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Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG)

We have 18 items tagged with ‘Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG)’.
  • Trees at Oxford Botanical Gardens. The question is not how to engage young people in forestry issues, but how to harness that engagement (Photo: Geraldine Warren/IIED)

    Nurturing the next generation of foresters

    IIED's Geraldine Warren has joined the social reporting team for the World Forestry Congress in Durban. Her first blog looks at the importance of including young people in efforts to conserve forests

    24 August 2015 | Blog | Forests
  • Villagers harvesting a cinnamon tree near the village of Lubuk Beringin, Jambi province Indonesia. Villagers are managing the forests sustainably using traditional values (Photo: Tri Saputro/ CIFOR, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Arguing the case for community forestry

    The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) in Indonesia has been supporting these community forestry initiatives to make sure they are not just a feel-good campaign for the government. A new report entitled Arguing Forests tells the story of the group, covering a decade of work and here we are given an insight into their most recent projects.

    7 April 2015 | Blog | Forests
  • The platform launch brought together high-level African and Chinese officials, policymakers, researchers and forestry experts (Photo: Simon Lim)

    Platform set for China-Africa forest governance action

    A new partnership builds bridges between African and Chinese stakeholders to strengthen governance of forests.

    9 December 2013 | Article | Forests
  • Forest Governance Learning Group, December 2010, Namaacha, Mozambique. At this annual learning event FGLG network partners gather to share learning and discuss contemporary issues in forestry. Photo: Leianne Rolington

    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
  • A mango tree frames views of a forest in Mozambique in the distance.

    China in Africa’s forests

    With growing Chinese investment in Africa’s forests and timber, could stronger China-Africa dialogue help ensure good management of forests and the timber trade?

    20 March 2013 | Blog | Forests
  • African and Asian forest experts in China to share decade of learning

    Experts in forest governance from ten countries in Africa and Asia will meet this week in China to take stock of their successes and frustrations over the past decade and learn how their hosts handle issues in the sector.

    4 March 2013 | 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: six online films and webinar from IIED

    The International Institute for Environment and Development is pleased to share six new films about the future of forests, and announce a forthcoming webinar where you can discuss the films with the team that made them and viewers from around the world.

    19 April 2011 | News | 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
  • Justice in the forests: Ghana

    This film looks at how the Forest Governance Learning Group team in Ghana is exploring solutions to the problem of chainsaw logging

    7 April 2011 | Article | Forests
  • Justice in the forests: Uganda

    This film documents the fight to save a forest reserve from being sold

    7 April 2011 | Article | Forests
  • Justice in the forests: Vietnam

    This short film looks at community forestry in Vietnam

    7 April 2011 | Article | Forests
  • Justice in the forests: Malawi

    This short film, entitled 'Burning issues', looks at charcoal production in Malawi and presents the case for community managed forests

    7 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
  • 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
  • World Forestry Congress

    The World Forestry Congress, held every six years, is the largest and most significant gathering of the world's forestry sector. Here are some articles on the most important issues for 2009.

    17 October 2009 | Article | Forests
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