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World Bank -2 days ago

Strengthening Forest Governance in Côte d’Ivoire

This piece by Meerim Shakirova and Nalin Kishor was originally published by the Climate Investment Funds. Improving governance is key to addressing the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and ensuring overall sustainable forest management. This is especially true in Côte d’Ivoire, where forest governance is complex and includes processes and institutions—formal and otherwise—th...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Community-based forestry on federal lands in the western United States: A synthesis and call for renewed research

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Emily Jane Davis, Reem Hajjar, Susan Charnley, Cassandra Moseley, Kendra Wendel, Meredith JacobsonAbstractAn approach to community-based forestry (CBF) on federal forestlands in the western United States consists of a number of informal civil society institutions for communities to better organize internally a...

Elsevier -4 days ago

“Forest property rights under attack”: Actors, networks and claims about forest ownership in the Swedish press 2014–2017

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Anna Sténs, Erland MåraldAbstractSweden is a leading country in governance of property rights, according to global assessments, but Swedish landowners currently argue that their forest property rights are being eroded. Thus, the aim of this article is to investigate when and why the current debate on forest ...

Elsevier -4 days ago

Challenges facing independent monitoring networks in the Indonesian timber legality assurance system

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Zainuri Hasyim, Dwi Laraswati, Ris H. Purwanto, Andita A. Pratama, Ahmad MaryudiAbstractThe Indonesian timber legality verification system was launched ten years ago with the objective of eradicating illegal logging and improving domestic forest governance. At the heart of the legality system, independent moni...

Elsevier -6 days ago

Improving science-policy interface: Lessons from the policy lab methodology in Nepal's community forest governance

Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Hemant Ojha, Udeep Regmi, Krishna K. Shrestha, Naya Sharma Paudel, Swoyambhu Man Amatya, Anthony B. Zwi, Ian Nuberg, Edwin Cedamon, Mani R. BanjadeAbstractWhether and how science can improve public policy is a highly contested topic in both the scholarly domains and the world of policy and practice. The...

CIFOR -1 week ago

Despite size, Congo Basin attracts less funding than other major forest areas

Stronger capacities and governance needed to boost international support for Central African forests...

World Bank -2 weeks ago

Stakeholder-led Forest Governance Assessment in Côte d’Ivoire

Program on Forests (PROFOR) and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) teamed up to help develop a governance assessment tool, which was used to evaluate Ivoirian forests according to 64 governance indicators. The findings are published in this report presented in early October 2019 in Abidjan. ...

World Bank -2 weeks ago

Regulatory Tools, Effective Markets, and Private Sector Participation in the Forestry and Wood Products Processing Sectors : Issues and Solutions for Developing Countries

This report presents a framework for strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of regulation of forestry and related sectors. It strives to identify and reduce regulatory burdens on private firms active in the forestry sector, while not compromising the objectives of government regulation. The report is the first to assess the forestry sector from a cross-cutting global regulatory governance ...

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

From command-and-control to good forest governance: A critical interpretive analysis of Lithuania and Slovakia

Publication date: December 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 109Author(s): Ekaterina Makrickiene, Vilis Brukas, Yvonne Brodrechtova, Gintautas Mozgeris, Róbert Sedmák, Jaroslav ŠálkaAbstractAs countries with a socialist history, Lithuania and Slovakia have experienced radical transitions in all societal spheres. Despite economic liberalization and privatisation, both countries re...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Nominations sought to join industry reference group on training

The Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) is seeking nominations to join an industry reference group to help guide the development of a Contractor Training and Certification Scheme; ForestFit. Source: Timberbiz The scheme’s purpose is to design and develop nationally accredited training modules and a certification scheme for forest contracting businesses initially in NSW and ultimatel...

Tree Aid -3 weeks ago

How leadership can help develop a sustainable future for communities in the Sahel

Last week, TREE AID Trustee, Alex Rees, attended the launch of TREE AID’s new Forest Governance project, generously funded by The Swedish International Development Agency, in Burkina Faso. Alex talks about how leadership in Burkina Faso can help develop a sustainable future for those living in the Sahel. Trees mean life – or so says the slogan of TREE AID […] The post How leadership can ...

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