The OECD released the Environment at a Glance 2015. This report updates key environmental indicators and relevant socio-economic and sectoral indicators to track OECD country progress on major environmental issues since 2000 and inform policy development and evaluation.

Launched on the occasion of the seventh FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference, held from 20-21 October 2015 in Madrid, Spain, the 'State of Europe's Forests 2015' report shows expansion of Europe's forest area and progress on sustainable forest management.

The world's forests continue to shrink as populations increase and forest land is converted to agriculture and other uses, but over the past 25 years the rate of net global deforestation has slowed down by more than 50 percent, FAO said in a report published today.

There is economic potential in African forests but it is threatened by an increasing demand for forest products, and by encroachment from other sectors.

On the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress, this publication from the FAO Subregional Office for Southern Africa supports countries in the region to present the best practices, challenges and opportunities in the forestry sector of Southern Africa.

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.

Unauthorized use of natural resources is a key threat to many protected areas. Approaches to reducing this threat include law enforcement and integrated conservation and development (ICD) projects, but for such ICDs to be targeted effectively, it is important to understand who is illegally using which natural resources and why. The nature of unauthorized behavior makes it difficult to ascertain this information through direct questioning.

This report explores the role of forests in a green economy transformation in Africa. Its aim is to present policymakers with a strong rationale for linking forests and REDD+ planning with green economy planning and investments.

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.

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