|Organization:||International Institute for Sustainable Development|
|Mandate:||IISD’s vision is better living for all - sustainably. Its mission is to champion innovation, enabling societies to live sustainably. It contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on climate change and energy, international trade and investment, economic instruments, measurement and indicators, and natural resource management. Its headquarters is in Winnipeg with offices in Ottawa, New York and Geneva. Information on IISD can be found at http://www.iisd.org.|
|Address:||161 Portage Ave. E, 6th floor
FAX: (204) 958-7710
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|Contact Person:||Britany Toews|
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|English Web Site:||www.iisd.org|
|Sector:||Support to non-governmental organizations|
The project, now in its 2nd year (out of four) works in several different
regions spanning three continents, with a focus on the following six tropical
- Brazil, South America
- Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa
- Ghana, West Africa
- Sri Lanka, South Asia
- Tanzania, East Africa
- Vietnam, South-east Asia
This project promotes the development of improved forest governance arrangements in six key tropical forest countries in Africa, Asia and South America. Three broad categories of stakeholder groups are being targeted: government (line departments, parliamentarians, local authorities and the judiciary); civil society (NGOs, CBOs and forest-dependent communities); and the private sector (particularly timber companies). The project will identify the policy, legal, institutional and economic obstacles to improved forest governance (including the control of illegal logging); pilot test innovative approaches to overcoming these obstacles; enhance the capacity of key stakeholders to implement forest governance reforms; and disseminate the lessons learned at national, regional and global levels. The project will also support the regional Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) official processes being organised by the World Bank and contribute to the EU FLEGT Action Plan.
Forest governance arrangements that facilitate and promote sustainable and equitable forest conservation and management are in place and under active implementation in priority regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Policy, legal, institutional and economic arrangements that contribute to improved forest governance are identified and promoted in six key tropical forest countries, and enjoy the active support of government, civil society and the private sector.
|Host Organization:||IUCN The World Conservation Union|
|Host Organization Details:||Vision
A just world that values and conserves nature
To influence, encourage, and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
Created in 1948 in Fontainebleau (France), the World Conservation Union (IUCN) is the world’s leading environmental organization. Its role is to convene, mobilize, and empower organizations and people to better integrate conservation into economic and social development. The IUCN is an observer at the UN General Assembly, with Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. Members comprise a unique combination of States (82) and NGOs (884) and a highly credible network of voluntary individual experts (10 000). As a science-based environmental organization, the IUCN generates neutral, premium knowledge and benchmark products such as the Red List of Endangered Species and/or a classification system for protected areas.