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  1. Library Resource
    Eroding battlefields: Land degradation in Java reconsidered
    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2014
    Indonesia

    Land degradation has been a major political issue in Java for decades. Its causes have generally been framed by narratives focussing on farmers’ unsustainable cultivation practices. This paper causally links land degradation with struggles over natural resources in Central Java. It presents a case study that was part of a research project combining remote sensing and political ecology to explore land use/cover change and its drivers in the catchment of the Segara Anakan lagoon.

  2. Library Resource
    Mekong Land Research Forum: Annual country reviews 2018-19 cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    February, 2019
    Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

    The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land issues in the Mekong Region, and has been produced for researchers, practitioners and policy advocates operating in the field. Specialists have been selected from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to briefly answer the following two questions:

    1. What are the most pressing issues involving land governance in your country?

    2. What are the most important issues for the researcher on land?

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2015
    Thailand

    In contrast to the more spectacular ‘land grabs’ for tourism development, the smaller-scale, progressive encroachment by tourist establishments into protected environments has attracted little attention in the literature. This article seeks to highlight the issue by a case study of the Thai authorities’ crackdown on resorts and second homes encroaching upon protected forests in a national park area in Thailand.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2017
    India

    The  study is focused on RS and GIS based assessment of forest encroachment in Shimoga district of Karnataka for the years 1990, 2000 and 2010 using Landsat TM/MSS/ETM+ for 1990 and 2000, mid south western part of malnad region of Karnataka state, geographically lies between 13°27' and 14°39' N latitudes and 74°38' and 76°4'E longitudes.

  5. Library Resource
    India : Alleviating Poverty through Forest Development cover image
    Reports & Research
    September, 2014
    India

    This case study, one of six evaluations
    in a series of country case studies, aims to understand the
    implementation of the 1991 Forest Strategy in World Bank
    operations and to obtain the views of the various
    stakeholders in the country about the involvement of the
    Bank. Each country study examines the overall development of
    the country's forest sector. This naturally includes
    the environmental impacts on forests, such as degradation,

  6. Library Resource
    July, 2014
    Bolivia

    The World Bank's revised forest
    policy came into being in 2002 and covers all types of
    forests. It has the following key objectives: (i) harnessing
    the potential of forests to reduce poverty in a sustainable
    manner; (ii) integrating forests effectively into
    sustainable development; and (iii) protecting vital local
    and global environmental services and values. The policy
    enables the bank to fully engage in forestry throughout the

  7. Library Resource
    July, 2014
    Ecuador

    The World Bank's revised forest
    policy came into being in 2002 and covers all types of
    forests. It has the following key objectives: (i) harnessing
    the potential of forests to reduce poverty in a sustainable
    manner; (ii) integrating forests effectively into
    sustainable development; and (iii) protecting vital local
    and global environmental services and values. The policy
    enables the bank to fully engage in forestry throughout the

  8. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Africa, Southern Africa

    Miombo woodlands stretch across Southern
    Africa in a belt from Angola and the Democratic Republic of
    Congo (DRC) in the west to Mozambique in the east. The
    miombo region covers an area of around 2.4 million km. In
    some areas, miombo has been highly degraded as a result of
    human use (southern Malawi and parts of Zimbabwe), while in
    others, it remains relatively intact (such as in parts of
    northern Mozambique, and in isolated areas of Angola and the

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    Reducing emissions from deforestation
    and forest degradation and enhancing carbon stocks (REDD+)
    has raised the profile of benefit sharing in the forest
    sector. Sharing benefits, however, is not a new concept.
    Previous work on benefit sharing (associated with
    intellectual property, forest and agriculture concessions,
    mining, and so forth) has focused on clarifying the concept
    and examining how benefit sharing could feed into broader

  10. Library Resource
    November, 2013
    Indonesia

    The Government of Indonesia (GOI) is in
    the process of designing a national REDD+ mechanism to allow
    it to access donor funding in the medium term, and funding
    from a potential performance based mechanism in the long
    term. This policy brief is focused on the broad question of
    how REDD+ can address underlying community issues such as
    lack of access to forest land, and does not deal with the
    more specific questions of legal and institutional

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