06 July 2022 General

Community forest tenure rights — ten conditions for success

The formalization of forest tenure rights of Indigenous people and local communities is expected to contribute to forest conservation, livelihood improvement and local self-determination. But formalization alone is not enough. More attention is needed for the conditions that must be in place for these expectations to materialize.

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05 July 2022 Indonesia

Preparing for a different approach to preventing fires in Indonesia

In Ketapang, Indonesia, fires keep recurring on drained peatlands, with devastating effects. Preventing them requires restoring water levels, but government officials, companies and farmers have long resisted this approach, fearing it would compromise the economy. In 2021, Tropenbos Indonesia managed to change their minds — a crucial first step towards structural fire prevention.

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30 June 2022 the Netherlands

Bringing people together for a more sustainable future - In conversation with René Boot

On 1 April 2022, René Boot retired as director of Tropenbos International (TBI). During his 20 years at the helm, he transformed TBI into an international network of autonomous organizations that help communities, companies and governments with improving the governance and management of tropical forests and woodlands. Here he talks with Koen Kusters about some of the insights he gained along the way.

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29 June 2022 General

Increasing the role of forests and trees in national climate plans

TBI aspires to increase the role of forest and tree-based strategies in national plans to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation goals, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). In 2021 TBI’s efforts started showing the first promising results.

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28 June 2022 General

[Podcasts] Mobilising more for climate

Biodiversity, conservation, and nature-based solutions are essential for healthy societies, resilient economies and thriving businesses. However, there is a gap between new and existing development and climate investments and global funding for biodiversity, conservation, and nature-based solutions. Through a new series of Mobilising more for climate podcasts we will bring stories from the forefront of nature and climate finance that can help close this gap.

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27 June 2022 Colombia

In Colombia, local people take restoration into their own hands

For several years, Tropenbos Colombia has been promoting participatory productive restoration (PPR) as an alternative to top-down restoration projects. After taking root in 2020, PPR really started growing in 2021. More than 100 initiatives are now up and running, and enthusiasm for PPR is spreading.

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