Arborvitae covers the most important issues currently affecting how forest resources are used and governed.
Arborvitae cubre los temas más importantes que actualmente inciden en cómo se utilizan y gobiernan los recursos forestales.
Arborvitae étudie les sujets les plus importants en matière d’utilisation et de gestion des ressources forestières.
- Global restoration of forest landscapes - where are the opportunities? What are the benefits?
- Spotlight on the Bonn Challenge, the largest restoration inititative the world has ever seen.
- "What forest restoration means to me" - Interviews with humanitarian Bianca Jagger, filmmaker John Liu and many more.
- Assessing restoration potential at the national and subnational level.
- Mobilizing support for the global restoration movement.
13 Jun 2014 | Downloads - publication
- Where there is no title: Security of tenure is neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition for trust and confidence about future benefits.
- Feature: Customary laws can have a significant influence on access to – and use of – land and forests in many countries.
- Tigers or tribals: The rules set down in the law certainly fall short of expectations and make its implementation difficult.
31 Oct 2011 | Downloads - publication
- Women and forest ownership: Providing secure tenure rights to both genders can promote sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation.
- Feature: Now is the time for the forestry and environment community to recognize that women are primary stakeholders of forest management schemes.
- Women and community forestry: Women spend significantly more time in forests than men do.
08 Mar 2011 | News story
- What is a forest? ...at 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 expert...you 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.
21 Jan 2011 | Downloads - publication
- 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?
17 Jun 2010 | Downloads - publication
Forest and Climate Change
- Negotiations: The US is in ‘catch-up mode’, having effectively been out of the negotiations during the Bush administration.
- Feature: ...the only real fact is that if we don’t act now for a change in the trends of GHG emissions, we are condemning the world to costly and unavoidable consequences.
- Perspective: The distributional game is the most serious hurdle for progress.
- Interview: This was the moment when REDD transformed from a theoretical discussion to a real possibility.
09 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication
- Amazon: For many of the companies involved, it is the image of partnering with communities that is more important than the product itself.
- Innovation: Partnerships between scientists and practitioners are not working well.
- Forests Dialogue: I’m convinced that partnerships can achieve much by ‘engaging the radical middle’.
- Interview: We haven’t tapped into the real potential of partnerships for forests yet.
30 Apr 2009 | Downloads - publication
Forests and conflict
- Goma: If we don’t do anything and wait until the war is over, there won’t be any more forests and animals to conserve.
- Sudan: Refugees need many natural resources to help them reconstruct a life, albeit a temporary one, in their hosting area.
- Feature: High levels of violence in forested areas are no coincidence. They don’t call it ‘jungle warfare’ for nothing.
- Chiapas: Mediation is a prerequisite where conservation and indigenous rights clash.
31 Jan 2009 | Downloads - publication
Agriculture and Productivity – conservation imperatives
- Food and fuel: Prices matter more than ever – and the stakes are very high.
- When you ship 1kg of beef around the world, you’re actually shipping about 16,000 litres of water.
- Feature: Global demand for land to produce food, fuel and fibre will likely lead to a large-scale land grab.
- Forest foods: A complex problem needs complex solutions.
- Production and conservation: Temporary solutions in dynamic landscapes.
17 Sep 2008 | Downloads - publication
Rights-based approaches to forest conservation
- News: Liberia’s forest exploitation over the last half-century has ridden roughshod over customary property rights.
- Perspective: The urban public generally view forest conservation as an unquestionably ‘good thing’ akin to apple pie, motherhood and soccer.
- Feature: Are the ‘rights of nature’ always consistent with human rights? What about organisms such as viruses which can kill people?
- Around the world: Now that the land is ours we have to take care of it.
07 Aug 2008 | Downloads - publication