors determining whether and how agriculture helps the poor in developing countries to make a sustainable livelihood. Reforming the current agricultural subsidy systems in developed countries provides an opportunity to generate a number of positive impacts … Read more
Co-authored with: Yuko Kurauchi, Nathan Badenoch, and Lindsey Fransen
Working Paper from WRI’s Resources Policy Support Initiative (REPSI) (2006)
This report summarizes the findings of case studies on decentralization of natural resources management in five Southeast Asian countries—Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It assesses the type and extent of decentralization pursued in these countries and the outcomes that these reforms have produced for vulnerable human and ecological communities. Further, it sheds light on the issue of participation, exploring the status of access and equity in decentralized community-based natural resources management systems. … Read more
- Integrating Socio-Economic Considerations into Biosafety Decisions: The role of public participation
Co-authored with: Lindsey Fransen, Fabian Dayrit, et al.
White Paper from WRI’s project ‘Implementing the Biosafety Protocol’ (2005)
Modern biotechnology, as it is applied to agriculture, poses a common challenge to countries and societies worldwide: the need for careful decision-making to ensure that society enjoys the benefits of this technology while minimizing or avoiding its potential costs. This paper proposes governance mechanisms and opportunities for stakeholder engagement that can assist in achieving such an outcome. In particular, it focuses on the social and economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology and its products and how to take these issues and concerns into consideration in decision-making about biotechnology. … Read more
- Community-based approaches to marine and coastal resources management in the Philippines: a policy perspective
Book Chapter in Institutional issues and perspectives in the management of fisheries and coastal resources in Southeast Asia (2002), 91-142
This is a study undertaken to ascertain the elements and trends at the local and national levels, which define the rights and rules that provide the management framework for the implementation of different types of locally based resources management systems in marine and coastal areas. The study showed that the existing institutional set-up is not only complex, confusing and “sectoralized”, but more importantly, it is fragmented, thus, causing the major systemic hindrance to more effective management of the marine and coastal resources. Hence, there is a strong and urgent need for sectoral integration and coordination. … Read more