Wednesday, February 6, 2013

IUCN Report Released: Guide to Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry

This month, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), "the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization," released a report titled, Guide to Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry (2013). The 126-page report is available here, as a downloadable pdf.  According to the abstract,
[t]his guide is provides guidance on how to structure enabling investments and prepare the ground for asset investments that yield acceptable returns and reduced risk, not only for investors, but also for local forest right-holders, national governments and society at large. The volume sets out a framework for structuring investments with tactical advice for building the partnerships necessary for success. Also included are case studies of successful initiatives and a range of useful templates and sources for further information are provided.

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