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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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This report presents the results of IGES research on public timber procurement policy to date. It includes a comparative analysis between Japan’s policy and those of several European countries. In addition to providing recommendations for further strengthening Japan’s policy, the report identifies a generic set of elements that public timber...
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木材の公共調達政策に関する研究成果をまとめた本書では、日欧における政策の比較分析を行い、日本が合法性や持続可能性を満たした木材の調達を優先させるための提言に加え、効果的な調達政策が兼ね備えるべき要素を包括的に示している。Remarks:English version is available at: http://pub.iges.or.jp/modules/envirolib/view.php?docid=983 If you wish to receive a hardcopy of the report, please contact fc-info@iges.or.jp.
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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...
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The guidelines and recommendations for promoting local participation in forest management for Indonesia, Lao P.D.R. and Far East Russia, as the outcome of the second phase research (FY2001-FY2003) of the IGES Forest Conservation Project.This guidelines and recommendations consist of (i) village action guidelines (VAG) for villagers and other...
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Laos is a country in transition to a market economy, and specific features concerning the forestry sector there include (1) the development of mechanisms to implement a new legal system governing forestry, and (2) recent actions and trends in efforts to transfer the responsibility of forest management to the local people.The promotion of...
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The aim of this interim country report is to disseminate the results of the activities from the second fiscal year of the second phase, on the Russian Far East, and to provide the basis for discussions on developing guidelines and recommendations for participatory forest management.Under the former USSR, local people were separated from forest...