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Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information (deforestation)
File Indigenous Tribe Earns Validation for Landmark Forest Carbon Project - Business Wire by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:44 AM
A small tribe of indigenous people unknown to the outside world a half-century ago and once on the brink of extinction has harnessed an innovative forest carbon project to shield their territory from illegal logging and preserve their chosen way of life. As a result, the 1300- strong Paiter-Surui last week became the first indigenous tribe in the Amazon and globally to earn carbon credits under internationally recognized standards for capturing carbon in trees -- setting the stage for scores of similar projects that can unleash needed funding for indigenous people who preserve endangered tropical rainforest across the Amazon.
File TransLinks: Promoting Transformations by linking Nature, Wealth and Power - Final Technical Report by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 30, 2014 06:53 PM
The TransLinks program (2006-2012) - a major initiative of the United States Agency for International Development, Office of Land Tenure and Resource Management within the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment. Over the last 5.5-years, the Wildlife Conservation Society with its partners, Forest Trends, Enterprise Works/VITA (a division of Relief International), the Nelson Institute/Land Tenure Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the Earth Institute/Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia University, identified, developed, and disseminated lessons, best practices, and tools from projects that promote the integration of nature, wealth and power around the world. Featured October, 2013.
File MRV_Manual_Chapter7.pdf by Joseph Badash — last modified Apr 20, 2015 12:39 PM
Four Things That Happened This Year That Will Make You Hopeful about Climate by Portal Web Editor — last modified Dec 18, 2019 01:12 AM
You may have read that that climate talks closed on Sunday without final agreement on a key piece of implementing the Paris Agreement, which goes into full effect in 2021. But international negotiations are not the whole story, and what we saw in our work on the ground this year has been incredibly energizing.
File Supporting National REDD Readiness in the Congo Basin by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:52 AM
Presentation given at the TransLinks REDD workshop June 22, 2009
File Carbon as a Sustainable Finance Opportunity for Indigenous Territory Management by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 31, 2013 09:54 PM
Carbon as a Sustainable Finance Opportunity for Indigenous Territory Management
File Nonfarm employment in small-scale forest-based enterprises: Policy and environmental issues by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:10 AM
This paper examines available literature on small forest-based enterprises to draw some conclusions on how these enterprises function, grow and change over time. Small forest-based enterprise activities are one of the largest sources of non-farm income in the rural economy of developing countries. They also account for a large part of the total harvest from forests in many areas. Income from these activities is particularly important during seasonal shortfalls in food and cash crop income and in periods of drought or other emergencies. Ease of access to forest raw materials means that forest-based activities are particularly important for the poor and for women. However, most of these activities provide very low returns to labor and may thus; provide only minimal and short-lived livelihood contributions. Some of the most important saleable forest products face uncertain markets because of growing competition from industrial or synthetic alternatives or domesticated sources of the materials. As demand grows, some activities are also threatened by depletion of or reduced access to forest resources.The author suggests that, in developing policies to support sustainable activities, it is important to distinguish between those activities that have the potential to expand and those that do not. Policy issues to consider include regulations that discriminate against the informal sector, policies that result in the shift from communally managed to uncontrolled open access of forest resources, and restrictions on private production and sale of forest products that impede the development of domesticating forest products.
File Nonfarm employment in small-scale forest-based enterprises: Policy and environmental issues by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:07 PM
KEYWORD: Community-based Natural Forest Management, World. Community-based Natural Forest Management, Africa. Community-based Natural Forest Management, Asia. Community-based Natural Forest Management, Central America. Community-based Natural Forest Management, South America, forest enterprises, income diversification, logging, market pressures, non-timber forest products, small enterprise, conservation, land use, policy, property rights, lessons learned, literature review. SUMMARY: This paper examines available literature on small forest-based enterprises to draw some conclusions on how these enterprises function, grow and change over time. Small forest-based enterprise activities are one of the largest sources of non-farm income in the rural economy of developing countries. They also account for a large part of the total harvest from forests in many areas. Income from these activities is particularly important during seasonal shortfalls in food and cash crop income and in periods of drought or other emergencies. Ease of access to forest raw materials means that forest-based activities are particularly important for the poor and for women. However, most of these activities provide very low returns to labor and may thus; provide only minimal and short-lived livelihood contributions. Some of the most important saleable forest products face uncertain markets because of growing competition from industrial or synthetic alternatives or domesticated sources of the materials. As demand grows, some activities are also threatened by depletion of or reduced access to forest resources.The author suggests that, in developing policies to support sustainable activities, it is important to distinguish between those activities that have the potential to expand and those that do not. Policy issues to consider include regulations that discriminate against the informal sector, policies that result in the shift from communally managed to uncontrolled open access of forest resources, and restrictions on private production and sale of forest products that impede the development of domesticating forest products.
MetaFore Newsletter by Sebastian Toledo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:50 AM
For businesspeople focused on evaluating, selecting and manufacturing environmentally preferable wood and paper products, Metafore is a source of tools, information and innovative thinking. September 14, 2008, Issue 224
FCMC participates in 14th RRI Dialogue - "Extractive Industries, Communities, and Territorial Rights: Implications for poverty reduction and climate change" by Leif Kindberg — last modified May 27, 2015 02:35 PM
SES Deputy Task Lead Dr. Janis Alcorn represented FCMC at the 14th Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change, held in Bogota, Colombia, March 21 - 22, 2013. The aim of the RRI Dialogue Series is to identify innovative ways for civil society, community organizations, private business, NGOs and governments to confront risks and opportunities for the well-being and sustainability of forests and forest-dwellers.
File Colombia REDD+ Finance and Markets Assessment by Leslie Durschinger; Chris Fowle — last modified Apr 23, 2015 10:46 AM
In Colombia, there is a strong commitment at both the national and local levels to develop REDD+ activities. This report assesses and provides advice on Colombia’s preparedness for attracting private finance and participation in pay-for-performance and market-based mechanisms for REDD+. The report is also available in Spanish.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, March 30, 2008 by Metafore — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
News For carbon emissions, a goal of less than zero; Private equity firm buys rights to ecosystem services of Amazon rainforest; EU moves to combat illegal logging; Scientists warn of soot effect on climate; Report: Clean energy market to triple within ten years; Xerox introduces calculator to measure equipment's energy and waste impact; Markets could save forests: An interview with Dr. Tom Lovejoy; BP tops Greenpeace in green brands survey; Biofuels - Environmental, economic impact debate grows as production increases. Press Releases: First Green-e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets Offered by Four Organizations; New APP Logging Road Threatens One of World's Biggest Carbon-Storing Forests, Tigers
File Ecological Compensation to Address Environmental Externalities: Lessons from South American Case Studies by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 05, 2016 08:24 PM
Large development projects commonly cause damage to ecosystems, even after measures have been taken to avoid and reduce impacts on site. Governments are increasingly seeking to offset losses through ecological compensation programs to maintain overall levels of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Key to successful programs are criteria that reduce uncertainty and transaction costs while enhancing ecological equivalency. In South America, Brazil and Colombia have implemented compensation programs, and Peru has recently published broad guidelines and is developing detailed rules. Brazil emphasizes regulatory simplicity, which mitigates cost uncertainty, over ecological equivalence. Colombia has sophisticated methods for establishing ecological equivalence, but has yet to develop institutions necessary to reduce transaction costs. These experiences suggest a tradeoff between rules that rigorously compensate losses with ecologically equivalent areas, and simpler approaches that have low transaction costs but may fail to ensure specific biodiversity goals. The success of Peru’s system will depend on being practical enough to implement at scale and rigorous enough to deliver environmental benefits. We describe a series of mutually compatible recommendations to balance both needs. Ecological compensation is still a nascent effort in the neotropics and policy adjustments will be necessary as better information on success and failure becomes available.
File Conservation is People by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 30, 2018 02:51 PM
One third of the world’s poorest people are indigenous— and they are crucial partners in achieving sustainable development. Indigenous people and rural communities particularly depend on nature for income, food, medicine, fuel and as parts of their cultural and spiritual identities. USAID’s conservation programs encourage the participation of local communities, including indigenous peoples, to incorporate traditional knowledge, strengthen institutions and respect historic lands.
File USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs 2014 Report: Fiscal Year 2013 Results and Funding PDF by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 06, 2017 05:39 PM
This report fulfills the requirement for an annual report on implementation of Section 118 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), on Tropical Forests, while communicating support for Section 119, on Endangered Species, by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
File A Review of Tropical Forestry and Agroforestry by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 01, 2013 06:15 PM
ICRAF and CIFOR joint publication on "A Review of Tropical Forestry and Agroforestry Problem Areas and Policy Research Needs and the CG System."
File ECONOMIC AND BIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF ROAD BUILDING IN THE BOLIVIAN LOWLANDS Mayo, 1997 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:52 AM
ECONOMIC AND BIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF ROAD BUILDING IN THE BOLIVIAN LOWLANDS: A RAPID ASSESSMENT METHOD Documento Técnico 53 /1997 Mayo, 1997 dt53ing.pdf
File Acronyms.pdf by Joseph Badash — last modified Apr 20, 2015 12:47 PM
FCMC's MRV Task Advances Work on Regional Capacitation and Manual Development by Leif Kindberg — last modified May 27, 2015 02:35 PM
A functional REDD+ mechanism requires national institutions that are capable of managing Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) systems. These systems apply to a range of technologies, including remote sensing, forest inventories, and soil surveys—requiring a capacity to synthesize information into reliable and transparent reporting.
File Presentation - Status of REDD Readiness in Africa by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:40 AM
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