| 14:00-15:30 | Academiegebouw, Kanunnikenzaal (first floor)

Governing and restoring forests

To promote forest landscape restoration (FLR), national governments have embarked on far-reaching policy reforms to reclassify lands targeted for restoration, to designate legitimate forest stewards and to define acceptable land use practices, responsibilities and benefits. Policy reform to influence forest management behavior can face complex challenges but policy makers can learn from past experience to better design forest restoration initiatives.  The paper presented in this session  attempts to distill general lessons by examining distinct national reform process and their local manifestations in diverse socio-political and environmental contexts. 

CIFOR Presenter:

Peter Cronkleton
"Comparing governance reforms to restore the forest commons in Nepal, China and Ethiopia"