The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday launched a pilot afforestation programme, near the famous tourist resort of Pahalgam, with an aim to restore critically-degraded forests in the State.

The Ministry of Climate Change has decided to take the National Forest Policy-2015 to Council of Common Interests (CCI) for approval after getting cold shoulder from chief secretaries of all the fo

Describing forest as nature's great gift, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today called for framing a policy and involving people to conserve forest wealth in the state.

PORVORIM: Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte opined that villagers should not allow the government to demarcate their land as ‘private forest’ until the Private Forest Management Policy was framed, all sta

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed serious concerns over poor condition of forests in the country and directed the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) to initiate prompt remedial measures to c

India is one of the frontrunners in the globe, where a forest policy has been in vogue since long ago. The tribal rights were very much respected during the British regime.

This action plan has been developed to fulfill the requirements of the UNFCCC through development and implementation of a robust and transparent national forest monitoring system.

The implementation of Community Forest (CF) rights and Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights under the Forest Rights Act 2006 (FRA) can transform forest governance and rural livelihoods in India.

In view of Pakistan’s high vulnerability to adverse impacts of climate change, in particular to extreme events, mitigation and adaptation measures are the focus of this Policy. Tremendous role of Forestry in climate change mitigation has been overwhelmingly recognized at international level.

Efforts to address illegal logging and reduce the trade in illegal timber have borne fruit and prompted some positive reforms in producer countries. However, changes in the sector mean overall trade has not fallen in the last decade.

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