The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land relations in the Mekong Region, and has been produced for researchers, practitioners and policy advocates operating in the field. Specialists have been selected from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to briefly answer the following two questions:
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsFebruary, 2021South-Eastern Asia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2018Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
The European Union funded Voices for Mekong Forests (V4MF) project conducted a set of forest governance and capacity needs assessments in late 2017 and early 2018 to assess the state of forest governance in five GMS countries: Thailand, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Viet Nam.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsFebruary, 2020Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
This policy brief discusses the opportunities and challenges facing social forestry in Southeast Asia and recommends that ASEAN Member States, universities and international research organizations mainstream participatory action research (PAR) in social forestry to overcome these challenges and maximize these opportunities.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2016Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
Community Forestry (CF) can play a fundamental role in achieving nearly all the SDGs through its focus on improving livelihoods, strengthening local governanceand, halting deforestation and improving forest quality.Various experiences of CF in the region have demonstrated that the allocation of forest management rights and responsibilities to local people is an effective strategy for sustainable forest management and provides potential contribution to improved outcomes for forest cover and condition and local livelihoods.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMay, 2011Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
Recognizing the important role that people living in and around forests play in forest management for poverty reduction and environmental sustainability, RECOFTC conducted a study for the ASEAN Social Forestry Network and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to provide a general overview of social forestry in the ASEAN region and its potential to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Special attention is given to Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsFebruary, 2020Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
This policy brief examines the legal reform process in forestry across ASEAN Member States and provides pathways for other countries to learn more about successful implementation of legal reform.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJune, 2010China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
RECOFTC's regional conflict study examines the drivers and impacts of forest conflict in eight cases in six countries. Findings were presented at the Collective Action, Property Rights and Conflict in Natural Resource Management research workshop in Siem Reap from 28 June - 1July 2010.
This brief summarizes the findings of a full issues paper.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsNovember, 2014Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam
There is a vast and unrecognized opportunity for community forestry to strengthen national resilience to climate change through diversifying rural livelihoods, increasing food security, leveraging social capital and knowledge, advancing disaster risk reduction and regulating microclimates. However maximizing the role for community forestry in climate change is an area where clear guidance and recommendations are lacking.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2015Laos
Equity has featured prominently in international climate change discourse since the establishment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992. Looking forward, equity is expected to be of even greater relevance in this year’s hoped for landmark climate agreement, to be finalized at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) remains central in global conversations at the intersection of forest and climate change policy.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsSeptember, 2019Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
Recognising that trade drives illegal logging and that poor governance enables it, the European Union (EU) developed the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. Effective participation of all actors — especially staff from governments, the private sector and civil society — is a must to strengthen forest governance. The EU therefore places participation at the heart of the FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) it develops with timber-exporting countries to address illegal logging and associated trade.
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