Revised ITTO guidelines for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests : full report

Abstract: These guidelines provide framework and management principles for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests, including forest governance, land use planning, tenure, inclusive decision-making, and regional and international commitments. Author(s): Blaser, Jürgen; Sabogal, Cesar Source(s): , 114 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 International tropical timber organization] (ITTO), [Yokohama (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.itto.int/files/user/pdf/RFM-5%20-FUll%20Report%20of%20%20Revised%20SFM%20Guidelines-with%20list%20of%20acronyms.pdf

Forests and governance programme

Abstract: The overall goal of CIFOR’s Forests and Governance Programme is to promote good forest governance based on social justice, equity, and accountability. Its priority themes are: (1) governance and multistakeholder forests; and (2) forest finance, trade, law enforcement, and corporate accountability. Author(s): CIFOR Source(s): , Published: 2011 Center for international forestry research (CIFOR), Bogor…

Common-pool resources, livelihoods, and resilience : critical challenges for governance in Cambodia

Abstract: This paper examines strategic policy choices and governance challenges facing Cambodia‘s forests and fisheries. Policy support for community-based management depends on governance reforms that address issues of stakeholder representation, mechanisms of accountability, and institutional capacity. Author(s): Ratner, Blake D. Source(s): , IFPRI discussion paper; 1149 v, 14 p IFPRI discussion paper 1149 Published: 2011…

Rights, responsibilities and resources : examining community forestry in south Asia

Abstract: This paper shows that decentralized management of forests can reduce forest loss in developing countries. It also suggests that clarity over rights, local monitoring and recognition of differences in intra-community needs are issues that require policy support to meet livelihood expectations. Author(s): Shyamsundar, Priya; Ghate, Rucha Source(s): , SANDEE working papers; WP 59-11 16…

Justice in the forests : a series of short films

Abstract: The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) has produced a series of short films which show how small teams can have a big impact in tackling forest governance. They collectively make the case that for long term sustainability it is necessary to put social justice centre stage. Author(s): IIED Source(s): , 1 file, ill. Published:…

Module 15: Using ICT to improve forest governance

Abstract: This module of the ICT in Agriculture sourcebook uses the World Bank Framework for Forest Governance to assess the potential of ICT applications to address different aspects of forest governance. Topics include transparency, accountability, public participation and forest administration. Author(s): Castrén, Tuukka; Pillai, Madhavi Source(s): , [30] p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 World bank.…

Forest governance learning group

Abstract: The FGLG aims to improve governance of forest resources internationally and in 11 countries through: (1) forest rights and small forest enterprises; (2) legitimate forest products; (3) pro-poor climate mitigation forestry; and (4) trans-national learning for improved social justice in forestry. Author(s): IIED Source(s): , Published: 2011 International institute for environment and development (IIED),…

Decentralization and REDD+ in Brazil

Abstract: Central states will be accountable for REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) money, and may keep a significant share. Supporters of decentralization argue that centralized implementation of REDD+ will be ineffective and inefficient. Author(s): Toni, Fabiano Source(s): , Forests; 2 p. 66-85, ill., graphs, tabs Forests 2 Published: 2011 MDPI. Open access…

Community forest management and the emergence of multi-scale governance institutions : lessons for REDD+ development from Mexico, Brazil and Bolivia

Abstract: The role of multi-scaled governance institutions in the development of community forest management (CFM) is examined, using cases from Mexico, Brazil, and Bolivia. The article shows how the establishment of a local organizational base for CFM is crucial. Author(s): Cronkleton, Peter; Bray, David Barton; Medina, Gabriel Source(s): , Forests; 2 p. 451-473 Forests 2…