The harvesting and export of timber forms an important part of the Papua New Guinea national economy, and China is one of its most significant trading partners. China is the principal market for round logs from Papua New Guinea; it imported over one million cubic meters of logs from PNG in 2002. China’s imports of […]
Assessments of Opportunities and Policy RecommendationsBy Joyotee Smith, and Sara Scherr - CIFOR, Forest Trends, DIFD, GTZ, The Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, Future Harvest, CGIAR
This paper brings together insights from emerging forestry and conservation paradigms and investigates their relevance for the debate on the social impact of CDM forestry.
Natural Tropical Forest IndustriesBy Kerstin Canby , Cary Raditz - Forest Trends, Forest Trends, ITTO
The global forest products industry represents close to 3% of the world’s gross economic output, and the forests upon which it depends are particularly important ecosystems for the health of the planet and for human well-being. The size of the industry, its links to the rest-of-the-world economy, and the centrality of its resource base to […]
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Linkages with Kyoto and Sustainable Forestry ManagementBy Charles Eyre, Justin Mundy, ARM - Forest Trends
This paper aims to illustrate some of the new influences which are affecting the forestry sector globally; it also highlights some of the opportunities and constraints which are becoming apparent. The report focuses on the role of forestry within the climate change debate. This has been done for two reasons; first, because the sector plays […]
Current Status and Opportunities for Action
Agreements between the private forest sector and local forest communities have been increasingly recognized as a potential solution to some problems related to poverty alleviation, increasing demand for wood products and the need to increase the global forest area under sustainable forest management. Very little is known about the Brazilian experience on these types of […]
An Overview of Import Trends, Ports of Entry, and Supplying Countries, with Emphasis on the Asia-Pacific RegionBy Xiufang Sun, Eugenia Katsigiris, and Andy White - Forest Trends, Forest Trends, Forest Trends, Chinese Center for Agricultural Policy, Center for International Forestry Research
This paper provides a brief overview of forest product import trends in both product segment and port of entry, as well as for each of the main Asia-Pacific producer countries supplying China. The paper first describes the overall import trends and then trends by product segment. It next addresses trends in the various ports of […]
An Overview of Asia-Pacific supplying countries, impacts and implicationsBy Xiufang Sun, Eugenia Katsigris, Andy White - Forest Trends, Forest Trends, Forest Trends
Tenure Security and Community LivelihoodsBy Lynn Ellsworth - Forest Trends
This paper provides a literature overview and analysis, paying special attention to arguments about what tenure security is and how it is related to the goal of helping communities build assets and improve their livelihoods, especially communities living in and around natural forests.
Sythesis of Official Assessments of the Large-Scale Logging Industry Volume IBy Forest Trends
Between 2000 and 2005, in response to a widely held view that forest management in Papua New Guinea was not providing long-term benefits to the country or its citizens, and to assess the implementation and effectiveness of the new governance regime introduced in the PNG Forestry Act of 1991, the Papua New Guinea government commissioned […]
Opportunities for InvestmentBy Constance Best , Michael Jenkins - The Pacific Forest Trust, Forest Trends
In this report, we frame the differences in the business models of conventional forestry and sustainable forestry. We cover the sustainable forestry sector “from the forest to the floor”, along its value chain of business enterprises. We consider the varying situation in tropical, temperate and, to some degree, boreal forests. We endeavor to give a […]
Forging A FrontierBy Katherine Hamilton, Milo Sjardin, Thomas Marcello, Gordon Xu
The volume of voluntary emission offsets traded on the “over the counter” market (e.g., outside of the formalized Chicago Climate Exchange, or CCX) nearly tripled in 2007, and Ecosystem Marketplace has once again teamed up with New Carbon Finance to crunch and analyze this fascinating market. The full report is now available for download. Titled “Forging […]