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.
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This publication offers a guidance on SFM and SLM Financing Strategy and outlines a six-step process for mobilizing financial resources for sustainable forest management (SFM) and sustainable land management (SLM). It draws on experiences in more than 80 countries and includes case studies from Guatemala, Jordan, Peru and Zambia to illustrate its findings.
The brochure finds that there is more in-country money for SFM and SLM than is typically accessed, especially when considering private investments and informal financing. As such, the main challenge is in building the capacity to access and make efficient use of existing resources. This capacity can be built through enabling investments in governance, institutional and local capacity, the brochure argues. The brochure also highlights the need to strengthen links between financial institutions and the forest and land sectors, in order to build trust and facilitate the mobilization of domestic financial resources. On other barriers to SFM and SLM financing, the publication identifies unclear use rights, other legal barriers, and lack of political support. It identifies concrete steps to unlock financing at the national level.
The brochure was co-authored by FAO, Tropenbos International, the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the National Forest Programme (NFP) Facility, and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) with financial support of the Government of the Netherlands.