Duncan Macqueen's blog posts
17 May 2013 | Forests, Natural resource management
An unlikely sounding tuber could help local farmers achieve a landscape of community forestry in all but name in Myanmar.
18 Feb 2013 | Forests, Green economy, Sustainable markets
Those designing forests businesses that are ‘fit for life’ won’t be taking any inspiration from Doha airport, says one weary blogger.
02 Oct 2012 | Forests, Natural resource management
Does the treatment of forests at home influence what different donor nations prioritise and support abroad?
26 Jun 2012 | Forests, Green economy
The potential role of the forest sector in emerging bio-economies is immense. Vietnam has spotted the potential and is driving the sustainable management and expansion of its forests.
22 Feb 2012 | Forests
Forests cover almost half of Indonesia’s surface but, because growing new tree plantations and sustainably managing forests has historically not kept pace with the country’s extensive... ›
31 Aug 2011 | Energy, Forests, Land acquisitions and rights
A new IIED briefing paper asks some hard questions about biomass investments and warns that rising demand for renewable energy sources could drive land grabs.An issue that cannot be ignored
18 Jul 2011 | Forests
Commercial forest rights that create incentives for Malawians to plant trees on farm for food and fuel are essential for REDD+ and climate change adaptation.
11 Apr 2011 | Forests, Energy
Energy shortages and rising fuel costs are nothing new to the poor in developing countries where 1.6 billion people lack access to electricity and 2.4 billion use biomass as their primary... ›
24 Feb 2011 | Forests
A meeting of the Forest Connect alliance reaffirms that it is local forest people that are best placed to reduce deforestation all over the world — provided they are given the right... ›
26 Jan 2011 | Forests
The European Union is closing its doors to illegal timber exports. But unless we tackle unsustainable logging to satisfy domestic timber markets, their actions will little benefit forests... ›