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Preparing For Climate Change: A Climate Development Future For Coastal Kenya

Climate Compatible Development (CCD) refers to an integrated development strategy that takes the threat posed by climate change seriously. In the words of the originators of the term it is “development that minimises the harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising the many human development opportunities presented by a low emissions, more resilient, future” (Mitchell […]
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Course report – First International training course for the Western Indian Ocean Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems. 2nd – 9th December, 2013

This International Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean premiered in the region after several successful past trainings held annually in India since 2004, organized by the United Nations University, UNESCO and Annamalai University. The course was held over nine days at the University of Nairobi’s Moana Field Research Station in Diani, […]
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Course Report – Capacity Building on Payment for Ecosystem Services and Climate Compatible Development in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Report of the Capacity Building Training Workshop. 25 – 30 November 2013

The East African Forum for Payment for Ecosystem Services (EAFPES) in partnership with Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) of the University of Dar es Salaam with generous financial support from WIOMSA organized a training workshop that aimed at building capacity of coastal and marine resources managers, […]
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Building Capacity for Applying Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and Climate Compatible Development (CCD) in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Healthy and well-functioning ecosystems provide services that are fundamental to the human wellbeing. Valuable ecosystem functions and characteristics, such as providing clean air, pure water, rich soil, and healthy biological activity are embedded in virtually every product we buy, but their contributions are often neglected and unvalued. Ecosystems also provide a host of benefits that […]
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Preparing for Climate Change – A Climate Development Future for Coastal Kenya

Climate Compatible Development (CCD) refers to an integrated development strategy that takes the threat posed by climate change seriously. In the words of the originators of the term it is “development that minimises the harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising the many human development opportunities presented by a low emissions, more resilient, future” (Mitchell […]
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Global markets and local livelihoods of coastal communities in Kenya Implications for sustainable management

The inshore coral reef fisheries are considered overexploited but marine fish production may still be sustained if fishing effort is directed to exploit the deep sea pelagic fisheries that have not been fully exploited due to inadequate technology and equipment. Aquaculture production with focus on prawns and sea cucumber may also be considered to reduce […]
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Course Manual – The First International Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea, that offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. They are vital for food security and protection of coastal communities; they provide a wide diversity of forest products, nurseries for aquatic species, fishing grounds, carbon sequestration, and crucial natural coastal defences that […]
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