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Research Report
Author:
Adcharaporn
Pagdee
Canesio D
Predo
Cossey K.
Yosi
Stewart
Serawe
Mark
Mameek Winai
Isao
Endo
Although it is widely acknowledged that forests provide critical ecosystem services for human survival and well-being, in the Asia-Pacific region forests are being converted to other land uses and degraded at alarming rates. One underlying factor for this destruction of forests is market failure. Forests are cleared for other land uses or degraded...
Policy Report
Author:
Hul
Seingheng
Chihiro
Yoshimura
Sovannara
Uk
Rajendra
Khanal
Sokly
Siev
Aiko
Yamashita
Hideto
Fujii
Tomohiro
Tanaka
Hidekazu
Yoshioka
Takashi
Nakamura
Yoichi
Fujihara
Keisuke
Hoshikawa
Sarann
Ly
Sambo
Lun
Sokchhay
Heng
Sok
Ty
Mong
Marith
Oeurng
Chantha
Song
Layheang
Fidero
Kuok
Boreborey
Ty
Chanvorleak
Phat
Eden G.
Mariquit
Winarto
Kurniawan
Hirofumi
Hinode
Porsry
Ung
Reasmey
Tan
Vannak
Ann
Chanthol
Peng
Manabu
Fujii
Kazuhiko
Miyanaga
Yasunori
Tanji
Tonle Sap Lake (TSL), the largest lake in South East Asia, is under increasing pressure from pollution, land-use change, climate change, and development activities in the lake, its basin and the Mekong Basin. Recent changes in the lake hydrological system and its floodplains are becoming a great concern for hundreds of communities relying on the...
Policy Report
Recognising the importance of markets to sustainable forest management, this document provides guidance to timber buyers on the steps that they can take to responsibly purchase Papua New Guinean export timber. Log exports have been a major foreign exchange earner for PNG, but weak enforcement of forest laws means that the forest estate is mostly...
Research Report
Author:
Ram
AVTAR
BUN Yati A.
Mark
WINAI
Lavinia
PORUSCHI
Tom
EVANS
Chanthet
THANNARAK
Hing
MESA
Em
TREY
Bernhard
MOHNS
DE BRUYN Toon
Simone
BIANCHI
Kestutis
DEDINAS
Agus
SETYARSO
IBARRA GENÉ Enrique
Saykham
BOUTTHAVONG
Douangta
BOUAPHAVONG
Kimihiko
HYAKUMURA
BICH Do Thi Ngoc
Y Hoang Ngoc
DUNG Nguyen The
PHUONG Nguyen Thi
NHAN Mai Thanh
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), together with some of our key partners and local communities, launched an action research project in five countries – Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR and Vietnam – beginning in 2010 to develop and test approaches to engage local communities in forest biomass monitoring. This...
Research Report
REDD+ projects are invariably complex. There is a need to extract and present the knowledge and lessons that are being generated by them in a systematic and accessible manner. The IGES publication REDD+ Projects: Snapshots of selected REDD+ project designs aims to contribute to meeting this need. This report aims to present a succinct overview of...
Research Report
Author:
Karen
EDWARDS
Jim
STEPHENSON
Community Based Forest Biomass Monitoring (CBFBM) is the monitoring of forest biomass by communities. It is a form of monitoring that ultimately aims to be “driven” and “owned” by the local communities and “guided” and “facilitated” by outside experts. The information that is generated from the monitoring aids the communities in making wise...
Policy Report
This report aims to contribute to the management of PNG’s forests as a renewable natural asset for the collective benefit of all Papua New Guineans. It argues that to achieve these ends, illegalities in the forest sector need serious attention. The report aims to (i) provide a review of the illegal logging issue in PNG, (ii) identify the potential...