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In The News

Challenges in Improving Governance of Indonesia’s Dwindling Forests

April 18, 2012

In February, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court struck down a controversial clause of the Forestry Law which had enabled the national government to declare the boundaries of the state forest zone without a proper mapping process. The Ministry of Forestry controls a state forest zone of 133 million hectares…

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Notes from the Field

To Reduce Impact of Natural Disasters, Vietnam Must Engage Small Businesses

April 18, 2012

In late March, Ho Chi Minh City’s residents braced for heavy windfall and flooding as tropical storm Pakhar – the first storm of the season – headed for the nation’s economic hub. Many residents were caught off guard, as experts declared the storm “abnormally early.”

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On Earth Day, Protecting Natural Resources Critical to Sustainable Development

April 20, 2011

Over 40 years ago, the effort to raise political and public awareness about mounting environmental issues in America took hold, and in 1970, the first Earth Day was held. Inspired by the anti-Vietnam War movement seizing the United States at that time, millions of Americans from coast-to-coast marched in the streets…

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In The News

Japan Tragedy Illuminates Vulnerability of Pacific Island Nations

April 20, 2011

As news spread about the recent earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, there was immediate concern about the effects to the people living on small islands and atolls belonging to more than 22 Pacific Island Nations and scattered across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean.

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Notes from the Field

International Environment Experts Take Lessons from Coastal Bangladesh

April 20, 2011

On March 26, Bangladesh celebrated its 40th year as an independent nation. That same weekend, over 350 participants from over 60 countries gathered in Bangladesh for the 5th “International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change.”

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Bangladesh’s Communities Adapt, Innovate to Survive Climate Change

April 20, 2011

Bangladeshi communities – living in a nation recently dubbed “climate change ground zero” – have been quietly innovating and adapting to climate change in their backyards for some time. In coastal areas, floating gardens supply families with fresh vegetables in once dry, but now water logged areas.

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SLIDESHOW: Improving Water Quality in Laos

April 20, 2011

In many ways, Laos, one of Southeast Asia’s most remote countries, is at the epicenter of regional debate over water and environmental sustainability. More than 85 percent of land in Laos lies within the Mekong River Basin, and communities rely on their rivers to survive.

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