MappingForRights, an initiative of the Rainforest Foundation UK and local partners, enables forest communities themselves to demonstrate their presence in the forest; decision-makers and the private sector to take account of and recognise this presence; and to assist the international community in ensuring that programmes concerned with the Congo Basin’s forests provide equitable benefits for local communities.
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Library ResourceWebsitesDecember, 2011Global
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Global
These guidelines have been developed based on FAO’s and WOCAT’s extensive experience. The book draws, in particular, on WOCAT’s network and its database of SLM knowledge - as well as on WOC AT’s first overview book entitled ‘Where the land is greener’. These guidelines were implemented in the framework of the TerrAfrica partnership, whose main objective is to mainstream and upscale SLM in SSA, through the leveraging and harmonising of multisectoral investments at the local, country, subregional and regional levels.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011China
This study assesses the determinants of forest land allocation to households in the forest tenure reforms in China in the period 1980-2005 using data from three provinces in Southern China; Fujian, Jiang Xi and Yunnan. Furthermore, it assesses the current level of tenure security on forest land and how this tenure security is affected by past and more recent policy changes.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Brazil
A partir de 2005, se produce una caída consistente y significativa de las tasas de deforestación en la Amazonía brasileña. La tasa anual pasó de 27. 400 km² en 2004 a 6.500 km² en 2010 - el nivel más bajo desde el inicio de las mediciones anuales en 1988.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2011Global
In the REDD+ era, the issue of forest tenure has shot to the top of international forest policy agendas. Even beyond the issue of 'REDD readiness,' there is much debate on the role of tenure in other outcomes of sustainable forest management, in particular livelihoods and forest conservation. This literature review focuses on the latter concern and aims to provide a brief overview of the international literature on the question of the relationship between forest tenure and forest cover change.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2011Vietnam
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2011Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, South-Eastern Asia
This publication reveals that the majority of Southeast Asian countries already have plural legal systems, and to some extent custom is recognised as a source of rights in the legal framework of a number of them. National and international courts have affirmed indigenous peoples’ customary rights in land. And all these countries have endorsed and ratified key international human rights laws and treaties-- thus, the basis for securing indigenous peoples’ rights through a revalidation of customary law exists.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJanuary, 2011South-Eastern Asia
REDD+ is based on the right to benefit from (or to be compensated for) reducing forest-based emissionsn of greenhouse gases, either through fund-based payments, carbon market payments, or a combination of these. But who can claim this right? Should an entitlement to payment depend on who owns the so-called "carbon rights"? This raises a number of legal issues, including how to define and allocate carbon rights in national REDD+ frameworks.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJuly, 2011South-Eastern Asia
How can REDD+ benefit from the lessons of community forestry?
The Forest Governance Learning Group brought together 12 experts from India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, and the UN-REDD Programme to discuss how community forestry strengths and shortcomings can influence the further development of REDD+. This booklet summarizes their responses to nine timely questions and provides recommendations for future steps.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsSeptember, 2011South-Eastern Asia
This annual report looks at the progress the organization made during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Activities have been expanded in our six focal countries, and our capacity building and training services continue to be in high demand in other places as well. We have aimed to capture the achievements made during the 2010-2011 fiscal year in a new, short format for this Annual Report.
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