Research

Seven principles to set goals that achieve positive outcomes for biodiversity

Seven principles to set goals that achieve positive outcomes for biodiversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international treaty put in place in 1993 to promulgate conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, while ensuring the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources. The CBD and its partners are now in the process of determining a new Global Biodiversity …

Do development corridors contribute to carbon emissions?

Do development corridors contribute to carbon emissions?

By Elena Castellano, London School of Economics (LSE), UK Setting the scene In the context of global climate change efforts, countries in Sub-Saharan Africa focus more on climate change adaptation, rather than on mitigating climate change. From a global perspective, this is only fair; Africa’s historical contribution to global emissions is significantly smaller than all …

Using remote sensing to improve wildlife connectivity in Tanzania’s agricultural corridors

Using remote sensing to improve wildlife connectivity in Tanzania’s agricultural corridors

Pablo Cisneros-Araujo and Miguel Ramirez-Lopez, two former MSc students linked to the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) from Copenhagen University, share their experience of working with the DCP in Tanzania. Their collaborative work resulted in the publication of this scientific paper in the journal Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. The search for research with practical, …

Supporting adaptation action and climate resilience in 2021

Supporting adaptation action and climate resilience in 2021

(Originally published on 1st February, 2021, as a post on LSE’s Grantham Research Institute blog. See the full publication here.) Authors: Declan Conway and Katharine Vincent We all have to live with the risks posed by climate change, and learning how best to adapt will continue for decades into the future. There are no blueprints: …

Environmental degradation from transportation infrastructure: the case of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway

Environmental degradation from transportation infrastructure: the case of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway

As many nations look towards large-scale infrastructure investment as a catalyst for economic growth, a group of scientists from the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) warn about the unwelcome environmental degradation that can take place if transport infrastructure such as railways and roads are not well planned for environmental sustainability. In a new paper published in …

Four Steps for the Earth: a holistic approach to saving nature

Four Steps for the Earth: a holistic approach to saving nature

22nd January 2021 As we enter a last-chance decade for tackling the global nature crisis, scientists have outlined a new framework for implementing global commitments to restoring nature, The Mitigation and Conservation Hierarchy, or Four Steps for the Earth. This comes as 2021 marks the beginning of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration as well …

Imaginaries of development corridors: Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through development corridors in East Africa

Imaginaries of development corridors: Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through development corridors in East Africa

Authors: Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Laetitia Pettinotti, Declan Conway, Swenja Surminski, Edward Ndilhana, and Tobias Nyumba (Originally published on 14th December, 2020, as a post on https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/publication/imaginaries-of-development-corridors-delivering-the-sustainable-development-goals-through-development-corridors-in-east-africa/. See the full working paper here.) Development corridors are focal points for national and international development investment in East Africa, and national governments are directing their limited public sector …

Early strategizing to achieve impact: using Kumu across a multi-country project

Early strategizing to achieve impact: using Kumu across a multi-country project

By Sicily Fiennes (Intern/UNEP-WCMC) UNEP-WCMC is leading the process to map and visualise research taking place across 4 country teams, within the GCRF Development Corridors Partnership. We are critically considering the proposed outputs and planning plausible ways that these could lead to outcomes and longer-term impacts. By taking this approach, we hope to better fill …

Read our Scoping Study for Tanzania

Read our Scoping Study for Tanzania

We recently completed our scoping study for Tanzania. It provides an over-arching view of development corridors in Tanzania, and how they are implemented. We identify key capacity and research gaps in development corridor decision making. We also identify key actors, stakeholders, policies and challenges in some of the largest development corridor projects in Tanzania. This …