• ASEAN Multi-sectoral Framework on Climate Change: Agriculture and Forestry Towards Food Security (AFCC)

    Agriculture and forestry in the Southeast Asian Region offer great potential for the stabilization of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, through reduction of emissions by source and removals by sinks from deforestation and forest degradation, afforestation and reforestation, sustainable management of land (e.g. wetlands) and forests, and improved management of rice

  • Sikka Brief

    Sikka adalah sebuah kabupaten di Pulau Flores dengan ibukotanya Maumere, memiliki luas wilayah 1.731,90 km2. Bentang alam Sikka sebagian besar berbukit, bergunung, dan berlembah dengan lereng-lereng yang curam umumnya terletak di daerah pantai, memiliki luas kawasan hutan 38,442,43 ha (22,20% dari total luas kawasan Sikka). Jumlah penduduk 306,269 jiwa (data

  • Community Monitoring for REDD+: International Promises and Field Realities

    Will community monitoring assist in delivering just and equitable REDD+? We assessed whether local communities can effectively estimate carbon stocks in some of the world’s most carbon rich forests, using simple field protocols, and we reviewed whether community monitoring exists in current REDD+ pilots. We obtained similar results for forest

  • Who owns the carbon in the trees?

    This summarizes the findings and recommendations of a study on Clarifying Carbon Rights as part of a series of policy studies undertaken in the Philippines under the project “Climate-relevant Modernization of Forest Policy and Piloting of REDD in the Philippines” funded under the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal

  • Assessing Free Prior and Informed Consent in the Philippines

    This FPIC assessment takes off from a series of policy studies in the Philippine context by a team of researchers spearheaded by by the Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme for South and Southeast Asia (NTFP-EP) through the ASEAN Social Forestry Network supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

  • 33rd AMAF and 11th ASOF

    Video of ASEAN Meeting on Forestry

  • Peran Media dalam Perhutanan Sosial dan REDD+

    Perhutanan Sosial dan REDD+ meliputi pelbagai isu-isu teknis yang tidak mudah dipahami oleh sebagian besar masyarakat. Kadangkala informasi terkini bukan hanya susah diperoleh, tetapi juga susah diterjemahkan menjadi berita yang bermakna bagi para pembaca. Dalam kaitan ini, peran media menjadi amat penting. Para jurnalis merupakan salah satu mata rantai yang penting dalam mewujudkan

  • Engaging Community Forestry in Vietnam: A Story from Lang Son

    Forest-dependent people are largely missing out on new wealth generated through Vietnam’s increased economic development. The Centre for Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas (CSDM) is promoting allocation of mountain areas to local people, helping local authorities and people address the issue of conflict in forest management. RECOFTC — The Center

  • Community Based Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Vietnam

    Tram Chim National Park is one of two wetland preservation areas in a richly biodiverse part of Vietnam called the Plain of Reeds. In an effort to balance the difficult work of conservation with the demands of poor communities in the surrounding areas that depend on the park’s resources for

  • The Role of Social Forestry in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the ASEAN Region

    This report provides a general overview of social forestry in the ASEAN region and its potential to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The report focuses on the countries of Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Malaysia (particularly the States of Sarawak and Sabah), Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand,