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    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Peru, Indonesia, Mexico, China, Congo, Guinea, Colombia, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Myanmar, Cameroon, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Brazil, Asia

    The outlook paper for Lao PDR reviews the state of the forestry sector and draws attention to the need for political commitment to the forestry strategy 2020 to bring the forests in the country under sustainable management and provide a firm basis for rural development. Without significant policy support, forest and forestry in Lao PDR will continue to be overwhelmingly influenced by the regional resource economy during the next decade.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2015
    Fiji, Bangladesh, Peru, Indonesia, Australia, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Bhutan, Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Asia, Oceania

    Almost every nation is now a signatory to the Convention on Climate Change. The first Conference of Parties (COP) was held in Berlin in 1995. Two decades since, we have come a long way, but we have yet to reach the ultimate objective of stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would end human-induced influence on the climate. While the COP negotiations are landmark events for humankind, many experts who work in the field and are not directly involved in the negotiations cannot claim to comprehend what is being discussed.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Honduras, United States of America, Chile, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Grenada, United Kingdom, Canada, Costa Rica, Niger, Colombia, Thailand, Japan, South Africa, Nicaragua, Philippines, Italy, Tanzania, India, Asia

    The continuing and rapid degradation of rural watersheds has been a major concern for governments and civil society in Asia and the Pacific region. A root cause is the segmented management of land and water resources. This has been exacerbated by the cumulative and linked effects of an increase in demand for food, fuel and water due to population growth, competition for scarce land resources from biofuel production and a shift in preference for protein-rich diets. The expected adverse impact of climate change in the coming decades will most likely worsen the situation.

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