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Media Backgrounder: Region’s Fires and Haze Problem Needs Clarity on Causes, Consequences, and Targeted Responses

18 Oct 2006

Oct 19, 2006, Singapore: The fires of 2006 may be burning in many of the same areas of Indonesia as almost a decade ago. But today they blaze within a vastly different political, social and economic environment.

Kebijakan Pembangunan Hutan Tanaman Industri (HTI) & Pengembangan Industri Pulp di Indonesia: Mempromosikan Investasi yang Bertanggung Jawab

27 Jun 2006

Pembahasan bagaimana kebijakan dapat memastikan pengembangan HTI, industri pulp & paper lestari dan aman dalam rangka memajukan perekonomian Indonesia.

Devolution of Common Property Rights Creates Opportunities for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development

19 Jun 2006

Arma Resort, Ubud, Bali – Devolution of common property rights could help achieve Millenium Development Goals of poverty alleviation and sustainable development.” Says a gathering of international experts for the 11th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property (IASCP) on June 20-23, 2006.

Frances Seymour to be the next Director General of CIFOR

06 Jun 2006

7 June, 2006: The Board of Trustees of the Center for International Forestry Research is delighted to announce the appointment of Frances Seymour as the Center’s next Director General.

Center for International Forestry Research CIFOR and DEPHUT: Transparent and Sustainable Pulp and Paper Sector Vital for Indonesia’s Development

31 May 2006

(Jakarta May 31, 2006) CIFOR is pleased to have the opportunity to meet with His Excellency, Bapak H. MS Kaban SE, MSI, to discuss the pulp and paper industry and its contribution to national development.

Adapting to recurring forest fires – climate change and Indonesia’s development

23 May 2006

Meeting to discuss how Indonesia should prepare for the impact of climate change
Tropical Forests and Climate Change Adaptation Launch
Guest speaker – Emile Salim
Bogor, 29-30 May 2006.

International Coalition Launches Unprecedented Effort to Strengthen Local Rights to Own and Use Forests and Fight Rural Poverty

01 May 2006

BANGKOK, THAILAND (4 May 2006)—Stating that the ambitious global effort to radically reduce poverty will fail unless it focuses on the 1.6 billion people who rely on forests for their livelihoods.

Media Release: The Future of Indonesia’s Forests

25 Apr 2006

Illegal logging in Indonesia, as elsewhere, is a major and complex problem. Dealing with the many forms of illegal logging is in itself a major hurdle to preventing the problem, as substantial controversy surrounds what is and is not legal. This is especially difficult given inconsistencies in the law and conflicts between formal and customary law particularly in the context of decentralization.

US, EU Consumption Driving Chinese Imports of Illegal Wood

23 Mar 2006

Jakarta, Indonesia and Washington, DC (24 March 2006) – A new report released today by a coalition of international and Chinese organizations shows that the United States, Japan and the European Union are the main markets for furniture and other products made in China, much of which is made from wood harvested in countries with poor track records in terms of illegal logging, associated corruption or human rights violations.