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Ministry of Environment of Japan - Commissioned Report
This draft report documents progress made on the “Low Carbon Technology Transfer Preparedness Database Project”, supported by the Ministry of Environment Japan in FY 2014. The report’s key focus lies on documenting subnational data gaps, sources and access issues whilst also describing contributions made to international processes on data and...
The Sustainable Cities Database is a new information resource to help sustainable development actors identify potential partner cities for low-carbon technology transfer projects. Spatial and Demographic Indicators: Spatial and demographic characteristics are described using a range of indicators, including population size and density, natural...
3R Promotion at local level: Experiences in other Asian countries
Expert Talk on Solid Waste Management in Iskandar, SATREP's project
IGES Policy Brief
Partly due to the worldwide upsurge in industrial demand for timber, the number of planted forests has increased ten-fold in the last 20 years. These planted forests currently comprise only about 5% of the world’s forest area, but supply 35% of industrial logs and have critical roles to play in releasing pressure on natural forests, mitigating...
This study examines two major transitions in forest governance - decentralisation and state-sponsored (formal) community forestry - with respect to whether they are opening spaces for communities to contribute to sustainable forest management. Our main thesis is that there is a need for democratic decentralisation in order to effectively re-engage...
Local perspectives in protected area management
In The State of Environment in Asia
[Table of Contents] - Preface - Trends in China's forest-related policies - from the perspective of the growing timber trade / Masanobu YAMANE and Wenming LU - Trends in Malaysian Forest Policy / Weng-Chuen WOON and Haron NORINI - Trends in Forest Policy of the Philippines / Juan M. PULHIN - Farm Tree Planting and the Wood Industry in Indonesia : a...