factors for the countries studied were high level government support, forest
governance reforms that addressed challenges in transparency and accountability
as well as resolving the issue of secure tenure rights that facilitate
Two new reports from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) seek a new path toward achieving both food security and
The AfricaAdapt network has launched the 3rd Edition of its AfricaAdapt
Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund that promotes local/endogenous knowledge and
local knowledge sharing initiatives.The fund will offer
grants of up to US$9,000 for adaptation activities and original knowledge
sharing initiatives, for sharing knowledge about adaptation on a local scale.
Published by Forest Trends, the Katoomba Incubator and EcoDecision,
“Building Forest Carbon Projects” is a step-by-step guide to developing
forest carbon projects, and it is supported by a series of chapters that
provide in-depth guidance on technical, social and financial issues
related to forest carbon projects.
Individuals dedicated to nurturing forests in communities
all around the world have a chance to be recognized and awarded through the
Forest Heroes Programme and Awards initiative by The United Nations Forum on
Forests (UNFF) Secretariat. “By honoring ‘everyday people’, we would like to
show that it is possible for everyone to make a positive change for forests,”
notes the Secretariat.