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25 September 2019 the Netherlands

Tropenbos International joins the climate strike

From September 20 to 27, 2019 the global climate strike takes place. Tropenbos International joins the Dutch Climate Strike on September 27 in The Hague. Together with more than 50 Dutch organisations we have signed the declaration “the climate belongs to everyone” (het klimaat is van iedereen).

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19 September 2019 Liberia

Regional Forest Dialogue in Liberia ends with key recommendations for the forestry sector

Key recommendations for improving existing laws, regulations, policies, agreements and operations of forest structures and companies is the result of a one day regional forest dialogue among representatives of communities, companies and local and national government in Bong County, Liberia (August 29, 2019).

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05 September 2019 Indonesia

The village forest of Laman Satong: for money and more

After having received a village forest permit, the village of Laman Satong in West Kalimantan can earn money from its forest by selling carbon credits. However, the money should not be the prime motivation to protect the forest, according to one of the village’s customary elders.

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05 September 2019 Indonesia

Village forest and oil palm: friend or foe?

In this short video we present how the villagers of Laman Satong in West Kalimantan prevented their forest from being converted into an oil palm plantation by applying for a village forest permit. But they did not ban oil palm completely.

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03 September 2019 the Netherlands

Annual Report 2018 - Making knowledge work for forests and people

Recognition is growing of the contribution that forests and trees must play in any credible global strategy to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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24 July 2019 the Netherlands

Community forest rights: What are the conditions for success?

When working on community forest rights, we need to look beyond the formalization of these rights and also work on the enabling environment that allows the community to benefit from their forest resources. This was the key message of a session titled “Community forest rights: What are the key conditions for success?”, organized by Tropenbos International and ClientEarth, during the 2019 LANDac Conference in Utrecht.

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