30 novembre, 2015

Managing the climate-water-forest nexus for sustainable development – Are we on the right track?

“We know about the interrelation between climate, water and forests but we have seen that the current models are not as ‘right’ as we predicted” was one of the main statements at the seminar ‘Managing the climate-water-forest nexus for sustainable development – Are we on the right track?’ held in Wageningen, The Netherlands on 12 November 2015. Three presenters and three panellists shared their knowledge and tried to explain why the climate-water-forest nexus is so important in terms of environmental conservation and well-being of the society. Which are the new findings around the interrelations of these three topics, which are the misconceptions of the current models, and what can be done in order to head towards a more sustainable development?

30 novembre, 2015

Cattle Grazing a Menace to Tree Plantation Development in Ghana

Destruction of tree saplings as a result of cattle grazing by Fulani herdsmen constitutes a major drawback to tree plantation development in Ghana, the Forest Services Department (FSD) of the Forestry Commission (FC) has announced at a Tree Growers Association Workshop organised by Tropenbos International (TBI) Ghana in Kumasi on November 13, 2015.

24 novembre, 2015

The Green Livelihoods Alliance signs Strategic Partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On 23 November 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an alliance consisting of Milieudefensie, IUCN NL and Tropenbos International - together called the Green Livelihoods Alliance (GLA) - signed a strategic partnership. Through this partnership, Tropenbos International and its partners aim to strengthen the role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the inclusive and sustainable governance of forested landscapes and restoration of degraded landscapes. This will be done by strengthening their capacities al to influence governmental and corporate policies and practices. A better governance of forested landscapes will benefit local people, their economic and social development, and contribute to reduced deforestation.