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A meeting of forestry schools in Mbalmayo, Cameroon

The value of investing in locally-controlled forestry

Forests are a good investment option. In the words of one of the world’s leading international news and business weeklies: 

28 Jan 2011 | Downloads - document

arborvitae 42 - La comunicación sobre el valor de los bosques

arborvitae Issue 42 - Communicating Forest Values

  • What is a forest? best something nice to look at, somewhere to walk their dog, a refuge from the hurly-burly of daily life.
  • How sexy are forests? as a forest have to realise that most people take decisions not based on the head, but on the heart, guts and sex.
  • Perspective: ...kill the extinction message. The 'Love' message trumps the 'Loss' message for grabbing the public's attention.
  | French | Spanish

21 Jan 2011 | Downloads - publication

Richard Cellarius, USA

Report on the IUCN-ICMM Planning Meeting, 11-12 November 2010, Gland, Switzerland

Richard Cellarius, CEESP Finance Officer, was an invited participant at the "Planning Meeting" between IUCN and representatives of the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) at IUCN headquarters in Gland on 11-12 November, 2010. …  

30 Nov 2010 | Downloads - document
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Better forests, better water, better lives


08 Sep 2010 | Downloads - document

Mine in Mongolia

Mining in Mongolia

Engaging local communities to help reduce the impacts of mining …  

12 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

Arborvitae 41

arborvitae Issue 41 - Forest finance

 Forest finance

  • Livelihoods and landscapes: So far, the expectations of PES as a market-based solution for conservation and development have not been met.
  • Feature: Do public goods always have to remain public?
  • REDD: We cannot wait to act on REDD-plus.
  • Local forests: Why, despite their global significance, has so little external investment flowed to local forest enterprises – especially in the South?
  | French | Spanish

17 Jun 2010 | Downloads - publication

On the Move

BBP Annual Report 2009

"On the Move" is the title of the Annual Report of the Business and Biodiversity Programme

11 May 2010 | Downloads - publication

Um Zibim Forest Reserve flooded

A gateway to PES: using payments for ecosystem services for livelihoods and landscapes

The main objective of this work is to provide an introduction and sense of direction (i.e. a “Gateway”) into the complicated world of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES). It by no means intends to serve as a comprehensive overview of this vast field. It provides one entry point for engaging in PES, and was designed to fit into the broader Livelihoods and Landscapes (LLS) strategy, as developed by IUCN’s Forest Conservation Programme. 

29 Apr 2010 | Downloads - publication

Example of an agroforestry system, fodder and cardamom.

Delivering Environmental Services in Landscapes: Experiences with PES through IUCN’s Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy

With the aim of investigating the scope of Payments for Environmental Services (PES) as an ecosystem management tool, this article draws from ongoing work being carried out by IUCN’s Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) to explore how two different forms of PES (carbon- and water-related) can potentially be combined to strengthen conservation efforts.  …  

10 Feb 2010 | Downloads - document

The Financial Costs of REDD

The Financial Costs of REDD - Evidence from Brazil and Indonesia

This study discusses the financial costs of abating greenhouse gas emissions through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). It is written from the perspective of an institutional investor seeking cost-effective mitigation options. A review of empirical data from Brazil and Indonesia suggests that REDD may, in many areas, provide a cost-effective mitigation option, with estimated costs lying in a range of US$ 2-10 per ton of CO2e. …  

22 Jan 2010 | Downloads - publication
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