Forestry

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The Economics of Climate Resilience - Agriculture and Forestry Theme: Forestry

This report addresses the question: “What is the case for further action in relation to climate change adaptation for forest productivity and associated ecosystem services?” It has a particular focus on the productivity of conifers and broadleaf, and on forestry land use and its impact on ecosystems.

Date of publication: February 2013

Published by: Frontier Economics, Irbaris, Ecofys

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Converging at the Crossroads: State of Forest Carbon Finance 2015

This annual State of the Forest Carbon Finance report tracks, reports and analyses trends in data about projects and transactions in forest carbon markets. As readiness finance dwindles, both donor and recipient countries are navigating towards financial mechanisms that put a value on the billions of tonnes of carbon stored in the world’s remaining forests. By looking at readiness finance and results-based payments together, the report reveals the considerable momentum that both preparation for and implementation of forest carbon finance has gained over the past decade. It also exposes the considerable remaining barriers to reaching a scale of public and private sector finance that keeps forests standing for centuries to come.

Date of publication: November 2015

Published by: Ecosystem Marketplace

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Sustainable Forestry: An IFC Commitment. Enhancing Economic Growth in Emerging Markets

This publication from IFC shows the ways in which forestry projects highlight opportunities to support activities that provide multiple benefits. Effective sustainable forestry projects can bring new hope and new jobs to poor communities while reducing pollution, replanting unproductive land and demonstrating that sustainability is good business.

Date of publication: December 2007

Published by: International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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People, Policy, and Perpetuity: Sustainability Indicators of Bangladesh Forestry

This journal article, published in the Electronic Green Journal, presents the status of Bangladesh forestry, and explains the needs of forest products and the efficiency of forest policy and management practices. It relates sustainability with scarcity situations. The authors’ findings suggest that forest sustainability depends not only on resources but also on society.

Date of publication: December 2006

Authors: Ali, Mohammed; Kabir, M. A.; Hoque, A.T.M. Rafiqul

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Financing Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors

This document refers to the Declaration adopted by the High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy (HLC), particularly paragraph 7b, which states: “We support the establishment of agriculture systems and sustainable forest management practices that positively contribute to the mitigation of climate change and ecological balance.”

The documents seeks to make intergovernmental work on these available to actors around the world, and covers issues concerning financing of climate change adaptation and mitigation in the agriculture and forestry sectors.

Date of publication: June 2012

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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