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Forest governance

We have 17 items tagged with ‘Forest governance’.
  • Outside view of large wooden building among trees and under a blue sky.

    Cities into sinks: storing carbon in wooden architecture to mitigate climate change

    IIED and partners are exploring how wooden architecture might expand the forest carbon sink to help mitigate climate change while also incentivising smallholder tree-growing to drive forest landscape restoration

    18 October 2021 | Project | Climate change
  • A view over a forest

    Truly transformative change is key to combating the biodiversity crisis

    For the Convention on Biological Diversity’s new post-2020 framework to be effective – and not more empty rhetoric – governance needs more attention

    30 June 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The video 'Meet Mr Forest' was presented at the 2nd Beijing Documentary Week in August 2018 (Photo: Rachel E. Berkley/IIED)

    New IIED videos inform Chinese consumers about Africa's forests

    IIED has released two new films highlighting initiatives to improve the sustainability of Chinese investments in Africa. The films are part of a wider effort to reach Chinese and international audiences with messages about sustainability, good governance and local livelihoods

    21 August 2018 | News | Forests
  • A forest near Ngon village, Ebolowa district, in Cameroon, which will host an event to bring together Chinese, African and international stakeholders to discuss trade and investment impacting Africa's forests (Photo: Photo by Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    China-Africa forest governance strengthened with Cameroon event

    An innovative multi-stakeholder event discussing Chinese trade and investment impacting Africa's forests will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 22-25 June

    19 June 2015 | News | Forests
  • The timber depot of Green Timber, a Chinese-owned timber concession that are licensed to operate in Nampula and Zambezia provinces, Mozambique (Photo: Mike Goldwater)

    China-Africa Forest Governance project

    Improving evidence, capacity and joint action for sustainable Chinese investment in Africa's forests

    22 September 2014 | Project | Forests
  • Two forest farmers from Ghana, including the head of a local community forest group, alongside some cocoa beans (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)

    Integrating forests into the post-2015 development framework

    This IIED project aimed to install forest-related targets and indicators into the post-2015 development framework, contributing towards notional goal areas on poverty reduction and equality, economic growth and employment, food security, water and energy, climate change, ecosystems and biodiversity

    21 May 2014 | Project | Forests
  • Local forest workers in Cambodia, one of the regions studied for a new report (Photo: Frontier Cambodia Forest via Creative Commons

    Four ways to support locally controlled forestry and benefit people and the planet

    Governments, donors and investors must bolster locally-controlled forest businesses if they wish to deliver public goods, support livelihoods and help tackle poverty and climate change, says a new report

    20 May 2014 | News | Forests
  • Two men sat behind a desk chat to one another, with the Forest Governance Learning Group logo in the background

    Forest Governance Learning Group

    The Forest Governance Learning Group aims to connect forest-dependent people who are marginalised from forest governance with those who control it

    7 September 2013 | Project | Forests
  • Launch event of the China-Africa Forest Governance Platform in March 2013. Photo: Simon Lim

    Just forest governance

    The way forests are governed is crucial for affecting how local people benefit from forests. IIED helps secure local communities’ commercial rights to forests by using a ‘learning group approach’, which emphasises sharing tools and tactics that have worked. At the same time, we also look at measures to reduce demand for agricultural and forest products that result in deforestation or degradation.

    7 September 2013 | Article | Forests
  • Boys polish chairs for sale in the furniture market, Nampula, Mozambique.

    Introduction to locally-controlled forestry

    Worldwide, 1.3 billion people rely on forests for their food, energy and livelihoods. Forest-dependent communities are especially vulnerable to the effects of global forest losses. How can we support forest communities and ensure equitable and sustainable forest management?

    5 August 2013 | Article | Forests
  • Good forest governance is key to reducing climate change and poverty

    World Forest Day last week focused international attention on the urgency of better managing forests for food, fuel, climate change and natural disaster responses at a time when the stakes have never been higher

    26 March 2012 | News | Forests
  • Sanity in REDD governance shock!

    When it comes to forest governance — who gets to decide what about forests — REDD is a pleasant dream for some, a nightmare for others. I think it is depends on how you see the money and the leverage.

    24 August 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Justice in the forests: a series of short films

    A series of short films that ask: who gets to decide about forests? With deforestation causing such havoc for biodiversity, the climate and the livelihoods of millions of forest-dependent people around the world, it is an important question

    15 April 2011 | Article | Forests
  • Nepal: space to debate, opportunities to act

    A first visit to a country is often the time when we ‘see’ the most, and our recent brief visit to Nepal certainly afforded some lasting impressions. High Himalayan ranges glistening in the sun contrasting with the air pollution and traffic congestion of Kathmandu; immense cultural, religious and architectural wealth side by side with acute poverty; roads without streetlights or traffic lights, and shops in the city centre lit by candles, (power cuts were increased from 12 to 14 hours per day during our visit).

    24 March 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Lumbering illegality: how to make timber sustainable and pro-poor

    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, or the millions of poor people that live within them. Making timber sustainable requires the use of both trade and climate strategies in unison to bring about locally controlled forestry.

    26 January 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • A pinch of salt from Namaacha

    Strengthening local communities’ rights to and capacity for sustainable forest management is critical to making REDD work in developing countries.

    17 December 2010 | Blog | Forests
  • Turn REDD on its head

    National REDD strategies must be based on local, not government, control, say opinion leaders from ten countries in the IIED-facilitated Forest Governance Learning Group.

    14 December 2010 | Blog | Forests
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