Forests blogs

19 March 2015
As the EU reviews timber import policies, a new report finds that incentives to harvest timber legally and sustainably from Ghana, one of Europe's key sources, are failing to deliver
4 March 2015
Conscious that speaking at a training event for Mozambican Simple License loggers required some theatrical flourish to hold attention in the sub-tropical heat, Duncan Macqueen took to the stage
4 February 2015
Four lessons for successful locally controlled forest enterprises from the Forest Connect workshop in Vietnam
5 December 2014
Making the links between green supplies chains, zero deforestation and the private sector at COP20 in Lima
17 November 2014
Where will the investment come from to scale up successful locally controlled forestry? That was the question facing participants at a recent South-North Dialogue in Helsinki, Finland
11 November 2014
Kenya needs to fix a wood demand-supply gap of 12 million m³ per year. So the launch of the Forest Farm Facility in Nariobi on 6 November was timely
4 November 2014
A UN working group has drafted targets to succeed the Millennium Development Goals, which will expire next year. IIED's assessment finds a strong set of targets, but also trade-offs and missing issues
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

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