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REPORTS

FORESTRY

 

THE PUZZLE OF FOREST PRODUCTIVITY

This report shows how the vast amount of land with the government-owned Forest Development Corporations (FDCs) can be privatized to meet the timber needs of the country.

WOOD IS GOOD

In a climate-constrained world, wood is going to play an important role in the building sector. But what is the wood-balance of India? This reports puts the facts and figures and discusses the need for production forestry in the country.

UNLOCKING FORESTS:  DOES CAF BILL 2015 OFFER ENOUGH?

This legislative brief was prepared when the Compensatory Afforestation Bill was discussed in the Parliament.

PEOPLE’S FORESTS

Ten years after Forest Rights Act came into existence, we wanted to understand and assess the experiences of communities in managing and governing their Community Forest Resource (CFR) areas. Our assessment is that if CFR is implemented well, it could change the very nature of forest governance in the country.

RETHINKING REDD+

This report is an assessment of the REDD+ implementation experiences in India, Kenya and Tanzania. It highlights the need to rethink the REDD+ mechanism based on ground-level experiences and the potential of forests to mitigate climate change.