FSC certification is not the right instrument to improve forest governance in DR Congo at the moment. This was the conclusion of a network event organised by WWF and the Dutch Tropical Forest Association VTB the 23th of April at the WWF office in Zeist, the Netherlands.23 April, 2013
Sustainable forestry business is possible and examples of this abound, but to achieve sufficient credibility these business cases need to be scaled up . This was a major message emanating from the side event Good Business: Making Private Investment Work for Forests at the UNFF-10 on April 15 in Istanbul. The side event was jointly organized by World Bank/PROFOR, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für international Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Tropenbos International.15 April, 2013
Indigenous communities and territory come together as one, but the relationship implies a variety of visions and interpretations. From a traditional point of view, the territory is multidimensional: it considers not only the physical-geographical area or the political-administrative dimensions, but it also includes the shamanic, mythological and inter-ethnic aspects. These are some of the elements that TBI Colombia recovers in the publication Traditional cartography of the Yucuna-Matapí: The knowledge and management of the traditional territory.
General - 2012
Pension funds and other institutional investors are investing increasing financial resources in forestry and wood processing. Under what conditions are they investing in forests in developing countries? A survey of institutional investors, commissioned by FAO, theNational Forest Programme Facility, Tropenbos International and supported by Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service, attempts to answer these questions. It illustrates the current investment patterns in forestry and downstream wood processing by institutional investors and identifies bottlenecks that appear to impede further investments. The report includes practical guidance on how to facilitate successful partnerships between institutional investors and sound forestry enterprises in developing countries".