16 Dec 2009 | News story
IUCN, with the support of Econ Pöyry, has reviewed experiences with existing benefit sharing arrangements in the forest sector and in other areas in order to inform discussions on how to develop benefit sharing systems under REDD. …
08 Dec 2009 | News story
Sous le haut patronage du Président de la République de la Guinée Equatoriale, S.E. M. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, la 2ème Conférence internationale des Parlementaires d’Afrique Centrale sur la Gestion Durable des Ecosystèmes Forestiers et de la Protection de l’Environnement s’est tenue du 2 au 4 novembre 2009 à Bata. …
04 Dec 2009 | News story
26 Nov 2009 | News story
IUCN and Wageningen International (part of the Wageningen University & Research Centre) have just published the results of a joint study of forest governance and accountability arrangements in Equator province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). …
06 Nov 2009 | News story
A new study on customary forest management practices and the relationship between livelihoods and forested landscapes in Liberia was launched at a seminar held in Monrovia on 2 October, 2009. The study was prepared as an activity of IUCN’s Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS). …
03 Nov 2009 | News story
29 Oct 2009 | News story
Since 2007, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) has become a major focus in negotiations over renewed commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). An effective REDD mechanism may enable developing countries to merge the goals of national forest protection with sustainable development, while providing a potentially effective and efficient climate change mitigation option to help combat climate change. For successful REDD regimes, national governments must have effective national legal frameworks to ensure that forests remain intact and standing on a permanent basis.
27 Oct 2009 | News story
Workshop Identifies Issues and Opportunities as Vietnam Seeks to Meet Growing International Demand for Legal Wood Products
On October 8-9, 2009, 30 officials from the international cooperation, wood processing, forest protection, and management and planning departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the customs department of the Ministry of Finance, and the Environmental Police of the Ministry of Public Security, together with representatives from the US Embassy, companies, business associations and NGOs, met in Nam Dinh to discuss the challenges Vietnam’s wooden furniture exporters face in complying with new laws seeking to keep wood products made from illegal timber out of major international markets.