Forest

Participatory tools and approaches for REDD+: what is being used and how effective they are?

This debate will explore outcomes of experiences with participatory approaches that illustrate the added value, comparative advantages and the complementary nature of pro-poor REDD+ approaches. Experts present short papers prepared in advance that summarize how information generated through the application of particular participatory tools has contributed to decision making addressing the interests of forest-dependent people. The moderator will guide the discussion with questions prepared in advance, based on the papers.

Understanding the biofuels policy-standards interface and its implications for biodiversity and food security

With biofuel mandates introduced by over 50 national governments around the world, there is increasing recognition that such mandates must be accompanied by biofuel policies designed to mitigate direct environmental and social impacts, as well as consider the risk of indirect impacts to food security and land use. There is also a need for biofuel policies to incentivise the development and use of the next generation of biofuels sourced from non-competing wastes and crop/forestry residues within ecological limits.

ENGAGING PARTNERS AND DONORS FOR ENHANCED IPs LAND / NATURAL RESOURCES RIGHTS IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Countries of Central African region host some of the most important forest dwelling Indigenous People (IPs) and nature dependent communities whose livelihood and cultures depend on some of the most biologically rich landscapes of the world. These IP communities are traditionally nomadic or semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, or transhumant cattle pastoralists such. IPs face the urgency of adaptation.

Une nouvelle vision de la gouvernance des aires protégées au Sénégal

Le dernier congrès mondial des parcs et aires protégées qui s´est tenu à Durban a recommandé aux Etats de se doter d´une stratégie nationale de gestion des aires protégées.

Résilience d´un paysage transfrontalier (Bassin du Congo): tendance de la conservation-développement du Tri-National Sangha

Le paysage forestier tropical du Tri National de la Sangha (TNS) d´une superficie d'environ 44,000 km2 comprend trois secteurs à cheval sur la frontière du Cameroun, Congo et la République Centrafricaine. Il se situe au cœur du Bassin du Congo, lui même le deuxième massif forestier du monde après celui de l´Amazonie. Il est riche en ressources faunique, floristique, halieutique et hydrique. Depuis 2004, une approche de suivi participatif a été développée et mise en œuvre par l´ensemble des partenaires intervenant dans la zone.

The Preservation of the Ecology of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a unique strip of land, approximately 250km (160 miles) long and 4km (2.5 miles) wide. It runs across the Korean Peninsula from east to west, serving as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. Since the Korean War armistice was declared in 1953, the ecology of the DMZ territory has been kept intact, and has evolved into a virtual treasure land of natural resources. In addition to its biological value, it is a historical place where many young people from 16 countries around the world sacrificed their lives.

From the ground to the cloud: Google mapping tools for conservation

Participants will gain hands-on technical training on Google mapping software tools “from the ground to the cloud.” You will learn how to use these tools to raise awareness, reach common understanding, and take action on conservation goals. Organizations that have successfully used these tools for conservation work will share best practices and success stories. This workshop is intended for technology specialists who have hands-on experience with mapping tools such as Google Earth, Google Maps, GIS, and remote sensing software.

Benefit-sharing approaches

Benefit sharing systems should provide effective incentives for sustainable forest, genetic resources and other natural resources management and conservation activities while it builds support and legitimacy for such activities. To achieve this dual objective, benefit sharing should be more equitable than a strict focus on economic incentives allows for.

The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network: Building a global network to inform conservation

In this knowledge cafe we discuss the role of the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network in conserving tropical forests. With a global network of representative sites, TEAM partners have developed a standardized and cost-effective set of protocols to assess species trends and extinction risk, changes in land use, trends in extent and quality of natural habitats, and impacts of climate change and other human drivers on forest-dependent species and ecosystems.

Intensification of land use through locally controlled forest and agriculture enterprises - ways forward

Meeting future food, fuel and fibre needs for growing global population requires land use intensification. How to achieve intensification while putting the needs of the poor first, conserving biodiversity, and adapting simultaneously to climate change is a subject requiring urgent attention. This workshop will critically examine the evidence that locally controlled forestry and agriculture might offer diverse routes towards intensification that are both just and robust – in contrast with intensification that relies on large-scale monocultures of power and natural resources.

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