Action toward sustainable forest management by Asia forest partnership: Reality on phase I and challenge for phase II

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Record of Commitments/Partnerships which is called Type 2 was adopted as a new concept of international negotiation at the Johannesburg Summit. Type 2 is voluntary initiative among governments, international agencies, civil societies and so on without negotiation. At the Summit, Japanese government launched Asia Forest Partnership which promotes sustainable forest management in Asia as Type 2. This report clarified reality of the Asia Forest Partnership on Phase I by literature research and interview to parties related. As a result, the Asia Forest Partnership was found contributing to build common awareness of sustainable forest management among partners as a framework of information sharing. However, about 80% of the partners were actually governmental, international agencies, and limited participations of civil societies and it was still a challenge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalNihon Ringakkai Shi/Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry

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