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Después del revuelo

Durante los últimos años, Hivos ha participado en un número de programas piloto relacionados con los biocombustibles, la mayoría enfocados en la jatropha curcas.

El propósito de estos programas era el encontrar un ingreso adicional de dinero en efectivo para los agriculturos que trabajan en sus cultivos y que podrían añadir otras actividades como la adaptación de los motores, convertir...

Sustainable energy in developing countries: Shifting to renewables

Climate change and sustainable energy production are high on the political agenda, public debate generally focusing on how the use of fossil fuels can be reduced. Much less attention is given to the lack of access to energy of people living in poverty in developing countries. Remarkably, the solution to both issues is the same: renewable energy. In developed countries, we need to switch from...

Biodiversity, Livelihoods and Poverty: Lessons learned from 8 years of development aid through the Biodiversity Fund

‘Biodiversity conservation’ to many conjures up an image of a wildlife reserve, in which rare species and fragile ecosystems are protected from human interference. While this approach has merit and is undoubtedly necessary in some situations, there are many more cases where biodiversity may be used in a sustainable way to support livelihoods, conferring benefits on both the ecosystem itself...

Informal and green? The forgotten voice in the transition to a green economy

'Inclusive green growth' is no longer just a buzz term. It is shaping donor priorities, influencing national development plans and attracting investment. Yet inclusive green growth policies commonly promoted by international institutions make little, if any, reference to informal economies - which are expanding in all parts of the world in response to changes in our formal economies - and...