Forests and Tree


Carbon Monitoring Assessment Workshop

Carbon Monitoring Assessment Workshop ( 38 Files )

Forest cover in the region is decreasing and many of the existing forests are degraded.  People have been utilising their forest resources in an unsustainable manner.  Efforts are made to enable developing countries to stop deforestation and forest degradation, which is one of the major contributors of greenhouse gas emissions.  Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+) is currently being negotiated under UNFCCC to become part of the future climate change regime.  SPC Member countries are working together to formulate the requirements for the system, develop guidance and build capacities to implement REDD+.  This mechanism provides new opportunities for PICs to build capacity on sustainable forest management.

APFW Pacific side event

APFW Pacific side event ( 7 Files )

Forests and trees are vital to the well-being of Pacific island communities. Pacific islands are some of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and ensuring that they maintain sufficient forest and trees resources will be key to their ability to adapt to some of these changes. But despite this, continuing deforestation and forest degradation to satisfy mainly short-term economic benefits is a major concern by many Pacific island countries. Significant investments into implementing sustainable forest management practices have not resulted in many positive changes on the ground due to the many challenges and issues faced by these countries. But recent developments in terms of international climate change negotiations and in terms of development of new trade regimes and new technologies are opening up new opportunities for forestry in the Pacific region.

This Pacific side event was organised to enable selected Pacific island countries to present some of their challenges and to showcase some of the opportunities that they have captured to try get around some of these challenges.

Please find attached the presentations from representative of SPC, Fiji, Kiribati, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu for your information.

APFW 2011 Side event -REDD+ in PIC

APFW 2011 Side event -REDD+ in PIC ( 6 Files )

The Pacific island countries (PICs) with support from international community are accelerating their efforts and actions to be ready for addressing REDD+. In the process of planning and implementing a wide range of activities, several key issues including opportunity and challenges, some are unique to PICs and others are common to the different parts of developing world, are being identified.

The side event event at APFW 2011 provided an update on the progress and future plan of REDD+ in PICs. The presenters shared experiences and lessons learned with participants.

Attached please find all presentations for your information.

Winning Poster Entries

Winning Poster Entries ( 1 Files )

Displaying winning poster entries from Category one and two. Please note that this images are the property of SPC and if you wish to use it in any way, seek permission from the office of coordinator - Forest and Trees - Land Resources Division, SPC.


Winning Essays

Winning Essays ( 3 Files )

This category displays the three best essays that has been selected by three judges.


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SOW-FGR Report SOW-FGR Report

Date added: 03/17/2011
Date modified: 03/29/2011
Filesize: 1.39 MB
Downloads: 2839
The Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture (FAO) of the United Nations and the Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), organized the “Regional Training Workshop to Support the Preparation of the State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources in the Pacific”, held from the 19th to 21st of January 2011, at the Tanoa International Hotel in Fiji. This report is compiled by Forestry Team (Cenon Padolina, Jalesi Mateboto  & Vinesh Prasad) of LRD/SPC.

Sandalwood.2005. Report Sandalwood.2005. Report

Date added: 02/11/2011
Date modified: 03/10/2011
Filesize: 4.03 MB
Downloads: 11086
Sandalwood meeting Proceeding for 2005 workshop held in Nadi, Fiji Islands. Land Resources Division of SPC organised this meeting.

Regional Workshop on forest Genetic Resources in the Pacific Regional Workshop on forest Genetic Resources in the Pacific

Date added: 02/18/2013
Date modified: 02/18/2013
Filesize: 1.12 MB
Downloads: 2874
This workshop was an opportunity for FAO and its partners to provide technical assistance in the review of the initial drafts of Country reports, assess progress made, discuss issues and limitations of their elaboration, and provide recommendations for finalization.

SPC and FAO collaborated to organise this workshop in Nadi fiji from 4th to 6th September in Nadi, fiji.

Report compiled by Elina Young and Vinesh Prasad, edited by Cenon Padolina.

PSLP Tree Seed Inception Meeting PSLP Tree Seed Inception Meeting

Date added: 12/02/2011
Date modified: 12/02/2011
Filesize: 1 MB
Downloads: 4059

This is AusAID Public Sector Linkage Project - Strengthening Capacities in Tree seed Technologies in the Pacific Countries report. The inception meeting was held in Nadi, Fiji from 19th to 20th September, 2011.

Proceedings of Sandalwood Meeting held in Vanuatu. Proceedings of Sandalwood Meeting held in Vanuatu.

Date added: 03/07/2013
Date modified: 03/07/2013
Filesize: 2.24 MB
Downloads: 14264
The Regional Workshop on Sandalwood Resource Development, Research and Trade in the Pacific and Asian Region was organised by the Forests and Trees and Forestry and Agriculture Diversification Teams within the Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the Department of Forests of Vanuatu and James Cook University of Australia.

Financial and other support was provided by the European Union-Facilitating Agricultural Commodity Trade (FACT) Pilot Project, the SPC/GIZ Programme on Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Region (CCCPIR), the Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institution (APAFRI) and the International Seminar Support Scheme (ISSS) of AusAID. It was held from the 22nd to 25th of November 2010 at the Melanesian Hotel in Port Vila, Vanuatu and attended by 45 participants from the Asia-Pacific region.
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