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APFNet Communications Guide

APFNet Communication Guide

 
The APFNet Communication Guide includes information on how to develop communication strategies, identify target audiences and share information. It provides a comprehensive toolkit of templates and examples of common communication tools, such as press releases, web news and photographs. The guide helps APFNet project and program managers develop and implement effective communication strategies, and share knowledge and lessons learned with target audiences.
 
 
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APFNet annual report 2015

 
This annual report presents APFNet’s main activities and achievements in 2015. The year 2015 saw APFNet take a big step forward in its internationalization efforts with the official establishment of its Board of Directors and Council. These bodies will be important in guiding and bringing an increasingly diverse perspective to APFNet’s future development and activities. In addition, 2015 also marked the mid-point of the timeline for the APEC 2020 Forest Cover Goal, with APFNet conducting an interim assessment with the FAO on progress made so far.
 
 
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Assessment of Progress Towards the APEC 2020 Forest Cover Goal - Economy Reports

 
Attachment of Assessment of Progress Towards the APEC 2020 Forest Cover Goal - Synthesis of Economy Reports and Additional Research
 
 
Assessment of Progress Towards the APEC 2020 Forest Cover Goal

Assessment of Progress Towards the APEC 2020 Forest Cover Goal - Synthesis of Economy Reports and Additional Research

 

In 2007, leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreed to set an aspirational goal of increasing forest cover in the region, by at least 20 million hectares of all types of forests by 2020.

In order to summarize and document the progress that has been made towards the APEC 2020 Forest Cover Goal, and to expedite further actions to make major contributions to achieving the goal, the Chinese Government in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) proposed the program: “Assessment of the Progress Towards the APEC 2020 Forest Cover Goal” in 2014, the approximate midpoint of the goal period.

To-date, the assessment estimates that an inspiring 77% of the goal has been achieved. Most economies have also increased their per-hectare forest growth stock and total forest growth stocks in the same period, while increasing forest area. Given the progress achieved to-date, the region holds a reasonable degree of confidence that the APEC 2020 Forest Cover Goal will be achieved.

 
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The fate of Asia-Pacific Forests

The fate of Asia-Pacific Forests

 

Forest ecosystems have the ability to mitigate or accelerate climate change, depending on whether they are managed to function as a carbon sink or a carbon source. Effective forest management can help mitigate the impacts of climate change, by adapting forest ecosystems to work for us rather than against us.

This publication provides an overview of climate change impacts on 5 critical tree species, namely Chinese fir, Chinese pine, Masson pine, Douglas fir and Blue Gum. It explains how the species will react as global temperatures continue to rise and how they should be managed to adapt and eventually mitigate climate change.