Equitable Development

Theme 5 – Changing communities, sustainable landscapes and equitable development

Equitable development: What is the fairest of them all? Assessing aspects of equity in incentive mechanisms for natural resource conservation and management

Watch video Forests and natural resources have fueled much of recent economic boon in Southeast Asia over the past several decades. The high rates of GDP growth and accompanying rapid land-use changes have not brought equal prosperity for all, particularly for the groups who depend on forests and natural resources for their daily subsistence needs…

Equitable development: Social forestry and sustainable value chains towards a Green Economy in ASEAN

Watch video Read the official invitation to the session here. The ASEAN economic community (AEC) aims to achieve economic integration of ASEAN countries to produce a single market and production base, which will be more dynamic and competitive. Regional integration will focus on priority sectors including wood and related products. ASEAN in the AEC espouses…

Equitable development: Sustainable landscapes, green growth and poverty reduction

Watch video Asia has been a powerhouse of economic development in the past several decades and is making significant progress to achieve MDGs targets. The role of ASEAN is particularly significant in the growth of Asia. This impressive growth brings with it tremendous environmental and social challenges. Deforestation, illegal logging and forest degradation are continuing…