Call for Action: Second Regional Forum for People and Forests
RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests - October, 2011
Although Community Forestry can help slow and even reverse deforestation, only 26% of forests in the region are recognized as “community forests.” Constrained by regulatory frameworks and contradictory policies, local people are often denied the opportunity to sustainably manage their forests in ways that are appropriate to their situation. Key country decision-makers and over 200 participants from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond considered these issues at the Second Regional Forum for People and Forests: Community Forestry—Key to Solving Current and Emerging Challenges, held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 8 and 9 August 2011. With this in mind and a shared commitment to the Vision for 2020, Forum participants issued this Call for Action.
RECOFTC urge forum participants and all other interested parties to commit to these action points to ensure the best possible outcomes for the people and forests of the Asia-Pacific region.
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Proceedings of LEAF Workshop “Road to REDDiness – Making RELs Work” – 30th September, 2011
The USAID-funded Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) Program held its technical capacity building program with a training workshop focused on the creation of Reference Emission Levels (RELs) from 23-25 August, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Fifty seven government officials and regional specialists attended the event, representing Lower Mekong countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia), as well as Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.
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