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IISD -1 week ago

CAFI to Conserve Forests, Peatlands in Republic of the Congo

The letter of intent establishes a long-term partnership to implement the Republic of Congo’s national REDD+ Strategy under CAFI. Under the agreement, the Republic of Congo commits to avoid conversion of over 20,000 hectares of forest annually, to implement measures to improve forest governance, and support the protection of peatlands by prohibiting their drainage and drying....

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Seeking procedural equity in global environmental governance: Indigenous participation and knowledge politics in forest and landscape restoration debates at the 2016 World Conservation Congress

Publication date: December 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 109Author(s): Yemi Adeyeye, Shannon Hagerman, Ricardo PelaiAbstractThe importance of meaningful participation of Indigenous Peoples in global environmental governance is widely recognised. Yet, debates persist on the extent to which Indigenous perspectives and interests are included in environmental decision-making, includi...

ITTO -2 weeks ago

Legal, sustainable tropical forest supply chains and landscape restoration can help achieve SDGs in Africa, says panel

Linking tropical forests to legal and sustainable supply chains and restoring degraded landscapes can increase the contributions of wise forest use to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa and elsewhere, according to speakers at an ITTO side-event held during the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama in August. Africa’s diverse forests play ...

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Challenges for bridging the gap between knowledge and governance in sustainability policy – The case of OECD ‘Focal Points’ for Policy Coherence for Development

Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Ulrike Zeigermann, Michael BöcherAbstractAcademic and practical actors have made new claims to foster the link between research, policymaking and sustainability. While some argue in favor of a democratization of knowledge through transdisciplinary research, others suggest that planetary boundaries requi...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

FSC Australia farewells CEO Sara Gipton

The Forest Stewardship Council Australia has announced that Sara Gipton will step down as Chief Executive Officer at the end of September 2019. Ms Gipton has played a critical role in FSC Australia’s successes over the past two years, including the finalisation, launch, and implementation of the Australian National Forest Stewardship Standard. Source: Timberbiz Ms Gipton also oversaw the ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Tropical forestry poses a risk for all forestry

Only 6% of the world’s most significant timber and pulp producers and traders with operations in the tropics are taking steps to assess the impacts of climate change – posing a risk to the forestry industry and all its investors according to SPOTT. SPOTT assesses commodity producers and traders on the public disclosure of their policies, operations and commitments related to environmental, ...

Elsevier -1 month ago

Complementarity, rivalry and substitution in the governance of forests: Learning from independent forest monitoring system in Cameroon

Publication date: December 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 109Author(s): Aurelian Mbzibain, Symphorien OngoloAbstractThe consequence of state controlled forestry in Cameroon has been the overexploitation of forest resources often in conflict with local forest dependent communities and state conservation objectives. The failure of state controlled forestry to achieve sustainable for...

Tree Aid -2 months ago

Scaling up forest governance in Burkina Faso

TREE AID is embarking on an exciting new phase of its forest governance project in Burkina Faso. After the success of our Local Forest Governance project that launched in 2007, TREE AID is now rolling this work out to 17 new communes to improve the lives of rural communities across 5 regions of Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is a country […] The post Scaling up forest governance in Burkina Faso ...

CBD -2 months ago

OPINION: Sound environmental governance key to maximizing potential of Horn of Africa détente

The international community must shift far more towards the long-term view, rather than the band aid of emergency support in the face of conflict and natural disasters...

IISD -2 months ago

FAO Develops Assessment Tools to Support Effective Community Forest Conservation

‘A Framework to Assess the Extent and Effectiveness of Community-based Forestry’ includes guidance on how to: categorize diverse CBF initiatives; determine and track the extent and effectiveness of the broad spectrum of CBF initiatives; assess the institutionalization of CBF regimes; and assess changes across different forms of capital. The ‘Tool to Support the Implementation of the Voluntar...

IUFRO -2 months ago

First Africa-China Workshop on Forestland Governance, Investments and Sustainability

From 2019-09-03 to 2019-09-05, Yaoundé, Cameroon, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 9.05.09 The Africa-China workshop will seek to facilitate a constructive science-policy dialogue between key stakeholders involved in the governance of Chinese forestry investments in Africa. Participants to the workshop will include scientists, policy-makers, local communities, private and non-state actors, and journalists...

Elsevier -2 months ago

The emergence of network governance in U.S. National Forest Administration: Causal factors and propositions for future research

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Jesse AbramsAbstractSince its establishment in the early twentieth century, the U.S. Forest Service has periodically evolved its approach to decision-making and management for the millions of hectares of national forest under its authority. Starting in the 1990s, a complex governance regime emerged in which n...