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    Country Environmental Analysis

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    July, 2009
    Timor-Leste, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    The Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) for Timor-Leste identifies environmental priorities through a systematic review of environmental issues in natural resources management and environmental health in the context of the country's economic development and environmental institutions. Lack of data has been the main limitation in presenting a more rigorous analysis. Nevertheless, the report builds on the best available secondary data, presents new data on the country's wealth composition, and derives new results on the costs of water and air pollution.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2010
    Indonesia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    The tsunami that originated from the Indian Ocean in 2004 wreaked massive destruction, killing more than 130,000 people and displacing half a million individuals in Aceh, Indonesia. More than 800 kilometers of coastline was affected, and close to 53,795 land parcels were destroyed. The land administration system sustained significant damage because documentation of land ownership was washed away along with people's houses and other possessions in the affected communities. Physical boundary markers, including trees and fences, also disappeared.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2012
    Ghana, Africa

    For Ghana's national REDD plus scheme to be viable, the rights to carbon or the emission credits generated must be clearly delineated, and be accompanied by equitable and efficient benefit sharing systems. There are a number of approaches that the State can use to determine whom to vest the right to carbon in. If defined as a natural resource, the state would be vested with the rights. If recognized as an ecosystem service, then the right to the benefits would be vested in the owner of the trees.

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    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2011
    Tanzania, Africa

    Tanzania's land, local government and forest laws mean that rural communities have well defined rights to own, manage and benefit from forest and woodland resources within their local areas through the establishment of village forests. This approach, known by practitioners as Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) results in the legal establishment of village land forest reserves, community forest reserves or private forests. By 2008, 1,460 villages on mainland Tanzania1 were involved in establishing or managing village forests covering a total of over 2.345 million hectares.

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    Lessons Learned from an Exchange of Brazilian Experiences with Africa

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2012
    Brazil, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

    This publication is the result of an initiative to promote an exchange between Brazil and African countries on lessons learned about the role of community forestry as a strategic option to achieve the goals of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). The initiative was supported by the World Bank with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and coordinated by the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) with support from the National Forestry Agency International (ONFI).

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    Summary of Priority Policy Recommendations Drawn form World Bank Studies

    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2012
    Vietnam, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Vietnam's rapid and sustained economic growth and poverty reduction in the last two decades benefitted from the policy and legal reforms embodied in the Land Laws of 1987, 1993 and 2003 and subsequent related legal acts. This note outlines reforms related to four main themes. The first relates to the needed reform for agriculture land use to create opportunity to enhance effectiveness of land use as well as to secure farmers' rights in land use. Prolonging the duration of agricultural land tenure would give land users greater incentives to invest and care for the land.

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    Forestry Sector Analysis

    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Romania, Europe, Central Asia

    This report is about forests that provide a substantial contribution to mitigation in Romania by sequestering carbon, helping to counter carbon emissions from other sectors in the economy. Sustainable forest management is challenged by fragmented ownership and insufficient financial resources in particular. A summary of key existing analytic studies, and the construction of a marginal abatement cost curve for mitigation actions in the forestry sector, was the basis for identifying key adaptation and mitigation measures for Romania’s forests.

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    Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural Development: Lessons from Six Countries in Latin America cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Latin America and the Caribbean, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Argentina, Colombia, Peru

    Secure land tenure in rural landscapes is widely recognized as an essential foundation for achieving a range of economic development goals. However, forest areas in low and middle-income countries face particular challenges in strengthening the security of land and resource tenure. Forest peoples are often among the poorest and most politically marginalized communities in their national contexts, and their tenure systems are often based on customary, collective rights that have insufficient formal legal protection.

  9. Library Resource
    October, 2014
    China

    This case study is one of six
    evaluations of the implementation of the World Bank's
    1991 Forest Strategy. This and the other cases (Brazil,
    Cameroon, Costa Rica, India, and Indonesia) complement a
    review of the entire set of lending and nonlending
    activities of the World Bank Group and the Global
    Environment Facility. This OED study finds that while
    China's forest program was highly successful, much

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2013
    Turkey

    The report identifies the challenges,
    and opportunities the forestry sector faces in Turkey, where
    twenty five percent of the country's land area is
    covered by forests, with significant economic,
    environmental, and cultural functions. The challenges
    identified in the review include poverty, land tenure, the
    need to establish multi-purpose, participatory forest
    management planning, and, to control soil erosion in

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