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Amanda Hocking is the author of What do we know about Peruvian peatlands? (2020), Transforming REDD+ (2018), Does the monitoring of local governance improve transparency? Lessons from three approaches in subnational jurisdictions (2018), Scale Effect Tests for Rubble-mound Breakwaters (1969) and other 164 books.

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What do we know about Peruvian peatlands?

release date: Nov 25, 2020
What do we know about Peruvian peatlands?
Peru is one of the richest peatland countries in the tropics. Its peatlands extend over all three of its regions, with a significant area in the Amazon. These peatlands provide key ecosystem services – storing immense amounts of carbon, uptaking carbon dioxide, nurturing unique biodiversity, regulating water at local and regional levels, and providing both livelihoods and cultural values for local people. The country’s peatlands have deteriorated through anthropogenic activities, including infrastructure construction and resource extraction (e.g. oil, minerals), and unsustainable uses or practices of varying intensity (e.g. overgrazing, peat extraction, palm felling, overhunting); such practices both threaten them and increase their vulnerability. Climate changes also compromise their stability. The Peruvian regulatory framework includes norms and instruments for the sustainable management of wetlands, but peatland-specific regulations are yet to be developed. Recent advances include the elaboration of a national definition for peatlands; however, peatlands are yet to be explicitly included in climate change strategies like REDD+ and NDCs. There is a critical lack of scientific research on Peruvian peatlands; they need to be mapped and inventoried, and their ecological properties and economic and social values characterized. If they are to be sustainably managed, it is also essential to identify and value the knowledges and practices of indigenous communities. The opportunities for the conservation and good management of these key ecosystems are many, including consolidation of mechanisms of payment for ecosystem services, implementation of sustainable resource management plans by the local population, expansion of protected natural areas, and recognition of communities’ tenure rights.

Transforming REDD+

release date: Dec 12, 2018
Transforming REDD+
Constructive critique. This book provides a critical, evidence-based analysis of REDD+ implementation so far, without losing sight of the urgent need to reduce forest-based emissions to prevent catastrophic climate change. REDD+ as envisioned

Does the monitoring of local governance improve transparency? Lessons from three approaches in subnational jurisdictions

release date: Nov 21, 2018
Does the monitoring of local governance improve transparency? Lessons from three approaches in subnational jurisdictions
Key messages Subnational governments are key players in land and forest governance and are expected to meet demands for informed decision-making and transparency, particularly in the context of the emphasis on transparency in climate

Scale Effect Tests for Rubble-mound Breakwaters

Stability of Rubble-mound Tsunami Barrier, Hilo Harbor, Hawaii

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