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Seminar “PSP NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN SARAWAK”
Japan is still the largest market for timber from Sarawak. Thus, it is important to understand the latest trends of the policy and initiative for timber legality and sustainability. Japan issued the Act on Promotion of Use and Distribution of Legally-harvested Wood and Wood Products (Clean Wood Act) in 2016. The objective of this new act is to...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Forest Policy and Economics
Author:
Makoto
Ehara
Yoko
Asada
Yutaro
Shogaki
Masato
Yano
Kimihiko
Hyakumura
This article examines the REDD+ engagement types preferred by Japanese private firms at the project level including their motivation and rationale for the engagement and explores the challenges and opportunities in relation to their participation. We analyzed 148 responses to a survey questionnaire mailed to participants across Japan and the...
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Peer-reviewed Article
In Forest Policy and Economics
Author:
Makoto
Ehara
Yoko
Asada
Yutaro
Shogaki
Masato
Yano
Kimihiko
Hyakumura
This article examines the REDD+ engagement types preferred by Japanese private firms at the project level including their motivation and rationale for the engagement and explores the challenges and opportunities in relation to their participation. We analyzed 148 responses to a survey questionnaire mailed to participants across Japan and the...
Training or Learning Material
Author:
Vibhas
Sukhwani
Hikaru
Takasawa
Atsushi
Ishibashi
Rajib
Shaw
Wanglin
Yan
Urban and rural areas both depend on a shared stock of natural resources. However, their development planning is mostly focused within their established boundaries. This report is an effort to bring together innovative methods of integrating urban and rural stakeholders to manage shared natural resources. The report looks at seven different case...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Environmental Research
Article 5 of the Paris Agreement specifies implementation of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) through results-based payments. Currently, however, REDD+ resultsbased financing is insufficient for incentivizing full implementation of REDD+ by developing countries. In this article, we examine how a new bilateral...
Data or Tool
Editor:
Timothy
Cadman
Tek
Maraseni
This voluntary standard is based on participatory research with forest sector parties to develop methods for evaluating the governance quality of forest sector programmes and projects, including emissions reduction activities, in Nepal. The research was conducted July 2011 – January 2016 by Dr Federico Lopez-Casero of the Institute for Global...
Commissioned Report
Author:
Sithong
Thongmanivong
Chittana
Phompila
Douangta
Bouaphavong
Lao PDR has development of forest planation industry based on smallholders. Teak was first planted in Luang Prabang Province since 1950s. Teak plantation have capacity to provide significant financial benefits to smallholders. Although the Lao timber industry has grown rapidly over the past ten decades, the export value of finished wood products...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Biological Conservation
Author:
Shoko
Sakai
Yee Keong
Choy
Keiko
Kishimoto-Yamada
Kohei
T. Takano
Masahiro
Ichikawa
Yumi
Kato
Ryoji
Soda
Masayuki
Ushio
Izuru
Saizen
Tohru
Nakashizuka
Takao
Itioka
Supply of non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) is an important provisioning ecosystem service. It is often argued that forest conservation contributes to poverty alleviation through provisioning of NTFPs to the poor. However, implicit assumptions of the argument that NTFPs are more intensively utilized by poor who lack alternative sub-sistence...
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...