20 No 4

Owning forest in Asia

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Forest-tenure reform is coming to Asia. It has already arrived in China—there, 58% of forests are now owned by communities. Asiawide, just under one-quarter of the total forest estate is owned by communities and indigenous groups, and another 3% is designated for use by them

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Opening session

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Conferences like this can lead to real change

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Keynote address

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Kuntoro Mangkusubroto

Land and forest-tenure reforms are key to implementing a climate-change-sensitive development agenda in Indonesia

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Forest tenure in Asia

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Ganga Ram Dahal

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Perspectives of Indonesian forest communities

Few Indonesian communities have statutory ownership of their customary lands

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Forest tenure and gender

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Forest tenure and gender

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Tenure, governance and climate change

Debating the role of forest tenure in climate-change mitigation

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The role of community forest enterprises

A discussion on improving business practice in communities, featuring FAO’s Sophie Grouwels and Peking University’s Xu Jintao

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Changing agencies

Public forest agencies face many issues in managing, fostering and adapting to changes in forest tenure

Public forest agencies face many issues in managing, fostering and adapting to changes in forest tenure

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Maps of the people, for the people

Experts held a roundtable discussion of community participation in spatial planning and the mapping of forest rights

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Unlocking the potential of forests through tenure reform

The conference declaration

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Closing comments

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