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- Hazlewood, P.; Mock, G. / World Resources Institute
This working paper, produced by the World Resources Institute, sets out a framework to scale up locally-driven solutions to ecosystem decline, climate change and poverty. As ecosystem services typically account for a substantial portion of the incomes of the rural poor, current trends in ecosystem decline threaten the very basis of their household economies. Climate change will place additional stresses on ecosystems and further intensify the challenges facing the rural poor, undermining efforts to accelerate and sustain progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Three decades of development experience has shown that action at the local level?with local organisations as key actors?underpins the success and sustainability of most environment and development initiatives. Poverty reduction strategies and climate change interventions cannot succeed without being rooted in the perspectives, capabilities, and actions of local organisations.
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