Forests blogs

16 July 2014
Does the zero draft of the Sustainable Development Goals take enough note of the crucial interdependencies between goal areas?
29 April 2014
After several years of negotiations, a framework has been agreed to compensate developing nations for avoiding deforestation. IIED hosted a conference to examine what happens now
9 April 2014
Nepal has begun to assess the potential harm and benefits of the compensation scheme for protecting forests
31 March 2014
Focus groups, choice experiments and votes in villages reveal big difference in how communities wish to be rewarded for avoiding deforestation
24 March 2014
Improving the participation of rural people has been in vogue for years, often with limited success. Here's one scheme that lives up to the hype by involving forest and farm producers on their own terms
20 March 2014
Teamwork, competition and game-changers are all needed to transform the commodity chains that drive deforestation.
31 January 2014
The Sustainable Development Goals must not only mention saving the world's forests, but also explain how to do this.
29 January 2014
Weak engagement with businesses that operate in forest landscapes and a lack of clarity about who has rights to the carbon in trees are among the problems facing private-sector REDD+
20 December 2013
Next year, new Sustainable Development Goals will set our trajectory into an increasingly uncertain future. But country delegations are arguing over the wrong thing
18 December 2013
Linking commodities that drive deforestation with gender offers great opportunities that capitalise on the advantages of different actors

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