Year 2013-2014

Forests and Climate Change: Emerging Best Practice

Forest management in the Philippines has changed drastically, from a government controlled approach towards a more participatory and inclusive strategy (community-based forest management), during the last four decades. The shift can be attributed to two major issues: 1) the inability of traditional forest policy to address poverty and forest degradation, and 2) the demend for a more democratized access to forest resources. Another factor that is curently causing a shift in forest management strategies is the emergence of climate change as a global issues and the vital role that forests play in its mitigation. New technology, policy and community-based approarches have resulted from this. It is therefore vital for forest management practitioners to remain abreast of the new developments in climate change and forest management in order to develop comprehensive plans and stategies that will remain responsive to the expanding field of forest management.

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