Author: The Nature Conservancy, February 2012, “Demand for responsible wood products and efforts to pilot REDD+ programming in the field are creating incentives for sustainable forest management as part of a green/low carbon economy. This will improve forest ecosystem quality, help forests to mitigate and adapt to climate change and ensure that forests continue to [...]RAFT in A Box – Online Launch of new RAFT Box Set!
Author: RAFT Program, April, 2012, What are the returns from investing US $14 million in the RAFT Approach over 5 years?What achievements can we build on and what lessons can we take forward in our work? And, how to capture it all and make it easily accessible in one place? Find the answers to these [...]RAFT Fact Sheet September 2011
Author: RAFT Program, September 2011, Why do we need RAFT? What makes RAFT different from other program? What have RAFT partners achieved? Learn more about how the Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade (RAFT) program is transforming the tropical timber trade in Asia and the Pacific in a new Fact Sheet. For the first time, the [...]United States Lacey Act & European Union Timber Regulation Best Practice for Vietnamese Wood Products Manufacturers
Authors: The Forest Trust and the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Vietnam (HAWA) , July 2011, In 2010, Vietnam sent over US $3.4 billion in wood products to 120 countries, making it Southeast Asia’s largest wood products exporter. And sales are forecast to grow beyond US $4 billion in 2011.The United States and the [...]High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) Toolkit for Vietnam
Authors: WWF Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), December 2008, HCVF is of relevance to Vietnam where the ecological, environmental and social context warrants that most users of natural forest are likely to operate in a HCVF. The concept, however, is new to Vietnam. This toolkit is designed to help stakeholders to identify whether or [...]RIL Operation Guide Book: Code of Practice for Forest Harvesting in Sabah, Malaysia
Author: Sabah Forestry Department, March 2009, As part of its Sustainable Forest Management Policy (1997), the Sabah Forestry Department is working to fully implement RIL by the end of 2010. The RIL Operation Guide Book has been developed as a tool to equip the Department in its efforts to achieve this policy goal. Building on [...]