Working towards greater community control over land, forests and natural resources

Posts Tagged ‘forest tenure’

LIWG Statement on Forest Tenure Rights

LIWG, Nov 30,2012

On Sunday December 2nd 2012 the Forest Day 6 will take place in Doha, Qatar. The LIWG wants to use this opportunity to release a tatement on Forest Tenure Rights. Securing community forest tenure rights supports sustainable forest management and reduces greenhouse gas emissions from forest loss. However, tenure rights are currently extremely weak in Laos, particularly in rural areas, and there is an urgent need to improve them. Reassessing forest tenure rights is essential for international mechanisms such as REDD+ and FLEGT to be successful, as well as achieving the nationally stated goal of increasing national forest cover to 55% by 2015 and 70 by 2020.

Powered by WordPress | Download Free WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Premium Free WordPress Themes and Free Premium WordPress Themes