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KEY PUBLICATIONS AND ONLINE RESOURCES
FORESTS, DESERTS, LAND
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TIMBER AND TIMBER PRODUCTS: EU
MARKET SURVEY 2005/2006
LESSONS FROM CHINA’S FOREST REHABILITATION EFFORTS: NATIONAL LEVEL
REVIEW AND SPECIAL FOCUS ON GUANGDONG PROVINCE
TALKS MAKE PROGRESS ON FOREST CONSERVATION FOR GLOBAL WARMING EMISSIONS
GUIDANCE FOR PROMOTING SYNERGY
AMONG ACTIVITIES ADDRESSING BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, DESERTIFICATION, LAND
DEGRADATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
CONFRONTING SUSTAINABILITY: FOREST CERTIFICATION IN DEVELOPING AND
DOWN THE AXE ON ILLEGAL LOGGING: A PRACTICAL APPROACH(Australian
EXPLORING FAIR TRADE TIMBER
FSC NEWS +
GUIDELINES FOR THE CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIODIVERSITY IN
TROPICAL TIMBER PRODUCTION FORESTS
ARBORVITAE – IUCN/WWF NEWSLETTER
WEBSITE: UNCCD GLOBAL MECHANISM
GUIDE TO PARTICIPATORY TOOLS FOR FOREST COMMUNITIES
SCIDEV.NET DESERT SCIENCE RESOURCE
IN CRIME: A GREENPEACE INVESTIGATION INTO FINLAND'S ILLEGAL TIMBER TRADE
DEVELOPMENT FROM DIVERSITY: GUYANA'S
FOREST-BASED ASSOCIATIONS SMALL AND MEDIUM FORESTRY ENTERPRISE
UNFF NEWSLETTER JULY/AUGUST 2006
GUIDE TO THE FUTURE: FOUR WAYS FOR COMMUNITIES TO THINK AHEAD
(European Commission, 2006) This publication explores how LIFE – the financial instrument for the environment, a programme launched by the European Commission – has contributed to the integration of nature conservation and the protection of biological diversity in forest management in Europe without impinging too much on economic and other social or cultural demands. The publication.
THE LATIN AMERICAN FORESTRY SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY
FOREST UPDATE 2006 ISSUE 2
CIFOR ANNUAL REPORT 2005: RESEARCH THAT MATTERS
CO-CHAIRS’ SUMMARY REPORT FROM THE FORESTS DIALOGUE
SOILS ON THE GLOBAL AGENDA: DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL
MECHANISMS FOR SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT
GLOBAL FOREST DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION
WHERE ARE THE POOR AND WHERE ARE THE TREES?
TARGETING OF POVERTY REDUCTION AND FOREST CONSERVATION IN VIETNAM
BEYOND TIMBER: CERTIFICATION OF NON-TIMBER FOREST
FAO WEBSITE ON FOREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AMERICA’S FREE TRADE FOR ILLEGAL TIMBER – HOW US
TRADE PACTS SPEED THE DESTRUCTION OF THE WORLD’S FORESTS
PAYMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES- AN EQUITABLE
APPROACH FOR REDUCING POVERTY AND CONSERVING NATURE
TOURISM AND DESERTS – A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO
MANAGING THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IN THE DESERT RECREATION
GENDER AND DESERTIFICATION: EXPANDING
ROLES FOR WOMEN TO RESTORE DRYLANDS
(UNEP, 2006) On 5 June 2006 – World Environment Day – UNEP launched Global Deserts Outlook, the first thematic report in UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series of environmental assessments. The report traces the history and biology of the deserts and identifies policy options to help governments and relevant bodies deliver a more sustainable future to these regions. The report.
(SciDev.Net, 2006) With the support of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, SciDev.Net has created a desert science dossier about drylands and desertification, in recognition of the theme for World Environment Day on 5 June 2006. The dossier contains links to news, features and opinion pieces, including summaries of the issues involved and key documents from online sources. The dossier.
(Chatham House, May 2006) This report looks at the options available to governments of consumer countries to reduce their contribution to illegal logging. It considers EU member state procurement policies, border controls and licensing, legal mechanisms, working with industry on controlling supply chains, and using development assistance to improve governance in producer countries. The report.
(ITTO, 2006) This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the forest management situation in all 33 of ITTO’s producer member countries. It addresses the policy and institutional settings in each country, the approaches taken to the allocation and management of resources, and the status of management of those resources. The report.
(ITTO, 2006) ITTO’s Annual Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation compiles statistics available on global production and trade of timber, with an emphasis on the tropics. It also provides information on trends in forest area, forest management and the economies of ITTO member countries. More information.
(CIFOR, 2006) Based on exploratory studies from six different countries (Bolivia, Cameroon, Canada, Honduras, Indonesia, and Nicaragua), this report explores the types of relevant issues that arise in different contexts related to how forest law enforcement affects rural livelihoods. The report.
(IIED, 2006) This is the latest in the Small and Medium Forestry Enterprise series published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). The report explores the position of Guyana’s forest sector in the global market place and the challenges it is currently facing. The report.
(IUFRO, 2006) The International Union of Forest Research Organizations has published its Annual Report for 2005, highlighting its key activities in 2005, including the XII IUFRO World Congress. The report.
(FSC, April 2006) In September 2004, the Forest Stewardship Council endorsed a new set of standards aimed to allow FSC certification of timber from non-FSC sources that had been controlled to avoid illegal timber, wood harvested in violation of traditional or civil rights, wood from land being converted to plantation or non-forest, and wood from genetically-modified forests. FSC is soliciting input from forest management enterprises and companies on these two standards until 12 May 2006 (send comments to Richard Robertson firstname.lastname@example.org). Background paper (January 2006). Forest management standard. Company standard.
(IPGRI and IUFRO, April 2006) This report is a summary of proceedings of a workshop held in Paris, France, in March 2006. The workshop, one of the pan-European actions for implementation of Vienna Resolution 5 (climate change and sustainable forest management in Europe) of the Ministerial Conference for the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE), addressed: up-to-date reviews based on the current understanding on how forest trees will cope with and adapt to climate change; the implications for practicing sustainable forest management in Europe; and inputs and recommendations to the MCPFE process for further action. The report.
(WRI, 2006) This analysis compiles geospatial indicators of human activities that lead to forest degradation and conversion. The results provide insights for land-use planning and zoning. The report.
(FAO, 2006) FAO has created a discussion forum on Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) for participants to share experiences and resources, seek advice and test ideas with colleagues working on similar issues. The listserve is coordinated by the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration and IUCN - The World Conservation Union. To join, send an email to: flr-join@ indaba.iucn.org with your email address on the first line of the message (no spaces) and “Join FLR List serve” in the subject line.
(Forest Trends, 2006) This publication summarizes key findings of the Papua New Guinea government’s five reports into administration and practice of the logging industry. The publication concludes that steps to establish legality, respect for human and property rights as well as people’s participation in the development and monitoring of forest policy and practice, are necessary not only for the successful implementation of industrial logging, but for any and all forestry activities. The publication.
(UNCCD, 2006) This publication showcases experiences from various African sub-regions to illustrate the complexity of the problems that African countries face and the multi-faceted approaches that can be adopted to ensure sustainable development. The publication.
(Fridtjof Nansen Institute, April 2006) This report looks at international and regional initiatives to control illegal logging, focusing on the Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) and Trade (FELGT) processes, and various forest certification schemes. The report.
(Forest Trends, March 2006) This paper is an overview of the key findings of many research studies conducted by Forest Trends, the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and their various partners in China and the Asia-Pacific region. The paper.
(IFPRI, March 2006) This publication, authored by Stephan Dohrn, summarizes findings of research by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) related to land management and governance to promote strategies and policies targeted toward the achievement of gender equity, poverty reduction, and sustainable resource management. The report.
(Greenpeace, March 2006) This map of the world’s forests is “based on the most up to date, high-resolution satellite imagery and a consistent set of criteria,” with the objective of identifying remaining large forest areas, allowing comparison between these areas, and offering a starting point for monitoring forests. The map.
(IFDC, 2006) This report assesses the status of food production associated with land degradation and estimates indicators of soil nutrient mining by country and region. It also reviews policy measures and investment strategies that can reverse trends in nutrient mining and increase land productivity, and evaluates trends in crop productivity and in land degradation caused by nutrient mining. The report.
(UNEP RISOE, March 2006) The Capacity Development for CDM (CD4CDM) Project at the UNEP RISOE Centre has launched a Working Paper Series, with the first paper focusing on the potential and constraints of ï¿½combining carbon sink and bio-energy use projects in the CDM.ï¿½ The paper, which was authored by Michael Dutschke, Gerald Kapp, Anna Lehmann and Volkmar Schafer, also provides an overview of the current state of biomass use in developing countries. It proposes a ï¿½close integration of the Afforestation/Reforestation and Biomass use methodology work under the CDM, with the possibility to bundle these two kinds of project activities.ï¿½ The paper.
(IGES, March 2006) This report from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies focuses on challenges for small forest enterprises, and looks in particular at the Asia-Pacific context. The report was written by Henry Scheyvens. The report.
(UNCCD, 2006) This e-forum seeks to provide a space of debate and exchange of information on challenges, concrete experiences and lessons learned among stakeholders dealing with land degradation and traditional knowledge (TK) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The first e-forum sessions are scheduled for 20 March to 7 April 2006. More information.
(IUFRO, 2005) This publication by Richard W. Guldin, John A. Parrotta and Eeva Hellstrï¿½m offers guidelines to provide advice to researchers and research leaders on how to plan, conduct, and organize research activities so that results can more quickly and easily be transformed into usable information for problem-solving and policy-making. The publication.
(IFPRI, 2006) This series of 12 briefs, edited by Ester Mwangi, is drawn from deliberations at a workshop held from 31 October to 3 November 2005, and hosted by the UNDP Drylands Development Center and the International Land Coalition. The workshop addressed key land tenure issues in Africa that influence food security, environmental sustainability, agricultural intensification, conflict, peace building and broader rural development. The briefs.
(Pacific Northwest Research Station, 2005) This study by Rebecca McLain and Eric Jones provides an overview of nontimber forest products (NTFP) programs on national forests in the United States. The report.
(ARD, Inc., 2005) ARD, Inc. prepared this report for USAID. It examines the effect of the 20-year civil war and increasing demands of a growing population on forest and water resources. The report.
(Earth Policy Institute, 2005) This text by Lester Brown examines linkages between population growth, agricultural productivity, soil fertility, water tables, climate change and security. The report.