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Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock 2016

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Jan 15, 2016 08:00 EST - May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
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May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
How can we scale-up sustainable landscape management to significantly reduce GHG emissions while ensuring food, water, and energy security?

At present, agriculture, livestock and deforestation are responsible for 20-30% of net anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Opportunities exist, however, for improved land use to reduce and/or sequester significant amounts of GHGs from the atmosphere while creating more resilient landscapes that increase food security, water availability, energy supply, and human well-being. This contest seeks proposals for sustainable land management that can be rapidly implemented and brought to scale. Proposals that explicitly address national (e.g. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions or National Adaptation Plans) and/or sub-national (e.g. Rio Branco Declaration) strategies to address the challenges of climate change, and that are aimed at helping countries, states, and communities implement those strategies are encouraged.   

12 Proposals
Aug 10, 2016
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Jun 15, 2016
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Linking smallholder economic development and climate change mitigation by providing funding and training for native tree seedling nurseries
Jun 15, 2016
Collect fruit seeds with students help, grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, request to save seeds & use next year
Jun 15, 2016
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Blue carbon ecosystems are complex, requiring a complex and sustainable restoration strategy, undertaken at the landscape level.
Jun 15, 2016
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Growing forests is the most effective nature based carbon capture and storage solution available and mitigate land use emissions.
Jun 15, 2016
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Reducing Methane Emission While Enhancing Rice Farmers’ Resilience to Climate Change
Jun 14, 2016
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Agroforestry systems: an alternative to degraded areas recovery, promoting biodiversity conservation in natural protected areas buffer zone
Jun 13, 2016
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Fish farming of native species, an environmentally sustainable activity as a source of food for the Siekopai in the Ecuadorean Amazon region
Jun 10, 2016
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Combining eco-farming methods with ancient varieties, farmers can reduce CH4 emissions & water use, improve yields & preserve biodiversity.
May 21, 2016
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Concerted efforts are necessary to sustain mangrove ecosystem functions and benefits to climate change impacts (sea level rise).
May 19, 2016
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Pilot study on the effectiveness of biochar based soil in improving the lifespan and health of urban trees and their carbon sequestration.
Feb 29, 2016
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More bees increases pollination, increases crop yields, safeguard's 35% of the World's foods plus increses absorbtion of C02.