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Policy Report
Recognising the importance of markets to sustainable forest management, this document provides guidance to timber buyers on the steps that they can take to responsibly purchase Papua New Guinean export timber. Log exports have been a major foreign exchange earner for PNG, but weak enforcement of forest laws means that the forest estate is mostly...
Research Report
Author:
Ram
AVTAR
BUN Yati A.
Mark
WINAI
Lavinia
PORUSCHI
Tom
EVANS
Chanthet
THANNARAK
Hing
MESA
Em
TREY
Bernhard
MOHNS
DE BRUYN Toon
Simone
BIANCHI
Kestutis
DEDINAS
Agus
SETYARSO
IBARRA GENÉ Enrique
Saykham
BOUTTHAVONG
Douangta
BOUAPHAVONG
Kimihiko
HYAKUMURA
BICH Do Thi Ngoc
Y Hoang Ngoc
DUNG Nguyen The
PHUONG Nguyen Thi
NHAN Mai Thanh
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), together with some of our key partners and local communities, launched an action research project in five countries – Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR and Vietnam – beginning in 2010 to develop and test approaches to engage local communities in forest biomass monitoring. This...
Research Report
REDD+ projects are invariably complex. There is a need to extract and present the knowledge and lessons that are being generated by them in a systematic and accessible manner. The IGES publication REDD+ Projects: Snapshots of selected REDD+ project designs aims to contribute to meeting this need. This report aims to present a succinct overview of...
Research Report
Author:
Karen
EDWARDS
Jim
STEPHENSON
Community Based Forest Biomass Monitoring (CBFBM) is the monitoring of forest biomass by communities. It is a form of monitoring that ultimately aims to be “driven” and “owned” by the local communities and “guided” and “facilitated” by outside experts. The information that is generated from the monitoring aids the communities in making wise...
Policy Report
This report aims to contribute to the management of PNG’s forests as a renewable natural asset for the collective benefit of all Papua New Guineans. It argues that to achieve these ends, illegalities in the forest sector need serious attention. The report aims to (i) provide a review of the illegal logging issue in PNG, (ii) identify the potential...
Policy Report
Author:
Ashish Kothari
Neema Pathak
Arshiya Bose
Lim Teck Wyn
Robert J. Fisher
Peter W. Walpole
Dallay Annawi
In the Asia-Pacific region, millions of people live within or dwell near forests. For many of them, their wellbeing is dependent upon access to forest lands and forest resources, yet their customary rights and rights to basic human needs are often denied by national forest regulatory frameworks. This report brings together four studies that...
Policy Report
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is monitoring the development of national REDD-plus systems in selected countries. This report provides a description and review of national REDD-plus readiness challenges, activities, and progress in Indonesia and Viet Nam, two countries that offer important contrasts for analytical inquiry...
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