Tri-lateral cooperation project goes World Forestry Congress

On 6th May 2022, the 15th World Forestry Congress (WFC) came to a close after five days of intensive discussions between global environmental leaders addressing crucial global forest and environmental issues. The event highlighted that forests, forestry, and forest stakeholders are the major nature-based solutions to current environmental and...

Strengthening Forest Governance to Preserve Laos’ Natural Treasure!

Laos and the EU have agreed on several piloting measures to test the robustness of the agreed Timber Legality Definitions (TLDs), one of five elements within TLAS (Timber Legality Assurance System) that form the core of assuring timber legality. Laos has agreed to test verification and licensing procedures for...

Operational Logging and Degradation Monitoring Initiative (OLDM) boosts law enforcement through forest monitoring in Laos.

Field inspection. Credit: Bee Aphaiso OLDM is a forest monitoring system that enables Lao authorities to detect changes in forest cover on individual tree level fast enough for field teams to interdict illegal logging activities, seize logs before transport and processing, and apprehend the offenders. The system undergoes a second...

Due Diligence: A Solution for Viet Nam’s Timber Legality Assurance System

Vietnam ranks second in Asia and fifth in the world for the value of its timber product exports, which the Vietnamese Government aims to increase to 20 USD billion by 2025 Although Vietnam's timber industry has grown rapidly, it faces supply challenges. Viet Nam imports around 2.5 million cubic...

REDD+ Community Exchange in Fiji: At the end of 10 years of REDD+ support by GIZ in the Pacific Island Countries

REDD+ Community Exchange Workshop participants, visiting the Nadroumai women group / Nadroumai village close to Sigatoka on March 09, 2021. Copyright by Pacific Community (SPC) – Land Resources Division and GIZ. The BMU-funded IKI project “REDD+ Conservation in Pacific Island Countries” will end in March, 2021, looking back on more...

Understanding the Community Wellbeing within Kayan Sembakung Delta, North Kalimantan

Understanding the Community Wellbeing within Kayan Sembakung Delta, North Kalimantan Background The Delta Kayan Sembakung is an area with high biodiversity and natural resources utilized by the community. The delta has various type of ecosystems which include peat and mangrove. The peat and mangrove are connected, and this condition make the...

Upcoming webinar on global forest governance jointly organized by members of SNRD Asia and SNRD Africa

The programmes Protection and Sustainable Use of Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Laos (ProFEB), Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Madagascar (PAGE), Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) in Indonesia, Forestry and Environmental Programme (ProPFE) in Cameroon and Sector Programme International Forest Policy (SV IFP) cordially invite you to the...

7.5 Years in Panay: Results and impacts of ForClim I and II

By Sonja Scheele ILOILO City, PH, 23 January - The Forest and Climate Protection Panay (ForClim) project of the German and Philippine governments, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in two phases that span almost eight years now,...

GIZ expert exchange on Results based payments from REDD+ and the link to FLR

By - Reinhard Wolf More than 30 representatives from Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam met in the heart of Bangkok to discuss REDD+ and FLR (Forest Landscape Restoration) for Asian Pacific countries from 17-19 October 2017. “The Warsaw Framework for REDD+...