Forest conservation program full steam ahead, says the Philippines’ Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources

The Philippines --- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is pushing for the full implementation of a forest conservation strategy to help reduce climate change impacts in the country. DENR’s Forest Management Bureau, in cooperation with the German Government’s Environment Ministry, is working together for the implementation of...

Global analysis on fisheries and aquaculture and their contribution to meeting the related SDG targets in this new book “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture”

This issue of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date data and information to a wide range of readers – policy-makers, managers, scientists, stakeholders and indeed all those interested in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. As always, the scope is global and the...

FORCLIME celebrates the International Day of Forest in Indonesia

FORCLIME actively participated in the celebration of the International Day of Forest (IDF) in Indonesia which is organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) since 2015. The MoEF held a series of events, which took place at the Manggala Wanabakti premises, Jakarta from 21 – 24 March...

Acceptance of the Laos’ Emission Reduction Program Idea Note paves way for REDD+ performance-based payments.

Mid-October, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Carbon Fund under the World Bank has accepted Laos’ Emission Reduction Program Idea Note (ER-PIN) in its thirteen’s meeting in Brussels. The acceptance paves the way for REDD+ performance-based payments. The GIZ project CliPAD (Climate Protection through Avoided Deforestation) together with JICA, SUFORD-SU...

Viet Nam En Route to FSC-endorsed SFM Standard

Sustainable forest management (SFM) is one of the priorities on the path to responding to the adverse impacts of climate change. Deforestation and forest degradation are responsible for one sixth (1/6) of carbon dioxide emissions globally, and forests play a key role in mitigating this environmental threat, absorbing one...

Finalization of the Emission Reduction Program Document in Viet Nam

Since the submission of the ER-PIN[1] in May 2014 to the Carbon Fund, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has been supporting the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in drafting the Emission Reduction Program Document (ERPD) for in the North Central Agro-Ecological Re­gion (Fig. 1) of...

New opportunities for improved forest governance in Laos

The new Lao government, which has been in office since the beginning of 2016, is increasingly opposed to illegal logging and timber exports. An analysis of Chinese and Vietnamese customs data shows that the timber exports to both countries increased by 70% between 2012 and 2014 and reached around 1,600,000...