Published in IUFRO's book, Forests under pressure - local responses to global issues, chapter 8 examines the enabling conditions or successful factors behind a set of exemplary cases of forest management by communities in Latin America.
Many people make a good living by harvesting and processing timber and non-timber forest products, but a great many more are poor. A key task for forest policymakers, foresters and extension agencies is to enable forest-dwelling people to earn more from forests. This edition of ITTO's Tropical Forest Update looks at the role of forests in livelihoods. Ewald Rametsteiner and Adrian Whiteman (p. 3) present an article summarizing FAO’s State of the World’s Forests 2014, which surveyed the socioeconomic benefits provided by forests.
With its mandate to work on natural resource management, food security, and livelihoods and its attention to the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has played a leading role in sustainable mountain development for many years. Published in Mountain Research and Development.
This paper, developed under the framework of the RECCAP initiative, aims at providing improved estimates of the carbon and green house gases (GHG) balance of continental Africa. Published in Biogeosciences.
A globally integrated carbon observation and analysis system is needed to improve the fundamental understanding of the global carbon cycle, to improve our ability to project future changes, and to verify the effectiveness of policies aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Published in Biogeosciences.
Accurately mapping forest carbon now has important financial and livelihood implications for many smallholder farmers, businesses, investors, land-use projects and governments. Thus there is an urgent need to reduce uncertainties in the carbon cycle with the increasing focus on global sustainable forestry, and the international agenda on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation. Published in Nature Climate Change.
In the context of the adoption at the 16th Conference of the Parties in 2010 on the REDD+ mitigation mechanism, it is important to obtain reliable data on the spatiotemporal variation of forest carbon stocks and changes (called Emission Factor, EF). Published in International Journal of Forestry Research.
Developing countries that are willing to participate in the recently adopted (16th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP) in Cancun) mitigation mechanism of Reducing emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation - and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) - will have to establish a national forest monitoring system in order to assess anthropogenic forest-related greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks. Published in Carbon Balance and Management.