forest law

Forest law comprises the package of laws and regulations governing production and protection of forests, as well as those that regulate the powers of the administration in forests subject to the forest law.

forest india
14 November 2017
India

NEW DELHI: Over 70 per cent of compensatory afforestation across 10 states has been done on forest land instead of non-forest land in violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act. This was done on community forest land without the consent of gram sabhas, said an analysis released on Tuesday.

The analysis was based on 2,479 compensatory afforestation plantations done in 10 states, of which three-fourths was against the law. The Forest (Conservation) Act states that compensatory afforestation must be undertaken on non-forest land in the same district as the diverted forest.

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31 October 2017
Global

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Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2008

The 2005 Gleneagles G8 summit in July 2005 stimulated a concerted effort of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to broaden and accelerate programs on access to energy and climate change mitigation and adaptation through the Clean Energy Investment Framework (CEIF). At the Gleneagles summit, it was agreed that a report on the implementation of the CEIF would be prepared for the 2008 G8 (Group of Eight: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) summit hosted by Japan.

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Training Resources & Tools
July 2009
Timor-Leste
Eastern Asia
Oceania

The Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) for Timor-Leste identifies environmental priorities through a systematic review of environmental issues in natural resources management and environmental health in the context of the country's economic development and environmental institutions. Lack of data has been the main limitation in presenting a more rigorous analysis. Nevertheless, the report builds on the best available secondary data, presents new data on the country's wealth composition, and derives new results on the costs of water and air pollution.

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Training Resources & Tools
December 2012
Ecuador
Mexico
Latin America and the Caribbean

Mexico, Costa Rica, and Ecuador have substantial experience with implementing payments for ecosystem services (PES) and conservation incentive programs. Yet, many aspects of their experiences remain poorly understood and will require special attention in any new or expanded use of these types of incentives.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2011
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

Nearly half the world's population and about 81 percent of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) households rely on wood-based biomass energy (fuel wood and charcoal) for cooking. This degree of reliance is far greater than in any other region. While the use of biomass fuels in China, India and much of the developing world has peaked or will do so in the near future, SSA's consumption will either remain at very high levels or even grow over the next few decades.

Reports & Research
July 2017
Mozambique

A entrada de capital estrangeiro no sector de plantações florestais em Moçambique, referido como parte da estratégia do governo para impulsionar o desenvolvimento rural, tem resultado num incremento de procura e ocupação de terras, especialmente na região centro e norte do país, e na alteração da distribuição do principal meio de produção das populações rurais a favor do capital.

Reports & Research
June 2014
Mozambique

A província nortenha de Nampula é rica em recursos naturais, com especial enfoque para os recursos florestais, explorados há vários anos por operadores nacionais e estrangeiros. Ao abrigo do quadro jurídico-legal sobre as florestas, deu-se início, a partir de 2005, a implementação da obrigação de canalização de 20% das taxas de exploração florestal e faunística, para as comunidades locais das áreas de exploração dos recursos naturais.

Reports & Research
December 2009
Mozambique

IIED’s Forest Team engagement with Mozambique began in January 2002, with a two year policy support process to the multi-donor ProAgri programme based at the then Direcção Nacional de Florestas e Fauna Bravia (DNFFB) – later to become the Direcção Nacional de Terras e Florestas (DNTF) – the national directorate of land and forests. At that time, the main legal frameworks had only just come into being, with the 1997 Land Law, the 1999 Forestry and Wildlife Law and the 2002 forest regulations.

Reports & Research
March 2003
Mozambique

Neste relatório apresenta- se o levantamento sobre a fiscal ização florestal e faunística no passado e presente, sugerem - se medidas para melhorar a fiscalização e formas de participação dos interve nientes do sector nesta actividade.Há uma grande diferença entre o que a lei florestal estabelece como prática a seguir na exploração, uso e conservação das flo res tas com o que se passa no terreno.