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Asia Pacific

COP24: Natural climate solutions are affordable, scalable and available right now. They can deliver a third of the solution to climate change needed by 2030. But are less than 1% of the conversation.

  • December 17, 2018

Representatives from 196 states have convened at COP24, the United Nations Climate meeting that took place in Katowice, Poland in an... Continue Reading

RAFT Celebrates its Achievements in Promoting Sustainable Forest Management and Responsible Timber Trade in Vietnam

  • August 21, 2018

TUY HOA CITY – An acacia forest area of 1,916.25 hectares managed by Bao Chau Company, has been certified by the... Continue Reading

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) best practices to promote legal trade of forest products in Asia Pacific

  • August 14, 2018

The APEC region is experiencing greater connectivity with increased business interactions between buyers and suppliers in production and trade of timber... Continue Reading

RAFT Joins Collaborative Training Workshop on Effective Publishing Strategies to Maximize Impact in the Field

  • May 14, 2018

Asia Pacific is covered by 740 million hectares of forests, in other words, a size about three-fourths as big as China.... Continue Reading

Promoting Good Forest Governance in Lao PDR – The Forest Sector Gap Analysis

  • April 6, 2018

Wood is good. It’s a renewable resource with an extraordinary range of uses. Building and furnishing our houses; cooking our food... Continue Reading

Forests Are Key to Global Sustainability

  • March 21, 2018

Well managed forests play a key role in conserving biodiversity and eco-system services, both of which are essential for human well-being.... Continue Reading

Bringing Responsible Forest Products in Vietnam to The Forefront

  • March 15, 2018

Vietnam has a long tradition of exporting forest and timber products with an export market worth over 8 billion USD in... Continue Reading

First Merbau Forest Concession in Indonesia Achieves FSC Certification Under RAFT

  • March 15, 2018

Responsible forest management can help increase the value of standing forests and protect them from illegal logging, encroachment or conversion. In... Continue Reading

Building Capacity to Manage and Resolve Conflict in Indonesian Forest Concessions

  • March 15, 2018

Social conflict between local communities and forest concessions is one of the many challenges Indonesia has been facing to protect and... Continue Reading

Better Teak Management is leading to greater profits for Lao PDR smallholders in Bokeo

  • March 12, 2018

It is often the case that local communities, due to a variety of factors, are not provided with the necessary resources... Continue Reading