forest regulations

Através do levantamento será possível saber o quanto as florestas impactaram na agropecuária do municípioAtravés do levantamento será possível saber o quanto as florestas impactaram na agropecuária do município - Arquivo/JPNEWS
31 July 2017
Reports & Research
August 2016

The India Environment Portal is initiated and managed by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in 2005. It puts together information about environment and development issues in one-stop shop. Information provided include data on forest land diversion for mining state-wise and their ecological impact along with steps taken by government.
24 July 2017

O excedente da balança comercial dos produtos florestais diminuiu 76,7 milhões de euros em 2016, face a 2015, informou o Instituto Nacional de Estatística, recordando que a área ardida no ano passado foi superior em 55% à média do período 2012-2016.

No ano passado, o saldo da balança comercial dos “Produtos do setor florestal”, tradicionalmente excedentário, foi de 2,5 mil milhões de euros, o que corresponde a uma redução do excedente em 76,7 milhões de euros face ao ano anterior, segundo as estatísticas agrícolas de 2016 do Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE).

Miguel Baltazar
20 July 2017

O PCP insistiu e o Governo aceitou recuar. Pelo menos por agora, porque a ideia é voltar à carga depois do projecto piloto do cadastro simplificado. E, aí, já só será preciso um decreto-lei do Governo. Proposta será votada esta noite no Parlamento.


By Madhu Sarin, Fellow of the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)


Q: What is required to strengthen women’s land and community forest rights in practice in India?

Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
August 2015

In Kenya, insecure land tenure and inequitable access to land, forest and water resources have contributed to conflict and violence, which has in turn exacerbated food insecurity. To address these interlinked problems, a new set of laws and policies on food security and land governance are currently being introduced or designed by the Government of Kenya. The new Food Security Bill explicitly recognizes the link between food security and land access, and the 2012 land laws target the corrupt system of land administration that made much of Kenya’s land grabbing possible.

Legislation & Policies
September 2016


Date of Assent: 31st August, 2016

Date of Commencement: By Notice

19 June 2017

The Amazon basin faces irreversible environmental disturbance on an enormous scale due to hydroelectric dam development. Hundreds of existing and planned dams in both the Amazonian lowlands and the Andean headwaters are already impacting, and will continue affecting, waterways, floodplains and the estuary by disrupting sediment and nutrient flows.

This is the message of a new study, published in Nature, which quantified the impacts of dams on the hydrology and geography of each of the Amazon’s 19 major sub-basins.