Here are some recommended papers and presentations about some of the major issues that Trees, Water & People tackles in our everyday work.
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By: Women's Refugee Commission
This paper presents a discussion of coordinated humanitarian response to challenges associated with the collection, supply, and use of cooking fuel, including identifying the key fuel-related activities that each of eight key humanitarian response sectors must undertake in emergency preparedness.
By: The Women's Refugee Commission
This article discusses safe access to cooking fuel in humanitarian settings and the role that all sectors, including camp coordination and camp management, food and nutrition, health, livelihoods, have to play.
By: Eva Rehfuess, World Health Organization
This report draws on previously published as well as previously unpublished data, including an updated assessment of disease attributable to solid fuel use, solid fuel use predictions, an analysis of World Health Survey data on solid fuel use according to income, and a cost-benefit-analysis of household energy interventions.
By: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
This publication has information about the Global Alliance's strategies for the universal adoption of clean cookstoves.
By: Claudia Menendez, Trees, Water & People
This article describes how rural populations that are dependent on forest resources for their survival have denuded these same resources through the combination of economic and population pressures.
By: Jacob Moss, United States Environmental Protection Agency
This presentation provides the reader with a wealth of information on the issues surrounding black carbon and indoor air pollution as well as an overview of how clean cookstoves are used to address these issues.
By: Fred Pearce, Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy
Fighting climate change and improving the health of the world's poorest people are often seen as competing priorities. Yet some technologies address both tasks at the same time. This article discusses the one technology that is among the cheapest methods of achieving either: clean cookstoves.
By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
This is the most comprehensive assessment of forests and forestry to date - not only in terms of the number of countries and people involved - but also in terms of scope. It examines the current status and recent trends for forests and other wooded land, with the aim of assessing all benefits from forest resources.
By: Clean Energy Pioneers
This article highlights the work of Trees, Water & People and our partner Henry Red Cloud, describing how renewable energy projects are reducing energy costs and creating jobs on Native American reservations.
By: Mike Koshmrl, Solar Today
A wonderful article from Solar Today highlighting TWP's Tribal Renewable Energy Program.
The New Energy Future in Indian Country: Confronting Climate Change, Creating Jobs, and Conserving Nature
By: National Wildlife Federation
This paper shows how the infrastructure and revenue streams created by tribal renewable energy and energy efficiency projects could help tribes achieve economic growth and energy independence, and strengthen tribal sovereignty.
By: Practical Action
This publication will be of interest to anyone seeking to better understand energy access and its role in development at a human scale. It should be required reading for the international energy sector and program planners at the national and local levels.