Environment, Carbon and Forests
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the University of Copenhagen and partners have developed a new version of vegetationmap4africa (www.vegetationmap4africa.org) map (ver. 2.0). The map with help identify species easily in the field and at the same time help scientists gain a deeper understanding of their natural environment. Right tree right place: vegetationmap4africa and Uganda Tree Finder from World Agroforestry Centre […]
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By Tara Lohan, originally published at CIFOR’s Forests News Too often, the debate about forests in policy circles is reduced to two options: deforestation or total protection, according to Francis E. Putz. Putz and Claudia Romero, both researchers at the University of Florida, chose to take a different approach. “We looked at a large area of forests that falls outside […]
Protected: Toward a Global Baseline of Carbon Storage in Collective Lands: An Updated Analysis of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation
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National socioeconomic surveys in forestry: Guidance and survey modules for measuring the multiple roles of forests in household welfare and livelihoods
Adequate information on the socioeconomic contributions of forests to household welfare, livelihoods and poverty reduction is key to national sustainable development in the post-2015 agenda. While awareness is growing regarding the multiple roles of forests in these aspects of sustainable development, the lack of systematic data in many countries limits an evidence-based demonstration of this. Lacking reliable information, forests and forestry are not always adequately considered in the development of national policies.
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Carbon violence and green denial: How Green Resources ignores the impacts of its industrial tree plantations on communities in Uganda
Over the last few decades, the US South has become the most active region in the country for the forest products industry. While a number of factors have contributed to this trend, it has ensued primarily because the South provides ample access to fast-growing, quality wood fiber that is managed on private lands and is therefore not subject to much of the overbearing regulation that is so pervasive in other parts of the country. This abundance of affordable wood has attracted investment from existing, foreign-owned wood products companies, as well as those participating in new industry sectors, including industrial wood pellets, biofuels and biochemicals.