Thursday, November 04, 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS: Emissions, Livelihoods, and the Forest Farm Interface (IFRI)
The International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Network would like to bring to your attention a new research opportunity supported by the Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security, and coordinated by IFRI. The opportunity is to develop papers based on original or secondary research that addresses how institutional arrangements and incentives support reduced emissions or sequestration of GHGs at the forest-farm interface, and the trade-offs or synergies between these impacts and local livelihoods, food security and environmental sustainability.
Papers prepared for this call will address one or a combination of the following aspects of the relationship between policy interventions and emissions/livelihoods at the forest farm interface:
- Contribute to the development of conceptual frameworks through which to understand the mechanisms that can be used by governments and decision makers to reduce terrestrial emissions and achieve rural development and food security objectives at the farm-forest interface;
- Survey tools and instruments that policy actors have used to reduce terrestrial emissions, including those that may not explicitly have been deployed for the purpose of emissions reduction;
- Analyze the conditions that are likely to contribute to the success of different approaches to reduce terrestrial emissions and enhance development and food security objectives at the forest-farm frontier.
Papers produced in response to this opportunity can be general (conceptual), global, regional, national, or local in their orientation. Clear statement of the paper’s goals and application of evidence to support the argument is a basic requirement for a successful abstract.
Deadline: November 20, 2010