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Discussion Paper
In mitigating climate change, the Kyoto Protocol requires Annex I countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In achieving their targets, the Kyoto Protocol allows the countries to use the Kyoto Mechanisms (KM), including emissions trading (ET), which is recognized as one of the most cost-effective ways. Prior to the official start of...
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...
Discussion Paper
本報告書はアジア・太平洋地域の4カ国、中国、インド、インドネシア、韓国の環境産業に焦点を当てたものである。これら諸国はそれぞれ異なった環境産業の発展段階にあり、調査対象国として選択した。報告書はこれら4カ国の環境破壊の現状、環境産業の現状、政府の主な環境産業育成策、2国間および国際機関による援助、多国籍企業の活動がもたらした環境産業発展への貢献、等を概観、評価する。 報告書は3章から構成される。第1章は、プロジェクトの目的と紹介、主要な研究成果と提言である。第2章は、中国、インド、インドネシア、韓国の環境産業、調査対象4カ国の環境産業に対する2国間援助(日本を除く)、国際機関、多国籍企業の貢献、中小企業の環境産業発展への貢献等によって構成される。第 3章は...
Policy Report
Laos is a country in transition to a market economy, and specific features concerning the forestry sector there include (1) the development of mechanisms to implement a new legal system governing forestry, and (2) recent actions and trends in efforts to transfer the responsibility of forest management to the local people.The promotion of...
Policy Report
The aim of this interim country report is to disseminate the results of the activities from the second fiscal year of the second phase, on the Russian Far East, and to provide the basis for discussions on developing guidelines and recommendations for participatory forest management.Under the former USSR, local people were separated from forest...