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: 3335
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.

Fiji Forest Harvesting Code of Practice  Second Edition 2010 Fiji Forest Harvesting Code of Practice Second Edition 2010

Date added: 03/15/2011
Date modified: 03/15/2011
Filesize: 6.84 MB
Downloads: 4998
This code was produced by the Fiji's Ministry of Fisheries & Forests in consultation with stakeholders within the forest sector and with financial and technical assistance from the Pacific German Regional Forestry Project (GTZ) and the  Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Forests and Trees Programme.

Sandalwood.2005. Report Sandalwood.2005. Report

Date added: 02/11/2011
Date modified: 03/10/2011
Filesize: 4.03 MB
Downloads: 12077
Sandalwood meeting Proceeding for 2005 workshop held in Nadi, Fiji Islands. Land Resources Division of SPC organised this meeting.

FAT CarbonFiji Peremo FAT CarbonFiji Peremo

Date added: 03/25/2010
Date modified: 05/28/2012
Filesize: 184.79 kB
Downloads: 1800

FAT Forests & CC FAT Forests & CC

Date added: 03/25/2010
Date modified: 05/28/2012
Filesize: 366.35 kB
Downloads: 1671
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