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Forests Asia Conference
Sustainable Landscapes for Green Growth in ASEAN
5-6 May 2014, Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, Indonesia
As more developing countries plan to make the transition to a green economy—defined as "low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive"—the spotlight is turning on the "true" value of forests ...
On 30 September, 2013, the government of Indonesia signed the Collaboration Agreement on the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT-VPA) in Brussels ...
Jean-Christophe Castella often asks Laotian villagers to play the role of developers, conservationists, investors or farmers as they huddle around a table-top virtual village elegantly crafted from plaster bandage strips and cardboard ...
Fires in forests and former forest lands occur in Indonesia in the dry season every year, particularly in the provinces of Riau, West Kalimantan, Jambi and Central Kalimantan. The haze that spreads to other countries is mostly caused by fires on peatland ...
As China and Vietnam move toward decentralised, market-baed economies, they will need to improve the cost-effectiveness of ambitious programmes offering cash rewards to farmers ...
Flying directly to the capital of Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw, I couldn't help but think how much it looked like a movie set: eight lane cement highways flanked every kilometre by a large new ...
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will convene a two-day conference focusing on sustainable forest landscapes to achieve green growth in the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), taking perspectives from other emerging economies such as China.
Timed to celebrate the International Day of Forests and with the Indonesian President Yudhoyono invited to deliver a keynote address, Forests Asia seeks to position forests and landscapes at the core of the ASEAN Community 2015 process and to inform a common stance among the ASEAN countries on the post-2015 Development Agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Alongside rapid economic growth and overall progress in development, Asia is still home to roughly two thirds of the world's poor, and is disproportionately affected by extreme weather, with much of its rural population dependent on climate-sensitive sectors such as forestry, agriculture or fishing. Already a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and land use change, Southeast Asia's growing economy and population will add further pressure on the region's forests and landscapes for forest goods, food, nutrition and energy.
Expected to attract more than 1,000 participants from the policymaking, business, civil society, research, donor and media communities, the conference will address governance and trade and investmentopportunities to optimize Southeast Asia’s forest landscapes for climate change mitigation and adaptation, improved livelihoods, energy security, and sustainable food systems for health and nutrition.More
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