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Elsevier -21 hours 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...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Vietnam timber exports to reach $11b

Việt Nam’s export of timber and wood products is expected to reach US$11 billion this year, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường. Mr Cường said export value reached $5.23 billion in the first half of this year, up 20% compared with the same period in 2018.  Source: Viet Nam News “The increase of exports of timber and wood products have contrib...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Overcoming barriers to knowledge integration for urban resilience: A knowledge systems analysis of two-flood prone communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Despite increasing attention to the role that multiple sets of knowledge, including citizen-based knowledge, have in developing more resilient and sustainable pathways for flood management, informal knowledge systems have yet to gain legitimacy and be integrated into formal planning and decision-making process. Here we show that a knowledge systems lens can bring to the fore the prospects and barr...

CBD -3 weeks ago

The Near East and North Africa region needs to step up its efforts to end hunger by 2030

27 June 2019, Rome - Countries in the Arab region need to set up policies supporting local food production and improve their governance of natural resources if hunger is to be eradicated from the Near East and North Africa by 2030....

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Using Q methodology to investigate the views of local experts on the sustainability of community-based forestry in Oddar Meanchey province, Cambodia

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Sareth Nhem, Young Jin LeeAbstractDeforestation has become an issue of public interest and sensitivity in Cambodia. Community-based forestry (CBF) and the accompanying local institutional community forestry (CF) arrangements are increasingly recognized as successful mechanisms to achieve sustainable forest ma...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Laos and EU closer to agreement on forest law enforcement

The EU and Laos concluded the third formal negotiation towards an agreement on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The talks took place in Brussels, Belgium from 17-21 June 2019. Source: Timberbiz The Agreement aims to establish a system to verify the legality of timber products harvested and exported by Laos. This helps to promote trade...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week in Korea

Representatives from tropical timber­ exporting and importing countries­ discussed responsible trade in timber at a­ session during the Asia-Pacific Forestry­ Week in Korea on 19 June. According to INTERPOL the illegal timber trade is the­ number one environmental crime in terms of value, up­ to US$152 billion each year. Source: Timberbiz But countries on the supply side cannot tackle ...

WRI -4 weeks ago

Good Governance for Long-Term Low-Emissions Development Strategies

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Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Changes of China's forestry and forest products industry over the past 40 years and challenges lying ahead

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Shuifa Ke, Dan Qiao, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Qiya FengAbstractOver the past 40 years, China's forestry has undergone rapid change. Forest coverage and stocking have improved significantly, and forestry output value has increased tremendously. Moreover, China has established a modern industrial system for the manufa...

ICRAF -4 weeks ago

The missing middle: how enabling environments will translate global commitments into local action

Delegates at Global Soil Week 2019 push for effective land governance, local governance structures, extension services, and finance and markets to ensure sustainable and climate resilient agriculture.   The post The missing middle: how enabling environments will translate global commitments into local action appeared first on Agroforestry World....

timberbiz -1 month ago

Australia doing poorly in offsite construction

Offsite construction in Australia, despite the hype, is wallowing in disillusionment, with some prominent failures undermining confidence in the sector, according to one of Australia’s leading construction experts. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “Despite all the hype, 20 years into the century, why have we seen no material changes on the job site?” said David Chandler, Principal and Ad...

timberbiz -1 month ago

It’s time to dismantle construction industry silos

David Chandler, Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University and Principal of CE Advisory will deliver a keynote address at the Frame Australia Conference in Melbourne which is on from 17-18 June, where he will discuss the possible scenarios that may define the Australian construction industry by 2030. Source: Timberbiz As a starting point, Mr Chandler says he will be breaking down the hype that ...