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Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information and Deforestation

by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information (deforestation)
File Impact in the Forest: The Potential for Business Solutions to Combat Deforestation in Large Forest Landscapes in Asia by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
File Does Conserving Biodiversity Work to Reduce Poverty: A State of Knowledge Review by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
File Supporting Small Forest Enterprises: A Facilitator’s Toolkit; Pocket Guidance Not Rocket Science! by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
File Community-Based Forest Enterprises: Their Status and Potential in Tropical Countries by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
File Integrated Conservation and Development Projects and Efforts around Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania, and Their Effects on Livelihoods and Forest Conservation by Sue Hoye — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
File Democratising forest business: a compendium of successful locally controlled forest business organisations by Ryan Thompson — last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:43 PM
The main purpose of this book is to present 19 case studies from 14 developing countries that show how local people have been democratising forest business. By this is meant the process of asserting collective local control through ownership and management arrangements so that the integrated needs of families, communities and indigenous peoples remain central to the business operation.
File Guía para invertir en bosques localmente controlados by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 28, 2014 11:10 PM
Esta guía para invertir en bosques localmente controlados (IBLC, o ILCF por sus siglas en inglés) es el resultado de la iniciativa de la Growing Forest Partnerships, mediante la cual The Forests Dialogue coordinó 11 diálogos de gran alcance en los que participaron inversionistas, poseedores de derechos, gobiernos, donantes y otros actores interesados en el tema. Ante todo es una herramienta que permite tomar medidas prácticas, y los consejos que proporciona parten de una sólida evidencia que ha demostrado que las empresas forestales controladas localmente pueden ser exitosas, sostenibles y rentables para las partes que intervienen en ellas. Proporciona una visión de desarrollo basada en el mercado, enraizada en una comprensión de la economía de mercado globalizada, y se centra en el papel que desempeñan las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PyMEs); la “pieza faltante” en muchas economías en desarrollo.
File Presentation - Forests, Climate and Carbon = UNFCCC REDD? by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:40 AM
File Presentation - Status of REDD Readiness in Africa by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:40 AM
File Presentation - The Rainfall and Evaporation Service of West Africa's Forests by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:40 AM
File Green Highways Consortium USAID Semi-Annual Report 2005 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 10, 2014 10:09 PM
During the last semester, the Green Highways Consortium aimed to attract new partnerships and collaborations, while strengthening the initiatives among its members, the interaction with social groups, organizations and movements involved in the project’s development and the participation in the government decisions. The participation of Consortium members in national and international debates has been very significant to widely inform about the Consortium experiences and information - based on its research and projects results and local initiatives -aiming to encourage the adoption of public policies at national and international levels towards sustainable development and tropical forest conservation in developing countries. For example, IPAM´s participation as an invited member of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change, as well as its participation in international and national conferences, has presented its new proposal regarding to compensate reduction of tropical deforestation as a mechanism to address the carbon emissions from tropical deforestation (Brazil is the most important emitter of C from deforestation). Also, IPAM, TNC, ISA and FVPP are promoting the study of feasibility of carbon sequestration by agroforestry projects in the Transamazônica Highway and in the Xingu River Basin, attending the opportunities opened by MDL mechanism to promote small scale carbon sequestration projects. Furthermore, Consortium representatives from IPAM have presented its Biodiversity Scenarios Model to the Ministry of Environment, which might apply it to an 8-million ha forest area along BR163 under federal intervention. Such model can show which priority areas are to be protected by environmental laws and which species would be threatened with the loss of the forest cover in some specific regions. As important as the actions described above are the local and regional initiatives that have demonstrated many possible ways to promote social and environmental sustainable development. IFT and FVPP, for example, has worked together disseminating forest management techniques and practices for logging industry staff, among other stakeholders. Giving tools for the logging industry to change its behavior and collaborating in public policies discussions regarding this economic sector, IFT and FVPP aim to comply with the one of the Consortium first goals regarding the increase of areas supported by sustainable management plan. ISA has focused its activities on the increase of landscapes with regional participatory plan for conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in the Xingu headwaters. Also, it has strengthened grassroots organizations and enabled in the elaboration of projects by themselves as a mean to reach these goals. In this sense, ISA, FVPP, IPAM, Social Movements, GTA and rural and indigenous representatives have promoted events to discuss the BR 163 Sustainable Plan and other issues, increasing the possibility of local communities’ socio-economic and environmental rights being contemplated by public policies to be adopted by the government. In addition, the Consortium activities developed by the leadership of Proteger/GTA are essential in dealing with the involvement of local people and organizations. Proteger/GTA has a significant participation in the Consortium through the dissemination of information; discussions and awareness among small producers from Amazonian rural communities, and by doing so allow their effective participation in public policy debates, in devising and executing projects which deal with life improvement issues, while promoting the environmental conservation. The Consortium has a strong point which is the dialogue continually established with governmental and non-governmental institutions, aiming to spread out and strengthen its projects and activities. Cooperation agreements and dialogues were established in the last semester with Embrapa, Federação das Organizações e Comunidades Tradicionais from Tapajós FLONA (National Forest), the Technical Forest Chamber (IBAMA, RIMISP, IDRC, CE, IMAFLORA, CIRAD, SEBRAE), as well with representatives of other Latin American countries (MAP region).
File Green Highway Consortium Annual Report, 2004 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 10, 2014 10:09 PM
During this first year of funding, the Green Highways Consortium consolidated and strengthened historical collaborations among member institutions, initiated new collaborations, and faced controversial issues (agribusiness expansion in Amazon , for example). The general strategy adopted by Consortium includes (1) the strengthening of different society groups (social movements; farmers, state and federal government) by providing qualified and scientific information on land use dynamic in Amazon, as a way, (2) helping the local society to find a new approach for “frontier governance” being able to control the social and environmental negative impacts coming from the currently land use activities. Also, the Consortium has to work (3) to promote the expansion of Annual Technical Report (2004): Green Highways Consortium 4 market incentives for good land practices and compliance with ambitious environmental legislation. All the three action lines above are inserted in a national and local political context, which is propitious to debate due to the phenomenal advance made by local society in terms of proposition of regional planning for economic corridors represented by the highways that will be paved (BR-163, for example). In this sense, the most important accomplishment was the remarkable progress made in consolidating a regional planning process for the BR-163 highway—a process that has now been recognized by the Brazilian Government. The BR-163 process provides a participatory, scientifically-grounded framework for advancing large-scale conservation and sustainable development along a 1,700 km corridor rife with land conflicts, land speculation, and the degradation of natural resources. A working group, recognized by the government, was organized by institutions which represent the civil society for setting up a monitoring to check the proposals aiming the territory arrangement through the BR-163 Highway. This participatory monitoring has been reached through activities such as training for smallholders (in fire and fauna management, viability of productive activities, etc), or even for timber companies’ staff as an alternative to reduce costs. All these processes included the production of materials, workshops and events to promote the environmental consciousness among the society groups involved in it. At the same time, the projects developed during the period reported here are improving the communities’ level of organization and their life quality, since it contributes to different economical alternatives with environmental reduced impact. Communities are getting able to sell and certificate their products, while the Consortium is surveying the possibility of compensating environmental services through carbon sequestration. The perspective of analyses and studies on the role of agro-industry companies in Amazon and the necessity to establish a direct dialogue with this sector generated a debate within the Consortium that has yet to be resolved. Are the goals of the Green Highways Consortium best served through partnerships with the very powerful industries that are converting forests to fields at historically high rates? Should the Consortium focus on strengthening the proponents of the socio-environmental movement? Or both? Given the gathering economic force of agro-industry expansion in the Amazon, the answers to these questions are extremely important. The Amazon environmental movement is poorly equipped to address the explosive expansion of cattle ranching and soybean production. But the work of the consortium in the first year has been an important catalyst to a qualitative leap in the discussion of these centrally important issues by the key institutional actors represented in the consortium. At the moment, all consortium members have a much clearer idea of the likely impact of agroindustrial expansion, and are working much more actively on an adequate response - at all levels, from the field to public policy – even though there isn’t a consensus regarding how to deal with it.
Climate policy and development in emerging economies by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jun 10, 2014 10:09 PM
John Holdren, Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) and Harvard University, outlined a WHRC study, whose objective was to promote existing and prospective “win-win”approaches for reducing “climate-altering”emissions while advancing other climate goals in Brazil, China and India.
File CI - Cerrado-Pantanal Corridor (pdf) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:41 AM
File Technical Report - Land-Use and Forestry Carbon Offset Projects by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
Draft report prepared by Sandra Brown, Winrock Intl. on Land-Use and Forestry Carbon Offset Projects. Presented at the USAID Global Bureau's Center for the Environment, Environment Officers Training Workshop, 1999.
File Briefing Paper - Twenty Five Years NFM History by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
PDF A History of the USAID Forest Program.
File Technical Report - Carbon Storage, Sequestration and Forest Management by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
CARBON STORAGE, SEQUESTRATION AND FOREST MANAGEMENT. by Robert M. Clausen and Henry L. Gholz, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611, USA. Technical Editor: E. Jean Brennan, Environment Center, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C.
File Briefing Paper - Public-Private Partnerships in Forestry by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 22, 2013 02:12 PM
PDF File USAID Forest Program Public Private Partnership Paper.
File Section 118 Report to Congress 2005 (FY04) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
File Section 118 Report to Congress 2003 (FY02) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
The USAID 2002 FY Congressional Report of Foreign Assistance. Section 118 relates to Forestry
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