04 November 2021 Bolivia

Community forestry is central to Bolivia’s climate plans, but bottlenecks remain- In conversation with Humberto Gómez Cerveró

The Bolivian government sees community forestry as a way to achieve objectives related to both climate change and development. However, to truly unleash the potential of community forestry, the capacity of communities needs to be strengthened and the regulatory environment needs to be improved, says Humberto Gómez Cerveró.

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01 November 2021 Viet Nam

Community forest land allocation can help to achieve climate objectives in Viet Nam - In conversation with Tran Nam Thang

In Viet Nam, large areas of forests are traditionally managed by ethnic minorities. Allocating forest lands to these communities can result in better forest management, contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation goals, says Tran Nam Thang of Tropenbos Viet Nam.

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28 October 2021 Philippines

In the Philippines, community forestry can help the climate agenda, and vice versa - In conversation with Heidi Mendoza

The Filipino government can generate new momentum and resources for its longstanding community-based forest management programme, by placing it more centrally in its climate policies. This could benefit forest-dependent communities, but only if mistakes from the past are not repeated, argues Heidi Mendoza. It requires a better understanding of the conditions and constraints for community forestry.

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27 October 2021 General

Developing an investment case for inclusive food system transformation

How international finance can better meet local needs and aspirations will be the central topic during a session on the GLF Climate: Forests, Food and Finance – Frontiers of Change (5 – 7 November 2021) on the sidelines of the COP26.

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30 September 2021 General

When promoting climate-smart landscapes, make sure to listen to farmers first

Farmers in the poorer areas of the world are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The international community is expected to step up efforts to help them adapt to the new circumstances. TBI stresses that such interventions will need to be designed based on a profound understanding of local perceptions and needs.

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21 September 2021 the Netherlands

Including smallholders in EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests

In Mid-December 2021 the European Commission is due to release a regulatory proposal to minimise the European Union’s (EU) deforestation and forest degradation footprint. In advance of this draft proposal, six NGOs have come together to outline how the EU can ensure that the Regulation does not harm communities and smallholders (key actors in the production of forest and ecosystem risk commodities (FERCs)).

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