Proceedings of the Workshop
Forests for Poverty Reduction:
Opportunities with Clean Development Mechanism, Environmental Services and Biodiversity

27-29 August 2003

Seoul, Korea

H.C. Sim, S. Appanah and Y.C. Youn

Jointly organized by

Seoul National University
Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions
Forestry Research Support Programme for Asia and the Pacific
Korea Forest Economics Society
Northeast Asia Forest Forum

Bangkok, 2004


Table of Contents

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1 Welcome address
Don-Koo Lee

2 Introduction - beyond community forestry
S. Appanah

3 Poverty reduction by tropical forests: rhetoric or a viable option?
Matti Palo

4 Making markets for forest communities: linking communities, markets and conservation in the Asia-Pacific region-The RUPES project
F.J.C. Chandler

5 How forest producers and rural farmers can benefit from the Clean Development Mechanism
M. Satyanarayana

6 Policy support for enhancing economic returns from smallholder tree plantations using carbon credits and other forest values
Promode Kant

7 Market mechanisms and assessment methods for environmental services from private forests in Australia
Rodney J. Keenan, Stuart Davey, Alistair Grieve, Brendan Moran and Jim Donaldson

8 Carbon budgets of tropical forest ecosystems in Southeast Asia: implications for climate change
Rodel D. Lasco and Florencia B. Pulhin

9 Forests for poverty reduction in Nepal: policies, programmes and research
Ramesh Shakya

10 Strategy for the implementation of CDM and carbon trade in Indonesia
Y.S. Hadi and M.B. Saleh

11 What is biodiversity worth to developing countries?
T. Ravishankar

12 Economic value of biodiversity: a rural perspective for sustainable realization
P. Seema

13 Market-based instruments for watershed protection-what do we know?
Shin Nagata

14 Inter-regional partnership for watershed conservation in Korea
Yeo-Chang Youn and Jaekyong Chun

15 Biodiversity resources, economic values and conservation in China
Shi Zuomin

16 The role of forestry in poverty reduction, biodiversity conservation and Clean Development Mechanism in Viet Nam
Trieu Van Hung

17 A policy review on watershed protection and poverty alleviation by the Grain for Green Programme in China
Li Zhiyong

18 Forest resources of Bangladesh with reference to conservation of biodiversity and wildlife in particular for poverty alleviation
M.M. Rahman

19 Poverty reduction and forestry sector: towards the sustainable management of natural resources
Lic Vuthy

20 Biodiversity for poverty alleviation in Indonesia

21 Nature conservation and biodiversity for poverty reduction -case of Bhutan
Lungten Norbu

22 Opportunities in using the conservation of biodiversity to alleviate poverty in Thailand
Suchitra Changtragoon

23 Outputs and recommendations of group discussions

24 List of participants

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