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Springer -19 hours ago

Operationalizing a Framework for Assessing the Enabling Environment for Community Forest Enterprises: A Case Study from Nepal

Abstract We demonstrate how Baynes et al.’s (Glob Environ Change 35:226–238, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.09.011) framework can be operationalized as a tool for identifying potential intervention points for supporting the tenure and governance-enabling environment for CFEs. We do so by applying the framework to a sample of CFUG-managed CFEs in Nepal to see h...

CBD -2 weeks ago

2020 The Year of Plant Health

As a joyful celebration of nature, the United Nations (UN) declared 2020 as the year of plant health. "The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched the United Nations' International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for 2020, which aims to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development."...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Balancing oil palm economic development and conservation: Publication

The post Balancing oil palm economic development and conservation: Publication appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Reconciling oil palm economic development and environmental conservation in Indonesia: A value chain dynamic approach

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Herry Purnomo, Beni Okarda, Ahmad Dermawan, Qori Pebrial Ilham, Pablo Pacheco, Fitri Nurfatriani, Endang SuhendangAbstractPalm oil makes a significant contribution to the economies of Indonesia and Malaysia through private corporations, state-owned companies and smallholders, with the two countries supplying 8...

CEPI -2 months ago

Joint statement: A Taxonomy Delivering Sustainable Growth in Europe

We, the signatories, represent sectors of major importance for European economic development and wealth. We provide highly skilled jobs to Europeans and invest in innovative solutions, renewable and efficient technologies that make the transition to a competitive, low carbon and circular economy in Europe possible. Doing so, we help fight climate change and lead the way towards a more sustainable ...

ITTO -2 months ago

Adding value to timber in Africa—huge challenge, huge opportunity

The massive restoration of degraded forest landscapes in West Africa, combined with strong incentives for private-sector investment, could help lead economic development while meeting a looming timber supply deficit, according to speakers at a high-level segment of the International Tropical Timber Council’s inaugural Trade and Markets Day....

Elsevier -2 months ago

Forest plantation development, poverty, and inequality in Laos: A dynamic CGE microsimulation analysis

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Somvang Phimmavong, Rodney J. KeenanAbstractLao People's Democratic Republic (hereafter Lao PDR or Laos) has implemented policies to expand plantations on the basis of their contribution to economic development, improvement of local livelihoods, poverty alleviation, developing linkages between the processing i...

CBD -2 months ago

Africa: Coping With Water Scarcity Requires Holistic Approaches

Coping with water scarcity is one of the fundamental global challenges we face in achieving sustainable development. This is not just a physical problem, it is also caused by institutional, economic, and infrastructure-related constraints and is linked to pressures that emanate from population growth and mobility, socio-economic development, dietary changes, and climate change....

CBD -3 months ago

Conservation scientists call for reverse to biodiversity loss

A group of international conservationists is urging governments across the globe to adopt a new approach to address the impact of economic development on the natural world. Renowned researchers, including University of Queensland scientists, aim to draw attention to what they call "net positive outcomes for nature"....

timberbiz -3 months ago

Queensland Government admits need for new timber plan

The Queensland Government has announced that it is taking decisive action to support regional Queensland timber industry jobs, locking in hardwood supplies in the Wide-Bay Burnett region up to 2026 with a new timber plan. Source: Timberbiz The new timber industry action plan will guide the preservation of Queensland’s timber industry, which employs 8800 people and injects $3.8 billion into the Q...

CIFOR -3 months ago

Sustainability can be an advantage for Indonesia

Economic development of the agricultural commodity must take into account the environment...

CBD -4 months ago

The Path to a Profitable and Protected Amazon

The Amazon is burning. Physically, the world has seen more deforestation and fires in Brazil's portion of the Amazon this year than at any other point in nearly a decade. But figuratively, a conflagration over economic development in the region blazes even more fiercely....

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