ICRAF : ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins : New publications from ICRAF-ASB

 

A Report titled " Towards a ;landscape approach for reducing emissions...“ and  a policy brief titled "Linking development pathways and emission reduction at local levels...“

 

A Report titled " Towards a ;landscape approach for reducing emissions: a substantive report of the Reducing Emissions from All Land Use – REALU project"

 

This report documents lessons and experiences from the Reduced Emission from All Land Use (REALU) project, implemented by the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins (ASB) hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) from 2009 – 2013 with financial support from Norway’s Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)/the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). The report synthesizes findings and learning from exploratory work on landscape approaches towards emission reductions, the results of which aim to support actors in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), agriculture and climate smart landscapes. Given that this is an action research project, this report represents work in progress as the results and outcomes of the project are still being digested and further developed in the current phase of the project titled SECURED LANDSCAPES – Securing Ecosystems and Carbon benefits by Unlocking Reversal of Emissions Drivers in Landscapes...

Please Download the Report: Towards a ;landscape approach for reducing emissions: a substantive report of the Reducing Emissions from All Land Use – REALU project

 

 

A policy brief titled "Linking development pathways and emission reduction at local levels: An analysis of feasibility in Efoulan municipality, Cameroon"

 

Summary: Exploring subnational or landscape level development planning and emission reduction linkages is an important part of ensuring sustainable development and climate smart development in particular. Such a process can enable a realistic bottom-up reference emission level and eventual REDD+ or NAMA planning and implementation. This policy brief presents feasibility of the development pathways being pursued within the land use sector to reduce emission in the Efoulan municipality located in the South Region of Cameroon and covers 83000 hectares of tropical humid forest zone. Our focus on this municipality was borne out of consideration that with effective completion of the decentralization process in Cameroon, the council administrative system would play a key role in the natural resource management framework as embedded in the municipality development plans.

Please Download the Policy Brief: "Linking development pathways and emission reduction at local levels: An analysis of feasibility in Efoulan municipality, Cameroon"

 

 

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Report on civil society participation in REDD+ and FLEGT

The report presents findings from an assessment study on the quality of participation of civil society actors in REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and FLEGT VPA (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade – Voluntary Partnership Agreement) processes in four countries in Africa: Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia and the Republic of Congo.

 

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Draft 2-0 of Cameroon’s FSC standard open for public consultation

Dear Members of the Advisory Forum, Dear stakeholders in responsible forest management in the Republic of Cameroon. Following the publication of the first draft which was discussed and tested on the ground, our FSC Standards Development Group, officially recognized by FSC-International, recently produced Draft 2.0 of the new National FSC Standard for forest certification in the Republic of Cameroon.

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The Congo Basin at COP 13 - Side event rallied around progress towards implementation of NAGOYA Protocol on ABS in Central Africa

Cancun (Mexico) - A side event to the Conference of the Parties (COP) 13 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was held under the theme "Progress towards implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS in Central Africa: Challenges, opportunities and prospects".

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FAO: Equatorial Guinea launches REDD+ investment plan to combat climate change and foster sustainable development

20 December 2016, Malabo - The Government of Equatorial Guinea is launching an extensive 18-month project to develop its national investment plan which will position the country to participate in the international initiative for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).

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Fao: New strategy for FAO’s REDD+ and National Forest Monitoring teams to focus on expanded technical expertise

22 December 2016, Rome - A new strategy for FAO’s REDD+ and National Forest Monitoring teams will expand their technical expertise to address broader elements of the international effort to reduce emissions and deal with deforestation.

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Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas. Mobile Seminar September 7-23, 2017. Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

The seminar will begin on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, next to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Most of the seminar will be spent in the field and on the road visiting protected areas managed by federal, state, and local governments; NGOs; and private landowners. Highlights include trips to Arapahoe-Roosevelt and Black Hills National Forest,...

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unccd: Supporting countries to set Land Degradation Neutrality targets

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 15.3 states: “By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world”.

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Unccd: Climate Change and natural resources depletion are increasingly undermining sustainability, stability and security in Africa

The cumulation of increasing food and water insecurity, mass population movement and more extreme natural disasters undermines efforts to reduce poverty and boost prosperity. Land and water use conflicts increase, as do migration flows and the number of vulnerable people. Economic losses from disasters have grown steadily since 1990, reaching an estimated annual average of USD 200 billion.

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