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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 Report for the Conservation Finance Alliance: National REDD+ funding frameworks and achieving REDD+ readiness – findings from consultation by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:52 PM
2010 report for the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on how REDD+ funding is currently, or could in the future, be managed and disbursed to developing countries. The report includes six case study country reports - Brazil, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Madagascar and Peru- resulting from interviews conducted by RwC with stakeholder representatives from government, civil society, academia and the private sector in 2010; and an analysis report on the role of environmental funds and civil society in REDD+, based on interviews carried out in the six countries mentioned above and six additional countries (Costa Rica, Tanzania, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Uganda) in 2009. Report was made possible by USAID through the TransLinks cooperative agreement.
File Toward Zero-Deforestation Oil Palm in Peru: Understanding Actors, Markets, and Barriers by Leif Kindberg — last modified Jun 08, 2015 11:38 AM
Large, commercial agriculture and timber enterprises are the principal agents of tropical deforestation in a number of countries, with four key commodities of soy, beef, palm oil, and pulp and paper being key drivers of tropical deforestation globally. TFA 2020 is a public-private partnership with the goal of reducing tropical deforestation associated with these key global commodities. TFA 2020 was born out of discussions between the U.S. Government and the Consumer Goods Forum, a network of more than 400 companies with annual sales exceeding US$3 trillion. Reducing deforestation associated with oil palm will require a change in the production practices of small-, medium-, and large-scale growers, increased demand for sustainably produced products, improved land tenure and governance, and appropriate monitoring and accounting to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions from forests have been reduced. Reducing deforestation from palm oil supply chains will require producers to shift to intensifying production on existing land and/or expanding production to degraded or non-forest land. Changing production practices requires upfront costs to farmers and/or lower returns during the period of transition from the old practice to the new. For example, new cultivars of oil palm can achieve higher yields, but it takes several years for a new plantation to reach full production. For this reason, technical assistance, adequate enabling conditions, and interim financing from loans or grants are often a prerequisite for catalyzing change.
File USAID’s Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2016 Report by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Nov 01, 2017 09:24 PM
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) submits this report pursuant to Section 118 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as amended, on Tropical Forests. This report also relays important information related to Section 119 of the FAA on Endangered Species.
File Global Environmental Change: Does secure land tenure save forests? A meta-analysis of the relationship between land tenure and tropical deforestation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 29, 2013 03:11 PM
Deforestation and degradation are tied to a complex array of socioeconomic and political factors. Many assume that among the most important of these are the particular bundles of rights regulating who can benefit from land (tenure form) and the overall assurance that those rights will be upheld (tenure security). This paper reviews literature that connects forest outcomes and land tenure to better understand broad interactions between tenure form, security and forest change. Papers from economic theory suggest tenure is embedded in a broader socioeconomic context, with the potential for either a positive or negative conservation impact on forested land.
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