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Parting Shot: Dennis Garrity, former ASB chair talks about the impact of the partnership

By Elizabeth Kahurani

Having been there since the inception of ASB Partnership in 1995, Dr Dennis Garrity took some time to give us his reflection on the impact of the partnership over the years and his best highlight moment as the chair. Read excerpts from his interview below and view the entire interview here

Conservation that promotes a green economy

Elizabeth Kahurani (Nairobi) - As countries like Indonesia consider strategies for a policy to implement the REDD+ mechanism, evidence is increasingly pointing to the need for an all-inclusive approach as opposed to establishing and exclusively focusing on protected areas.  In a recent study, ASB Partnership scientists looked at opportunities for a green economy and

Lessons on Forest Transition from Vietnam

By Elizabeth Kahurani (Nairobi) - Vietnam is one of the countries that have experienced forest transition -a move from net forest deforestation to net reforestation and this has partly been as a result of strong government policies on reforestation and forest protection.

ASB Partnership 2010-2011 ‘rating card’

By Elizabeth Kahurani

 “ASB work has become a precursor to most of the debates shaping discussions on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).”

Synergy of REDD+ and Indonesia’s land-based NAMA commitment provides model

Indonesia now has a presidential decree on land-based NAMA, which converges to REALU (reducing emissions across all land uses), combining REDD+, peatland emission reduction, restocking of above- and-below ground carbon pool

Indonesia stands to gain more from forests than from palm oil

Conserving key rainforests in Indonesia could generate revenues three times greater than felling them for palm oil plantations, cites a new report requested by the Republic of Indonesia, from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), under its Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).

Reflecting on the science –policy interface work of the ASB Partnership

There is broad agreement that science could enable better decision-making for sustainable development. Yet, very often important policy decisions are made without any consideration for scientific evidence.

Lessons from forest adding countries compliment research evidence in developing countries

Common success 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 community ownership.

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