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Climate change mitigation strategies in relation to the forestry and energy sectors in SACD region with emphasis in DRC and RSA as case studies

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dc.contributor.advisor Elsiddig, Elnour Abdalla
dc.contributor.author Mumbere, Mbasa Ndemo
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-05T09:23:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-05T09:23:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02
dc.date.submitted 2017-06
dc.identifier.citation Ndemo, Mumbere Mbasa (2016) Climate change mitigation strategies in relation to the forestry and energy sectors in SACD region with emphasis in DRC and RSA as case studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/22640>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/22640
dc.description.abstract The main objective of this study is to evaluate climate change mitigation strategies in the forestry and energy sectors in the SADC with emphasis on the DRC and the RSA. This study is evaluative and cross-sectional. Its results were got through interviews of 56 key informants using the interview guide, and four focus group discussions in the DRC based on the focus group guide. The non-probability sample, mainly the purposive sample and the snowballing sampling were used. After the data analysis, the following results were found: In terms of the strategies for fighting drivers of deforestation both in the DRC and in RSA, it was revealed that the DRC focuses more on the REDD+ projects and NGO activities while the RSA protects its small existing natural forests through Acts, laws, advanced research and establishment of commercial plantations. The results which are related to the contribution of REDD programmes and NGOs to climate change mitigation in the RSA and the DRC have revealed that there are no REDD programmes in the RSA for carbon stock. In the DRC, the NOVACEL REDD+ pilot project has a carbon stock of 60 000 tons which continues to grow with 8 tons of CO2 /ha/year; 210 tons/ha/year on the left side of the Congo River, and on the right side 195 tons/ha/year is generated by the Isangi Geographically Integrated REDD+ pilot project. The WCS Mambasa Forestry REDD+ pilot project has 230 tons/ha/year, while 16 000 tons of CO2/year are stocked under the Luki REDD+ pilot project. The Eco-Makala and Equatorial REDD+ pilot projects have not yet estimated their carbon stocks. Regarding the involvement of the civil society in activities of climate change mitigation in the DRC, people are more involved in REDD’s alternative activities which are funded by the projects. However, in the RSA, people are used as labour in commercial plantations. The RSA derives its major energy from coal (94%) but the DRC has a high potential in hydropower that can generate up to 100 000 MGW. On the use of remote sensing, both the DRC and the RSA employ remote sensing but the RSA has a Spatial Agency while the DRC does not en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xxii, 290 leaves) : color illustrations, tables, graphs, color maps en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Climate change en
dc.subject Mitigation en
dc.subject Forestry sector en
dc.subject Energy sector en
dc.subject REDD+ Pilot Projects en
dc.subject Renewable energy en
dc.subject Drivers of deforestation en
dc.subject Strategy en
dc.subject Remote sensing en
dc.subject.ddc 577.22096
dc.subject.lcsh Climate change mitigation -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Climate change mitigation -- South Africa -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Deforestation -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Deforestation -- South Africa -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Renewable energy sources -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Renewable energy sources -- South Africa -- Case studies en
dc.title Climate change mitigation strategies in relation to the forestry and energy sectors in SACD region with emphasis in DRC and RSA as case studies en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences en
dc.description.degree D. Litt. et Phil. (Environmental Science)


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