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Strategies and financial mechanisms for sustainable use and conservation of forests: experiences from Latin America and Asia, Proceedings of an Inter-Regional Workshop Chiang Mai, Thailand, 20-22 November, 2006

With increasing globalization of markets, rising environmental awareness, and attention from international conventions and agreements, the vast majority of countries are looking into managing their forests more sustainably. The main limitation appears to be lack of funding for improving forest management. Traditional sources include the government, targeted investments from the private sector, international donor support, and contributions in kind from rural communities. But these are grossly inadequate, and additional finances are required. Alternative financing arrangements are being developed and tested in many countries. They include a vast array of schemes such as conservation concessions, debt-for nature-swaps, payments for environmental services, including “green funds” (payments for carbon offsets), and compensatory payments, to cite a few. However, the roles, priorities, and requirements of the various funding entities remain unclear to the vast majority of individuals involved in forest management activities. This introduction touches on the array of schemes being tested. The rest of the papers in this proceeding highlight specific schemes which are gathering interest for financing sustainable forest management.
Available online|Includes chapter on Fiji: Financing instruments and financing strategies for sustainable forest management in the Fiji Islands p.88-101
Call Number: [EL]
ISBN/ISSN: 978-92-5-106463-4
Physical Description: 140 p.

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Release Date 26 March 2010
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