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Policy Brief
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...
Policy Report
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...
Book Chapter

Local perspectives in protected area management

In The State of Environment in Asia
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Forest research
Currently, many researchers argue in favor of decentralization, as it facilitates more locally based and innovative forest policy. However, many local government administrations, especially those of municipalities, lack sufficient resources to function efficiently under a decentralized regime. There is an urgent need to reassess administrative...
Policy Report
[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...
Conference Proceeding
CONTENTS: Part 1: Executive Summary Session 1: A Review of Forest Management in Indonesia and the Philippines Session 2: Policy Recommendations for Participatory Forest Management in Indonesia and the Philippines and Timber Trade Policy Session 3: Local Experiences in Indonesia Session 4: Discussants' Comments Session 5: Group Discussion Plenary...