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Book Chapter
In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I: Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa
Author:
Yaw
Boafo
Godfred
Jasaw
Gerald
Yiran
Rodolfo
Lam
Geetha
Mohan
Gordana
Kranjac-Berisavljevic

Droughts and floods are some of the major climatic hazards in the semi-arid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Climate change affects the periodicity and severity of such hazards, and eventually the well-being of many rural communities in the region, including semi-arid Ghana. Enhancing the resilience of local communities to droughts and floods...

Commissioned Report

平成29 年5 月に「合法伐採木材等の流通及び利用の促進に関する法律」(通称「クリーンウッド法」)が施行された。また、平成29 年11 月から、同法に基づく木材関連事業者の登録が開始された。
このような背景の中、木材関連事業者による木材等の合法性確認等の取組を一層推進するため、本事業が実施された。本事業の目的は、木材関連事業者が効率的に木材等の合法性確認等の取組を実施できるよう、生産国における木材の流通や関連法令に関する情報を収集することである。
調査対象国は、パプアニューギニア、ソロモン諸島、ロシア、ベトナム、中国の計5カ国であり、それぞれの国において木材流通状況、関連法令・許認可制度、その他参考情報等が収集された。

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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Geocarto International
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Ali
Yunus
Ali
Kharrazi

Operational monitoring of vegetation and its response to climate change involves the use of vegetation indices (VIs) in relation to relevant climatic data. This study analyses the temporal variations of vegetation indices in response to climatic data (temperature and precipitation) to better understand the phenological changes in the Wa-West and...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Stefanos
Georganos
Tais
Grippa
Moritz
Lennert
Eléonore
Wolff

To classify Very-High-Resolution (VHR) imagery, Geographic Object Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) is the most popular method used to produce high quality Land-Use/Land-Cover maps. A crucial step in GEOBIA is the appropriate parametrization of the segmentation algorithm prior to the classification. However, little effort has been made to automatically...

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...

Conference Proceeding
Author:
Paul Barker
Kilyali K Kalit

The two day workshop, held in February 2013 in the scenic setting of the Kokoda Trial
Motel, by the Laloki river on the Sogeri Plateau, was the most recent in a succession of
workshops hosted by the Institute of National Affairs (INA) on the critical global theme,
but particularly for PNG, of climate change...

Policy Report
Managing forests as a renewable asset for present and future generations: Verifying legal compliance in forestry in Papua New Guinea

Managing forests as a renewable asset for present and future generations: Verifying legal compliance in forestry in Papua New Guinea

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...