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Climate change is a worldwide threat that affects global ecosystems and human life over the next several centuries. While adverse effects of climate change are likely to spread out over many decades and centuries, actions to minimize such impacts are required immediately. The challenge we face is to decide on short-term actions while thinking from...
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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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The Report focuses on the Environmental Industry (EI) in four selected countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. The countries selected are: the Peopleユs Republic of China (China), India, the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia) and the Republic of Korea (ROK), representing different stages of EI development. The Report outlines and assesses the current...
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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...
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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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Editor:
Devung, G. Simon
Collaborative research reports regarding local participation in forest management in Indonesia, especially useful reference to gain a deeper understanding of the current situation in West Kutai, Indonesia. This report is the result of collaborative research conducted in Indonesia from 2001 to 2003 by IGES, the Center for Social Forestry (CSF) of...