This biennial report provides an insight on the role of forests in creating sustainable livelihoods and focuses on four key areas - regional trends on forest resources, development of sustainable forest industries, climate change mitigation and adaptation & the local value of forests.

Forest based industry and business is not only important for the economic development of the country. It also provides employment to rural people living near or inside the forest. The aim of present study was to identify districts in Orissa having potential for forest based, industrial development, considering vegetation, socio economic and infrastructural variables using GIS modeling and analysis.

CBFEs are truly local institutions; this is one of the reasons for the diversity of models on which they are based. It is also a reason why, as a development strategy, they bypass many of the costs and hurdles other development initiatives face in implementation. Created on the ground by local actors, they are well adapted to local social, cultural, and economic conditions and landscapes.

Through a series of nine country case studies and regional analysis, this new publication details approaches and priorities for removing key impediments and streamlining forestry investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

This new publication examines complex connections between the global forest products industry and the global carbon cycle, with the objective of characterizing the carbon footprint of the sector. The analysis finds that the industry’s main sources of emissions are manufacturing and disposal of used products in landfills.

J. Venkatesan

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia on Friday announced the setting up of an additional Forest Bench in the Supreme Court, to hear environment and mining-related cases.

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This toolkit which aims to support the finance sector in progressing towards the sustainable financing of industries impacting forests. It provides financial institutions with guidance in client acceptance procedures, portfolio management, designing a clear and pragmatic forestry policy and the creation of internal procurement policies for forestry products.

This paper is based on a World Bank

A comprehensive analysis of the Godavarman case instituted to address timber felling in the Nilgiri range of Tamil Nadu. Each and every order and its implications at state and national level has been analysed, to bring out not only the complexity of forest conservation in the country but also highlight various strategies adopted by Courts.

This study uses an evidence-based approach to provide insights
into developing and maintaining collaborative arrangements in the
forest sector. It aims to inform discussions and approaches to forest partnership and benefit-sharing arrangements. It also offers guidance on how to implement key factors that influence contract-based forest partnerships and benefit-sharing arrangements.