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Cross Sectoral Policy Developments in Forestry

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Forest protection and forestry practices are closely linked to decisions that address measures on climate change, biodiversity and the institutional framework for sustainable development. This rich and multifaceted text documents the progress made in creating the political, economic and social conditions that are necessary for a sustainable and multifunctional use of forest resources. An invaluable resource for policy makers, land owners and representatives of non-government organizations, this book will also aid students and researchers in forestry and the environment, and all those concerned about the fate of forests and the maintaining of our natural resource base. (Co-published with CABI, UK)

Cross sectoral Policy Developments in Forestry

Author : Yves C. Dubé
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Forestry practices are closely linked to decisions that address measures on climate change, biodiversity and the institutional framework for sustainable development. This book documents the progress made in creating the political, economic and social conditions that are necessary for a sustainable and multifunctional use of forest resources.

Cross sectoral Policy Impacts Between Forestry and Other Sectors

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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This publication considers the importance of developing cross-sectoral links between sustainable forest management and other economic sectors, in order to help establish effective national policy frameworks and implementation. It includes a CD-ROM which contains country case studies on Brazil, Italy, Mali, Mexico, Romania, Tanzania and Thailand, as well as the proceedings of a FAO technical meeting held in Rome in September 2002.

Cross sectoral Toolkit for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Forest Biodiversity

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Policy That Works for Forests and People

Author : Stephen Bass
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Since its original publication by the International Institute for Environment and Development in 1999, Policy That Works for Forests and People has been recognised as the most authoritative study to date of policy processes that affect forests and people. Providing a thorough analysis of the issues, options and factors that determine different outcomes and bolstered by a major annex containing tools and tactics, the book offers clear and practical advice on how to formulate, manage and implement policies appropriate to different contexts. These are policies that result in real improvements in the governance, use and economic benefits that can flow from forests to those who depend upon them. This book is essential reading for policy-makers, forestry practitioners and academics and students in all areas of forest policy, management and governance.

Forest Management and Planning

Author : Peter Bettinger
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Forest Management and Planning, Second Edition, addresses contemporary forest management planning issues, providing a concise, focused resource for those in forest management. The book is intermixed with chapters that concentrate on quantitative subjects, such as economics and linear programming, and qualitative chapters that provide discussions of important aspects of natural resource management, such as sustainability. Expanded coverage includes a case study of a closed canopy, uneven-aged forest, new forest plans from South America and Oceania, and a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation. Helps students and early career forest managers understand the problems facing professionals in the field today Designed to support land managers as they make complex decisions on the ecological, economic, and social impacts of forest and natural resources Presents updated, real-life examples that are illustrated both mathematically and graphically Includes a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation Incorporates the newest research and forest certification standards Offers access to a companion website with updated solutions, geographic databases, and illustrations

Governance of Innovation Systems Volume 3 Case Studies in Cross Sectoral Policy

Author : OECD
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This OECD book provides lessons from case studies in policy governance for the information society and sustainable development. It highlights important lessons from these policy areas and illustrates mechanisms and practices for better co-ordination and integration across policy areas.

Sustaining Forests

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The World Bank's Forests Strategy, adopted in October 2002, charts a path for the Bank's proactive engagement in the sector to help attain the goal of poverty reduction without jeopardizing the environmental values intrinsic to sustainability. This strategy replaces the Bank's 1991 Forestry Strategy, and was developed on the basis of the findings of an independent review of the 1991 strategy and a two-year consultative process with development partners and stakeholders around the world. The revised strategy, Sustaining Forests, is built on three guiding pillars: harnessing the potential of forests to reduce poverty, integrating forests into sustainable economic development, and protecting global forest values. Recognizing the key role forests play in contributing to the livelihoods of people living in extreme poverty, government and local ownership of forest policies and interventions are emphasized along with the development of appropriate institutions to ensure good governance and the mainstreaming of forests into national development planning. The strategy also aims to support ecologically, socially and economically sound management of production forests by ensuring good management practices through application of safeguard procedures and independent monitoring and certification. Implementation of the strategy will center on building and strengthening partnerships with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other donor agencies to promote better forest conservation and management at country and global levels.

Forest Policy

Author : F.C. Hummel
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5. 3. 2 Some facts and figures 177 5. 3. 3 Policy implications 179 5. 4 Tropical moist forest 182 5. 4. 1 Introduction 182 5. 4. 2 History 184 5. 4. 3 Policy considerations 186 5. 4. 4 Policy options 188 5. 5 Farm Forestry 190 5. 5. 1 Introduction 190 5. 5. 2 Types of farm forests 192 5. 5. 3 The dynamics in farm forestry 193 5. 5. 4 Forest policy and farm forestry 194 5. 6 Agroforestry 196 5. 6. 1 Introduction 196 5. 6. 2 History 198 5. 6. 3 Policy aspects 200 5. 7 Rural community development 203 5. 7. 1 Introduction 203 5. 7. 2 Developing countries 203 5. 7. 3 Developed countries 207 References 210 6 INSTITUTIONS AND ADMINISTRATION 213 by Fred Hummel 6. 1 Forest ownership 213 6. 1. 1 State forests 213 6. 1. 2 Forests owned by individuals 214 6. 1. 3 Communal forests 216 6. 1. 4 Co-operative forests 217 6. 1. 5 Forests owned by industry 218 6. 1. 6 Forests owned by institutions 219 6. 1. 7 Policy considerations 220 6. 2 Legislation 221 6. 2. 1 General considerations 222 6. 2. 2 Drafting and reviewing forest legislation 223 6. 2. 3 Specific legal issues (land, production, protection) 225 6. 3 Taxation and incentives 227 6. 3. 1 Taxation 228 6. 3. 2 Incentives 230 6. 4 Education and training 233 IX 6. 4.

Rural Development Abstracts

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Unasylva

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A Strategy for the Forest Sector in Sub Saharan Africa

Author : Narendra P. Sharma
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World Bank Technical Paper 251. Presents new strategies for protecting forests in Sub-Saharan Africa and underlines the importance of the region's natural resources to its economic development. Forest resources in Sub-Saharan Africa are disa

Innovation in Forestry

Author : Gerhard Weiss
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Innovation in Forestry Territorial and Value Chain Relationships Edited by Gerhard Weiss, Davide Pettenella, Pekka Ollonqvist and Bill Slee Innovation is increasingly recognized as a key factor in environmental protection and sustainable development in forestry and forest-based industries. This volume provides a comprehensive theoretical foundation for the analysis of innovation processes and policies in a traditional, rural sector as well as presenting empirical analyses of innovation processes from major innovation areas. Innovative solutions are analysed in wood-related value chains, including timber-frame construction, furniture, bio-energy and forest transportation. Territorial services of the forest sector are examined, including various types of forest ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, non-wood products and recreation. Innovation in Forestry is essential reading for researchers and policy makers in forestry and environmental sciences.

The context of REDD in the Lao People s Democratic Republic Drivers agents and institutions

Author : Guillaume Lestrelin
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This report explores the drivers (both direct and indirect) of deforestation and forest degradation and discusses the political, economic and social opportunities and constraints that will influence the design and implementation of REDD+ in Laos. The government of Laos has long sought to curb deforestation and forest degradation, and the country is receiving considerable international attention and support to implement REDD+. However, agricultural expansion, the development of industrial tree plantations, and large hydropower, mining and infrastructure projects continue to result in deforestation, with shifting cultivation and selective logging (legal and illegal) largely blamed for forest degradation. At the same time, indirect drivers of deforestation and forest degradation are rooted in a national agenda of economic growth, characterized by incentives for foreign and domestic investment in forest management and timber harvesting. As a result, Laos is becoming an important resource frontier for transnational capital and large-scale land and natural resource investments. The consequent intensification of competition for resources poses a challenge not only for forest governance, but also for the development of REDD+ policies and initiatives. In an examination of the institutions and policies defining Laos’ forestry sector and REDD+, the report reflects on lessons to be learned from past forestry and economic development policies. The government of Laos has demonstrated strong political interest in REDD+, but REDD+ implementation faces major obstacles, particularly unclear carbon rights and weak governance, with the latter attributable to poor local capacity, weak coordination among stakeholders, and minimal involvement by local communities and civil society. The report makes several recommendations for achieving effective, efficient and equitable outcomes of REDD+ in Laos: capacity building of administrative and technical staff, especially at the subnational level; clarification and harmonization of land-use planning and land allocation processes; and stronger monitoring and law enforcement in areas under high threat of deforestation and forest degradation. Furthermore, an accountable and transparent mechanism for sharing the benefits of REDD+ across levels and fully accountable consultation processes must be implemented, with the participation of not only elite and powerful actors such as domestic and foreign businesses but also local groups and civil society.

Regional Workshop on development of effective tools for management of forest information for sustainable forest management Pathum Thani Thailand September 2010

Author : FAO, Rome (Italy). Forestry Dept.
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Reforming FAO Into the New Millennium

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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This publication presents the principles that FAO has followed, detailing the measures taken and the results achieved to date. The major surgery carried out on FAO's structure, governance mechanisms and operational and financial procedures has lent a much greater degree of coherence to our wide-ranging and multidisciplinary activities. Considerable progress has been made in improving the planning, coordinating, monitoring and auditing of FAO's action in priority areas. At the same time, a concerted effort has been made to cultivate constructive partnerships - within the intergovernmental community and with civil society - that contribute to the Organization's lead role in achieving global food security, and hence to the successful accomplishment of its mission.

Potentials for forestry and political drivers in integrated rural development policy

Author : Lukas Gießen
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Environmental Assessment Sourcebook Policies procedures and cross sectoral issues

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World Bank Technical Paper No. 139. Also available: Volume 2 (ISBN 0-8213-1844-6) Stock No. 11844; Volume 3 (ISBN 0-8213-1845-4) Stock No. 11845. Provides state-of-the-art guidance and information on the procedural requirements and practical aspects of environmental assessment in various sector- and location-specific contexts. Three volumes also available in Arabic: Volume 1 (ISBN 0-8213-3523-5) Stock No. 13523; Volume 2 (ISBN 0-8213-3617-7) Stock No. 13617; Volume 3 (ISBN 0-8213-3618-5) Stock No. 13618.

Legal Aspects of European Forest Sustainable Development

Author : Franz Schmithüsen
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Community forestry in Nepal a policy innovation for local livelihoods

Author : Hemant Ojha, Lauren Persha, Ashwini Chhatre
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The Community Forestry Program in Nepal is a global innovation in participatory environmental governance that encompasses well-defined policies, institutions, and practices. The program addresses the twin goals of forest conservation and poverty reduction. As more than 70 percent of Nepal's population depends on agriculture for their livelihood, community management of forests has been a critically important intervention. Through legislative developments and operational innovations over three decades, the program has evolved from a protection-oriented, conservation-focused agenda to a much more broad-based strategy for forest use, enterprise development, and livelihood improvement. By April 2009, one-third of Nepal's population was participating in the program, directly managing more than one-fourth of Nepal's forest area. The immediate livelihood benefits derived by rural households bolster strong collective action wherein local communities actively and sustainably manage forest resources. Community forests also became the source of diversified investment capital and raw material for new market-oriented livelihoods. Community forestry shows traits of political, financial, and ecological sustainability, including emergence of a strong legal and regulatory framework, and robust civil society institutions and networks. However, a continuing challenge is to ensure equitable distribution of benefits to women and marginalized groups. Lessons for replication emphasize experiential learning, establishment of a strong civil society network, flexible regulation to encourage diverse institutional modalities, and responsiveness of government and policymakers to a multistakeholder collaborative learning process.