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Research Report

Financing Sustainable Forest Management: Report of the International Workshop of Experts 22-25 January 2001, Oslo, Norway

M.E. Chipeta
M. Joshi
Copyright Date: May. 1, 2001
Pages: 108
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https://www.jstor.org/stable/resrep02169
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Table of Contents

  1. (pp. iii-iv)
    Mafa E. Chipeta and Mahendra Joshi
  2. Part I: Report of the Workshop

    • (pp. 1-12)

      This publication is the main report of the International Workshop of Experts on Financing Sustainable Forest Management that was held 22-25 January 2001 in Oslo, Norway. It summarises the outcome of the workshop and is not its full Proceedings; the Proceedings are being issued separately and are available on the CIFOR Web site and on a CD-ROM disc.¹

      This report has three parts. Part I contains the main report, which comprises Chapter 1 – an edited version of the highlights that were issued at the end of the workshop. These are not meant to be official text but an overview...

    • (pp. 13-38)

      The pursuit of sustainable forest management has occupied centre stage in international deliberations on environment and sustainable development throughout the period leading up to, during and following the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro (the “Earth Summit”). Given that even conservative estimates placed annual SFM funding requirements for Agenda 21 (the ambitious action programme of the Earth Summit) at some US$31 billion and that most countries are poor, the mobilisation of international and domestic resources remains among the most critical issues. Since UNCED, the international community has therefore understandably devoted much attention to...

  3. Part II: Summaries of Papers for the Workshop

    • (pp. 41-44)
      Lennart Ljungman, C.T.S. Nair and Lai Har Chan

      As explained in the main report, the issue of enabling environment concerns featured in almost all papers, especially those prepared by the private sector, in the national papers, and presentations of the multilateral development banks and funds; placing only these two papers under this heading is largely for convenience of presentation even if somewhat misleading.

      The ideas communicated by Ljungman came partly from the paper but were complemented by a personal presentation at the Oslo Workshop; this summary draws on both. Ljungman and Nair suggest rethinking the role of technical assistance in development co-operation in the forest sector. They draw...

    • (pp. 44-54)
      Hans Gregersen, Arnoldo Contreras-Hermosilla, Jean Jacques Landrot, Steven Speed, Barney S.T. Chan, Ivan Tomaselli, Fernando Raga Castellanos, Peter Mertz, David Brand, M.K. Muthoo and Mike Goldbatt

      In the lead paper on the private sector and sustainable forest management, Gregersen and Contreras address a number of questions related to expanded private investment in SFM: What is the nature and magnitude of private investment in forest management and utilisation? What is SFM, and where and why is expanded private investment needed in it in the future? What constraints — in terms of market, policy and other institutional failures — need to be overcome, and what are the most appropriate policy mechanisms to do so?

      It is important to distinguish different types of private investment and investors, which may...

    • (pp. 54-56)
      Mafa E. Chipeta, Mahendra Joshi, Pedro Moura-Costa, Lionel Fretz, Gerald Kohn, Jyrki Salmi, Tapani Oksanen and Markku Simula

      This synthesis paper was prepared based on key findings and issues of two separate papers: Feasibility and Operationalisation of an Investment Promotion Entity (IPE) for Sustainable Forest Management (by Moura Costa, Fretz and Kohn) and Feasibility and Operationalisation of an Investment Promotion Entity (IPE) for Sustainable Forest Management – Demand and Supply Aspects (by Salmi, Oksanen and Simula). The highlighted issues included the following:

      Should the international community proceed with the IPE idea, and if so, what steps are needed to promote partnerships and other forms of cooperation with private parties?

      Given that private-sector fund managers are likely to invest...

    • (pp. 56-59)
      Mahendra Joshi, Mafa E. Chipeta, Barin Ganguli and Frank S. Kufakwandi

      Discussions of the Global Forest Fund were accompanied at the Oslo Workshop by presentations on proposals for consortium funding of SFM, although such an approach is not seen as a substitute for the proposed GFF. Better mobilisation of international funding through consortium approaches would involve combinations of public and private financing organised directly among concerned players or through the Investment Promotion Entity or a similar mechanism.

      Joshi and Chipeta begin by reviewing the ongoing international forest policy deliberations on finance issues, and specifically a proposal to establish an international forest fund (often referred to as a Global Forest Fund). They...

    • (pp. 59-68)
      Jim Douglas, Kari Keipi, Kanta Kumari, Per Rydén, Simon Quatrini, Kenneth L. Rosenbaum, Jonathan M. Lindsay, Herman Haeruman Js., Knut Øistad, Anatoly Petrov and Nguyen Xuan Nguyen

      In his lead paper on international mechanisms for sustainable forest management, Douglas drew on the experiences — both good and bad — of the World Bank in the sector. Other papers in this area came from representatives of the Inter-American Development Bank, the Global Environment Facility and Global Mechanism for the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification. All the authors sought to communicate not only the status quo but also how things could be improved for more effective SFM investment in the future. National funding was explored alongside an international overview by FAO covering 41 countries and more than 50 funds...