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    WRM Bulletin 254 – Jan/Feb 2021

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2021
    Mozambique, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Liberia, Nigeria, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand

    The articles in this Bulletin are written by the following organizations and individuals: National Coordinator for the Defense of the Mangrove Ecosystem (C-CONDEM), Ecuador; Yayasan Pusaka Bentala Rakya (Bentala Raya Heritage Foundation), Indonesia; Venezuelan Observatory of Political Ecology and members of the WRM international secretariat in close collaboration with several allies who are part of grassroots groups in different countries.

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    Land Use Policy Volume 83

    Peer-reviewed publication
    April, 2019

    Researchers and policy makers are increasingly looking at the drivers of forest recovery (or forest transition) for inspiration in their search for win-win solutions to deforestation. However, causal generalizations regarding forest transitions are subject to significant problems. First, forest transition theory (FTT), at least in its simplest renditions, tends to emphasize socially benign processes and fails to pay sufficient attention to the causal role—and social impacts—of negative (push) dynamics.

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    Reports & Research
    August, 2012
    Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam

    "The main argument for community forestry, in the context of climate change, is that it responds to multiple interests.  Forests, and in particular community forestry, represent a bundle of assets and benefits. They serve as a safety net in times of hardship and support critical ecosystems required for well-being.  The cases point out that while the contributions of community forestry to mitigation are well-recognized, in the case of adaptation, community forestry is equally well placed to support adaptive capacity, but this is not automatic." - Regan Suzuki

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    Reports & Research
    September, 2010
    China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia

    Violent conflict affects three quarters of Asia’s forests and tens of millions of people. In Cambodia, for example, nearly half of the 236 land conflicts recorded in 2009 escalated to violence. Because forest conflict is such a major issue in the region, we need a better understanding of the underlying causes, impacts, and management solutions. This issues paper sheds light on these topics, drawing lessons from eight new case studies.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2018

    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.

    This report address the current state of forest governance in Thailand, while also suggesting specific measures that can be implemented to overcome the challenges identified and realize the extensive governance opportunities that exist in the region.

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    Institutional & promotional materials
    June, 2015
    Thailand, South-Eastern Asia

    The ASFN and RECOFTC report 'The current status of social forestry in climate change adaptation and mitigation in the ASEAN Region' offers insights on national forestry data and information on forest cover and areas managed by local people in ASEAN countries. These infographics provide snapshots of key data presented in the report in national languages. They summarize the current status of community forestry in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam and offer recommendations for effective development of policies and management.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2007

    This brief identifies the problems with the Thai Community Forestry Bill (granted in 2007) that had initially aimed to help forest communities preserve and manage their surrounding forest land and to transfer the rights of management from the central government to local communities.

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    Reports & Research
    November, 2015

    In this case, equity issues were brought about by the absence of participation mechanism in forest management as the communal rights system in practice was not sufficient to control resource utilization within the community.

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    Institutional & promotional materials
    November, 2015

    Thirty-seven percent of Thailand’s land area of 51 million ha or 19 million ha is covered by forest. Half of Thailand’s 67 million population lives in rural areas, with members of many rural families working in cities or in other off-farm income-generating activities. It is estimated that about 20 percent of Thailand’s villages (12 million people) are located within forest reserve areas. However, Thai state forestry, until relatively recently, focused overwhelmingly on extracting timber and keeping local people away from forests. The recent Constitutions of B.E. 2550 (2007) and B.E.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2009
    Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia

    Available scientific literature indicates forest degradation emissions are of a similar magnitude to those from deforestation. The potential for further emissions from degradation is an especially pressing concern in the Asia-Pacific region, where many forest areas are intertwined with highly populated areas and intensive timber harvesting. Including forest degradation in a reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) mechanism will be crucial to ensure that both the Asia-Pacific and global forest sectors realize their full potential to mitigate climate change.

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