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FFF Launched in Viet Nam[viewed]

The Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) began work in Viet Nam with a launch workshop introducing the FFF and engaging partners and stakeholders. As with the other pilot countries, the FFF in Viet Nam aims to improve the livelihoods and participation of women, smallholders and community groups.

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Event: Colloquium on Forests and Climate: New Thinking for Transformational Change[viewed]

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Earth Institute of Columbia University are convening this meeting to promote discussion on future priorities for research in forest and landscape governance and on the valuation of ecosystem services.

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Event: 2015 Spring Meetings of World Bank and IMF[viewed]

The 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will bring together thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector.

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Event: 2014 Annual Meetings of World Bank and IMF[viewed]

The 2014 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) will bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development and aid effectiveness.

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UNEP, UN-REDD Support REDD+ University Programmes[viewed]

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies released a guide to strengthen the integration of REDD+ into university curriculum. The publication is intended to build in-country capacity within UN-REDD partner countries in order to identify and address research gaps.

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ITTO TTM Reports on Objections to Indonesia Export Ban[viewed]

The 1-15 August issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) highlights an industry appeal to allow log exports in Indonesia. According to the article, because of the existing ban, Indonesian domestic log prices are half of the international market price.

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UN-REDD Publication Explores Assessments of Forest Governance[viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report highlighting good practices on the collection of forest governance data. Titled ' Assessing Forest Governance: A Practical Guide to Data Collection, Analysis and Use,' the report addresses issues such as formal laws and policies, customary uses, and land tenure.

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COMIFAC Ministers Discuss Finance[viewed]

The Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) convened a technical expert meeting as well as the extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers of Environment and Forestry of COMIFAC countries on 17-18 July 2014. The meetings focused largely on finance.

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Forest Governance Working Group Launched in Central Africa[viewed]

The Forest Governance Working Group (GTGF) of the Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) met the 29-30 July 2014 in order to launch the GTGF and consider its roadmap and operational plan.

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CIFOR Launches Study on Impacts of Land Tenure Reform[viewed]

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) announced the launch of a study on the impacts of recent land tenure reform in Indonesia, Peru and Uganda. The study will focus on the impact of security of tenure and use rights on the lives and livelihood of forest-dependent communities.

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