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04 March 2013 Indonesia
In the last three years, more than 200 professionals have completed High Conservation Value (HCV) Assessment Trainings conducted by Tropenbos International (TBI) Indonesia and its partners. The number of participants has surged significantly and the latest training in Yogyakarta in November 2012 attracted over 60 participants from all over the country.
11 February 2013 Ghana
TBI Ghana has developed and started piloting a Wood Tracking System (WTS) for the domestic timber production and trade. This domestic WTS is part of the implementation of a project that aims to link local communities with forest concession holders to produce legal lumber for the domestic market. The project is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (“FAO”) under the “ACP-FLEGT Support Programme”.
11 February 2013 Ghana
The process for defining Artisanal Milling as part of operationalising a policy option to supply legal lumber to the domestic market has been concluded during the 9th National Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (MSD) meeting on 7th November, 2012 at the Forestry Commission (FC) Auditorium in Accra.
08 January 2013 the Netherlands
The development policy of the Netherlands considers the active engagement of the private sector a key priority in achieving sustainable development and poverty alleviation. Companies are also increasingly aware of the need and opportunities to develop and implement Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies and strategies in their daily business. In the Netherlands, many companies and business sectors directly or indirectly have an impact on tropical forests, their management and conservation, including through forest concessions, agricultural and timber production and trade chains, financing and investment.
03 January 2013 the Netherlands
Private finance is currently the most significant source of investment for forestry. Estimated to total around US $ 15 billion per year in developing countries and countries in transition, private-sector investment in the forestry sector far outstrips the combined investments of governments and development agencies. Although broad sectoral investment parameters are generally well understood, the exact shape and weight of domestic and international flows remain to a large extent unclear. The United Nations Forum on Forests, among others, has called for better mapping of the forest finance landscape to create a clearer understanding of the types and potential impacts of complementary public and private investment on future forests.
19 December 2012 Colombia
Climate change adaptation seen from various perspectives such as the one of ethnic and peasants groups, the academy, communities and the institutions can contribute to the development of local productive projects that address the threats of climate change, or to the recognition of traditional knowledge as a means to adapt. This was the main issue during the multi-stakeholder dialogue: “Biological and cultural diversity: keys to climate change adaptation”, which was held on 8 and 9 November 2012 and organized by Tropenbos International Colombia under the framework of the project “The climate is changing and you can too” developed in cooperation with IUCN and SPDA.