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Discussion Paper
Author:
Yati A. Bun
Despite reform of forest law to embrace the concept of sustainable forest management and the development of a raft of subordinate regulations/guidelines to implement the Forestry Act, forests in Papua New Guinea (PNG) continue to be degraded by industrial-scale commercial logging operations. Numerous independent reports over the past two decades...
Policy Report
This report presents the results of IGES research on public timber procurement policy to date. It includes a comparative analysis between Japan’s policy and those of several European countries. In addition to providing recommendations for further strengthening Japan’s policy, the report identifies a generic set of elements that public timber...
Policy Report
This publication aims to share the preliminary key findings of ADB study entitled Towards Resource Efficient Economies in Asia and the Pacific. It provides an overview of resource inefficiency and its consequences in the Asia and Pacific region, describes challenges and key actions taken in the region, and identifies new business opportunities and...
Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.7 No.1
Author:
Tolentino Jr., Amado S.
Local people contribute much to wetland conservation, and the Pacific island countries offer invaluable information demonstrating the cultural value of wetlands vis-à-vis sustainable livelihoods. Drawing primarily on examples from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Fiji, but generalizing for many of the Pacific countries, this paper argues...
PR, Newsletter or Other
"Top News" is a compilation of important environmental news topics selected by environmental experts from the Asia-Pacific region as well as by international organisations and research institutes. With Fiji and Myanmar contributing reports for the first time, this 2006 edition brings together more news items than ever before, with three...