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Policy Report
The guidelines and recommendations for promoting local participation in forest management for Indonesia, Lao P.D.R. and Far East Russia, as the outcome of the second phase research (FY2001-FY2003) of the IGES Forest Conservation Project.This guidelines and recommendations consist of (i) village action guidelines (VAG) for villagers and other...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Forest research
Currently, many researchers argue in favor of decentralization, as it facilitates more locally based and innovative forest policy. However, many local government administrations, especially those of municipalities, lack sufficient resources to function efficiently under a decentralized regime. There is an urgent need to reassess administrative...
Policy Report
Editor:
Devung, G. Simon
Collaborative research reports regarding local participation in forest management in Indonesia, especially useful reference to gain a deeper understanding of the current situation in West Kutai, Indonesia.This report is the result of collaborative research conducted in Indonesia from 2001 to 2003 by IGES, the Center for Social Forestry (CSF) of...
Policy Report
This report is a compilation of the policy trends in Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Thailand and Mongolia. It aims to disseminate information on aspects of our research activities to all interested parties, as well as to provide a basis for discussion on the further development of guidelines and recommendations to promote the participation of...
Research Report
This book is a compilation of the results of strategic policy research carried out by the Forest Conservation Project of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), between 1998 and 2002. The project's main purpose is to shed light on measures to conserve biodiversity and use forests sustainably, particularly in the Asia-Pacific...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Ecological Economics
Author:
Mihoko Shimamoto
Fumikazu Ubukata
This paper introduces the theoretical arguments for and against trade liberalization of forest products considering forest sustainability, and reports on the recent circumstances of three countries in Southeast Asia?the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. Trade liberalization raises concerns about the negative effects on forest sustainability...