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  1. Library Resource
    Voluntary guiVoluntary Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Natural Tropical Forests
    Manuals & Guidelines
    December, 2015
    Global

    This publication is an update of ITTO’s first policy guidance document on the management of natural tropical forests published in 1990. The new voluntary guidelines are supported with increased knowledge and the emergence of a wide range of new challenges and opportunities for tropical forest management.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2013
    Global

    “Landscape approaches” seek to provide tools and concepts for allocating and managing land to achieve social, economic, and environmental objectives in areas where agriculture, mining, and other productive land uses compete with environmental and biodiversity goals. Here we synthesize the current consensus on landscape approaches. This is based on published literature and a consensus-building process to define good practice and is validated by a survey of practitioners.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2014
    Asia, Indonesia

    CIFOR Infobrief no. 77

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2014
    Central America

    This protocol will describe the methodology to be employed for a systematic map that will chart the development of the landscape approach theory, consolidate and synthesize existing definitions, and identify where and how these approaches have been implemented in the humid and dry tropics.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Africa

    The report confirms that mangroves are among the most carbon-rich ecosystems in the world and seeks to provide the basis for their sustainable management, conservation and restoration. It highlights the high ecological and economic values of mangroves, and the threats that exist across the region. (Executive summary in Spanish and French)

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Asia, China

    This report examines the opportunities for undertaking forest-based climate change mitigation and adaptation activities in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China. Particularly, it outlines how these activities could contribute to achieving the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) “Aichi Biodiversity Targets”.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    South-Eastern Asia, Indonesia

    The deforestation-free movement (or “zero-deforestation”) has emerged recently in a context of lower state control, globalization and pressure on corporations by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through consumer awareness campaigns, acknowledging the essential role of agricultural commodities in deforestation. It takes the form of commitments by corporations to ensure that the products they either produce, process, trade or retail are not linked to forest conversion.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Global

    The terms “landscape” and “landscape approach” have been increasingly applied within the international environmental realm, with many international organizations and nongovernmental organizations using landscapes as an area of focus for addressing multiple objectives, usually related to both environmental and social goals. However, despite a wealth of literature on landscapes and landscape approaches, ideas relating to landscape approaches are diverse and often vague, resulting in ambiguous use of the terms.

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Global

    Increasing demand for food, fiber and raw materials is putting more and more pressure on (often) fragile landscapes. Today, about one-fifth of all cultivated land suffers from some form of degradation, such as salinization, deforestation, erosion, excessive fertilizer use, waterlogging and poor nutrient availability (ELD Initiative 2015). Degradation often goes hand in hand with the worst poverty, affecting the lives, health and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people.

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