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November 2018
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
This paper provides an overview of land use planning challenges and opportunities in the Greater Mekong Subregion and introduces tools to improve land use planning and management in the subregion.
March 2018
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Wood residues form Finland’s main source of bioenergy. About half of the country’s wood production is used for heat and power, either through district heating systems or through combined heat and power (CHP) plants.

December 2017
Climate Investment Funds (CIF)
The case study Sustainable Forests, Sustainable Communities: A Case Study of the Forest Investment Program in Mexico explores the outcomes of the FIP in Mexico, finding that the program has been successful in achieving a mix of objectives.
August 2017
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)
This regional report presents the findings of the research reports from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, and provides policy recommendations for sustainable land management for decision-makers on national and regional level.
July 2017
Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES), The Nature Conservancy, IH Cantabria
This Technical Report, Valuing Protective Services of Mangroves in the Philippines: Technical report, provides a social and economic valuation of the flood protection benefits from mangroves in the Philippines. This work aims to support decisions across development, aid, risk reduction, and conservation sectors as they seek to identify sustainable and cost-effective approaches for risk reduction. Using high-resolution flooding models, the Report examines the flooding that would occur with and without mangroves under different storm conditions throughout the Philippines and estimates the annual expected benefits of mangroves for protecting people and property in social and economic terms.
July 2017
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag) Programme - Kenya Case Study 2017 is one in a series that describes the steps taken to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), with a particular emphasis on adaptation in agriculture (incl. forestry, livestock and fisheries).
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The Eco-Agricultural Business for the Adaptation to Changes in Climate (B-ADAPT) project sought to enhance and diversify income and food security among vulnerable populations of southern Cameroon.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The case study Payments for Ecosystem Services in Costa Rica analyses the strong policy framework around reforestation, forest management and forest protection that Costa Rica started building in the early 80s.
April 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
The report Boosting Governance in Mozambique’s Forests contributes by exploring what options exist for incentives that can put in place more sustainable forestry. It identifies six main areas of concern and outlines for each area possible incentives that might be developed to improve practice.
March 2017
Program on Forests (PROFOR)
This study sheds Understanding the Role of Forests in Supporting Livelihoods and Climate Resilience new light on two important aspects of climate change and forest ecosystems.

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