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    This publication reports the proceedings of the twenty-sixth session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 23 to 27 October 2017. The main themes considered were: Forestry in a new landscape; Guidelines for using forest concessions to manage public forests; Regional Strategy and Action Plan for forest and landscape restoration; Forests and climate change: Progress since Paris, financing climate; State of Forestry in Asia and the Pacific; Progress in Implementing APFC- and FAO-Supported Activities in the Region; Trees in Urban Landscapes; Asia-Pacific Forest Sector Outlook Study; An Asia-Pacific Strategy for Implementing the Global Plan of Action on Forest Genetic Resources; New landscapes for community forestry; Forest Resources Assessment 2020 and Efforts for Reducing Reporting Burden by Streamlining International Forest-related Reporting; and Outcome of Global Policy Processes of Relevance for The Regional Forestry. The main recommendations are included in the report.
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    This publication reports the proceedings of the twenty-fifth session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) held in Rotorua, New Zealand from 5 to 8 November 2013. In line with the "forests for prosperity"� theme of the session, the Commission reported on recent initiatives in several countries to expand value-added wood processing, enhance wood recovery from forest resources, tap new market opportunities, develop payments for ecosystem services and create more jobs in the forestry secto r. Main themes considered were: sources of forest financing; forest law enforcement and governance; promoting opportunities presented by the growing awareness of links between forests and climate change; and mechanisms for capacity building, awareness raising and information sharing, among others. An in-session seminar highlighted the issue of building resilience in forests, landscapes and forest-dependent communities. Main recommendations are included in the report.
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    This publication reports the proceedings of the twenty-third session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission held in Thimphu, Bhutan from 9 to 11 June 2010. The Committee considered the state of forestry in the region including regional trends. An in-session seminar was held on monitoring and assessment mechanisms and forward-looking analysis of issues, challenges and opportunities affecting forests and forestry. The Commission examined issues related to enhancing biodiversity conservation and i mproving forest law enforcement and governance in the region. The document provides a summary of the recommendations made by the Commission session, as well as regional issues identified by the Commission for the attention of the FAO Committee on Forestry.

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