Updates

  • 25 November 2011

    There has been a growing concern over how protected areas should be governed in post conflict Nepal. A recent Ban Chautari roundtable discussion was held by partners working together for GFP Nepal on the subject of protected areas. This report sumamrizes the key points raised and conclusions reached.

  • 11 November 2011

    This leaflet presents the work of the G3 (Three Rights Holders Group) and its commitment to increase efforts at climate change adaptation and mitigation by working together - locally and globally - for: stronger recognition and enforcement of rights to forests and land; capacity-building and improved market access; and appropriate benefit-sharing in REDD and related programs.

  • 11 November 2011

    A special 'REDD' edition of the Growing Forest Partnerships (GFP) newsletter, covering REDD-related news and stories from GFP activities across the globe, was made available ahead of and during COP17 in Durban (28 November to 9 December 2011).

    The newsletter brings together stories and news of REDD-related activities from GFP's focus countries and international alliances, written by in-country teams and local GFP journalists.

    Inside this special 'REDD' edition you will find the following articles:

  • 26 October 2011

    What is Growing Forest Partnerships? Who is involved? What does GFP do on the ground? What countries are involved? How does GFP work with The Forest Dialogue and the 'G3' Rightsholders Group?

    All these questions and more are answered in this short informative brochure!

  • 18 October 2011

    In March 2011, Growing Forest Partnership (GFP) organised an exchange visit of civil society activists from Lao to Nepal to learn about civic action around community forestry to help to defend community rights for better management of forests in Lao. A week long exchange visit was organized with the aims of:

  • 06 October 2011

    Over the past few years, Nepal has become increasingly involved in international efforts to mitigate climate change through an emerging global mechanism called reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and enhancing forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+). This Discussion Paper examines the interactions among diverse institutions and actors involved in Nepal’s REDD+ readiness process at multiple scales.

  • 30 September 2011

    This year there has been a dramatic increase the price of charcoal in Liberia linked to the increase in the use of charcoal and the deforestation resulting from the clearing of the last remaining secondary forest and lowland areas close to Monrovia city. Liberia’s main energy source is charcoal and fire wood for use in cooking, heating homes, heating water and lighting for some forest-dependent residents.

  • 30 September 2011

    Following lobbying by community forestry groups, the Guatemalan Congress passed a much-needed law in November 2010, which formalised the Forest Smallholders Incentives Program. This programme offers smallholders the opportunity to exploit their land in a sustainable way, even if they do not have legal registration of ownership.

    [Versión en español disponible a continuación]

  • 28 September 2011

    Ghana is one of three African countries scheduled to benefit from a new investment scheme, known as Forest Investment Programme (FIP) that will finance efforts at addressing climate change induced problems in the forestry sector. To shape Ghana’s FIP Investment Plan, a Joint Mission by the Government of Ghana and Development Partners, was held in the first week of June in Accra, bringing together key stakeholders including representatives of government ministries, academia and research institutions, private sector institutions, civil society and local communities to dialogue and analyse relevant development plans, policies and strategies.

  • 13 September 2011

    GFP Nepal held another successful 'Ban Chautari' roundtable discussion on 7 July on the subject of 'Poverty reduction through forestry: Exploring strategies to realise economic benefits of timber management in Nepal'. The Ban Chautari meetings are multi-stakeholder dialogues on forest policy issues and are coordinated and supported by the Growing Forest Partnerships initaitive.